Our ferry landed at noon in Batumi – 9000km left to Beijing. Sakartvelo, land of the Kartlians, welcomed us with super weather and amazing views. No more signs reading Istanbul, Athens or Sofia. Now, there were pointing us to Baku, Yerevan, Tehran. No matter which direction we would take, it would be uncharted territory for... Continue Reading →
Leaving the Serbian flatlands, we traveled high up into the mountains that stretch from Niš all the way to the coast of the Black Sea. We crossed the Bulgarian border at 500m of altitude, which gave us a first taste of what lay ahead of us. Cool wind and a burning sun were our steady... Continue Reading →
How did we get inspired to travel? Whose videos did we watch in the middle of the night in search of new motivation? Long before we started our world trip, we daydreamed of what we are doing now, and it suddenly dawned on us that “We are going to go on a world trip one... Continue Reading →
We are towards the end of our three week stay in the picturesque hills of the Italian state of Calabria. Our home and workplace is a small eco-village near Catanzaro, the state capital. After waking up, we hear nothing but the calming sounds of nature, and we fully enjoy this as a break from our... Continue Reading →
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“What does the Buddha do when a pigeon shits on his head?” This koan – a riddle given to students of Zen Buddhism to meditate about – was told us on a meditation retreat in Germany by another participant. Our stay in Japan proved to be the best time to find an answer to this... Continue Reading →
We went on a world trip and had no clue what for or where it would lead us. Busan was the place where we got a glimpse of what this trip actually meant for us. Slowly, a path started to evolve out of the blurriness we had initially jumped into. In Busan, we volunteered as... Continue Reading →