Kozhikode, Kerala, India, January 2009.
It was our first town while traveling in India. We stayed there seven weeks. Kozhikode (Calicut) has no tourist attractions. We like to travel slow, meet the same people again and again, get friends, get to know the streets and places. And wonder. And see. And taste.
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Many trucks go trans America and have to wait at the border between Guatemala and El Salvador.
We drove down from Canada to Panama. Border crossings in Central America with our car were never easy. With little spanish, a lot of paper works (sometimes in five different offices) and many non authorized people waiting for us (we don't use agents at all). But it was always an experience, a first look on the new country, a surprise.
And while we had to wait there, it was a great opportunity for photography.
This is my first contribution to the ABC Wednesday.
And of course I wonder why A is for all continents except Europe.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Friday, January 14, 2011
With 250 permanent residents it's a pretty small place.
While walking across BC, we followed a forest service road, Lawless Creek Rd, for some days and came to this nice place. In a small shop (trading post) we could get some food and a newspaper.
Some kilometers after Tulameen a car stopped and a friendly woman asks as with a big smile: "Do you like an icecream, it is so hot today?"
And we got a huge one, so delicious. She saw us before walking and came back with this surprise.
When someone in Europe ask me about Canada, beside the beautiful natur, I tell them our story, an example for so many great contacts we had with Canadians.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Here is a little questionnaire from Kris’ blog “This will hurt me…”
Do you have any pets?
No, I do not.
What was the last book you read?
Paul Theroux: Mein anderes Leben [My other life]. Today in the train.
Do you like to cook?
What kind of food do you like?
I like muesli, rice, salat. And Gummibärchen [wine gums].
Do you have brothers and sisters?
Which sport do you like?
Running, anything outdoors, water sports, …. And all kind of sport, it is my profession.
Do you live alone?
No, I do not. I live together mit my husband and my two sons.
Do you live in a house or an apartment?
Have you ever lived in another country?
No, I have not.
Have you ever met a famous person?
No, I have not a person how is so famous that nearly everybody knows. But I met a person whom nearly all sailors in Germany know.
How do you spend your free time?
Reading, running, playing with my kids, doing something on the computer
Tell me about a favourite event of your adulthood.
Crossing the Atlantic on a thiny sailboat. 24 days from Gran Canaria to St. Lucia.
Tell me about a favourite event of your childhood.
Summer holidays with my parents and brothers in the Alps.
What are your hobbies?
Things I mentioned that I do in my free time.
What countries have you visited?
A map with all the countries I've travelled.
visited 63 states (28%)
And yes I know far to much red on this map. In many countrys, like Russia or Jemen, I have only been in one corner or island. We like to travel slow and over land or on the ocean.
Which country are you from?
What do you do on Sundays?
The same things I do in my free time.
What do you do? What's your job?
I’m master in Sport / Physical Education. In the moment I work as a teacher in a special school for children which are hearing-impaired.
What is your motto in life?
Follow your dreams, never stop. - Home is wherever you are, if there's love there too. - No risk, no fun, no future.
What kind of people do you like?
Tolerant and open minded people. And like Kris said, interesting and funny people, too.
Which languages do you speak?
I speak German and English, a bit French, little Spanish.
What are you best at?
I am open for new things, for changes, for adventures.
Whom do you respect the most?
I respect most people who can think in an independent way.
Who has had the most influence in your life?
Would you like to be famous?
No, I don’t.
What do you think you will be doing five years from now?
Something different, maybe I explore unknown territory.
Are you a 'morning' or 'night' person?
More a late evening person.
How many times did you move as a child?
What cartoon character best illustrates you?
I have no idea.
If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be?
That is so hard to answer, yes perhaps Pago Pago.
If you knew could you try anything and not fail, what dream would you attempt?
I skip this.
What super-power would you most like to have, and why?
To be able to speak the local language, fluend.
Would you live with someone without marrying them?
I did do that for a long time. Then I married him.
Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?
Both. Because my husband although likes to take photos.
Are you a beach, country or city person?
A small town is nice. But I have lived in Berlin and Cologne.
Where do you spend most of your money?
For traveling. That means long travels without an income in this time.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
95 posts are not much. My first post I wrote in Tumbaco, near Quito, Ecuador, in an internet café. Regulary posting I started at the end of August after the return to our home, after some time living like a nomad.
And in this time blogging, I learned a lot.
And it is great fun.
Thank you so much for your visits and your comments.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Taken at the end of our wilderness trekking in Yellowstone National Park, USA, August 2009.
This was a big adventure. And we arrived happly back at our car. The backpack was relativly light now. We had nearly no food left.
For more information see this old post "silence" from last year December 5th.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Do you know this: you have time (for me it is still holiday), but doing things in a different way, means less time for some other things.
But most important is: enjoy what you do. I do.