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Dienstag, 24. März 2015

"Not all those who wander are lost."

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth.
Not going all the way and not starting.  

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

 It's been a journey... Life is a journey. 
If you can, travel. It's one of the best things you can do in life. There are simple things in this world that you can't discover when you don't leave home

Bula Bula, Fiji
Bali, Indonesia
Cook Islands

  It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere. Danzy Senna


Hanoi, Vietnam
Vientiane, Laos
Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

1000 Islands, Laos
Shark Bay, Western Australia
It was the kind of pure, undiffused light that can only come from a really hot blue sky, the kind that makes even a concrete highway painful to behold and turns every distant reflective surface into a little glint of flame. Do you know how sometimes on very fine days the sun will shine with a particular intensity that makes the most mundane objects in the landscape glow with an unusual radiance, so that buildings and structures you normally pass without a glance suddenly become arresting, even beautiful? Well, they seem to have that light in Australia nearly all the time.
Bill Bryson

Brighton Beach, Melbourne, Australia
Whitsundays, Australia
Sydney Opera, Australia

To travel is to take a journey into yourself.
Danny Kaye
Lucky Bay, Esperance, Western Australia
Somewhere in Laos
Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends.
You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky - all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.
Cesare Pavese

Kids in Laos
Getting stuck in Laos
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.  
Martin Buber

Hong Kong
Kuala Lumpur
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
Mark Twain

Coron, Philippines

Boracay Island, Philippines
In both business and personal life, I've always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry. 
Ivanka Trump

Ifugao tribe, Philippines

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
Dalai Lama
Turtles in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Bella Roma, Italy
Pisa, Italy
Venice, Italy
But that's the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don't want to know what people are talking about. I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can't read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can't even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.
Bill Bryson, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

I read; I travel; I become.
Derek Walcott

Parliament House, London, England
Edinburgh, Scotland

The traveler sees what he sees.
 The tourist sees what he has come to see. 
G.K. Chesterton

Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Churros of Madrid, Spain

When one is traveling, everything looks brighter and lovelier. That does not mean it IS brighter and lovelier; it just means that sweet, kindly home suffers in comparison to tarted-up foreign places with all their jewels on.
Catherynne M. Valente
Gaudi Park, Barcelona, Spain

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.  
Terry Pratchett

Bicycles of Amsterdam, Holland
Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own. 
 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Paris, France
Vienna, Austria

 Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down. 
Ryū Murakami
Oslo, Norway

Tyn Church, Prague

Algarve, Portugal
 She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. 'Time' for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.
Roman Payne
Snowboarding the Alpes

In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.

Sahara, Morocco
Berlin, Germany

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. 
Matsuo Basho