1. What does travelling mean to you, what feeling does it trigger in you?
Travelling means living for me. It is a state of full absorption of the new in absolute awareness of everything that is happening in the now. It brings me back to the feeling of being a child, where it was not about yesterday or tomorrow.
2. If you would have to choose: What was your most beautiful journey?
That’s difficult to answer because every trip was beautiful in itself and it’s mainly the type of trip (road trip, hiking, long-distance travel) and whether it was done solo or in company that decides how much it stays in my memory and/or has shaped me. I think back on each of my trips very fondly.
My favourite three trips are:
Backpacking through Vietnam for a month with my girlfriend: having so much time and being able to drift and explore the country at your leisure by hiking, motorbike tour, boat on the Mekong and by night bus is unforgettable
My solo road trip through the Balkans for one and a half months: so many countries, so much culture and nature unknown to me and such incredibly friendly people
Hiking the Ring of Kerry in Ireland with my best friend, carrying way too much luggage but laughing a lot, sleeping well in the middle of nature and telling countless anecdotes that I will always remember.
3. What is your most desired destination?