Value of having a Home – A wonderful Family

  Sitting in the bus I crush some caramelized peanuts between my teeth. They taste like the ones at the annual fair “Brarup Markt” of my hometown. Thoughts of my family, the beautiful landscape and the house we lived in come to my mind. A little boy jumps into the bus. He sits down next…

Friends for Life – Sahagún es la Ver**!

Arriving late in this town I meet Luis, selling the best empanadas I ever ate. His sister Olga, girlfriend Cinthya and friend Carlos hang out infront of his house. Extremely interested they beginn to ask me thousands of questions about Germany, my life and my travel. They tell me that rarely any foreigners arrive in…

From the Sea into the Mountains – Hitchhiking in Colombia

Hurricane season’s about to start and my Caribbean Life is over – no more “Boathiking”. Most of the sailboats are brought to so called safe “Hurricane Holes” in Guatemala, Panama or Colombia for the months July – October. So far I hitchhiked from my hometown in Northern Germany to Cartagena in Colombia. 8 months of…

Cartagena de Indias and the lawless Squat of “El Principe”

The old town inside the pirate defending walls of Cartagena is beautifull. Many buildings have been restored with Unesco money in the city centre. Close to the harbour lies Getsemani. A quarter which bears shabby houses to the sides of narrow cobblestone streets which add a special kind of charme. The plazas are full of…