Back home for a day

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Spain, Barcelona, Beach, Sun, 34°C… Only two weeks ago I was living in the forest in the Himalayans in northern India and only a few hours ago I left Germany to travel Europe. I moved to fast and the first days in Spain it takes some minutes after I wake up in the morning to know in wich country I am. Every dream is reflecting memories from the journey – a journey that hasn’t ended with coming back to Europe.

Besides the change in altitude (2980m) and distance (~7000 km) the change in people, culture and nature is amazing. It is a good thing to experience differences – and the differences between Asia and Europe are everywhere to see, feel, smell, hear and touch now.

Still in Himachal Pradesh, in the north of India, I decided to travel to Europe. Without much of a plan, I contacted Dennis who asked me to join a tour with the motorbike to Portugal. Nico was already in Spain, working with some people to refit an old sailing boat. And Lars just came back from the Netherlands where he was working on his new boat, the boat that, so he told me, will bring him, Nico and me across the Atlantic ocean to South America next Summer.

So much to the no-plan plan.

Again life feels more lightweight after moving so far. Everything seems to be exchanged when moving from place to place, everything seems to be possible in the right moment – and the right moment seems to be always now. All the possibilities are out there and what is more fun than chasing them? They change, they come and go, but they are always infinite – I just try to catch the next one that fits me.

Amazing things around us happen one after another: If we stop waiting for something we can participate, ride on this wave of opportunity and use this momentum to create our own dream out of this sea of possibilities.

Anyway, I feel that I am only very slowly arriving here – it will take a while to adapt to the rules and differences again. A lot of normal things that people do in our society seem to be so silly to me at the moment, so silly that life sometimes looks staged to me. At a lot of things I can smile now, where I would have been angry about before. I do appreciate much more things now which I took for granted when I was living in Germany before. And a lot of things that I didn’t knew about before do have now a place in my life.

Writing seems again a good way to process the memories and to relive those uncountable beautiful moments that passed. I will spend some time again playing around on the blog. I did change some things at the layout today and there are at least three blog posts from India waiting that I haven’t published yet 🙂

At the moment I am in Barcelona to relax for a few days and to gain some energy again. In a few days I start to travel from Spain to Portugal with backpack, hammock, tend and cooking gear, starting at the northern east coast of Spain, heading to the Pyrenees and hopefully meeting Dennis and his motorbike on the way soon…

 Greetings from Barcelona!

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