November 24, 2012

And then there is that thing about travelling...

On the road. As always

Yes, and then there is that other part of me, the one about travelling...

AK-thenextchapter.blogspot.comI travel. I travel a lot. Probably more than most - maybe anyone? - you know, except for people who travel for a living, something I haven't done yet, part from the occasional business trip, the business trips that once were far more common once but now are more of a commodity, at least in my current job and with everything you can do over the phone and via video calls. But luckily you can travel privately, and I do, I travel least once a month, mainly in Europe - because that is where I live but also because  there is so much to see and do in Europe, just board a plane and within an hour you are in a new culture, where a new language is spoken, and where people have a slightly different attitude and the markets look a bit differently, but I also travel to Asia, to US and to other places. I am simply addicted to travelling. Love being on the road, there is nothing better.

Give me a good book, a note book (the paper format, not a computer), give me an interesting place to visit, and life is good.

I haven't always travelled quite as extensively as I have the last few years, or since I came to Germany - and even now, it has escalated more and more during the last two years. It is not just that I am restless, nor that I am lucky enough to know fantastic people that I like to visit, but I have a  curiosity about other places, other cultures, other foods, and the more I travel, the more I realise I haven't seen, and the more I want to explore. Every time I travel I learn something new about myself.

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Ireland 2011
I had as a goal that I would go somewhere one weekend a month, and I wanted to see one new country every year. I have been able to keep up with that but I do admit, over the last years I have been travelling far more than once a month, I rather have to make an effort to be home today, and that is an important factor when it comes to me taking the new step, starting the new chapter; Follow me on that route now that I have laid out the foundation for me; A travel addicted foodie, born and raised in Sweden, having spent the last few years in Germany...

Travelling is as important to me as food, except eating I have to do every day while travelling I can survive doing now and then...  But I definitely need to be on the road on a regular basis. It is as important as oxygen to me, I need that break from the everyday life now and then. I travel alone, I travel with friends. I travel to people, I travel away. I stay in hostels, I stay in nice hotels, I stay with friends and family. When it comes to travelling I am very flexible but at the same time I know what I want and what is important to me. I am not always easy to travel with because I also need my own space - but that is also what makes me so easy to travel with...

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