When I was ten weeks old my parents took me with the train to Spain for the first time. Only much later I learnt how fortunate I have been to travel so much with my parents. I believe traveling is one of the world’s greatest teachers! It often pushes me out of my comfort zone and this is where I learnt the most about myself. What I like, what I do not like, and what is truly important to me in life. I was confronted with situations I had never been in before and with decisions I never had to make before and I have seen things I will remember as long as I live.
I started to value small things much more, met all kinds of different and amazing people who made me think about things that I have not thought about before. And most important, I became more open minded. Travelling invites those magical experiences. Every day is a new adventure.
I do not have to see everything and normally I try to avoid touristic places. But there are a few touristic places which are really worth visiting. For me it is more interesting to experience how other people live together, what they believe, what is important to them, and what they eat. I learnt that we are all basically the same. Yet, we are different on a deeper level. For that I think it is worth to stay at one place for a while and I think Couchsurfing is a good way for that. Getting to know different health, educational, and political systems made me being able to understand a lot much better.
The map shows where I have been so far. Create your own map here.