Sometimes I forgot their names. Sometimes I was frustrated and not open for a conversation. Sometimes I was in love and therefore thinking about something else.
But I still can name the place and why these quotes are so inspiring, not only for me but for any other part & full-time traveller.
My friend Tina was the first one encouraging me to give up my old live and get on the road. It sounded simple when she said it. And it turned out to be simple and hard and the best decision of my life.
I guess everybody who decides quiting and getting on the road has a story and a reason to do so. Most of us were not happy in their old life. I got this advice and I think its true…to feel yourself again you should do something you were always afraid of. Not much to lose, right.
I admire how much self confidence and curiosity this 19 year old girl from the Philippines had. And I’m sure she will achieve whatever she wants, maybe even getting prime minister of her country, fighting against corruption.
I became friends with my thai neighbours on Koh Lanta. They have been there where I was, and they have suffered from being used and forced to be someone else to survive. The peace they found and the experience and strenghts they gained is what they wanted me to have too. I’m very thankfull that they let me into their home and heart.
In Nagarkot in Nepal I met the owner of the best hotels there. He started with nothing and at the beginning he used to build the stairs and the concrete himself. Now he is a rich and famous man, but when I met him he was tiling himself, just because he likes working. He told me the words above with full passion and from his heart.
This qoute was more than a quote. It was a national thought, attitude, mindset. Go out and do something!
This is what I and all roadtrip drivers feel. Its said that 4 wheels move the body, but 2 wheels move the sould. And I can feel that every time I’m on 2 wheels. Can you too?
When I travelled together with my friend Jasmine, she turned out to be much better in saying goodbye to people which were not meant for us. I can learn a lot from her, and I already did.
When I was in Pokhara, Nepal, I wanted to do paragliding. Manju, the woman who owned the little agency, has to manage to get by her son and herself. She often struggles, but she stays positive. Pls visit and book your trip there if you ever come to Pokhara.
I felt in love the first week entering Kathmandus territory. Not only with Nepal, but with a guy as well. Playing games have never been my metier. And some games have always been the same. Good that a friend reminded me of that!
I could have rushed through the countries and their cities and see more than I did so far (26). But by chilling away the hours you’ll get more creative and inspiring.
Sometimes I’m outgoing, witty and all that shit. Sometimes I’m shy and my brain is on strike, don’t know what to say or how to say it, especially in big groups I really suck. After getting so many advices blablabla, this sentence above from a traveller I met in Siem Reap is THE thing that keeps me going.
The guy I dated first coming to Cambodia was managing a charity organisation. I told him about my new dream for life, and with 100 percent confidence he pronounced this simple sentence.
My prince from Singapore had an interesting way of looking to things. Its much more interesting to see where people fail but listening to their success stories. We learn from failure, if we don’t stay there.
When we believe in something, we fight for it. At least that how you will be successful. When I volunteered I had my own ideas and I couldn’t keep quiet. And the results proved my way to be a great one, and I really loved these words above which were said to me by the project manager.
Don’t make yourself small – others are going to profit from your passion!
The best Angkor Wat experience is to sit down with a beer and cigar and watch the sunset. So I did and attracted a guy which I shared my treats with. We had a deep and inspiring conversation about life and mentors without even knowing our names. I’ve never seen him again, but I’ll always remember the magic of that moment.