Travel is Possible ProvesWorking Class German Nora Kaiser
23 March 2017 | Nora Kaiser
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Who was the most fascinating person you met on the road? What made him/her fascinating and how did you meet him/her? In South East Asia I met a man in the mid-twenties who became an expat in Vietnam. He just decided to not attend his flight back to his home country and stayed. I was fascinated by this from the beginning. He used to teach English at a school in Vietnam and receives other job offers of all kinds now. Independent, risky and self-determined. I truly fell in love with this idea. We spent the last week I had left together and he really tried to convince me during the last days to stay as well. He believed in the fact, that I would do well as an expat. That I have a shaped mind and a necessary portion of courage and consciousness to survive in a foreign country. Somehow I found myself on my flight back though, willing to first travel more and finding my place to live to work somewhere else than in Germany. What is your most treasured travel experience? Why is this one your favourite? During my last trip to Israel I met my current boyfriend. He's Israeli and works in a Hostel at the tour-desk. Actually I'm not a fan of guided tours, but I decided very spontaneous to participate in a full-day tour to Hebron in Palestine. We got to know each other in one of the most conflict-laden place, the flashpoint of the Palestine-Israeli-Conflict. My travel plans got messed up and we spent a full week afterwards together until I had to take my flight back. Not just that we met, also this tour was an eye-opening experience that gave the participants the opportunity to feel the tension of the conflict and to listen to stories from Palestinian as well as Jewish locals. An amazing experience! Somehow, I find myself now again in Israel. Searching for work, trying to survive and living together with him. Destiny can be a surprising treasure. If you could travel anywhere in the world where money wasn’t an issue, where would you be and what would you be doing? In essence, describe your idea of the perfect traveling experience. South America! Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Argentina, Chile, Panama – all these countries I'm still missing. But I'm tying to catch up and to start saving money again! If money wouldn't be an issue, I would take the next flight there for at least half a year to buy a motorbike and travel through the countries over there. I still would try to live on a budget, to sleep in dormitories or finding hosts on couchsurfing. To go with the flow basically, because no plans are the best plans.
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Travel Tip #4
Now that you know traveling is possible for Nora; do you still think it's not possible for you?