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Mindset, Philosophy, Travelling

To Move, To Breathe, To Fly, To Float, TO LIVE

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”

― Hans Christian AndersenThe Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography

I travel each morning through wunderful landscape on my mountainbike to work and from work. Through rain, snow, stormy weather and lovely sunshine. My bike is my true companion.

In the spirit of full disclosure, you must know I am an admitted travel addict and spiritual explorer. My life and the traveled paths I have chosen have been inspired by the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Make as many experiments as possible.

For me, travel is the greatest experiment. It brings forth curiosity and the urge to investigate the experience of being alive. When we travel we get out of the old and settled habits of our daily lives and feel inspired to see the world anew. This heightened sense of awareness stays with us when we go home and permanently influences our perspective on life. When I ride my bike to and from work, I always travel different ways, roads and paths to get new experiences.

As Kate Douglas Wiggins puts it, “There is a kind of magic about going far away and then coming back all changed.” Once you allow yourself to get a little lost, reduce any over-controlling tendencies, and lose the sense of urgency, you no longer want to return to your old habits. You feel like life is offering you a new beginning, and it is.”

Let these traveling quotes inspire you:

1. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” – Rumi

2. “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

3. “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry. A Place on Earth.

4. “The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Christopher McCandless

5. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,

To gain all while you give,

To roam the roads of lands remote,

To travel is to live.”

– Hans Christian Andersen. The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography.

6. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It.

7. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

8. “There are several ways to react to being lost. One is to panic. Another is to abandon yourself to lostness, to allow the fact that you’ve misplaced yourself to change the way you experience the world.” – Audrey Niffenegger. Her Fearful Symmetry.

9. “What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” – Jack Kerouac. On the Road.

10. “But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” – Bill Bryson. Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe.

11. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway

12. “Traveling outgrows its motives. It soon proves sufficient in itself. You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you – or unmaking you.” – Nicolas Bouvier. The Way of the World.

13. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. “Personally I like going places where I don’t speak the language, don’t know anybody, don’t know my way around and don’t have any delusions that I’m in control. Disoriented, even frightened, I feel alive, awake in ways I never am at home.” – Michael Mewshaw

15. “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.” – Pico Iyer

16. “I travel light. But not at the same speed.” – Jarod Kintz. The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They’re Over.

17. “I am infinitely curious and almost infinitely patient with mishaps, discomforts, and minor disasters. So I can go anywhere on the planet””that’s not a problem.” – Elizabeth Gilbert. Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage.

18. “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

19. “There are as many worlds as there are kinds of days, and as an opal changes its colors and its fire to match the nature of a day, so do I.” – John Steinbeck

20. “The value of your travels does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport when you get home — and the slow nuanced experience of a single country is always better than the hurried, superficial experience of forty countries.” – Rolf Potts. Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel.

21. “Only it seems to me that once in your life before you die you ought to see a country where they don’t talk in English and don’t even want to.” – Thornton Wilder. Our Town.

22. “We want to make good time, but for us now this is measured with the emphasis on “good” rather than on “time”….” – Robert M. Pirsig. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values.

23. “There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.” – Kate Douglas Wiggin. New Chronicles of Rebecca.

24. “Travellers understand, instinctively and by experience, that travel and adventure change and elongate time, even while navigating the deadlines of airline and train departures.” – Paul Sheehan

Love yourself, love your day, love your life!

Brian

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From Barcelona With Love 3

Hola Hola Hola

Yes the Spaniens are a little more reserved than Italiens, Greeks and other nationalitiens in the south, but we only met nice and kind people in Barcelona. When you are in the south of Europe you can really feel like a huge person, because they are rather small. E.g when you walk a crowded place you really can see the difference. Several times I felt like a giant.

My everyday morning ritual. I just had to have my black Americano every day. That is my dope and they kind of found that out in the bar.

We lived nearby this amazing Park, close to the Expo Hotel Barcelona, called Parc De Industrial.

 

There is a huge dragon in the park and the park and the tail of the dragon is made to a slide.

Below a little petanque park and small cozy streets everywhere.

Today we were going to visit Camp Nou on a tour before the big match tomorrow.

On our way on foot to Camp Nou we came to Rambla Del Brazil, that is a huge road only for pedestrians. It is a beautiful but special place. E.g. we saw parrots in the trees.

For football lovers this stadium and history inside is just fantastic. Come with me on this tour ;o).

Huge Experience. Especially for my son.

On our way back to the hotel we were rather hungry. We looked for a cozy and good place to eat and after about 1 km, just between Camp Nou and our hotel, we found this fantastic little spot, where we had the most delicious kebab pizza.

buen apetito

From Barcelona with love 4 coming up with e.g. Sagrada Familia.

 

Love, Health and Wisdom

Brian

 

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From Barcelona With Love 2

Buenos días

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As you can see below it is not everybody that is for the independency…..

First of all the most fantastic thing about Barcelona is that it is close to the ocean. I just love the Mediterranean Sea and when it gets to hot in down town Barcelona, you can always go and cool down in the ocean and do all kinds of activities on the sandy beach.

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The Marina is also a great place. Beautiful and with lots of people like anywhere else in this city.

Barcelona is really a great multiethnic place with all kinds of different people from around the world. E.g. I bought vegestables, fruits and other grocerystuff from Indians (People from India).

I can strongly recommend Expo Hotel Barcelona. It is placed rather central, but yet in the outskirts of down town Barcelona (Centre). But with the well functioning Metro, you can get from one end of Barcelona to the other in a short time.

From Barcelona with love 3 is on it´s way.

 

Love, Health and Wisdom

Brian

 

 

 

 

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From Barcelona With Love 1

Hola E Viva Barcelona

No this is not a political song for an independence Barcelona…

Friday I went to Barcelona with my youngest søn. He loves FC Barcelona and so do I. Besides we both hate winter, so we were really looking forward to get away from ice path to Rambla Sunshine……..and yes lovely icy icecreame.

There were delicious icecream many places down the Rambla. Ice is especially good when you can eat it in the heat.

 

I will write more about the interesting but very crowded Ramla later.

The flight was a little humpy with airholes and ups and downs. Nothing to be scared about. Here a view into the cockpit. Amazing with all that buttons.

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It is really amazing that you can walk into a plane from a very cold winterplace and then three hours later you get out of the plane in 20 degree celcius and palmtrees around you. I love that feeling a lot more than the other way around.

We came to Barcelone to see the big and important footballmatch in La Liga sunday between FC Barcelona and Athletico Madrid on Camp Nou. That left us good time to see all the other great things in Barcelona, though my soon rather would relax all the time until the match. But No No No. That wasn´t my plan…

From Barcelona With Love 2 is on it´s way

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Health, Nature, Travelling, Wellness

Summer timeline Longings

I am one of those who wants summer all year around. Of course there is a hugher kind of delight and happiness when the spring and summer is back after a long, cold and dark winter, but that doesn´t change the fact that I want it to be summer all year around.  The cold and darkness gives you so many limits in your opportunities to live your life to the fullest. I just love being outside in the woods, fields, oceans and on the beach in summertime. I just love cultivating vegetables, fruit, berries and being in the garden of mine and of course travelling to beautiful and exiting places.

Below I will show you some of my lovely summerexperiences from around the world during my life for the past 10 years.

           

KRKA National Park in Croatia

 

     

Riverrafting on Cetina, Croatia

   

Omis, Croatia

 

Pelion, Greece

I could show you much more summer pictures from around the world. Hope you like them. I can feel the summer in these photoes and I am so happy that the spring is just around the corner. Next time I will show you pictures from New Zealand. Always remember the spring and summer inside of you.

 

Love summer and sun

Brian

 

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Nature, Physical activity, Travelling, Wellness

Orange Flag – Orange Flames

Brothers Of War

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After War After Games

All relaxing on resting and party day

Much to evaluate and talk about

The scores will about the actions say

Who is the winner, there is no doubt.

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But in the end we are all winners 

After this journey

I always Thank you all.

Love and gratitude

From Sergent

Brian

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