#day351 – Barcelona bound

I’m back. Back in Europe. Crazy. Just one short night in the plane and I’m back on my continent after so many months in Southamerica, the other end of the world. Almost every nightbus lasted longer than this return flight. Well, part one of three coming home parts. It doesn’t feel like coming home just […]

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#day333 – meeting the Kuna

The islands where we are staying at are actually not Panama. They belong to Panama but it’s an autonom area called Guna Yala. The area consists of a bit mainland and 365 islands, although just 50 islands are inhabited. The people, who live here are called Kuna. They have their own traditional  culture and even […]

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#day307 – bumping into a drug baron

As I already mentioned it, it’s all about drugs in Medellin. Not that long time ago in the 80’s it was the world’s drug capital and Pablo Escobar, born and raised in Medellin was the world’s drug baron. Hence it was as well one of the most dangerous places on earth. Nowadays hard to imagine, […]

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#day206 – palms for Palm Sunday

I grow up religiously and had no idea about Palm Sunday. It’s a bit embarrassing. I heard of it before, but I didn’t know what the bible says about it or what do we actually celebrate. Now I know and it’s not that spectacular. I mean there’s no big story. It’s the commemoration of Jesus’ […]

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#day204 – insights in a children’s home

When I heard, a group of homies will be in Santa Cruz around Easter, I decided to extend my stay and join them for a while. It’s a traveller group of a voluntary organization called Samaipata Verein from my hometown Saalfeld. An organization, which collects donations to build and maintain homes for homeless kids in […]

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#day203 – becoming friends with Bobby

May I introduce you to Bobby, my new friend and keeper of a hostel here in Santa Cruz. He is amazing. A bit loud and nervous from time to time, but in general really trusting und pleasant. We met today for the first time, but we’re already quite close. And I’m happy to have him […]

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#day162 – Spanish love letter

I received a wonderful gift today. A necklace with a little key along with a letter full of wise words. Wonderful lines in Spanish, my new favorite language. Dedicated to me, but relevant for all of us, that’s why I want to share it with you. I try to translate it as good as possible, but […]

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#day157 – queuing for the bus

Seeing people in line for the bus is indeed a bit funny for me. My first days in town I was all the time wondering when I saw people in line on the street. For what are they queuing? After I realized they are waiting for the bus I didn’t understand the need to build a line. Someone […]

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