Labels vs. Uniqueness

I went to a very posh school in my city, quite conservative, but in my teenage years I started to be more rebellious. I felt I was different than the others, that I had something to say and stand up for, but I didn’t know what it was yet. Two years ago I finally finished my…

Mirror

Puerto Maldonado, May 1st, 2014 A few weeks ago my mother told me she didn’t understand what I was looking for on this trip. When I left home last year in November I didn’t feel like I had to look for anything, but rather that I already felt gifted enough. Still I wanted to undertake…

Monte Salvado

Puerto Maldonado, February 12, 2014 10 adults, 3 little children, 30 kilos of rice, 3 barrels of petrol, a basket with chickens, my camera equipment and much more. Everything and everyone finds a space on this motorized canoe in which we take off on a Sunday morning from Puerto Maldonado at the Madre de Dios…

My Inner Peace

La Palma – Belém Manaus, Jan 2 2014 Last fall a dear friend told me about a Peace Studies Course at the University of Innsbruck, in which students are confronted with situations that challenge their own peaceful behaviour. As we reach the city of Belém in Brasil’s northeast on December 28th, I feel like graduating…

The Wishing Table

Cascais – La Palma La Palma, Dec 7 2013 The days on the “Tres Hombres” are becoming blurry. Sometimes we have to wake up in the middle of the phase of deep sleep. Our crew is separated in two groups: six hours watch, six hours rest, 4 hours watch, 4 hours rest, 4 hours watch,…

My Adventure

Austria-Cascais, November 2013 It’s November 11th and today is the day, the day upon which I am starting my journey. I have never felt so secure. It’s an adventure. A journey of which I have only planned a little bit so far and yet there is so much I can fall back on to. A…

Homeward Journey

The journey from La Paz to Sao Paolo in Brazil takes three whole days. There is so much that I still don’t know in Bolvia, therefore I visit two Italian friends in Cochabamba, where the people succesfully stroke back against the privatization of water (even rain fall) in the year 2000. Cochabamba is furthermore an…