outdoors

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I like to be with nice people to show them the places I liked best on my travels around the world.

I think that it is not necessarily monuments, museums or other sights that you should visit, but above all those places where the locals regularly hang out and frolic.

Because that way you get a better impression of the country and its people; one does not marvel at the main altar of Heilbronn either Hans Seifer in the Kilianskirche to better understand the people of Heilbronn.

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Above all, this approach makes it easier to talk to the people on site. You quickly realize that most of them, no matter where they come from, live or work, are nice and helpful; Exceptions prove the rule.


"I think most people travel to get away from themselves."

Walter Huston as Sam Dodsworth in Dodsworth (1936)

But it already has better Robert Louis Stevenson expressed:

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilisation, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints."

Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879)
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