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The Dangerous Business of Going Out Your Door I am often tired of myself and I have a notion that by travel I can add to my personality and so change myself a little. I do not bring back from the journey quite the same self that I took. - W. Somerset Maugham

Trip: Trip 2c: Germany and Croatia

There are [5] stories from my trip: Trip 2c: Germany and Croatia


Never Again: Dachau Concentration Camp

GERMANY | Sunday, 19 Jun 2016 | Views [440]

Something reminiscent of ashes brushed across my face and landed in my hair as I approached the entrance to Dachau Concentration Camp. They were floating around everywhere, creating a disorienting haze in the unseasonably brilliant early spring sun. ... Read more >

Tags: concentration camp, dachau, germany, khalil gibran, kz dachau, sabbatical, solo, travel


Final Days in Frankfurt and the Numbers from Germany

GERMANY | Sunday, 5 Jun 2016 | Views [376]

My last days in Germany found me in Frankfurt am Main, a city I had never visited despite having passed through so many times before, both by plane and train. I am not the only traveler who has been skipping it. Out of the millions of people who transit ... Read more >

Tags: asparagus, budget, craving, frankfurt, germany, main, sabbatical, solo, spargel, travel


Looking for Croatia and Seeing Myself, and the Numbers

CROATIA | Thursday, 19 May 2016 | Views [270] | Comments [2]

Why Croatia? Trundling through the Austrian Alps, I was excited to finally see Croatia, a country that had been calling to me for some time, even before the sabbatical began to take shape. The pleasure of solo travel had worn thin in the preceding ... Read more >

Tags: balance, budget, croatia, enough, red rooftops, sabbatical, solo, travel, zagreb


Accepting a Truth in Munich

GERMANY | Saturday, 7 May 2016 | Views [390]

Munich’s lesson for me was this: I need people. I know it’s obvious, and everybody says it, and I have even said it. I have known it to be one of those universal truths, but I haven’t really always believed it, not deep down on a ... Read more >

Tags: germany, maugham, munich, people, sabbatical, solo, travel, truth


On My Own Again in Leipzig

GERMANY | Sunday, 1 May 2016 | Views [422] | Comments [1]

Leipzig was planned as a time for me to rest and reacquaint myself with Germany, but it had more in store for me than just that.   Reacquaintance My first ever solo flight was when I went to Germany for my exchange student year more than ... Read more >

Tags: completion, germany, leipzig, reacquaint, readjust, realize, rest, sabbatical, solo, travel