At the end of 2016 I spent some very calm days, exploring the beautiful outdoors of Nordhessen, Germany.
German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe traveled through Italy over 230 years ago. His famous notes on this transformative travel, “Italienische Reise”, were published 200 years ago. Due to this anniversary, in October 2016 I followed Goethes footsteps all the way from Munich to Catania (Sicily) together with Italian writer and colleague Andrea D’Addio.
Different than Goethe we travelled by car and instead of almost two years we spent roughly two weeks in Italy. Nevertheless it’s been an intense experience, melting historic and present Italy as well as German and Italian culture, and leaving me – just like Goethe – transformed.
You can find out more about the project, led by the “Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Berlino”, on our facebook page @GoetheliebtItalien, where we both published our own views and stories on each stage of the trip.
We’d also love to publish this as a book, if anyone is interested in helping us, please contact us anytime.
Some words on my “slow living” trip to wonderfully calm Örebro, you can read on Lilies Diary via this link! (german only)
My written impressions on the beauty of the island and other experiences I had on a couple of stormy days you’ll find here! (German only.)
For some more love and impressions found on this wonderful island, have a read! (german only.)
Lapland touched me deep within. I tried to bring that to words over here (german only).
Too less time to explore and too many emotions flowing through my head on this mystical place, that I had been dreaming about for years. read some of them here!
I put some of my love for this green and energetic island in this article. have a read!
My article about this vulcanic and very special island was awarded with the “Star Award” of the Spanish Tourism Bureau. You can read it here if you like.
In case you want to know more about Croatia, read my insights here (on nature + food) & here (croatian cities)!