This trip takes us to an island in the south. That sounds unspectacular at first. But our destination combines mountain landscapes, which invite you to outdoor activities and fascinating views, with paradisiacal coastal landscapes and picturesque regions. We are talking about the French island of Corsica.
Sweden and Norway are beautiful countries to which it is worth travelling. Their varied and picturesque landscapes have something mystical about them and the untouched nature makes you wonder. Fjords and lakes that lie in rugged landscapes, magical valleys surrounded by peaks, wide tundra areas where snow can still be found on the highest points and remote small towns.
The countries of Central Europe are also a desirable destination with their vast areas of untouched nature. We want to explore these enchanting countries and capture as many impressions as possible. From the combination of the states that lie by the sea, we create a tour that takes us around the Baltic Sea in 3 weeks.
Ms Joh is an enthusiastic climber. One of her trips in 2015 will take her to Kenya. There she wants to climb the mountains and give something back to the local children. The question is: “How can I be climbing here in my high-tech sports jacket and the kids down there don’t even have shoes?” From this moment the idea emerges that athletes, sportsmen and travelers can commit themselves to improving the situation of local children.
After a trip to Norway in a converted Volkswagen T5 as well as various sightings of off-road vehicles with a roof tent it was soon clear: “We need something like that!” Initially, we wanted to have a Volkswagen Touareg Gen 1. Unfortunately, during the first test drive, we discovered that the trunk of the Touareg is not as big as expected. On the way home from this test drive by chance, we parked in a car park right next to a Land Rover Discovery 4. Amazed, we stood in front of it and noticed that this trunk is hard to beat in size. After some research, it was soon clear that the Discovery is the perfect vehicle for our application.
Actually Sweden was the first planned destination with our converted Land Rover Dirscovery 3, but unfortunately or luckily we met a breeder for French Water Dogs (Barbet) from Switzerland shortly before our departure. Since we have been thinking about adding such a small curly friend to our herd for almost two years, it was clear that we would have to pay Switzerland a visit. Now the way from Central Germany via Switzerland to Sweden is a not to be neglected detour of about 1200 km. So we changed our plans at short notice and drove south via Switzerland to Corsica.
Untouched nature, remote fishing villages, deep fjords, lonely beaches surrounded by majestic mountains. And all this far north of the Arctic Circle.
After our winter tour from Tromsø to Narvik, I swore to come up here again in the summer time in order to have a closer look to the many small islands of the Lofoten and the surrounding area.
This time without northern lights but with the advantages of the midnight sun.
At all times we are surrounded by different things, be it our home environment, sounds, other people or other things. We believe we are able to process all information. In truth, our brain only registers about 5 % of the moment. The rest flows in on us unprocessed and can lead to negative stress or anxiety.
Every day of our life consists of a sequence of events. Very individually we often evaluate these moments subconsciously positive or negative and give them a certain degree of intensity. Most people avoid negative situations in order to avoid being disappointed. Positive moments come into focus, because they seem to give us happiness and satisfaction. However, it is those moments that contain the greatest potential for happiness and satisfaction.
Age 25. The age when you think you have the strength to do anything, can uproot trees, shakeup storms and feel kind of invincible. But one Moment later I had to start from the beginning with my left arm being completely paralyzed. Also neuropathic pain became my new, uninvited companion.
Explore distant countries, discover exotic places and go to foreign cultures. With Project Edgar all these things will be possible.
Again and again we are asked “Is the tour also suitable for us? How difficult is it? Can I even do it?” Especially in the mountains it is not uncommon that people overestimate themselves or underestimate the tour. Unfortunately, there is not yet a globally uniform system in this area. Also in Germany, Austria and Switzerland the various claim levels are not uniform.
Therefore you can find an overview of the different systems here.
Why should herbs and spices be included on every tour?