14 Nov, 2017

“Life Happens For You” – A Journey in Pictures

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14 Nov, 2017

Hey there! I’m so happy that you found your way here to my blog “Travelous Mind”. I’m also very happy to share with you some photo impressions of the many trips I took described in my book “Life happens for you – Backpacking the world with Cystic Fibrosis“*. If you are interested in reading the book and don’t currently have it yet, you can now purchase my book (as an eBook or paperback) right here. I hope you enjoy the book and the pictures taken on this incredible journey.

If you don’t have the book yet, you can get it right here*.

 

„Life happens for you“ – A Journey in Pictures

 

Falling in love: My first travels

 

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I gained my first travel experiences on a camping trip to the South of France, which changed my life significantly. Here we are driving through the Cevennes in an old Fiat Ducato.

 

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Here at the river Tarn near Florac in Southern France, a very special moment occurred… Read more about it in the section about my first camping trip in my book.

 

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The first trip that I planned myself was a trip to a region that I am still very fond of today: Andalusia.

 

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A rather unexpected moment on a trip I took with some friends to the Basque Country. Here we are on the way to the national park “Picos de Europa”.

 

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Full of enthusiasm about being by the sea in the South of Spain.

 

Traveling solo as a backpacker: All on my own for the very first time

 

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Even though I travel very minimalistically these days, it doesn’t mean that it has always been that way. I especially describe my first trip in detail in “Life happens for you”.

 

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Peniche, Portugal, is the scene of many stories in my book – here on the island of Berlengas outside of Peniche.

 

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My 80L monster backpack on my first solo trip. You can see my second backpack just behind it.

 

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Granada in Andalusia is also one of my favourite cities to this day – in the book many moments take place here.

 

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One of the many photos I took during the Rip Curl Pro surfing contest in Peniche in 2013.

 

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On my second big trip in 2014 I went to Greece, Montenegro, Albania, Croatia, Italy, Spain and Portugal. This was during the Easter festivities on the island of Santorini.

 

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I was lucky enough to experience many sunrises like these in Peniche, Portugal ♥️

 

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While hiking in the Sierra Nevada near Granada the photographer snapped a shot of me shortly after I had slipped off this rock.

 

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There are those moments in life when you can just let go and enjoy – like on my trip in 2014.

 

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One of my favourite places in the Balkans that I visited in 2014: Kotor in Montenegro. Here, the sea, the mountains and the beautiful village merge into one.

 

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One of the main focus points in “Life Happens for You” are the people I met on my travels. We constantly meet people in life who can either change us and our lives or we have the ability to change theirs. Whether with words, an action or our entire being.

 

Travel and work combined: On the road as a ‘Digital Nomad’

 

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My time in Morocco and especially here in Taghazout was very insightful. Here I made the decision to write my book, “Life happens for you”.

 

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It is quite difficult to explain if you haven’t experienced Morocco yourself (yet), but this magical country has the ability to downright enchant you. You recognize things in your own life that might otherwise not have come to light.

 

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A large part of my book is set in Morocco, because this was my first journey as a digital nomad. This was one of the daily sights on my way to the coworking space in Taghazout.

 

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We stopped at the beach in Sidi Ifni to enjoy the beautiful view.

 

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A magical place: Anchor Point in Taghazout, a Mecca for surfers.

 

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My dream of working from anywhere came true in Morocco. Here I’m working on my blog at the coworking space.

 

If you want to see some more pictures from my trips from the book, check out these blog posts and videos:

 

I really hope you enjoyed this little in-depth look into my journeys and if you are interested in reading the book, you can order the paperback or eBook using the following link right here:

Life happens for you – Backpacking the world with Cystic Fibrosis“*.

 

If you like, you can also find current travel images and stories in my Instagram feed.

 

Have you ever been to any of the above countries? What have been your most defining and inspiring travels?

 

 

* This is a link to Amazon, where you can buy my book, and is therefore declared “self-promotion”.

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