Travel Special

Expresso Oriente

An exotic brew especially good for goal getters
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The Olde Worlde Suitcase

An essential for people on the go
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The Frog and the Snail

A short tale from Holland
about a frog's adventures while on the road

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We cannot direct the wind,
but we can adjust the sails.

Dolly Parton

The Quest

Travel Tips from the White Knight's Handbook
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Souvenirs from Buenos Aires

A story in pictures from Buenos Aires
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Ties to the Land
A Scottish boy, who grew up watching the cowboy movies of Hollywood, finally has a chance to travel to America and see the Wild West for himself.
As he gazes at the Wild West and its bare rocks he realises he has no connection with this strange land whatsoever. It was only make-believe.

An English woman, who grew up in Belgium but lived in several different countries after that, finally returns to England. She finds a home in a rather flat part of the country called East Anglia.
Happily settled in her new home she watches a television program about Belgium. Watching the program she realises with a shock that she didn't end up in East Anglia by accident. The flatness, the enormous sky, the land- and seascape that drew her to East Anglia are almost identical to the scenery of her childhood in Belgium.

A German woman moves to South England and finds a land that hasn't changed much over the years. Her own homeland changed so much since she was little that she hardly recognises it anymore. But this foreign land looks like her homeland used to look. So much so that it feels like a homecoming. Finally, she feels at home again.

It is a great source of sadness if there is no connection with the land or if that connection gets broken. Still, it is a source of sadness too often overlooked.

Long is the night to the sleepless.
Long is the mile to the tired.
Long is life to the foolish
Who know not Truths.

Guatuma Buddha

The Listeners

A beautiful well-known poem about a Traveller
by Walter de la Mare

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The Tale of the Two Traveling Angels

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When you traverse mountain forests, steep defiles or any route difficult to travel this is called bad ground.
On bad ground keep going.

The Art of War, a Classic Chinese Work

Specialty of the House

For the homeless wanderer
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The Highflier Special

For getting somewhere
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Entrée Diverses

A recipe from Le Bistrot du Porc
against dead ends

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with
a single step

Lao Tzu (Chinese philosopher)

A Family Dinner

For the lonesome traveller
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Natural Water

For finding better ways
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We visit other cities to get a taste of its local culture,
see its old buildings and walk in a different world.
Why is it then that we continue
to build universal, glass and steel constructions
once we are back home?

Show a bit of Love
for a lonesome traveller  >>

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