In search of the Olympic Spirit (Beijing, China) August 24th 2008 (Day 142 on the road) So I am back in Beijing, this time in order to enjoy the Olympic Games. The first night I stayed with the mother of my friend Li, which was really nice. We didn't share the same language but nevertheless communicated quite well! I was to meet Li and her husband a few times over the next days, ending it with a very nice dinner at a Japanese restaurant - the perfect tuni ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
Living the Dream - Ben travelled around the world - April 2008 until March 2011
In April 2008, I quit my fast-paced corporate job, sold most of my belongings, and left on a world trip - and never looked back. Starting in Berlin (Germany) and heading east, my journey would last for three years and took me across parts of Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Oceania, Central America and finally India, before returning home to Germany at the end of March 2011 after 1091 days on the road. It truly was a trip of a life-time, and the memories will stay with me forever.
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