Entry Archive for the categorylink 'perspectives'

Anyone who has turned up the Clock? Is it really so late?

Thursday, 4. March 2010 7:00

Now we are in fact more than a year on the road. Actually the plan was long to be back in Germany, hard to write applications and strengthened by a long vacation for body and mind, one re-entry into an improved, to perform higher-quality life.

Have we really planned it? Why? What can we expect for even great except for one tied to a stick, the carrot we are tied up in front of the donkey carts tense, the, is no matter how fast we also always gallop in the same unattainable distance dangling in front of our delicious juicy mouth?
Money, an artificial and obviously now fully unleashed an instrument of power in private hands, without feedback to natural resources or economic, without an expiry date and the ability to be accumulated indefinitely. A little tangible paper and coins for the people, but mostly just bits and bytes in the virtual communication networks of the banks. Nevertheless, It is cemented in our minds as a real value. We want it, We want a lot, more like this. Apparently, it allows everyone a decent life. In fact, it is the only way, to the globally completely fallen out of all proportions and balance of a few acquis preserve and enhance natural resources beyond the limits of growth and decay addition to. As if there were infinite resources, as if we were to live forever. As if there were a wallet in the coffin. As if one could eat money actually in doubt.
This unspeakable illusions and the resulting global anti-social and successor generation of people "violate practices of Western civilization were tens of us, especially in poor countries-times kept in mind. Firstly incl visible through the exploitation and destruction of local natural resources. People. In favor of some far away sitting, when viewed in light of an isolated dream world of living Profiteers. But above all, it was this striking, that such "infinite growth" approach under the original, quasi "monetary and banking free" nations lacking. The scale of human happiness is highly individual, we are not certain, that the gross national product is not good for sure.

Not that this was now a big surprise or something new for us. Who has not been protested as "immaculate" teenager against the injustices of this world? We have already at home, and once again decided, after some experiences in Asia, deliberately avert their eyes from these subjects. However, it is a matter conditioned "Sitting at home" made in the nest - with through the mass media, Advertising and soft boiled brains - on the one hand, in constant fear of losing their income and consume the other hand, the need to, counting to want. An entirely different matter, it is, when in fact neither a fixed time job or great money is available, one on the back of his property and the mass media contributes only homeopathic consultation. If one looks spot, what our prosperity, our probably innocent but definitely causes with greedy ulterior motives to Bank have placed money on three corners in the world with man and nature. If one suffers because of this new status is also on site with them, that inevitably lead to the destruction of our physical and sheltered life in trained shield our conscience and arouses shame of himself next to a resulting need help, make it different and better.

We had one years, nothing like that has happened. We now want to return almost empty-handed, to put ourselves back in those same swamp with all its international causalities, that we can not paint at the time still quite nice. Nevertheless, we'll soon have to, we can not help. As a teenager, it is subject to the action-faith one would immensely important and could single-handedly save the world, one has to start only. However, we know, had we waited nothing of the poor countries of this world. No solution to their problems, no extraordinary knowledge, no influence, not even enough money. We simply preach water and drink more wine tourists. We know only our paradoxical, Money-driven affluent society. We are and will remain a part of it. In it successfully (Paradoxien opportunistisch ausnutzend) to move, that is what we have learned, that is what we can - after which we looked at in isolation, even as it delighted us so our microcosm of Germany's "good" goes. It is simply the, what makes us even before this trip and so much more associated.

Schade eigentlich, shall not begin to be commonly, a "Sabatical" would be tantamount to a positive spiritual cleansing? The only thing that has been properly cleaned with us, was the belief that people jointly organized and able to free the long term from its Kantian "self-imposed immaturity", us as set out no exception. We seem to stumble by only a minority in the next. But is not that easy at the end of life? And at least for us, life is too short to fill it so with resentment against ourselves. A serious accident and have to decide a natural disaster in the happiness of life and death, We have quite an impressive show where in doubt is the hammer, or. is. Not in our humble hands. Every day could be the last, you should also enjoy it so. No news, But seldom has made as much sense as last year. We will try to preserve this feeling.

What we will remember with pleasure also, resulting in strength and motivation can draw for the future, is the beauty of the earth. This planet is full of natural wonders, breathtaking landscapes, beautiful and graceful animals… and one thing is, just because we want to do in the future will see more of it and, Soon we will just continue as we have stopped over a year ago. But, full acceptance of our moral hypocrisy. As negative as it may sound, such a great relief it is. When you had somewhere to confession.
We look forward!

  • Chile Bolivien  Wer hat an der Uhr gedreht? Ist es wirklich schon so spät?

Topic: Farewell, Media, Prospects, Heading | Comments (2) | Author: Ahmed


Saturday, 27. February 2010 7:10

Now that we have not set up the hinbekommen with the egg on the equator, unfortunately, we have taken the matter again with another successful test setup…

  • Salar de Uyuni Bolivien  Ansichtssachen

Topic: Motif Series, Prospects, Heading | Comments (0) | Author: Martin

Final impressions and ejections - Costa Ricas Karibik

Friday, 20. November 2009 7:00

Costa Rica Cahuita  Abschließende Eindrücke und Auswürfe   Costa Ricas Karibik

I think I'm dead and in paradise - or something like that - waking.
So different in so many cases, it is indeed a paradise here in Cahuita, Costa Rica. Overall, and at any time is such. Here the air filled with a very melodious sound carpet. Meeresrauschen, Grillenzirpen, Gecko-frog songs and calls, that rustling in the tops of palm trees and almond trees, here and there, barking dogs or thunder, quiet times also performed live reggae rhythms from the "Cocos"… All this combines here after sunset for a backdrop from which we can not get enough.
In the course of the day you will all 3 Minutes to remind you here concerning whether. fauna in a particular place is. Early on the morning you can hear the howler monkeys. Now I do not know if the roar of the howler monkey is one of general knowledge. Certainly the Internet and Google has a taste of. It is a very strange sound, presented with a sensational animalistic fervor.
The morning sun is the best time for birds to take. It has for example. its small but very special beauty in the morning to go out of the house, sometimes even from the balcony,, welcome the latest in the garden a Colibri to be allowed, who actually served in large red and sweet-tasting flowers. Anyone who wants to take the time, lies down again briefly in the hammock, listens to and watches. It is amazing what is already in 5 Meter radius around the house, everything is happening. We had such. from our apartment at eye level, a sloth or a toucan in a tree. Of course, there are also many "not so nice" animals such as snakes, nimble, poisonous scorpions, Geier, and various palms large insects. Ants everywhere, numerous and in all sizes. Viewed in isolation, almost scary, in context, however, always wonderful detail.
The weather here can be summarized in two words describe very well. „Immer T-Shirt“. Depending on the season will change significantly only the rainfall and thus the humidity. Fantastic conditions for many tropical plants, including many edible fruit bearing. For example, I could now just go out and cut me a coconut from the palm, enjoy my thirst with the water and her tender flesh and mild aromatic. Not that I would ever do that, but the option is great to have, particularly suited to cook with coconut leaves. Bananas - both plantations, as well as wild. So abundant that the locals here are tired of their. Pineapple, Papaya, Melon and citrus fruit, of course,, from the region are here to get for little money. The vegetables come from the immediately adjacent to the coast, cooler mountain slopes and is also very good and cheap.
Speaking of money, As already described in previous entries, Costa Rica is really expensive. When taken but with the possibilities of long-life organization, it is quite possible with 5-10 U.S. $ per day a great time to spend. Including a good cooking, "Residence with sea views and many activities in the National Park or the incredibly beautiful Caribbean beaches. All in all, very pleasant environment appeal to the many people from all sources. Firstly, there are always tourists from around the world, on the other coast of Costa Rica's Caribbean is on the American "Retiree list of nice places to be" far above. This ensures that residents Cahuita's always a colorful mix of English-speaking people, Experiences and stories represent, have a can collect faster than one would like is.
Cahuita, despite its small size, or. just because, inspired by interesting, admirable but also numerous tragic individual fates. Omnipresent are the "fallen existences", leave most of the day, spend, Tourists and locals anzuschnorren.. Firstly, the most biased people here have come forth and are falling prey to the numerous existing drug. On the other hand, the native inhabitants mostly black, are the same path taken. But even everyday heroes, their "thing" running through immigration, Eternal Surfer. In addition, houses without an owner, The Panama Lady, Roberto 1, 2 and 3, the silent Strippenzieher, the old fishermen's families and a great boss. Here we do not just live - anonymous. good 2 Months were we part of a Caribbean Lindenstraße in the Cohen brothers lead director. It must be said that things happen here, can not understand it (is). It is therefore better the famous three monkeys attitude to train and live with the need to. The real difficulty is still to be seen, when the right time for this so not learned our basic attitude is matching measure. This must be practiced. I would call this time the South American "paradigm" "The tension between theory and practice, although the practice has held the role of primacy " - express views quite komliziert's pretentious and Costa Rica Cahuita  Abschließende Eindrücke und Auswürfe   Costa Ricas Karibik
Moral dilemma, overall. There are eg. a police. This is largely employed to scour the beach for drug packages and striking people. The area around here is practically Lemon thoroughfare for smuggling drugs. The coca is one parcel and private Verhoek is like winning the lottery for the Finder. The police are here all 6 Months changed. Corruption is rampant in all forms and levels of state organs. Under these circumstances, it is with us, We last for blissful sleep, burgled. Martina's pocket with pass, two credit cards, Traveler Checks, ca. 500 US$, a wooden ring, my dirty t-shirts, my pants and cap are stolen. Kammeras, Labtop., Mobile, my papers remain unaffected although some of them lying about. After we turned on the police and one was clearly, that will happen exactly for the above reasons, especially since it is not legally dealing with a Lapalie, Now a friend comes and asks whether he should help us. We knew that this assistance will have nothing to do with the police. But we could use all the help, a new passport and a credit card cost currently. good 200 US$ (unbelievable but true), would he promised us that these things turn up again. A day later, finds the "police" Martina's Pass, the cards, the Ring, my pants and cap in Martina's bag on the beach. One day later we find the "offender" with relatively excessive cuts in hospital. Our confidence in the environment could be pointed out only time will find no more. But such things happen here with a stunning change of course and the daily life only marginally. Our neighbor, here with us-arrived Americans, over, inter alia, 20 Lived for years in Berlin and is now looking for a property here for retirement with his wife, The aim here is to be laid after one months, first on ice. I think this is overkill for a bit. Basically, you could be living peacefully here would simply give up the display of valuables. And this is a simple exercise. Nobody here takes "our" money status symbols of implication, we do not, Even the thief did not take. And waiting to accept the Central America has not explicitly on a person to become a "better" place to, should also be an easy exercise. On the contrary, act with our standards here, not only to make a clear target for criminals, but also the local population and the official authorities - not at all times as dangerous.
Well, how does that fit into our paradise? Just as the ants. Isolation does not, but well within the overall picture. Especially in the context of the local moral mistakes, Confusions and connections not only in the criminal sense come to light but also very positive for positive factors such as the occupied house construction, an existence- or school- or. Educational Foundation contribute. The "Does the end justify the means" issue is simply ignored with practice times throughout the South American paradigm away, morally we can relieve a little so that they had reached the limit of his freedom of action. Our enthusiasm for the place Cahuita, Costa Rica has this episode at least not permanently damaged. Let us have nothing against, that was at best a foretaste of the countries we will visit on this continent. Remains to be said that Costa Rica is definitely one of the countries, where you should spend a little more time. Well-paid work (Knowledge Worker) unfortunately, can be found only in San Jose.

Well, The next time we meet here, We are already in the Panama.
See you later!

  • Costa Rica Cahuita  Abschließende Eindrücke und Auswürfe   Costa Ricas Karibik

Topic: Farewell, Prospects, Heading | Comments (2) | Author: Ahmed

Working in Costa Rica, Part III

Sunday, 15. November 2009 21:21

Wahrlich kein Highlight der Web-Programmierung, aber optisch viel viel besser als vorher Costa Rica Cahuita  Arbeiten in Costa Rica Teil III

Costa Rica Cahuita  Arbeiten in Costa Rica Teil III 

Costa Rica Cahuita  Arbeiten in Costa Rica Teil III

Das Ergebnis einer weiteren WocheArbeit” here: www.icari-spanishlearning.net 

In dem Zusammenhang haben wir auch unsere Seite Ansichtssachen 4u erweitert.

  • Costa Rica Cahuita  Arbeiten in Costa Rica Teil III

Topic: Everyday, Prospects, Heading | Comments (2) | Author: Ahmed

America central – que passa?!

Sunday, 13. September 2009 2:32

Da sind wir nun, in Nicaragua, auf der Insel Ometepe mitten im gigantischen Lago Nicaragua. Bis hier haben wir nach Kuba bereits Mexiko, Guatemala, El Salvador und Honduras durchquert. Morgen werden wir die Genze zu Costa Rica überqueren, wo wir ein wenig Karibik genießen wollen bevor es nach Panama weiter geht. Dort werden wir ein Schiff entern, das uns via „fünf Tage Abenteuer auf hoher See“ nach Kolumbien, nach Süd Amerika, bringt.
Bis dato also gute zwei Monate Zentralamerika. In anderen Worten: Kreationistische Katholiken, Hitze und Regen im ständigen Wechsel, grenzübergreifende ewig gleiche (aber generell schöne) Landschaften, gesprächige Latinos mit Baseballkappen und scheue Latinas in überfüllten Bussen, notorisch laute Musik aus kaputten Lautsprechern, Bohnen mit Mais, Mais mit Bohnen, Bohnen mit Bohnen, das Verbot Toilettenpapier im Klo runterzuspülen (produziert sofortige Verstopfung deswegen ein extra Mülleimer in JEDEM Klo). Außerdem spanisch, spanish, spanish.
Tatsächlich hat Zentralamerika vieles an sich, was sich unabhängig des jeweiligen Landes ständig wiederholt. Natürlich nicht in den Details, aber das oberflächlich Offensichtliche um so mehr.
Unsere Art zu reisen und unsere Tage zu gestalten hat sich hier ein wenig verändert. Statt den erwähnten Oberflächlichkeiten zu viel Aufmerksamkeit zu schenken (zB. durch die typischen Touren und Fotos), haben wir uns ähnlich wie in Kuba mehr treiben lassen und den Dialog gesucht. Unsere Frage der letzten Wochen war: Wie ist es hier zu leben? Wir haben uns seit Guatemala mehr als einmal mit dem Gedanken beschäftigt hier irgendwo ein „Business“ zu etablieren. Nichts weltbewegendes, für einige Jahre ein Hostel z.B. Diesbezüglich haben wir, Zufall oder nicht, gerade in den letzten Tagen einige interessante Leute getroffen. Ohne hier ins Detail zu gehen ist unser Entschluss diesbezüglich eindeutig: no. here (Nicaragua) werden wir nicht investieren. Wir werden jedoch sehr wahrscheinlich in Costa Rica nochmal bei einer fränkischen(!) Community vorbei schauen um zu sehen wie man dort lebt.

Das was wir in Nicargua aufgenommen haben wird schon bald nachgereicht. A luego!

  • Nicaragua Honduras Guatemala El Salvador  America central – que passa?!

Topic: Prospects, Heading | Comments (0) | Author: Ahmed