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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

As if on another planet II

Monday, 1. March 2010 7:00

The second day gave us a fantastic eye- and sights. Early on the morning went to a geyser field, us directly at sunrise, with its red color transported to Mars. We went on an early bath in a natural thermal source and the Salvador Dali desert to the famous lagoon "Laguna Verde and Laguna Blanca", where our driver, Tour guide and cook erstmal had to change a tire. Only half an hour more and we reached the Bolivian border post in the region and Schwupps we were already in Chile, on the way to San Pedro de Atacama.

  • Bolivien  Wie auf einem anderen Planeten II

Topic: Motif Series | Comments (0) | Author: Ahmed

I like being on another planet

Sunday, 28. February 2010 7:00

After the Salar de Uyuni, we issued immediately on the way to Chile. Therefore we must face the legendary desert Altiplano (zB. Siloli) Bolivia to south-west traverse, what we have done in a two-day Jeep "ride". In between four- and fünfeinhalbtausend meters here are landscapes appear visually easy distance ourselves from our known world. Numerous active and extinct volcanoes are powerful by minerals and algae from unreal colored lagoons. Everywhere can be found here prehistoric relics and evidence of what happened long ago, the unheard-of man and seen the picture of today's Andean shaped. Picture 10 shows such. one of many crater of meteoroids.
This area is now home to the rare Andenflamingos, the hundreds here to be observed in the lagoons. Another interesting animal that we found there is the kind chinchilla ausschaut like a rabbit with a tail Bolivien  Wie auf einem anderen Planeten I

  • Bolivien  Wie auf einem anderen Planeten I

Topic: Motif Series | Comments (0) | Author: Ahmed

Ansichtssachen

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

no, not the Arctic. Der Salar de Uyuni!

Saturday, 27. February 2010 7:05

What looks like snow and ice here is nothing less than the largest dry salt lake of the Earth. 12.000 km ², to 30 Meter-thick salt crust, ca. 10.000.000.000 Tons of salt. Once the sea, This landscape was created by, that the oceanic Nazca plate from the west, deep south in the continental U.S.”Thrust-plate. Was the result, adjacent to the largest of the Earth called Faltengebierge “Other”, the Altiplano, which is here picked up a good 3500m. The region has been left here illustrated as separated from the sea and the blazing sun to dry out. About 40 “Islands ", the “See”, where one only 1000 year-old cacti, numerous fossilized coral from the (from)Time is, in which it had here yet marine life.
The salt is here and there (negligible in comparison 25.000 Tonnes per year) mined. What further down looks like candy, are salt bricks with which this example. our salt hotel will be built.

  • Bolivien  Nein, nicht die Arktis. Der Salar de Uyuni!

Topic: Common, Motif Series | Comments (0) | Author: Ahmed