“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” Isabelle Eberhardt
It´s my first time in Oslo, – Technically Oslo Airport is all I will be seeing until I get to catch my plane to Lisbon. I am leaving for yet another adventure abroad. A study abroad in Montpellier France.This will be my third time living abroad, my second time living in France, my first time living in the South of France.
In 2011 I moved to Berlin to complete my first internship abroad. It was my first time being totally alone, totally a stranger in a new place, where I did not even speak the language. It was surely there that I caught the travel bug and I have never looked back. I love travel; the idea of it, the action of it, the feeling of it, all of it warms my soul and restores my feelings of life and adventure. So whilst I study, I was sure that I shall seize every opportunity of travel. I question whether I am studying to travel or travelling to study, but does it really matter? And can one avoid the other while doing the one? To travel is to study and to study is to travel?
It all makes me smile all the same.
I understand why people would prefer to stay put, to stay close to everything they know and everyone they love but now I also understand that, that is not my wish. I MUST move ever so often or I feel weird. It´s just that the world is so so BIG and you want me to stay just here, in this corner? I can´t do that. I wanna taste everything! I wanna see many souls, I want to see life and love somewhere else, I want to meet myself in a strange place. I want much much more. For now. Perhaps one day I shall settle and be content, but not quiet yet. Not while I have nothing to loose. And isn´t life but the adventure you create for yourself?
But before all that, I am embarking on my first roadtrip in the beautiful country of Portugal and a day trip to Barcelona! Super Excited. I will try to extract and share some of the findings, loses and magic whenever I can.
The hunger for adventure is the kind of hunger I never want to get rid of.