Ran across this quote and I really liked it. Quotes tend to get me through the day. Silly inspirational things seem to lift the spirit. Was discussing with my flatmate recently about why we moved to Berlin. We came to the conclusion that we are looking to expand our mindsets, learn from strangers and challenge ourselves. We realized we didn’t have some deep meaning as to why we moved here. Neither of us even thought about moving here until a few months prior. That unknown of course is scary, but it’s also a learning process.

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”

-Pico Iyer

One thought on “Thoughts

  1. Lovely quote! And the blog is coming right along. I have a long-neglected one myself, linking it below.
    I’m also a Berlin transplant from the States, living in Tempelhof, working in Charlottenburg.
    How long will you be in Berlin?


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