One year on the road, leaving behind my apartment and most of my stuff. Just a backpack and the freedom to move wherever I am drawn to, and from there on and on…To discover new places but also to see friends and family.
Everywhere people, friends as well as total strangers, have kindly lodged me and prepared me a sleeping place for a night or longer, some even housing me for some weeks or even months.
I am endlessly grateful to everybody who has taken me in as a guest and shared their space and time with me.
This is a selection of places where I stayed (work in progress…)
2nd to 4th August 2016, trailer on the grounds of Antagon Theater Aktion, Frankfurt
Normally two Brazilians live here, Ronaldo and Roberto. They share their caravan with me. My trip has begun without me moving an inch from Frankfurt. International volunteers and artists come here to live the “Sommerwerft” festival together. Daily I can practice all my languages. With one of the Brazilian guys we communicate only in Italian, the others speak some English or just stick to Portuguese, which I do get sometimes but not always…I need to learn more Portuguese!
5 th August 2016, trailer on the grounds of Antagon Theater Aktion, Frankfurt
Another caravan on the same grounds, it´s Mahfam´s trailer. She´s from Iran and she shares her place with me tonight. We chat the whole night about her country, her life in Germany, contemporary Iranian cinema and her passion, clownery.
8th August 2016, Naumburg, Germany
The sofa in a good old lady´s living room. Steph´s grandma hosts me after the wedding. I had to manipulate the wall clock, otherwise the gong would have woken me up every hour. We have been eating, drinking and cleaning up all day long and I have been preparing for the cycling tour: exploring the wild east of Germany by bike with my friend from Marseille. Everything has to go on two bikes, cutlery and stove, tent and sleeping bags, clothes and so on…it will be minimal.