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This blog post is dedicated to age. So-called “silver surfers”: Online, connected and with often similar hopes, experiences and dreams. I just think it’s wonderful that each time I hit the road, I meet those very inspirational characters who, despite being twice my age or older, come across as true “youngsters“. In virtually no time, we share stories, laughter and experiences as if we had always known each other. Why is this so?
Well, in any case it is happening. From Australia to Argentina, the most important thing is to meet “the right people”, those you want to hang out with. Whether they are old or young, Asian or European, “big or small” is downright irrelevant: I get the most respect from people with a special attitude to life. No matter where they are from, what they look like or what their age is.
“Each day, I want to learn something new. At least I am trying”, I remember the sweet laughter of this 70-year-old Italian lady who has welcomed my group and me as part of a European CULTrips programme near the city of Valtopina at the Ricamo Textile Museum. That’s exactly what I feel like! And she is 40 years older than me – it’s ever since I’m thinking: I want to be just like her when I am her age – full of energy, life and with an open mind!
At Lago Grey in famous Torres del Paine National Park, I remember having had such a good time running jokes without end with an elderly German couple as part of my great South America trip. It’s improbable how much these two have defied the typical cliché of “serious” German travellers. They were just really cool and fun to be with. I have met a lot of elderly people who go out of their way to do the things they do (after all, they have retired) but who simply cannot stop being young (in a good way 😉 ). Who cannot help being just as curious, open-minded and “travelous” as we are. As for me, this is the point where the boundaries between the generations blur. Here is me, attaining a certain level of “peace, tranquility and serenity” from all my travels facing a person who might be twice as old as me but with such a keen and eager sparkle, it is incredible: We touch down at the same level. It has happened to me countless times while travelling, and meeting all these inspirational people, I have finally decided to introduce you to them. I hope that you, too, meet them next time. It is pure magic!
Silver Surfer, Baby Boomer, Best Ager, how ever you want to call them, I´m one of them and I enjoy travelling and the contact with other people in the same way as 20 years ago. The only difference is I need no more extremes.
Kind regards from the Lake of Constance / Germany
Hallo Elena dein Reiesblog ist so spannend und interessant!!! Ich kann gar nicht aufhören zu lesen. Da wird das Reisefieber in mir auch schon wieder geweckt.
Mach weiter so!
Liebe Grüße Ingrid
Mein Herz hüpft vor Freude und ich kann gar nicht mehr aufhören zu lächeln ;-))
Vielen lieben Dank für Deine Unterstützung. Ich werde auf jeden Fall weitermachen, hab so eine Freude mit meinen Reisen, Inspirationen, einfach allem 🙂 DANKE Dir!
Tus palabras representan lo que nosotros también sentimos! No importa la edad, ni la nacionalidad para ser feliz, para ir por los sueños y para descubrir la magia que tiene cada encuentro!
Mucha suerte en tu vida y que sigas encontrando muchas personas como estas en el camino! besos y abrazos desde Buenos Aires! Aldana y Dino
Por eso quería escribir sobre lo que no importa, sino lo que realmente importa en la vida y a la hora de viajar 🙂
Y Ustedes, por cierto, son las personas con quienes se debe cruzar en la vida !! 🙂 Les extraño mucho, un fuerte abrazo a Buenos Aires y seguimos en contacto xoxo