…because there’s nothing more desirable than to travel, to collect stories and share them with others!
I was born during Romania’s stoneage communism of the 80s, fled to Germany with my family, grew up in the working-class suburbs and after many years of apathic aimlessness I found myself in my late 20s in the well-known hamster wheel. As a clerk I shifted files from one side to the other from 9 to 5 at a French insurance company when one day I couldn’t get myself up anymore.
I’ve chosen to break out of my cage and that from now on I will only do what I love – no matter what it takes. So I quit my job, went to Kenya & Tanzania for 6 weeks, started my two years of education as a media-designer and now I’m working as a programmer and Co-CEO for the Mellow Design GmbH.
What stories are you going to tell when you are old?
This was the initial question behind all of my travels. It all started with an interrail-trip through Europe in 2005. Meanwhile I’ve carried my backpack during hot, cold and rainy seasons; travelled by foot, car, bus, train and airplane; conducted several ascents and climbs in the Alps leading me to found “Project 180” (the goal: climbing all 180, more exatly 186 mountains above 2000m in one year) in March 2015 and eventually organized my own solo-expeditions: two times through the Moroccan Sahara, the steppes of Kenya & Tanzania and Mauritanian Sahara, all in a 4×4-car.
“In many years from now, lying on our deathbed, we will not regret the things we’ve done, but the things we haven’t.”
What is “A Wayfarer’s Diary”?
See here my personal confession to this project:
In other words:
A Wayfarer’s Diary (AWD) brings together three of my passions: a) travelling and exploring the wide world, b) my excitement for the current zeitgeist, great stories and writing/vlogging and c) my joy of sharing these stories with YOU.
AWD is about…
- exploring the wild – vast landscapes, deep forests, cold winds and dry deserts
- great stories – the people in their daily life, their culture and custom
- the modern zeitgeist – current social, economical and political developments
- the naked life – the vices and contrasts, the ups and downs, the good and the bad
“Don’t call it a dream – it’s a plan!”