Life’s travels continue at reduced speed ……!

The trips’s transport options are manifold where in the world we find ourselves.

A journey can be defined in two ways – life’s journey or just a journey from A to B.

Today the world has become smaller in view of the variety of transport options and in particular charter flights have for many years acted as a migration where it previously was expensive to arrange travel over long distances.

We have always seen the difference between business and leisure travel, and development changed on prices – In 1970 I flew from Copenhagen to New York at a cost of a single ticket similar to a return ticket price today.

Recently, I thought of the combination on my own life journey and the many traveling worldwide as professional and private person. Whether it has been unconscious or conscious actions I do not know, but realizing that most of my life ended up as a bohemian-like type with a suitcase in one hand and travel tickets in the other pushed my soul, body and mind around the world without any breaks to inquire into myself why I did it.

Well, part of the explanation may be hiding in my natural element, that always characterized my

War and Peace has been part of everyday life since man developed the first infant intelligence

personality by the adventure and the desire to be among other cultures and people with vastly different cultural heritage and ways of thinking, that made me wonder, inspire and witness the very heart of man’s complex composition – “My own culture and attitude is not the best in this world – but so far without alternative gateways”. !!

But at one time or another we have a point where even the most varied and exciting travel will be digested – and this point CONSIDER I have reached now, that I along with my partner and the adventurous Catharina traveled Europe thin across the country invisible borders. We ended up in the “Pyrenees Orientales” – a new territory for me, and it has been a surprising and breathlessly meeting with the Pyrenees although have seen and experienced many grand natural areas in the world.

We can perhaps call it “last chance” for the last part of life’s journey – a retired Union and the Third Age, where only health is setting limits to the upcoming changes and perhaps last platform for activities on the earth’s surface.

The village Axat situated along the River Aude

At the Pyrenees’s foot hole you will find a myriad of small and larger ravishing villages and towns – often located in the valleys between the mountain’s breathtaking scenery – a mixture of raw rock formations, rivers, lakes and lots of green vegetation. In addition, throughout the historical, old castles, houses and ruins from ancient times to testify bellicose beats and changing the ownership of this area also known to be the Cathars former stronghold, but later destroyed by the Roman Catholic Church under the orders of contemporary Catholic popes.

We have finally found the place and the “house” or platform, from which we would like to be active retired after the motto “Know yourself and listen to your inner voice” as long as it speaks to you, and with this in mind we hope that dreams can be realized in true versions and a speedy acquisition and establishment in “The River House” as it is called – it is literally on the river Aude in the city Axat with its only 900 inhabitants.

A multi-functional building with its four floors from the basement to the top presents many opportunities for creative actions ranging from studio facilities with music and art, intimate concerts, lectures and lent out one or two appartments.

The “River House” at the River Aude in Axat, France

In “Dreams’” achievement we live about 45 min. driving from Axat in a small town called Trevillach; with only 150 inhabitants – a great place for intimate Snuggle time and extremely quiet. Many of the houses commenced in 1100 century, and the house we have rented by some Danish friends is 400 years old but renovated throughout.

There are a few highways in the Pyrenees Orientales – otherwise its mountain drive with full

A drive from Trevillach to Prades, where mountains, town and river meet in one with everything your heart desires.

concentration over long distances, but actually on good roads. Public transport is few and with long intervals between each departure.

Many foreigners have settled down in this area, which is characterized by both Spanish and French language dialects, customs and culture. It’s an absolute advantage to speak French although many speak little English, but “misunderstandings’ rank is a big part of life’s experiences in communication’s service when the conversation is kept going on in separate languages. :-))

Kurt Lykke Lindved, UN
Manager EAC, Founder AACCH
Maritime Laws Ph.D
Honored Dutch Consul
Artist, Lecturer and Composer
Author and Globetrotter



About lindvedpress

Professional – Career * Qualified as a Charter Agent in the East Asiatic Company - Became a State Authorized Shipping Broker in 1969 * Captain in The Sirius Patrol – Greenland at Thule Air Base, 1969-1971 * Postings in New York, New Orleans, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos and London as Charter Agent and Manager 1972 – 1983 working for The East Asiatic Company Ltd. – Copenhagen * 24 years with The East Asiatic Company Ltd and subsidiary companies as Charter Agent, Marketing and Development Manager; and General Manager * Supplementary courses and examinations in Maritime and Commercial Law Management. * Founder and Owner of Sonata Production, Art and Music International Inc. – France & Denmark 1995 – present - Entertainment, Lectures, Concerts, Exhibition Events, CD, DVD and Video Recordings. Professional – Freelance * Qualified as trumpet player at Aarhus Music School – Denmark * Professional musician with several orchestras and bands – including the Matadors, Saratoga Jazz Band, Rice Wood Jokers and Aarhus Brass Band. * Leader of ”Show and Entertainment Group 28 Carat” and the Evening & Theatre School 28 Carat * Self-taught Artist (painter) Lecturer and Writer * Responsible for several large Theatre and Exhibition Events Worldwide Awards * Dutch Consul, Denmark * Goodwill Ambassador – Various Non-Profit Organizations
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2 Responses to Life’s travels continue at reduced speed ……!

  1. Elfreda says:

    I think to come to a place such as this with so much tranquility and beauty tucked away in a small town with only 150 inhabitants, requires of the heart to be filled with an abundance of joy. Nothing else will do. The pictures tell the whole story – simply breathtaking. I have said this to Cath, but I will repeat it here: What a privilege to take up residency inside a dream and live it with passion and devotion.
    Much love to you and Cath. I think that you will create magick here. Your bliss is quite obvious and very endearing.

  2. Nancy Seifer says:

    Kurt, I so enjoyed your good humor, as in “Know yourself and listen to your inner voice” as long as it speaks to you…!” and also the spirit of inquiry that you bring to your writing and this phase of your life. And of course your joy, which is infectuous, in making your dreams manifest in that gorgeous piece of God’s country and your beautiful relationship with my soeur du coeur. Thank you for sharing these reflections.

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