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
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.
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.
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
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. :-))