Wanderlust: Travel as an Elixir of Inspiration

If you have to create new things all the time, you need inspiration. The best recipe? Travel.
For me there is nothing better, my greatest passion. My favourite stories that I tell, my most beautiful memories that I look back on. Sometimes I am inspired by character traits, a certain café or the evening flair of a city. Sometimes details of several people merge. Maybe a situation that I reproduce or a feeling. As an author, travelling is an absolute must. And for you, too. The reasons for that I will tell you in this article.

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Thoughts: A few thoughts from Vietnam

Finally it was time.

Far away from worries, everyday life I said goodbye to Berlin. Not to run away, but I needed a time-out. When the plane took off, it was as if the world was taking a deep breath and standing still for a moment. Up there where the city is just a miniature of itself I thought: the perfect place, the moment to write my book. I would sit at the terraces just like I did before, flooded with ideas and inspiration, writing chapter after chapter. I would proudly hold my finished book in my hands and take the flight home. But that wasn’t the case. One day after I arrived my laptop gave up and left me. Without a single explanation. I begged him to stay but he went on strike. Without ifs and buts. That was it with us. After 2 so intimate years. And now? If this situation had happened to me 3 years ago I would probably have panicked. My vacation? Definitely ruined. I sat down and thought. Calmly. My loud voices in the background, I didn’t listened to them. I won’t let myself roll over emotions. In Hanoi I said goodbye to my laptop.

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