26/10/ – 07/11/2017
Between leaving Crete and leaving for Windhoek, I did not even have two weeks for reunions, preparations for my Namibia trip, as well as taking necessary steps for my official “reintegration” into Germany.
Only a few years ago, I would have stressed myself from morning to night to be as ideally prepared as possible for all imaginable scenarios of the coming weeks and months. But especially the last three summers in Crete have led to the fact that I can sometimes let things go their natural way without getting stress-related cerebral haemorrhages: “Siga, siga,” as the Greek say 😉
Lo and behold: without having given myself to this imaginary pressure, everything important is prepared and I am sitting free from cares and full of anticipation in the slightly delayed train to Frankfurt Airport. The most important visits to the authorities are already behind me and there were already funny and just nice reunions with many dear people. All Namibian requests for various souvenirs were also processed successfully and in addition to that, my sisters and Mrs. Knost (Homecoming (2016) ) got a pile of school supplies which I have stuffed in all the existing air holes of my backpack. Fortunately, Mr. Gottlieb (head of a Bramscher stationery shop) gave a thick stack of exercise books for free on top of Mrs. Knost’s purchase. Less enjoyable, however, is that I cannot take everything with me. A flight or at least an additional luggage sponsorship did not work this time. Unfortunately, CONDOR does not fly to Windhoek this winter and other tourism companies did not agree to work together – as I did with CONDOR last year (CONDOR sponsors!). On the one hand, it is too bad that I cannot increase my own donation amount by the amount saved (This time, “Help ‘n’ Travel” “only” donates € 700.- to Kaokoland e. V.) and it is a pity that I cannot take an additional suitcase full of souvenirs.
However, my grandmother, my mother and my aunt sent me 50 Euros each and I decided to save this money (= € 150.-) for a local school supplies shopping. Thanks, guys!
I am slowly approaching the Frankfurt Airport and the train delay has NOT increased. Therefore, I am thoroughly relaxed. And before I mentally leave for Namibia, I have a little request for you:
I have been writing about “Human Connection” several times lately and have personally exchanged views with some interested people. In any case, “Human Connection” has a huge potential and unbelievably many advantages compared to traditional social media platforms. On the one hand, in my opinion, this network is the only one that deserves the title of SOCIAL, because it discusses topics that should create a sustainable and more liveable world and, secondly, provides you with the necessary tools to become ACTIVE fast and effectively! “Help ’n’ Travel” thinks “Human Connection” is the most interesting online project and also encourages you to support this platform. Think about how much more good we will do if the wishes of some committed people can be combined with the ideas of some wise people and connect this with the experience of established foundations and NGOs. “Help ‘n’ Travel” believes in “Human Connection” and even my dear parents donated € 100.- to the “HC” project 😉