NEXT STOP: SYRIA feb-mar 2006 - Where I hope to improve my arabic skills - can't wait to meet the syrian people that I've heard so many good things about!
It will, however, be embarrasing to present myself self as a dane, considering the ignorant pictures in a particular danish news paper (jyllandsposten).
Discrimination is illegal in Denmark according to the law - hence, freedom of speach does not exist in it's true form in Denmark, fortunately! Freedom of speech, has become abused words to make excuses for mistakes made verbally. The offence has come at a very unfortunate moment, just as danish scholars in arabic are arranging a big cultural event with focus on middleeastern culture. I just hope that the event will survive.
( First of all, this forum is for people looking for advice not for dating! All mails with other intentions than exchanging travel experiences will be reported to VT for abuse. For that same reason I do not meet with anyone anywhere unless you are a woman or a couple).
Westeners dead because of terror: 3.700
AIDS victims : 12.302.919 (1 every 10. second)
Children dying because of diseases that could have been prevented : 41.009.730 (1 every 3. second)
Which is worst?
As my past two jobs included travelling I cannot add every place that I ve been to.
Either because I spent too little time there or because don t know enough to brag about it.
I have just swoped my "carrer" for a more stable lifestyle, studying Arabic/Middle East Studies at University back in Denmark. Two years of travelling from Madrid and one and a half from Dubai.
I still do have visions about travelling, just not as much and on my own time, not with work and limited time most places.
Ill be focusing more on Europe. Italy, Prague, Berlin, Sweden, Holland....any suggestions?
I ve been raised moving from one place to another many times growing up in Denmark - just never stopped. With that, a resume of my longest journeys:
- 3 months to The Canary Islands, Spain when I was about 3 years old :-) a journey that has printed its impression deeper in my mind than anything else I remember from my early childhood.
- 5 and a half months to The US (Miami, NY and Chicago) at 18. First time travelling on my own.
- 2 months to South America (Venezuela, Brasil, Argentina and Bolivia) at 23. First time with a backpack.
Wanting to expand my horizons a went to Madrid.
I ended up staying there for 2 years working for a Spanish Airline most of the time. Meaning I got the chance to visit South America, Guatemala, Yucatan/Mexico, Paris repeatedly, Amsterdam and many parts of Spain - San Sebastian, most of Canarias and many times, Barcelona, Granada, Toledo, Bilbao etc.
Once badly effected by the travelbug adventure, wanting to get to know "The Other Part of The Planet", I exchanged Madrid for Dubai.
Dubai was my home for 1 and a half year.
From there I got to explore some of the UAE regions, Hatta and Fujairah, driving through deserts and mountains. Then Tanzania and Zanzibar and recently Egypt. All with my boyfriend and not on my own anymore as I use to