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zwei halbe Silos

zwei halbe Silos

zwei halbe Silos

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Dorio am Comer See

Dorio am Lago Di Como

Das Dorf Dorio am Comer See setzt sich aus den Stadtteilen Mandonico, Panico, Torchiedo und Solmogno zusammen. Der Hang ist terassenförmig angelegt und wird durch seine Lage von der Sonne durchflutet. Vom Ortsmittelpunkt gibt es zugang zum Comer See, sowie zu ein paar Geschäften und Parkplätzen. Das Dorf ist eher nicht für Urlauber ausgelegt. Es gibt aber eine schöne Ferienanlage einen halben Kilometer vom Ortseingang entfernt. Man kommt von Dorio aus ideal zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten des nördliche und östlichen Lago di Como. Die Lage ist mehr was für ruhige Urlaube. Man kann oberhalb des Dorfes die terrassenartigen Berghänge erforschen. An den Berghängen von Dorio werden Oliven Lorbeer und Wein angebaut und kultiviert.


Vor 1670 hiess das Dorf an der Strasse entlang des Sees noch Salmogno. Danach nahm er den Namen Dorio an. In der Siedlung Mandonico stehen noch sehr alte Gebäude. Die Wanderwege sind ebenfalls schon recht alt und ursprünglich erhalten. Man sagt sich, dass die Familie Navi den reissenden Sturzbach zu Herstellung von Seide verwendet haben. Erwähnenswert sind die Kirche San Giorgio mit interessanten Fresken, die Kirche Madonna Immacolata im Teilort Sparese und die Kirche San Rocco. Oberhalb des Ortes befindet sich die Kapelle St. Giorgio. Diese wurde schon oft wieder aufgebaut, umgewidmet und vergrößert. Was ihr eine bewegte Geschichte bescheinigt. Est kürzlich wurden die Wandbilder restauriert, diese zeigen u.a. den Heiligen Geist und die Jungfrau Maria mit dem Kinde. In der Nähe befindet sich noch eine schöne Klosteranlage. Es handelt sich hierbei um die interessante Abtei Abazzia Piona.

Ich bin auf meiner Radtour von Rom nach Gera in Dorio durchgekommen. Dabei entstand nach einem regnerischen Vormittag diese, wie ich finde, schöne Aufnahme. Von dort aus bin ich dann weiter nach St. Moritz gefahren. Aber vielleicht hätte ich noch länger in Dorio bleiben sollen. Die Route und weitere Bilder meiner Tour sind hier zu finden.

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Mont Aiguille Chichilianne

Mont Aiguille ChichilianneMont Aiguille

Bei einer Radtour im französichen Jura während der Tour de France habe ich das Foto von dem imposanten Bergmassiv Mont Aiguille gemacht.

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Grand Lac de Laffrey

Grand Lac de Laffrey

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Lago Di Como

Der Comersee gehört zu den schönsten Seen Europas. Viele Urlauber freuen sich auf die zahlreichen Sehenswürdigkeiten, schätzen komfortable Ferienwohnungen und genießen die unvergleichliche Atmosphäre im Norden Italiens. Zu den Publikumsmagneten am Lago di Como gehören Bellagio, Varenna, Tremezzo und Menaggio. Rund um das ‚Goldene Dreieck‘ pulsiert das Leben. Sehenswert ist selbstverständlich ein Besuch in Como und Lecco, den beiden größten Städten am Comer See. Der Norden bietet neben viel Sport eine atemberaubende Natur.

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how to travel for free

You can travel the world for less money than you spend each month to fill up your gas tank.
Photo by Gina

World travel is cheap and easy. In fact, with a little practice and effort, you can travel the world for free.

The idea that travel is expensive and difficult is bullshit peddled by tour companies, hotel chains and corporate media.

The tourism industry wants you to buy cruise packages and stay at all-inclusive resorts.

They want you to choose a travel experience the same way you would choose a new jacket at the mall. They want your Credit Card number.

The tourism industry doesn’t want me to reveal the simple secrets of free travel, but I’m going to share them with you anyway.

It can be scary to venture into the world with nothing more than optimism and good-will, but personal freedom begins with a leap of faith.

1. Embrace the Simple Joy of Travel
The joy of new experience is the most wonderful thing about travel – and new experiences are free.

Travel frees you from the grind of daily routine. You will explore new places, meet new people, try new foods and learn things about the world – and yourself – that you never imagined were possible.

The joy of new experience is the most wonderful thing about travel – and new experiences are free. Walk the streets of a city. Stop and chat with a local. People watch in a public park. Climb to the top of a hill and watch the sun set over the ocean.

The simple joy of being in a new place is just a matter of…wait for it…going someplace new. No tour package required.

2. Keep Your Needs To A Minimum

The modern American economy is built on the false premise that people need to buy new goods and services all the time. Again, I call bullshit.

People need fresh air, healthy food, clean water, exercise, creative stimulation, companionship, self-esteem and a safe place to sleep.

All of these things are simple to obtain. Most of them are free.

For fresh air, go outside. For exercise, take a walk. For creative stimulation, go somewhere new. For companionship, make a friend. For self esteem, turn off your TV, breathe deep and open your spirit to the basic goodness of the world.

Things like food and shelter are much cheaper once you get outside the United States. See # 5 below for ways to obtain food and shelter for free.

3. Go Slow
Cambodian Coast . photo by Ryan Libre

If you live in New York and want to take a 2 week vacation to Africa, it will be very difficult (though not impossible, see number eight) to travel for free.

Indeed, as long as you believe that time is money, you will spend money all the time.

Time is not money. Time is free. You have all the time in the world.

Instead of buying a plane ticket, catch a ride out West, or remodel an old sailboat, or just hop on your bike and ride away from town. The slower you travel, the less money you will spend.

4. Leave Your Possessions and Obsessions Behind

When you travel, you don’t need to pay rent. You don’t need a car. You don’t need an oven, a washer-dryer, electricity, Cable TV, a gym membership, a sofa and loveseat or a closet full of clothes.

You don’t need a suit and tie to wear to your job because you don’t need a job. You don’t need to worry about paying the bills, because there are no bills to pay.

You are free.

5. Trust People and you will Receive Free Food and Lodging

Many people are willing to open their homes to travelers. Chip in with a few chores, and they will give you a free meal, too.

CouchSurfing and WWOOF are two phenomenal online networks that help travelers connect with local hosts. CouchSurfing members are willing to give travelers a place to sleep for a night or two. WWOOF connects travelers with organic farmers who want to trade room and board for an extra hand.

Many members of both CouchSurfing and WWOOF are seeking an alternative to high-impact consumer culture.

6. Learn a Useful Craft or Skill

If you have a skill, such as cooking, animal husbandry, massage, musical ability or basic carpentry, you can barter for free food and accommodation as you travel.

The slower you travel, the easier it will be to work out a mutually beneficial arrangement with a local community or host.

Universally appreciated skills like cooking are best, though niche skills that are in high demand, like website design, are also useful. Native English speakers can often travel the world for free by teaching language classes in each destination they visit.

The slower you travel, the easier it will be to work out a mutually beneficial arrangement with a local community or host.

7. Get Out of the City

Although it’s possible to travel for free in a big city, it’s damn difficult. Cities are built on money, and necessities like fresh air, clean water and a safe place to sleep are difficult to come by in cities.

Go to the country, where people are more relaxed, food is plentiful and there’s ample room for one traveler to lay out her sleeping bag under the stars.

8. Find A Job You Love That Entails Travel

If you need an income in order to pay off loans or support a child, find a job that calls for extensive travel. There are millions of jobs available in the global economy that demand travel.

Of course, some jobs are easier to love than others, and much work that involves travel also involves the destruction of local ecosystems and traditional ways of life. Avoid unethical work if at all possible – it is bad for your health and worse for your soul.

For job ideas, check out the Travel and Adventure jobs section here at the Traveler’s Notebook.

9. Embrace Serendipity

Traveling the world for free requires a blend of advance planning and the willingness to seize opportunities and go with the flow.

Does your new CouchSurfing friend want company for a drive across the country? Grab your pack and ride along! Does an organic farm in Thailand need a farm sitter for the rainy season? Get in touch with Christian Shearer!

As Kurt Vonnegut wrote, “Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.”

Go Dancing.

What are your tips for cheap or free round the world travel? Share in the comments!



Fotoausstellung von Martin Roemers

Im Berliner Willy Brandt Haus ist zurzeit die Ausstellung ‘Relikte des Kalten Kriegs’ von Martin Roemers zu sehen:

Fotoausstellung: 11.11.2009 – 15.01.2010

Martin Roemers “Relikte des Kalten Krieges”

Der Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus e.V. präsentiert die Fotoausstellung “Relikte des Kalten Krieges” des Fotografen Martin Roemers. Der Kalte Krieg ist vorbei – doch seine Zeichen gibt es noch. Vierzig Jahre lang teilte der Eiserne Vorhang die Länder Europas in Ost und West, wurden Atombunker errichtet, Waffenarsenale angelegt, probte man den Ernstfall.

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