Archive | February, 2011

Dissatisfaction sells

28 Feb

As I walk through the crowd on the International Tourism Fair in Belgrade I can feel the dissatisfaction in the air. It is thick and  soggy and foul–like everything else around us, and therefore invisible.

Why do people want to travel somewhere else, lured by fancy offers of colorful prospects and forced smiles of tourist agency staff? Because they’re happy? Or because they are not?

We don’t have a home. We don’t belong. We’re outcasts in our own houses in our own countries. So we’re looking out to the world and hoping we can remedy our depression by taking a break in a colorful, unknown land among strangers and free of duties. We call it vacation. But vacations don’t bring us home, they don’t make us happy.

Turist fairs wouldn’t attract anyone, if people were content. When people are connected to their environment and their neighbours they don’t want to go for a “vacation”. Their home is a vacation. Travelling is done only out of need or duty. But today everything is topsy-turvy, because dissatisfaction sells well, and happiness doesn’t.

Next time you decide to go for a vacation think: why are you going anywhere and why wouldn’t you make your entire life a vacation? Why not? Life is full of opportunities, we just have to allow them to become reality.

 

Predpomladna vitaminska bomba

15 Feb

Skoraj teden dni sem že doma na Primorskem. Čudil sem se, kako to, da ni nobenih divjih rastlinic, saj jih je bilo lani v tem času že obilo. Zadnja dva dni je deževalo in, glej ga zlomka, rastlinice so pokukale na dan!

V petnajstih minutah sprehoda sem nabral nekaj pesti penuše, malo škrbinke, regrata, zvezdice, kopriv in divjega drobnjaka. Premamil me je tudi šipek in iz vsega skupaj sem sestavil božansko, pravzaprav še zimsko divjo solato.

Recept gre nekako takole …
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100% natural way to eat

11 Feb

I educate, I raise awareness, I break paradigms, and  I MAKE YOU LAUGH! 🙂

Tako sem bogat, da si lahko privoščim biti reven

11 Feb

Maj. Divji šparglji so na sporedu vsak drugi dan. Petsto devet gramov na kosilo. Naberem jih v šestindvajsetih minutah na sprehodu do vrta. Koliko stanejo v trgovini? Sto gramov je pet celih triinštirideset evrov. Mesečno pojem za štiristo štirinajst evrov špargljev. Bogat sem!

Februar. Kongres prostovoljstva. Povejo mi, da biti prostovoljec pomeni izražati notranje bogastvo. Prostovoljec si že s tremi urami prostovoljnega dela tedensko. Dotlej mi nihče ni povedal, da se temu, kar počnem že od devetnajstega leta, reče prostovoljstvo. Niti ne pomisliš, ko pa je tega povprečno triindvajset ur in sedemnajst minut na teden. Bogat sem!

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Clean up Moldova on the way …

2 Feb

I travel. I travel for a reason. And that reason is always cool!

This time I made it to Moldova, or Moldavia, a country at brink of the Eastern Europe, boardering with Ukraine and Romania.

They’re cleaning their country on the 16th of April 2011. Amazing enthusiastic young people are making a difference. I am honoured to be here now that the project is being launched!

Yei!