Local Heart, Global Soul

July 3, 2016

This Post Epitomises How I Think All travels Should Be…

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

We may soon to be one Member State shorter in the European Union, but meanwhile back on the Continent, border controls continue more or less as usual.

One of the thing that I adore about the Schengen Agreement is the fact that you can find yourself on a little road somewhere and in the blink of an eye, be in another country.

Himself always looks at me strangely when I express wonder at this, yet again, because he has grown up with this as a normal concept.

People from Island nations, like me find it wondrous because we always associate going “abroad” with “going overseas” … as in, literally going over sea or in New Zealand’s case a twelve hour flight across a seriously large body of water such as the Pacific Ocean to find one of your “nearest” neighbours.

When I arrived in the Netherlands I was continually using the phrase ” going overseas” to describe visits to Belgium, France and Germany and it took a while before ” abroad” felt natural. This post epitomises how I think all travels should be, all countries such good friends and equal partners regardless of size that boarder posts are not required. We turn a corner on a tiny German back road and a find a simple sign announces that we have now arrived in Luxemburg: Our adventures continue…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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