2016-07-18 Aratu, Brazil / Small Big Adventure / Kleines Großes Abenteuer / Pequena Grande Aventura / Pequeña Gran Aventura

We woke up and immediately started to clean the sailing boat the best way possible, packed our personal stuff and waited for Juliano. Juliano arrived on time, as if he knew exactly how much time we needed. Alexandre did not want to participate in the handing over and left with the service boat to the ...

2016-07-17 Salvador, Brazil / Sunset / Sonnenuntergang / Por do Sol / Por do Sol

Already yesterday, Alexandre had been complaining about the shifts and had been complaining about having had the worse shift of the early morning shifts, the time from 00:00 hours to 03:00 hours. I had understood already yesterday what he was actually aiming at, sleep and so I had been so kind again last night to ...

2016-07-16 Aracaju, Brazil / Full Moon / Vollmond / Lua Cheia / Luna Llena

Alexandre was complaining about the shifts and was complaining about having had the worse shift of the early morning shifts, the time from 00:00 hours to 03:00 hours. If he considered the time from 03:00 hours to 06:00 hours better shift of the early morning shifts, I understood what he was actually aiming at, sleep ...

2016-07-15 Maceio, Brazil / Into the Night / In die Nacht Hinein / Noite Adentro / Hacia la Noche

Last night when our taxi boat had dropped us off at the sailing boat, I had lost my only pair of glasses, which meant that I had to go back to the shopping or find a pharmacy close to the Iate Clube to buy a new pair because I was blind to short distance. We ...

2016-07-14 Maceio, Brazil / Small Talk / Smalltalk / Bate-Papo / Charla

Part of the preparations of my professor Alexandre for our small big adventure had been establishing contact with a group of sailors who had left Natal direction Salvador just a few days before us. Alexandre is part of a Brazilian wide sailor group who exchange information via Whatsapp and this was where he had met ...

2016-07-13 Santo Alexio, Brazil / Pilot Whale / Grindwal / Baleia-Piloto / Ballena Piloto

The way from Natal to Recife had been the most difficult part of our small big adventure due to the geographical circumstances and the orientation of the wind. We had to sail exactly into the direction of the wind, which means we had to move the sailing boat on a zigzag course to make progress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KByypEvq54 As ...

2016-07-12 Recife, Brazil / Motivation / Motivation / Motivaçao / Motivacion

Having had my first hours steering last night I understood why I had not been feeling well yesterday before departure. Having had his intense struggle and fight against the wind last night I understood why my sailing professor Alexandre had not been feeling well yesterday before departure. But it got worse and Alexandre became really demotivated ...

2016-07-10 Natal, Brazil / Departure / Abreise / Partida / Partida

My life was changing again, my project was definitely not going ahead and I was definitely not going to Rio de Janeiro, I was definitely not going to live in my small beach house anymore, I was definitely going to live in the apartment of the mother of my baby Matilda. The mother of my daughter had decided to ...

2017-07-06 Sao Paulo, Brazil / Best day of your Life / Bester Tag deines Lebens / Melhor dia da sua Vida / Mejor dia de tu Vida

So if it is not about your guests, and it is about you, why is it not the most important day of your life? Because it is a moment. It is a 5 or 6 hour long party and usually a 12-16 hour long day. All you hear from brides that went through it is how ...

2018-07-03 Shannon Falls, Canada / Here in the Now / Hier im Jetzt / Aqui no Agora / Aquí en el Ahora

What does it feel like to be present? To be here in the now and to fully experiencing this moment. Free from any weight of the past or any anticipation of the future. Just free. Free to realize that only you can control how you feel. About anything. Free to see things for what they are ...

2016-07-02 New York, USA / Never Again / Nie Wieder / Nunca Mais / Nunca Más

Elie Wiesel was a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor of the humanities at Boston University (which created the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies in his honor), political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. At age 15 Elie Wiesel with his family, along with the rest of the town's Jewish population, were placed in one of the two confinement ...

2007-06-29 AllOver, USA / iPhone / ichTelefoniere / euChamo / yoLlamo

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The iPhone, the first smartphone model designed and marketed by Apple was introduced in the United States on June 29th, 2007. Thousands of people were reported to have waited outside Apple and AT&T retail stores days before the device's launch; with many stores reporting stock shortages within an hour. The original iPhone was described as revolutionary for ...

1997-06-28 Las Vegas, USA / Bite Me / Beiß Mich / Me Morde / Muérdeme

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Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II was a professional boxing match contested on June 28th, 1997 for the WBA Heavyweight Championship. It achieved notoriety as one of the most bizarre fights in boxing history, after Tyson bit off part of Holyfield's ear. Tyson was disqualified from the match and lost his boxing license, though it was later ...

1991-06-21 Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Hot Dog Special / Fleischrolle Spezial / Salsicha Especial / Salchicha especial

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A Frikandel is a Dutch and Belgian snack, a sort of minced-meat hot dog. Some say it was first made by Gerrit de Vries in Dordrecht in 1954, when a law prevented him from selling his product as a meatball. De Vries changed the name and shape instead of the recipe. Others say it was created ...

2015-06-13 Natal, Brazil / Saint John the Baptist / Johannes der Täufer / São João / Juan el Bautista

Festa Junina, also known as festa de São João for their part in celebrating the nativity of St. John the Baptist, are the anual Brazilian celebrations historically related to European Midsummer that take place in the beginning of the Brazilian winter. As Northeastern Brazil is largely arid or semi-arid these popular festivals not only coincide with ...

2015-06-07 Ponta Negra, Brazil / In the (last) Moment / Im (letzten) Augenblick / No (último) Momento / En el (último) Momento

Life exists only in the moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal, for the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever ... ... You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you can not be, for ...

1989-05-21 Dunns River Falls, Ocho Rios, Jamaika / Mango Tree / Mango Baum / Mangueira / Árbol de mango

Ursula Andress became famous as Honey Ryder, a shell diver and James Bond's woman of desire in Dr. No (1962), the first Bond movie. In what became an iconic moment in cinematic and fashion history, she rose out of the Caribbean Sea at the Dunn's River Falls near Ocho Rios, Jamaica in a white bikini sporting ...

2011-05-07 Gstaad, Switzerland / Life Artist / Der Lebenskünstler / Artista da Vida / Artista de la Vida

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Gunter Sachs was a German photographer, author, Rosenberg student, and industrialist. As a young man he became a sportsman, gained international fame as a documentary film-maker, documentary photographer, and third husband of Brigitte Bardot. A playboy in his early years, Sachs was romantically linked to the former Iranian empress Soraya Esfandiary. He married three times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlUjA0iAILM His first wife, Anne-Marie Faure, died in 1958 during ...

Lone Traveler / Einsamer Reisender / Viajante Solitário / Viajero Solitario

I am truly a lone traveler and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NjwrWVCdYg How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each ...

2012-03-11 Natal, Brazil / Hold Me, Love Me / Halt Mich, Lieb Mich / Me Segure, Me Ame / Abrazame, Amame

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Have you hugged your child lately? It is most important to show a hugging Love for your child ... not from a distance, not by words only, but love with a hug. Your Love gives your child the foundation of self-confidence, helps your child to view itself positively and try new things, knowing that your Love ...

1994-03-09 Los Angeles, USA / Notes of a Dirty Old Man / Notizen eines schmutzigen alten Mannes / Anotações de um Velho Sujo / Notas de un viejo sucio

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If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. If you're going to try, go all the way. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could ...

This is my Paradise / Das ist mein Paradies / Esse é meu Paraíso / Este es mi Paraíso

Paradise is a metaphysical place in which existence is positive harmonious and eternal; in contrast to the miseries of normal existence, in paradise there is only peace, prosperity, and happiness. Getting there is not exactly the easiest thing, but it is worth the journey. It is a place of contentment, often described as a higher place, ...

2012-02-26 Miami, USA / Justifiably take Life / Zu Recht das Leben Nehmen / Tirar a vida com Razão / Tomar la vida con Razón

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Is killing ever justifiable? Are all lives equal? When exactly is it 'Okay' to kill someone? There is no correct answer. Beliefs, ethics, and morals vary from person to person. I hope all people understand all life is precious and significant, even if the life is a spider. Killing for domination, and ultimately for survival, is partly ...