23 signs you were born (privileged enough) to travel

0. No man, company, institution or government owns your freedom.1. You’re not a stateless person and own a passport. You’re allowed to obtain your own passport from your government without needing permission from a male family member. You can travel as a single individual. Your government allows its citizens to travel internationally.2. That passport is a useful passport of a nation-state with (good) diplomatic relations with the outside world. You can travel to some neighboring countries on that passport without needing a visa for everything.3. There’s no need with your passport to cross borders illegally by swimming through rivers, climbing 6m high fences or digging tunnels.4. You can cross an official border without hours of interrogation included, because of stupid assumptions from your appearance about your religion, sexual orientation, class, marital status, political affiliation, etc. what not.5. You don’t get “randomly” picked out of the line at any border crossing 10 out of 10 times for a pat-down or extra luggage-check… Read more >

Wish Tree

I’m not the superstitious kind, but I do love #wishtrees every now and then. When walking around at the archaeological site of Göbekli Tepe (close to #Şanlıurfa in #Turkey) I found one and did what anyone in need of a portion of good luck would do: get a piece of fabric, tie it somewhere on Read more >