Journeys

Even though just travelling around does not give you such deep insides like you might get when living in a foreign country, but it still is really inspiring. By travelling you can disconnect yourself from your daily routines. You suddenly might find yourself in unpredictable situations. Sometimes you might not even know where you will sleep the next night or what you will eat next. All you have is the moment you are living in and you have to be open and adaptable to get the best out of it. The aim of travelling is less the destination but the journey itself
Both of us love travelling and our whole relationship till now has been one great journey, full of surprises and adventures. Even though we will have to be a little bit more careful in the future when we will have to take care of our child while travelling, it will still be an important part of our lives.
So in this chapter we want to share with you our travel-dreams that we managed to realize together.



In Venezuela

We met in Venezuela and therefore it also was the first country where we traveled together. Hudie took Hanaffan by the hand and showed him parts of the country even she did not know by then.
On our first trip we went straight down south to the Amazonas state of Venezuela. Sadly at that time Hanaffan still rejected taking photos and therefore we do not have anything to document this marvelous trip. But from then on Hudie would do what ever she could to introduce her country to Hanaffan, when he came to visit her. A country with so many different faces and amazing people. Here you can find everything form desert to high mountains, form jungle to white-sand beaches. And people whose ancestors come form all parts of the world.
Want to see more? Then join us travelling in Veenzuela.

In Venezuela

We met in Venezuela and therefore it also was the first country where we traveled together. Hudie took Hanaffan by the hand and showed him parts of the country even she did not know by then.
On our first trip we went straight down south to the Amazonas state of Venezuela. Sadly at that time Hanaffan still rejected taking photos and therefore we do not have anything to document this marvelous trip. But from then on Hudie would do what ever she could to introduce her country to Hanaffan, when he came to visit her. A country with so many different faces and amazing people. Here you can find everything form desert to high mountains, form jungle to white-sand beaches. And people whose ancestors come form all parts of the world.
Want to see more? Then join us travelling in Veenzuela.



In Germany

Next country we traveled together was Germany. Now it was time for Hanaffan to show Hudie where he comes from.
Though Germany can not offer the natural diversity as we found it in Venezuela, it still has its own charm. One of the most beautiful things for people coming from tropical countries is to have four clearly distinctive seasons with the different lifestyles connected to them: blooming flowers in spring, heat in the summer, colourful leafs in autumn and snow in winter.
Another really typical thing for Germany that people become aware of quite soon when visiting is that everything seems to be in order. This can be positive, when you think about public transportation, where a delay of 15 minutes seems to be unacceptable or when you see how clean everything is. Also can you find a lot of historic places in Germany, from the old Romans up to leftover damages from the second world war.
But come and see yourself!

In Germany

Next country we traveled together was Germany. Now it was time for Hanaffan to show Hudie where he comes from.
Though Germany can not offer the natural diversity as we found it in Venezuela, it still has its own charm. One of the most beautiful things for people coming from tropical countries is to have four clearly distinctive seasons with the different lifestyles connected to them: blooming flowers in spring, heat in the summer, colourful leafs in autumn and snow in winter.
Another really typical thing for Germany that people become aware of quite soon when visiting is that everything seems to be in order. This can be positive, when you think about public transportation, where a delay of 15 minutes seems to be unacceptable or when you see how clean everything is. Also can you find a lot of historic places in Germany, from the old Romans up to leftover damages from the second world war.
But come and see yourself!



From Joburg to Bilibiza

The first time we did this journey, it was also the first big dream that we managed to achieve together. Hanaffan, since he had been working in Bilibiza in 2005, was always longing to go back to Bilibiza. Hudie on the other side always wanted to go to Africa, as she feels that this is where her culture is rooted.
So finally in 2013, after having been separated for two years, Hanaffan working in China and Hudie in Venezuela, we managed to meet in South Africa and traveled all the way up to Bilibiza in North-Mozambique. Since then we have been there a second time in 2015, travelling the same route and further developed our big dream for the future, which is to one day start a permacultural farm in Mozambique.
It is an incredible route to travel, because this two countries couldn’t be more different. South Africa, one of the most developed countries in Africa, producing everything it needs by itself. And Mozambique, one of the poorest countries and totally dependent on other countries. But have a look yourself.

From Joburg to Bilibiza

The first time we did this journey, it was also the first big dream that we managed to achieve together. Hanaffan, since he had been working in Bilibiza in 2005, was always longing to go back to Bilibiza. Hudie on the other side always wanted to go to Africa, as she feels that this is where her culture is rooted.
So finally in 2013, after having been separated for two years, Hanaffan working in China and Hudie in Venezuela, we managed to meet in South Africa and traveled all the way up to Bilibiza in North-Mozambique. Since then we have been there a second time in 2015, travelling the same route and further developed our big dream for the future, which is to one day start a permacultural farm in Mozambique.
It is an incredible route to travel, because this two countries couldn’t be more different. South Africa, one of the most developed countries in Africa, producing everything it needs by itself. And Mozambique, one of the poorest countries and totally dependent on other countries. But have a look yourself.



From China to Germany

This journey was one of the bigger dreams that we managed make reality. We were talking about it for quite some time before the day came and we actually started. It is always easy to talk about the things one wants to do, but when at gets to the point of really doing something you suddenly realize what it really means to do it.
So was it with us. One week before we started hitch-hicking in direction west we suddenly started thinking about the things that might go wrong on this way. Some fear came up. Especially Hanaffan became quite concerned about our safety. Fear is the first reason that stops us from doing things. Luckily it did not stop us and we just did it. Instead of staying at home or taking a plane we did one of the most unforgettable journeys ever, even though we had to skip a few countries due to visa and time problems.
Besides the personal experience each of us gained through this trip, it also deepened our relationship, because you have to be able to count on each other, trust each other and especially accept each other if you want to do such a trip together. Otherwise a trip like this would be impossible together.
So come with us and meet some incredible people.

From China to Germany

This journey was one of the bigger dreams that we managed make reality. We were talking about it for quite some time before the day came and we actually started. It is always easy to talk about the things one wants to do, but when at gets to the point of really doing something you suddenly realize what it really means to do it.
So was it with us. One week before we started hitch-hicking in direction west we suddenly started thinking about the things that might go wrong on this way. Some fear came up. Especially Hanaffan became quite concerned about our safety. Fear is the first reason that stops us from doing things. Luckily it did not stop us and we just did it. Instead of staying at home or taking a plane we did one of the most unforgettable journeys ever, even though we had to skip a few countries due to visa and time problems.
Besides the personal experience each of us gained through this trip, it also deepened our relationship, because you have to be able to count on each other, trust each other and especially accept each other if you want to do such a trip together. Otherwise a trip like this would be impossible together.
So come with us and meet some incredible people.



In China

Though it was never really our dream to end up in China, it was our dream to live together in a neutral place, is to say not in Venezuela and not in Germany. A place where we both would have to start make friends and where we both are equally away from our family. And here we are, maybe it is not our dream country to live, but the way of life it offers us gives us enough time to keep on traveling, to work here on Aicando.org, to have a child and to keep on travelling. So we also get to know this huge country better and better.
There might be a lot of things people from “the west” are not used to here, but there is a lot to discover. Here it is not just a difference of stages of development as you can find in other countries that stood under the colonial influence of Europe for long enough time to share similar ways of thinking. It can be really fascinating to see how different people can act in similar situations.
And of course history. If you like history, here in China you will find a lot of sights that should be of big interest for you.
But come with us and have a look.

In China

Though it was never really our dream to end up in China, it was our dream to live together in a neutral place, is to say not in Venezuela and not in Germany. A place where we both would have to start make friends and where we both are equally away from our family. And here we are, maybe it is not our dream country to live, but the way of life it offers us gives us enough time to keep on traveling, to work here on Aicando.org, to have a child and to keep on travelling. So we also get to know this huge country better and better.
There might be a lot of things people from “the west” are not used to here, but there is a lot to discover. Here it is not just a difference of stages of development as you can find in other countries that stood under the colonial influence of Europe for long enough time to share similar ways of thinking. It can be really fascinating to see how different people can act in similar situations.
And of course history. If you like history, here in China you will find a lot of sights that should be of big interest for you.
But come with us and have a look.