Featured Posts

A Quarter of my Story - Olympic AddictionA Quarter of my Story - Olympic Addiction I felt like crying. The printout in my hands told me exactly what the screen was showing the past five minutes I had been staring at it. It was a dream come true, almost. Alas it had not come true, yet....

Read more

Intercultural Understanding - A Weekend in FranceIntercultural Understanding - A Weekend in France As I had promised in my previous entry, this will be the first post with more than one picture in it, in order to share a few impressions of a weekend trip to France. But before getting there, let me...

Read more

A Quarter of my Story - Facing FutureA Quarter of my Story - Facing Future Well well. I have shared with you some of the stories that have contributed to create ol' freaky me and you have had the possibility (regardless whether you did or not) to find out a bit about my life,...

Read more

A Quarter of my Story - What I learnt so farA Quarter of my Story - What I learnt so far Me - Picture Copyright elladon.com Turning a quarter century this February made me re-realise I'm not getting younger. I don't feel 'old', but friends start to marry and think of children, other think...

Read more

A Quarter of my Story - A Taste of NowA Quarter of my Story - A Taste of Now In my entry "A quarter of my story - What I learnt so far" I wrote about some of the unique experiences I was able to make during the short 25 years' of my life and I wrote about that life changing trip...

Read more

  • Prev
  • Next

Olympic Addiction – Route to Beijing

Posted on : 10-02-2013 | By : diazan | In : about diazan.com

0

After spending some beautiful days and finally getting to know my goddaughter (uber-gorgeous) a few months ago, I took a train and left to Holland for a great time. No matter where and how long I had been travelling, the printout I talked about during my previous post, was most of the time with me. It is no identification or ticket, but a personal link to the XXIX. Summer Olympic Games in London – more information to come.

Talking about Summer Olympics reminds me of the time between the closing ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and the day a dream would come true in Summer 2008. Four years might seem like a long long period of time to prepare for my dream to be part of Summer Olympics, even as a spectator. Alas, it was not.

A Quarter of my Story – Olympic Addiction

Posted on : 24-04-2012 | By : diazan | In : around the world

0

I felt like crying. The printout in my hands told me exactly what the screen was showing the past five minutes I had been staring at it. It was a dream come true, almost. Alas it had not come true, yet. Furthermore, at that moment I was not even sure how I would be able to handle it. The only thing I knew was, I had to do it. You know, there are times when a man has to do what a man has to do.

For all of you who don’t know me yet, my name is Andrés and I am running this blog. This is my story about a dream I have dared dreaming: Being part of the Summer Olympics once in my lifetime.

Intercultural Understanding – A Weekend in France

Posted on : 14-04-2012 | By : diazan | In : around the world, France, intercultural understanding

0

As I had promised in my previous entry, this will be the first post with more than one picture in it, in order to share a few impressions of a weekend trip to France. But before getting there, let me recap why I decided to go there, at all.

A friend of my mom, and as such, of our family, was getting married this March and invited to his wedding, which would take place in a small village called Rembercourt-Sommaisne in the North-East of France. A wedding being a call you should follow (as long as you like the people getting married), we, my mother, my brother and his girlfriend, drove all the way from Nürnberg to – no offence - the middle of nowhere .

Intercultural Understanding – In Mood for France

Posted on : 07-04-2012 | By : diazan | In : about diazan.com, around the world, intercultural understanding

2

You might remember the line about travelling over one hundred countries and filling that passport of yours with stamps and visas which I had mentioned in my previous entry, but have you ever considered the possibility of doing that yourself? Could you imagine what it would mean in terms of cultural and life experiences to travel that many countries in a lifetime?

A Quarter of my Story – Facing Future

Posted on : 01-04-2012 | By : diazan | In : about diazan.com

0

Well well. I have shared with you some of the stories that have contributed to create ol’ freaky me and you have had the possibility (regardless whether you did or not) to find out a bit about my life, as it is these days.

Now that you are aware of the influences of my past and the path I’m taking today there’s still one part I’ve kept hidden from you: my future. Don’t get me wrong. Neither do I believe in fortune telling nor too much in fate or destiny. I’d rather believe that we’re building our future with every step we make, with every decision we take instead of being puppets in a show: I do think we are all able to change our stars.