Wanderlust on Monday: 26 Years of Traveling the World

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Wanderlust / Zen World

GuntherHoltorf4Dear friends,

At the moment I’m writing this post, I’m with my feet up in the air. Literally.

Okay, just my left leg and it’s not for a glamorous reason, but for a medical one. During the weekend I hit my ankle so bad, that now it’s swollen and under a ton of ice. My little one caught a cold and sneezes every two seconds and our nanny called in sick today as well.

What a great way to start a new week, wouldn’t you say?

But here’s the thing: I am not sad, not blue and certainly not upset. In fact, I’m in a really good mood. Just before writing this post, my little one and I had tea and cake in our improvised teashop. Early in the morning, we had a painting/ drawing session and made something pretty for our dear friend, Medine, who’s celebrating her birthday today. By any means:

We’re trying to make the most and the best out of our “sick” day together.

Sometimes we just have to accept what is given to us and see the bright side of every day. Which brings me to today’s post. Since today I am mostly hanging out in my bed, I had enough time to go through my favourite websites and check out what’s new and beautiful in the world. That’s how I came across this amazing couple who has been traveling the world for the last 26 years.


Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine, wanted to spend 18 months in the African countryside, but one place led to another and so, the initially planned trip developed into a continuos journey around the world. And all this time, “Otto”, the couple’s Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen, was their loyal traveling companion.

Words can barely describe the adventure, the excitement and the overall beauty of this journey of nearly 885.000 km, across 6 continents & 177 countries, in the span of 26 years.

Can you imagine yourself traveling the world for more than two decades? Can you picture yourself constantly on the road, discovering cultures, people and amazing places from the moment you wake up, until the sun goes down again? Now that’s what I call an incredible adventure!

Wishing you a beautiful day ahead,
Bianca Zen 2

*All images by Gunther Holtorf via mymodernmet







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