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Sydney, Australia

To run, don’t follow
Lead a life the best we know
Let’s talk about an independent stand
Let’s talk about freeform thought
It’s not about living under command
So don’t get caught
I get knocked down and then I get back up
Live your heart and never follow!
Hot Water Music

To travel is always on my mind. Can’t help it. It’s been almost a year now that I boarded a plane to Australia to document the elopement / wedding of Petra & Roman in Palm Beach and ever since returning to Germany I felt my heart longing to return to that place I fell in love with. Sydney, or to be more precise, Bondi Beach took my heart by storm. Sitting on the rocks, watching the waves crashing in and the surfers enjoying life and using nature’s energy to ride the waves made me feel alive. I remember that one morning in particular: I was just having breakfast on the beach and was enjoying the beautiful sunset over Bondi when several close friends started replying to a selfie (one of the rare ones I take) on Facebook, telling me I look almost ten years younger. And yes, that’s how I was feeling. The same day or the day after I got myself a new skateboard. I haven’t been on a board since forever or at least ten to fifteen years, but I felt like I wanted to go skating the streets. Pure fun.

The idea of taking surfing lessons fell through due to my decision to get my hand tattooed, but that leaves me with nothing else to do but to sooner or later return to Bondi to go surfing there. Smart, right? Added this to my bucket list.

So, like I said, almost a year has passed and going through these photos Fernweh took control of me. Of course it did. What was I thinking that it wouldn’t? The past week I’ve been touring with German singer / songwriter Matze Rossi and listening to his songs night after night and hearing him talk about how to always follow your heart when making decision, I can tell you one thing: if, after seeing these photos, you feel like you want to go surfing, skateboarding, traveling, whatever else, don’t hesitate. Life is about living, so don’t wait.

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