Now we are real Los Angelinos. We rent a storage!
It seems to me that one step to become a Los Angelino is to own a storage with a bunch of boxes and garbage that you don’t even remember. While everybody comes to LA to move on and up most people have a problem to let go. While reaching to the stars they are bugged down by the ballast of their past.
Let’s wait and see what will happen to us.
I spent some time to research how to access our Netflix account from outside the US using VPN servers. Very interesting from a strategic point of view. But then again: Why? Wasn’t the trip all about shaking it up and moving on?
Our cat Mittens moved to our friends Carsten, Colette and their son Simon. Anticipating that Nadine and I will be stressed out and not paying enough attention to her until our departure in 2 weeks she decided to move her belongings today. From her new home she will follow our travel blog while enjoying the comfortable life in Southern California. We are happy that she found such great hosts! And she made already a new friend!
We applied for membership at Servas today.
Servas is a worldwide cooperative cultural exchange network established in 1948 and composed of member hosts and travelers working together to foster peace, goodwill and mutual respect. Servas seeks to realize these aims by providing opportunities for person-to-person contacts between people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Servas’ mission includes providing approved US and international travelers with opportunities to be guests of Servas member hosts around the world.
We are looking forward to meeting Servas members along the way and to participate in the life and work of our hosts and local communities.
We built this web site as our virtual home while we give up our brick and mortar home during our travel. This will be the place where our friends can visit us, stay in contact and exchange experiences. A home is always an expression of it’s owners. So how do we design our new place? What do we carry into it? What defines us?