One of the goals of our journey is to get to know other places, people and cultures. Right now, we mainly get to know other places. It is tougher than expected to meet local people and their traditions.
Here on the Croatian island Krk, for example, wild camping is forbidden. There is no agritourismo like in Italy, i.e. local farmers that rent their place out and cook authentic meals for their guests. So we mostly check into camping sites. We have the choice between small, family led camping sites and the big camping chains that offer all conveniences. Here, Luca and Lou are more likely to find other children to play with. Or they have playgrounds, pools and other activities that are interesting for them – which gives Marian and me some space for ourselves and some time to work. When you are so close to each other all of the time, these moments are pure gold! The contact with locals, of course, equals zero. Big camping sites are Little Germany at that time of the year. Which makes us ask ourselves whether we are really traveling the world or just making a very prolonged holiday.
Right now, it feels like the latter. I sit here with my latte macchiato with a splendid view of the calm sea. Instead of feeling guilty, I consciously decide to enjoy this to the max. There will be other countries, other seasons and other opportunities to feel closer to land and people.
Karin und Marian