Splette's Travel Blog


This figure depicts the two ends of a sausage

Fig. 1: Sausage with two ends

As we say in Germany: “Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei“. Literally: Everything has an end, only the sausage has two. (If this doesn’t make much sense to you, check out this educational video about German sausage culture and humor.)

Until now, this journey was open-ended, only limited by my motivation and bank account balance. This has changed a few days ago when I decided to attend (and bought the ticket for) the creative arts festival OFFF in Barcelona in May 2012. It would be too expensive to fly from South America to Barcelona just for the three days of the festival. Therefore, I decided that this will mark the end of my trip. Time- and location-wise, I am about halfway there. My upcoming (and ever-changing) plans include two days in Panama, a month in Colombia (incl. a Spanish course) and four weeks of traveling through Ecuador and Peru with my temporary travel companion Wolle from Germany. After that I might continue to Bolivia and Chile, possibly fly home to Germany for Christmas via Mexico (which I skipped on my way down here) and return to South America on January to visit Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and finally Brazil. After the journey I plan to move back to Germany for the foreseeable future and concentrate on my freelance business. I haven’t decided where, though.

To better illustrate the relation of my location and time I created this infographic which I will update as the trip continues:


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  • Comment by Michael — September 9, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    Where in Germany would you settle? In Berlin, obviously!! Where else?

    It is pretty moving to see the (neat) timeline of such an adventure. It makes one realize how much of the world we miss on our daily commutes. I am proud of you 😉



  • Comment by Splette — September 13, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    Hey Michael,
    yeah Berlin is still high up in my list of possible future places of residence. But my plans keep changing as always.

  • Comment by Rainer — September 22, 2011 @ 3:04 am

    Hi Splette,

    Of course, thanks to the GEMA – not to be confused with the “Fleischwurst” (bologna sausage) brand of almost the same name! ;-)- the educational video cannot be seen in Germany! To bad… So I keep reading your blog with quite some admiration for your adventures – while also envying you for your freedom! Keep going and say hi to the summer for all of us from Germany!


  • Comment by Karine — September 28, 2011 @ 4:03 am

    Hallo Splette,

    A pity I have not put this beautiful citation about the sausage in my thesis :)) I love it!
    Please remove the question mark after germany on your schedule, we miss you here!

    Alles gut,

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