“Transform yourself into a stranger! Travel!
It is the only way to renew yourself”!

from a poem by Abu Tammam

 

 

“Every culture has its origins in mixing, in interaction, in confrontation.
In isolation however civilization is dying.

The experience of the other is the secret for change.”

Octavio Paz, aus einem Essay über Kunst und Kultur
Octavio Paz, from an essay on art and culture