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La douleur de lâcher prise

(dear English speaking readers: regular service in English will resume soon) « Mais ça fait mal! » C’est une phrase que j’entends souvent, une phrase que je pense encore parfois.  Ça fait mal, la première fois quand on monte sur Read more…


From Sweden to France – A Reflection on Winter, Handstands and 2018

Bye Sweden! You’ve been great! And so was 2018 (and there’s still a little more to come!) As I am starting this blog post, I am sitting in the departure lounge of Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, reflecting on the last Read more…


Starting the Winter in Style – Hikes and Handstands at DOCH Stockholm

Welcome to the winter edition of Handstands on the Road! There will be a lot of handstands and quite possibly a lot of snow later on as well as I’ll be in Hetta, Finland as from January 2019. If you Read more…


Final Feedback Round – The Very Last of the Summer

After the rich and relaxing days off, it was time to return to the Sirkhane circus centres, to teach some more, to share the love and joy we collected each day. Yet, during the last week, it became harder for Read more…


Social Circus in Mardin part III – Hamam Secrets on a Women’s Day Out

After the smashing success of the closing shows on Sunday, it was time to leave the clean-up for another day, have a decadent brunch with new found friends soon to depart and treat ourselves to the finer things in life. Read more…


Social Circus in Mardin part II – Of Festivals, Food Poisoning and the Worth of NGO Work

Hi there! Now let’s at least try to conclude the summer tales before the first snow falls – maybe it already has where you are, but let me assure you that even though I travelled further north and am currently Read more…


Circus, circus! – Of Juggling in the Dust and Stilting through the Chaos

Good morning (probably not anymore by the time this gets out – save it for an appropriate opportunity if you like), dear readers! It’s been a while this time, mainly because living the stories still takes slight priority over telling Read more…


Breaking the Rules – Trail Burnout between Istanbul and Iznik

Welcome back! So this is the post that was meant to be about the big hike, about the Sufi Trail, this pilgrimage like path  leading the roughly 800km from Istanbul to Mardin. Hiking this trail was a big part of Read more…


Life Sign I – Budapest/Szentendre

Hey, beautiful people who are following my journey, here we go! Time has passed so quickly since I hopped onto an early morning train at St. Pancras International, London, last Sunday, and became a turtle once again. For a time Read more…


A Story that hasn’t yet happened…

…she goes by the name of Anticipation: The fleeting time between planning and departing, in which anything seems possible, albeit slightly surreal. My heart is full to the brim, boiling over from time to time, with the sheer excitement of Read more…