Why am I Doing This?
Why am I doing this?
Differently from my previous travels, basically the world tours, where I asked this question to myself when faced with a troublesome situation, I ask this question now, at the beginning of the mission to travel to every country in the world.
I certainly am not doing this only for the sake of refugees and migrants, believing that what I do will change things. (I mean I hope it will start the change process but I'm not expecting that someone travelling to every country in the world and burning her passports will turn things around and put an end to Global Apartheid and Birthplace Racism.) I am doing something I like doing. That is, travelling. On the other hand, it is also true that, had I not felt so strongly against borders, felt so strongly that visas were unjust, I would not have been doing this. I certainly wouldn't have set out to see every country. I truly am not interested in such a feat. I mean I do not consider travelling to every broken, enclosed land designated as a border a feat. With all due respect to the people who chased 193, it's a stupid idea. I mean for me. For someone who doesn't believe in countries the way they are defined today. I might have, at one point, -probably after seeing about 170-180 countries- considered the idea thinking there were only a couple of handful countries left anyway, but I'd never have felt compelled to do it. If not for the sake of burning passports and making a statement about this Global Apartheid and Birthplace Racism, I wouldn't have considered going to every country in the world.
I certainly wouldn't have set out to do it now. I wouldn't have gone to Romania, I wouldn't have booked North Korea. I would have wanted to go to see these places, sure. But whenever I had the time and opportunity to go with my family, I wouldn't have gone alone now. Things have changed for me. When I was single it was “Home is wherever I lay my hat”, now with a family “Home is where my heart is.” And my heart is with my daughter and my husband. One longs to be home. Being home, feeling at home is good.
Anyway... I've now started this endeavor. Yet on another hand, I am not setting off fast to tick off every country either. I will be taking my time in places that interest me. I'm not doing this specifically for one thing, I certainly am not doing it out of any personal need, I'm doing it because I can do it, and I feel an obligation to do it. Because I have no doubts that this is Global Apartheid, this is Birthplace Racism, I believe it's the shame of our days and I want to be able to say that I did what I thought needed to be done. Strike at the root!
What I want to do
I will be going to every country in the world only to burn my passports even if not a single soul in this world cares about it. Yet, I'm sure there are people out there who care. I consider them as family. I'm curious as to how big a family I have. I would also like to meet my family members.
What you can do
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