Sunday morning inspiration

Toulouse (1)

In the car

 

After a three and a half hour drive yesterday, we arrived in Toulouse last night and checked in at a small Best Western Hotel in the city center. It’s such a nice treat to stay a night in a hotel after our first “official” house sitting assignment on the countryside of the Dordogne.

The Capitole square in Toulouse - a little bit like Malmö ;-) Picture: international.isae.fr

The Capitole square in Toulouse – a little bit like Malmö 😉
Picture: international.isae.fr

 

On the way to Toulouse

On the way to Toulouse

This afternoon we’re heading east, to the area around Nimes to do our first Workaway session with a family. Since this is another first for us, we’re reading up a bit on what Workaway is, how it works etc. And it really strucks how well the thoughts behind this website and “matching service” is matching our thoughts on life and the world. Especially Anders is talking a lot about this after hearing doubtful and scared thoughts from others before we left Sweden.

Any interaction we have with other humans depends on trust, whether we are driving along a motorway or leaving all our valued possessions in a hotel room. Travel tests our capacity to trust others to the max. Being a long way from home, we rely on others to show us the ropes and re-direct us when we get lost. In fact it would be impossible to leave our homes unless we had an implicit trust in the rest of the human race…or the majority of them.

Workaway works on trust!

From the Workaway website.

After reading this particular part of the website, it feels even more compelling to try out the Workaway-way of living. And hopefully do good work and get some new knowledge and meetings with people along the way.

Looking forward to update you all on how it’s working. Thanks for reading!

// Anders & Wivan

Place du Capitole, Toulouse. Nighttime and lots of people!

Place du Capitole, Toulouse. Nighttime and lots of people!

 

Downtown Toulouse Saturday night

Downtown Toulouse Saturday night

 

Sunday breakfast at Best Western Hotel Athenee

Sunday breakfast at Best Western Hotel Athenee

 

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