A Visit with my Younger Self
Reading diaries from my solo-backpacking trip to Brazil 1987/88.
My approach to life has not changed. Check out what I said then and now: …”A good life requires courage, strength, a wild spirit, determination and a strong will…”
“Any time I will choose the uncertainties of adventure and the possibility of learning who I really am and discovering how far I can push the boundaries…”
“Living a good life against the mainstream…”
“Traveling is addictive, a drug, broadening my horizons, changing me constantly; there is nothing else I want to do.”
I traveled from Rio De Janeiro, to Sao Paulo, to the Foz do Iguaçu Falls, Curitiba, Florianopolis, back to Sao Paulo, to Brasilia, then I flew to Manaus, took a ferry down the Amazon to Belem, traveled to Fortaleza, Cano Cebrada, which at that time had no running water or electricity, we stayed in huts at the beach. Then Recife, I celebrated the carnival in Olinda and then traveled to Salvador and slowly made my way back to Rio de Janeiro.
Back in Germany, following this life-changing 10-week adventure, I knew that I could not settle for the life that was expected of me. I met so many amazing people on my journey, travelers from different continents who lived such different lives and had such different views of the world. I yearned for more places, more experiences and to expand my horizon beyond the known. Israeli backpackers that I traveled with part of the journey told me that Dorit is a Hebrew name, which was new to me. I figured that my next stop would be Israel and find out what’s up with my name, since I grew up catholic on a dairy farm in Germany’s Lower Rhine Valley, with no connection to Judaism or Israel. (The connection was revealed to me later in life, during a Systemic Family Constellation)
I stayed in Israel for eight and a half years, studied Hebrew, Art, Holistic Medicine and Metaphysics.
In 1998 I arrived in the US.
Learn about my adventures and read my award-winning autobiography: Girls Don’t Ride Motorbikes – A Spiritual Adventure Into Life’s Labyrinth, chronicling my modern-day pilgrimage in which I embark on a 7,430 solo motorcycle adventure across the US. On my journey I recount poetic life stories spanning my youth on a dairy farm in Germany, a 10-week solo backpacking trip in Brazil, the turmoil of living in Tel Aviv, to my most recent chronicles in the United States.