A dream comes true

Decision is taken

"Life is a journey, not a destination"


We know one thing for sure. We will not live forever. So how can we make sure that we make the best out of our life?


Put in another light: How can we give a kick to our life, challenge the status quo to keep learning, stay curious and be happy for the rest of our lifetime?


It is easy to see ourselves in a situation where one year looks like the next. And the next. No real change or development, just year by year on 'auto-pilot', without focusing on what really matters in life, what we are passionate about and how we really want to spend our life. 


We started these reflections and conversations during Spring 2017 and slowly but surely the horizon cleared up and the chance to do something great and challenging was there: go on a journey, give ourselves plenty of time to focus on what really matters and develop ourselves and as individuals but also as a couple.


At a certain point - not sure that any of us remembers exactly when - we had crossed the "point of no return". The tipping point. There were too many arguments for saying ‘Yes, and...’ and we had convinced each other that this was the right thing to do. Right time, right chance, right now!


So here we are.


We have resigned our apartment in Zurich and we will sell or give away a good portion of our furniture. 


We have decided to travel for six months. And when we return to Switzerland, we will continue our life in Lausanne in the western part of the country.


This means that end of September 2017 - in exactly 50 days from today – we will leave Zurich behind and start our travel. Namibia will be our first destination. We loved South Africa, our honeymoon destination back in 2015, and we are confident that Namibia will enchant us the way South Africa did. We will travel across the entire country for three weeks, mix of safari, nature and culture.


We hope you will enjoy following us. Like our Facebook page "Wings and Wonders" and stay updated, when we post both blogs and photos from our journey.


"You get what anybody gets - you get a lifetime". Decision is taken. Time to move.



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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Jacqui (Saturday, 05 August 2017 03:14)

    Enjoy:) I will gladly follow your adventures!!

  • #2

    henrik (Saturday, 05 August 2017 11:36)

    wau - exciting! Enjoy and looking forward to follow.

  • #3

    Gro Karsten Skarholt (Sunday, 06 August 2017 00:42)

    Enjoy and feel your life is coming to you evety day oftgid journey!!

  • #4

    Tim (Sunday, 06 August 2017 15:10)

    Fantastic approach to life, and you make the most of it - happy adventures

  • #5

    Kenneth T (Monday, 07 August 2017 07:45)

    Go for it.

  • #6

    Marie-Christel (Sunday, 24 September 2017 12:39)

    Nearly time to leave now...enjoy, and please, post wonderful photos for us, who will stay in Grey Switzerland ...

About Us

Anouk loves cats, Michael prefers birds (especially the colored ones). Who would have guessed that this could be compatible? But it is. Married in 2015 and always looking for new things to try and new skills to learn. Anouk is the natural born initiator. "Let's do it now!" is her tagline. Michael connects the dots and is a bit of a "quality controller". Noticing and dealing with unnoticed important details. Quite good combination and foundation for a couple and life, that never gets boring.

Anouk and Michael Petersen

Lausanne, Switzerland