Stories of a Journeyman

I first heard of Fabian Sixtus Körner when I was researching events to talk about in our radio station back home.

One guy, 5 continents and a lot of jobs.” All of that with 255€. He booked a one way ticket to Shanghai, sold his stuff and left.

“WOW”, I thought. I want to see this. So I went to Cafebar Rossi, ordered a Chai Latte and saw his photos.

Amazing photos. 

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© Fabian Sixtus Koerner

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© Fabian Sixtus Koerner

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© Fabian Sixtus Koerner

That´s how I became a fan. I started following his blog, reading his book and just finding out more about his travels. At the same time he became a shooting star in Germany. With his book in the “Spiegel Bestseller List” for a decent amount of time and also reaching publicity all around the globe.

The reason why I am (and probably a lot of others, too) so impressed by him is simple:

He travels in a way I am dreaming of, but probably wasn´t brave enough at that time. So I wanted to learn from him. Inspired by the traditional journeymen, Fabian Sixtus Körner decided to be a design-journeyman.

Not booking hostels, staying with locals, working for accomodation and food, really experiencing the local culture.

That´s proper travelling, I´d say.

That´s not the only impressive fact, though. What hes been doing since this travel is inspirational, too:

He has written a book, read it around Germany, did exhibitions like the one I went to, hold TED talks and of course kept travelling and blogging about it.

Unfortunately his viral presence isn´t even that big (anymore):

more or less 4500 followers on Facebook, 400 on Twitter and an unknown number for his blog.

For a fact, I know, that especially in Germany his story was all over the news and very popular so maybe the reason for this is that his blog has been quiet for quite a while and followers have unsubscribed.

Therefore it probably would have been interesting to take a closer look in November 2013, when his viral presence was at is peak.

But anyways, this case shows how much publicity is possible with sharing travel experiences and stories.

So, Let´s hope the best for tripntravels!

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