Travel is a source of learning and expands our experience with contingencies. That is, travel exposes us to the fact that things can be similar to what we’re familiar with – or completely different.
Equally important is peace and quiet. Tranquility gives us the opportunity to observe in a completely different way the artifacts and events beyond the day-to-day current in which we swim. The Baltic Sea is one of these oases of serenity that can soothe, open, and expand the mind and spirit.
It’s a place to which I love to retreat in order to think, read, and write - or do nothing “productive” and simply let things ripen. This is in keeping with the Taoist concept of wu wei (无为): “practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place”.
My Baltic Sea tip:
Apartment in the Villa Parkblick, Kühlungsborn (info in German)