Learning the art of slow travel

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of guest columns submitted by Aurora history teacher Brenda Klawonn, who is spending a month traveling and studying in Europe.
My usual vacations fall into two categories; travel in a study group and have schedules to meet so we can see as much as possible or travel with family and have schedules to meet so we can see as much as possible. I now have experienced a third category I call slow travel.
I was introduced to slow travel when I left Berlin, Germany for a little town called Todstedt. A very relaxing Sunday morning two-hour train ride took me from the Berlin Hauptbahnhof (train station) to the Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. The ride was so smooth and quiet so I used that time to write my previous article and also enjoy the view of the countryside.

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