WOR(L)DS APART is a book about a friendship across cultures, and the insights it evokes.
In the global world, a traveler from Europe and a teacher from Asia meet in the web, share their journeys, and the joys, longings, and life lessons that wait along the road.
Captured in letters and photos that reach from China and India to Germany and the Mediterranean Sea, a dialogue across continents and cultures unfolds.
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Woven into the dialogue are photos, short stories of encounters, and whole travelogues that cover the joys and fears, and the life lessons they encounter on each of their following journeys: Smitha’s short trips to Hong Kong, Beijing, and rural China, Dorothee’s visits to Munich, Majorca and The Black Forest, and more. The mails also include conversations on:
- Teaching in China
- Travelling through India
- Living abroad for a while
- Trying something new
- Crossing from East to West and back
- Learning a language
Together, all those mails form WORL(D)S APART, a book that was in fact written by life, and by two journeys into different worlds – journeys that moved on in words and mails long after Smitha and Dorothee had arrived back home.