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OQ11: Marian in 2011 (EN)

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Episode description:

 International hospitality communities like CouchSurfing and Warm Showers make it possible to travel cheaper and to meet people from other cultures in their homes, something that Irina’s friend Marian Voigt particularly appreciates. In this episode Irina talks to Marian about what made him quit his well-payed job in Germany and embark on biking trips in Sweden and Australia and how being on the road challenged him and helped his personal transformation.

Featured music track:

We close the episode with the song “Among the roads” by Clara Lindsjö. Clara is the winner of Rockkarusellen 2010 and represented the Nordic countries in Loop Station World Championship 2011.

Episode related links:

Award-winning a cappella ensemble from Sweden The Real Group, that inspired Marian take his first trip to Sweden in 2009.


Hörnodden – the farm on lake Mälaren in Sweden where Marian worked as a “wwoofer” in 2009.

On CouchSurfing

Hospitality site for touring cyclists

Find out more about Clara Lindsjö’s music at

Other related resources:

Interview on Here on Earth Radio Without Boarders with Robert Penn, author of the book “It´s all about the bike: The Persuit of Happiness on Two Wheels


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