Travel in pandemic times

As the world is gripped with the pandemic of Covid-19 – here are my thoughts on this period of time and how I will be spending the quarantine here on Azores island.

One should not go out, it is best not to leave the place where one is. But because not everyone can do this, the pandemic will continue to spread until everyone is “infected”, at least until “herd immunity” is reached at about 70%.

But even that is no guarantee that everything will be over after that. I have decided to stay on my little island paradise for the time being and sit it out. At some point the pandemic will also reach this Azores island. I hope that this will take some time.

This is not an ostrich policy, but an attempt to gain time in order to avoid overloading the health system as much as possible. Unfortunately, there is as yet no specific treatment or vaccination against the virus. So far, medicine can only alleviate the symptoms, but not combat the cause. In most cases, the infection is mild and heals spontaneously like a flu, but not for everyone. I’m going to go to my island apartment. But the concern for family members, friends and acquaintances drives me crazy.

In the meantime – here are some shots from my paradise island and where I’ll be spending my time during this period. And tonight I treat you all to my favourite quarantine dish ‘Pulpo a la Gallega

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