Never too old to travel

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I met her again: the 92 year-old Swiss lady Pia Steiner. She was still on the road on her own, and we had a nice India dinner and an even more interesting conversation together.

I could hardly believe that she still didn’t have any other companion than herself during her stay in India for seven weeks.

Her hearing keeps going badly but her mind is brilliantly awake. She had some small health problems a few days ago but she was taken care by an India doctor and the hotel staff.

After her visit to our village, the very sunny and holy place at the seaside, she went up into the cool mountainside because of the climate. This was another taxi ride of several hours alone.

I am amazed: she doesn’t feel fear. She believes that everything goes as it is meant to be.

Pia, keep going to be my inspiration!

4 thoughts on “Never too old to travel

  1. I met Pia in the 1989 backpacking in Indonesia on her way to Japan, and was a guest at her 80th birthday in Bern. Did she tell you much about her life story? A remarkable woman! Unfortunately I lost track of her in the years since.

    1. swiss_made_story says:

      Hi Jim, oh, wonderful that you met her, too. She told me about her traveling and how she grew up. Unfortunately, I haven’t her address in Switzerland. Sending you a lot of good vibes!

  2. Martin Nicholson says:

    Is she still OK. No reply to my emails now.

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