347 kilometers of uncertainty

A blog about travelling home in Corona times.

The situation is changing from minute to minute.
That was the only Information I got from the German embassy on the 15 th of March, two hours before my trip to Germany started. On this day I left Slovenia with an anxious attitude. The trip was risky, nobody knew if the borders on my way will close on this day. It was maybe 10 Minutes that the train stopped at the Austrian- German border, but for me it felt like hours. When the train started again and we reached Germany all the anxiety felt appart.

One day after I arrived in Germany, Austria decided to close it’s borders.

Shortly this is the story of me travelling back to my home country during Corona times. The sentence “the situation can change from minute to minute” still counts till today, more than 1 month later. Nobody knows when we can go back to the normal life and when I can continue with my project in Slovenia.
To not get crazy I tried to keep myself busy. The last month I wrote articles for the newspaper or enjoyed the sun by reading on my balcony or taking walks with my parents. At least the German government has some different rules compared to other countries and allowed me to see my grandparents. Also compared to other countries in Germany there is no lockdown, in Germany it is a restriction of contacts, so it is also still legal to be with one friend and take a walk.

Nobody knows how the situation will develope, but I am, or try to be positive. Lately there are a lot of relaxation in many countries. In Germany the stores open slowly and the government tries to get back to a normal life step by step.
The Corona virus brought a lot of chaos but if we all stand together and keep care about one another we can or should be able to get back to life, like we knew it before. It is kind of ironic that in our ESC project A Solidarity Invasion in Slovenia we dealt with the topic “solidarity” almost every day and now it is the only thing that can help us out of this cruel situation. No matter how bad the situation is, maybe it helps all of us to get our instincts back for what solidarity actually means. That we can fell it and share it even, or especially, in hard times, that would be a light point for me.

Tatjana Thüner

Projekt je financiran s strani Evropske komisije. Vsebina objave odraža izključno stališča avtorja. Nacionalna agencija ter Evropska komisija nista odgovorni za kakršno koli uporabo informacij, ki jih objava vsebuje.  

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