Already at this early stage, a number of thank yous are in order. The following people were – each in their own way – instrumental in getting this trip as far as it is in the planning stage. Most of all, the encouragement I received from most everyone was much needed inspiration for hopefully bringing this trip to where it’s supposed to go – to the shores of the Yellow Sea.
Alain, André, Andrea, Anna M., Anna S., Annina, Ansgar, Axel, Björn, Claudia H., Claudia T., Dieter, Dirk, Emma W., Genevieve, Gundula, Hans R., Haruko, Jacques, Jane, Jo, Josephine, Jutta, Kai, Karin, Kathrin, Konstanze, Laetitia, Lisa, Lothar K., Markus F., Maria, Majella, Marco, Mareike, Marta & Johannes, Melmun, Michael H., Michael K., Michele, my parents, Natalie, Nicola, Oskar, Patrick, Priska, Rob, Simon, Simone, Stefania, Thomas W., Thomas R., Traudl and Gerhard R., Ulrich B., Ulrike H., Veronique, Wolly & Gerda, Yves and many more …
As well as various people in random places (e.g. at Café Belga in Brussels) who were willing or unwilling participants in completely unscientific polls and surveys.