Why Vacilando?


In Spanish there is a word for which I can't find a counterword in English. It is the verb vacilar, present participle vacilando. It does not mean vacillating at all. If one is vacilando, he is going somewhere but doesn't greatly care whether or not he gets there, although he has direction.

John Steinbeck (1962) More about this quote
Travel diary writing in Mongolia (Asia at Dawn, 1994)Travel diary writing in Mongolia (Asia at Dawn, 1994)

Website Vacilando.org represents a broad metaphor of travel in all senses of the term.

My choice of the domain name has been inspired by a few lines found in a book by Steinbeck.

This website was established on December 12, 1996 in Leuven, Belgium. Its primary domain is vacilando.org, though there are a number of aliases, including .ai, .eu, .io, .is.net, .sk, etc. It contains blog items, articles, thematic collections, quotes, web links and other content — see a few figures here.

My professional services are available at vacilando.be.

Tomáš Fülöpp
Leuven, Belgium
December 12, 1996, March 25, 2005, June 1, 2005, January 13, 2006, November 11, 2019
Tomáš Fülöpp (2012)

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