Pazlo Travels

Motorcycling as a Tour-Guide for Edelweiss-Bike-Travel and re-discovering Europe was a dream come true! 2022 capped the experience with my final tour enjoying castles, whisky and the mystical highlands of Scotland. Take a look at my blogs on the company website and get a little piece of the adventure!

Here is an archive of my Edelweiss Tours to date:
> Isle of Man and Scotland Tour (castles, whisky and the Highlands)
> Best of Greece Tour 2022 (12 Days on the hellenistic mainland)
> Coratia by Scooter 2022 (on the peninsula of Istria in Ferrari red vespas)
> Exploring the Balkans (6000 km through the Carpathian Mountains)
> Norway North Cape Adventure Jul-Aug 2018 (Conquering the North Cape)
Secrets of Japan 2018 (CJA the alternative tour)
> Norway North Cape Jul-Aug 2017 (all the way to the top of the world)
> Norway Touring Center July 2017 (Fjords, Fjords and more Fjords)
> Alps and Lakes May of 2017 (the hills are alive with the sound of music)
> Grand Alps Tour June 2016 (some of the best motorcycling in the world)
> Corsica & Sardinia June 2016 (unbelievable splendor and glory )
> Pyranees 3-Week Tour Sept 2015 with the infamous Michael Göbels)
> Grand Alps Tour July 2015 (and a memorable City-Tour of Innsbruck)
> Grand Alps Tour July 2014 (a massive tour with a terrific group)
> Alps and Lakes June 2014 (from all the world in one big boat)
> Alps and Lakes May 2014 (with a Taiwan group on Harleys)
> Grand Alps Tour July 2013 (some of the best motorcycling worldwide)
> Alps and Lakes Tour May 2013 (a beautiful introduction to the Alps)
> Alps and Lakes Tour Oct. 2012 (even when it’s wet… the going’s great)
> High Alps Tour June 2012 (good fun with the „Frank-Man“)
> Grand Alps Tour June 2012 (this is a mammouth view of the Alps)
> Alps and Lakes Tour May 2012 (my first official Edelweiss Tour)
> Looking for the „Watzmann“ (a funny little story about getting lost)
> Impressions of a new Tourguide (just getting started as a rookie)

Willis Clownvisite

For over 40 years I have been touring the world and performing… sometimes for thousands of people in grand public arenas, and sometimes just for a private audience. In hospitals, we are even two clowns for a single patient. And once we even swarmed a geriatic care center with 90 clowns at once! What a mega-dose of humor for a very special group of aged people. That was a real event.

What’s special about the work in hospitals and therapeutic venues is the ongoing creativity, the development and nurturing of relationships as an artist in residency, and also the intimacy and the connectedness you experience with your colleagues as well as the ones you clown for.

Two clowns, improvising for hours on end, playing as if this critical little world of nursing-care were just a sand-box full of toys and opportunities, inspiring a celebration of all the themes that make life worth living. Here you interact quite closely with single individuals and sometimes also little groups. Here you deal with all the issues of broken health and faltering dreams. Here you are bringing joy and lightness to people in need of care — and yes… also FUN.

And when you finish a day of this kind of work, you go home filled with purpose and satisfaction. It is like a shower for the soul.

In 1978 Willi’s first „outreach visits“ to special care institutions began while on-the-road up and down the Pacific Northwest with colleagues from Kit-n-Kaboodle Clown Theater. The idea was to go to those who couldn’t come to them. The response was an overwhelming kind of gratitude that inspires a conviction to want to go on serving in response to need.

Eventually this led to an ongoing programm in a psychiatric ward in Eureka, California, where Willi soon discovered the tremendous power of the Clown, especially for people with severe mental and psychic disorders. After moving to Europe in 1983, Willi’s Hospital Clowning got put on hold until meeting two brothers at a clown-workshop in 1994. Kalli and Sven had the plan to start a clown programme for a children’s cancer ward in Berlin-Buch, and Willi went on-board with them. Thus was born the Klinikclown movement centered in North-Eastern Germany. Nearly 20 years later… we are still performing in hospitals, geriatric and psychiatric wards, in rehab-centers and numerous other care institutions where broken souls get space and time to heal. Of the 30-some programs that we have initiated, ALL are still receiving Clown-Visits. That is a remarkable testimonial to the validity and need of this work.

In this blog I want to share with you some of the stories of our visits. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. But the messages are real… as real as Life and Death.

With love and laughs…
Willi Seine Eiligkeit

Alias: Paul Kustermann
Alias: Clown Extrordinaire…
Alias: Squirt, Milton Maschmeyer, Carlo, Monseur Henri, Gloria…