A different kind of adventure

Full of excitement I got on the plane. It felt strange. The 8 months in which I didn’t leave Berlin-Brandenburg felt like a lifetime to me. And now I was on a plane again, leaving from an almost empty airport. Like last year my destination was Greece, only this time I would land in Athens…

Looking back at the GDR in the Kulturbrauerei

It’s strange to walk through the city these days. Guides stand in the middle of the sidewalk, bike tours race by, people have cameras around their neck and the terraces are full of people having breakfast, even on a weekday. Tourism is returning to the streets of Berlin. It’s minimal, but it’s obvious. A lot…

Changes

I can barely believe it. In two weeks I’lll have been in my new job for half a year and my probation period is ending. My life looks so different compared to one year ago. Back then it was full of uncertainty and I couldn’t even have imagined where I’d be right now. At least…

Rahnsdorf canal

A trip to New Venice

A trip to New Venice. Doesn’t sound so bad. After a long time of not traveling this certainly sparks the imagination. But for today no gondolas, pasta or pigeons on St. Marc’s square. Instead I took an S-bahn to the outskirts of Berlin, met up with some colleagues and started exploring the area. From Rahnsdorf…

fallen tree in the Seddinsee

Finally weekend again

It’s been a busy few weeks. I’ve moved and it feels like the last few weeks were filled with online shopping, planning, moving stuff, painting, moving more stuff and painting again. Slowly my new place is coming together and slowly I’ve got more time to do other things. As it happens the corona numbers dropped…

The pink of summer at Kirschenblütenallee

It’s been a looooong winter. And it doesn’t seem to end. I look outside the window and see dark clouds looming in the sky. Summer is absolutely fantastic in Berlin, but somehow Mother Nature decided to make us wait. As if the ongoing lockdown isn’t enough… But occasionally she surprises us with a nice day.…

Into the depths of Peru

I was nervous because I had booked a trip on the Inca trail. I’d read it’s a hard trail, mainly because of the altitude and since this would be my first time at such an altitude, I had no idea how my body would react. I decided to make my way to Cusco over land,…

Overview of the 66 Seen Weg

About a year ago I decided to go on an adventure in my own backyard. Ok, it’s a relatively new backyard, but I feel like we often forget about what’s close to us, regardless of how long we’ve been in a place. The grass always seems greener somewhere else. If I’ve learned anything from covid…

inca trail - group photo

Finding luxury on the Inca Trail

A few days through the Andes mountains A few years ago I hiked the Inca trail. Apart from a few scribbled notes, I never wrote about it. Perhaps I was too tired! So now finally, it’s time to capture this incredible memory and put it on paper. Well… virtual paper anyway. My trip was part…

Mysterious medicines in Myanmar

When I take out travel insurance, I always assume “I won’t need it anyway”, but buy it “just in case”. Luckily I haven’t been in any major accidents that racked up hospital bills, but I do have some interesting doctor experiences abroad. I once spent a night in a hospital in Australia, got experience with…