All the way to the throne

In the North-Eastern corner of Germany you can find the beautiful Jasmund national park. This ancient natural area still has forest that have stood her since the ice age and has dramatic cliffs diving into the sea. It’s the perfect area for nice long walk in the shade of the beech trees. While I stayed…

Tourism for the masses in Prora

Living in Berlin opens up a whole new world of weekend trips. It seems hard to find the time to relax and get away from it all, so I decided to commit to buying train tickets. I was pretty tired when I made my way to Gesundbrunnen, from where the trains in the direction Ostsee…

Peaceful, pretty, powerful Thingvellir.

Usually I only dive in tropical waters. I quite enjoy immersing myself in the world of fish and coral, but not once have I seriously considered diving or snorkeling in cold water. That is, until my colleague signed me up for it. On a short, but sweet Iceland adventure I stood on a parking lot…

The Spreewald

It seems like summer came on the first of June this year. From pretty chilly temperatures, we went to 28 degrees. What a change! And that on a Saturday! Time to go exploring. It was still quiet on the streets when I walked to the train station. However, at the train station were many people…

The world of black and blue

As part of my new job, I’m responsible for a team of tour leaders in Iceland. Iceland, being an island, is however detached from the continent and it seems like this physical distance is immediately creating an emotional distance as well. It almost feels like I manage two different teams, even though they all do…

Today I found the salt

A month ago I moved to Germany for a new job. It should all be easy. Germany is my neighbouring country and essentially we are practically the same right? It’s part of the EU, so it should be easy to move. The culture isn’t that different. I’m familiar with the language, at least to some…

A winter break in France

Five winters I’ve worked for ski schools in different parts of the world, but I’d never been on a proper ski holiday. Spending a winter in the snow is amazing, but in reality there is not as much time for skiing as you might expect. You’ll often work 6 days a week and even though…