Travelling – Having confidence in the unknown

“Go with the flow” isn’t exactly what us Germans are known for. We love planning and knowing exactly what will happen next. Don’t let anything every leave to chance. And even though I thought I had gotten rid of this mind-set due to all my travelling, I was shocked when…

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Takapuna Beach – My happy place

“When one door closes another one opens” – or in my case, a gate to an unbelievably beautiful beach house. And once again, nothing worked according to plan on the other side of the world. I had actually planned to work during the Christmas season, travel the country afterwards and…

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Day Tripping Neuseeland – KareKare Waterfalls, Piha Beach und Half Moon Bay

Nachdem sich die ersten Wochen in Neuseeland vor allem um die Arbeit gedreht haben, war es Zeit endlich das Land zu erkunden – auch wenn es sich nur um Tagesausflüge handelte. Also machte ich mich zusammen mit meinen Kollegen auf den Weg zu den KareKare Waterfalls – die vorab gesagt…

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New Zealand – things that are good to know

Drinking in New Zealand My roommate and I were planning on getting some beers after work. She is 21 and I am 30 – she was carrying her ID, I forgot mine at home. As we entered the supermarket together, both of us were not allowed to buy any alcohol.…

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Gidday or Kia Ora – how to understand Kiwis!

When travelling to Asia, Spain, or Russia, one mostly has a phrase book or an app which helps to communicate. In English-speaking countries, on the other hand, one expects to do just fine as English is taught at a very young age in most schools. However, I already explained how…

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