Takapuna Beach – My happy place

Wie heißt es so schön: „Wenn sich eine Tür schließt, dann öffnet sich ein andere“ – oder in meinem Fall, das Tor zu einem atemberaubenden Strandhaus. Mal wieder lief alles anders als geplant. Der Plan war über die Weihnachtssaison zu arbeiten, dann zu reisen und dann zurück nach Deutschland zu…

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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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Volatility – stays abroad and job changes on your CV

… and again, I find myself in a job interview. Everything’s going fine until these question pops up – “Would you describe yourself as a reliable person?”, “Could you image to work in this company for over a year?”. Normally, this is the moment when I feel trapped and start…

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