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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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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Travelling as a 30-year-old – and why I am too old…

…to share a room with strangers! … and suddenly I find myself in a bed with bed sheets that someone else has already slept in. Surrounded by cigarette buds and whisky. I feel uneasy and think about my bed in my own room at home – a place where I…

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