Christmas Gift Guide for Girly Travelers

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As I am traveling right now myself, I experience how important it is, to not carry thousands of unnecessary, heavy items around all the time. But nevertheless, there are always things that make a travelers life easier or just happier – so if you have a friend with itchy feet and no christmas present yet… here are some inspirations.

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First time on Bali – is it the paradise I imagined?

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Bali was always in my head as the incarnation of paradise – so even before I moved to Melbourne for my semester abroad I knew I wanted to go there while I’m in the southern hemisphere. As soon as I knew the dates for mid-semester break from uni I booked a flight and started to be very exited. But my joy about the upcoming vacation was a bit dampened… suddenly a lot of people started to run down Bali as uber-touristy party place (especially popular with Aussies) and they kept on telling me that Bali is overrated, overcrowded and artificial – generally not as nice as other places in Indonsia or Southeast-Asia… Continue reading “First time on Bali – is it the paradise I imagined?”

Already 2 months in Oz – am I satisfied? // Dear Diary

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What did I do in the past two months that I am in Melbourne already? I tend to say “not much”, but actually that’s not true. That’s just my always-driven, over-ambitious inner-me speaking. I always fear I am not experiencing enough… is that stupid?

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R U OK ?

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The amazing thing about traveling is not only to meet new people, see new places, try new cuisines, and so on – you also get to know organisations and movements you have not heard of before. For example did I find out what ‘Movember’ is when I was in Sydney back in 2012. By then, this charity-initiative wasn’t widely known in Germany (at least I and also my friends had never heard of it), but in Australia it was already very big.

Now, 3 years later, I am back in Australia and today I heard the first time of ‘R U OK’.

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Why there are NO bad bucket lists…

BucketListSome weeks ago the travel blogger Dan from ‘This World Rocks’ posted an article about bucket lists, where he judges them pretty harshly and even strikes out at the people who put popular sights or activities on their travel schedule. And even though his post is quiet entertaining (it went viral for a reason) and some points might be true, one thing he said just made me so furious…!

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It’s warm and sunny in Australia, they said…

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Jetzt bin ich schon 7 Wochen in Melbourne und noch immer “kämpfen” wir hier mit Wolken, Nieselregen und 10Grad… jaja, kältester Winter seit 20 Jahren, ich weiß – und vermutlich auch noch der längste. Ich will ja gar nicht jammern aber SO stellt man sich Australien wahrlich nicht vor…
Now I am already 7 weeks in Melbourne and we are still ‘struggling’ with clouds, rain and 10 degrees… yeah, I know, coldest winter for 20 year – and probably also the longest one. I really don’t wanna complain, but THIS is frankly not how I imagined Australia to be…

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