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New Year’s Eve & snowboarding @Kreischberg

What a great New Year’s Eve it was. I have always been a huge fan of New Year’s Eve. Yeees, I know all the voices against it complaining about the forced party mood, unachievable resolutions, the excessive amount of food and / or drinks :). Many possibilities for beautiful moments, big adventures and new memories to be made. New chapters to be written … Nonetheless I like the thought of the start of a new year. Every day has the...

About “giving” & the experience of cooking for Vienna’s “Gruft”

When you are one of these last-minute X-MAS present shoppers like I, you surely know the stress and hustle until Christmas Eve. Don’t get me wrong – I am really into making gifts and always put a lot of effort and love into my present selection and partly self-made gift production. No wonder that especially at Christmas time I start thinking a lot about giving....

The beginning of a wonderful friendship

The people, who I share my travels with, will always have a special place in my heart. I just returned from a great reunion weekend with my lovely friends that I met during my semester abroad in New Zealand. One of the, or event the greatest gift, of traveling are the life lasting friendships that are made at foreign places! These friendships arise within a very fascinating moment: far away from home and out of one’s comfort zone. People, who...

Why letting go can be so hard

“I cannot wait to sleep in my own bed!”, “I miss Schnitzel!”, “Home sweet home!” These are the kind of citations, you may also know from fellow travelers, which I have never been able to share. In contrast I always feel sadness and worries as soon as a journey comes to its end. I do not want to let go of the places I visit (with the one single exception when I was in China ^^), neither the associated emotions...