When the days were slow [North Island, 22.01.-28.01.2020]

We sit in a coffee shop. I have just read the introduction of David Sedaris‘ „Theft by Finding“. A fly crawls up and down my forearm. My flat white with oat milk rests on the table in front. The barista has a painted picture of himself as an icon with a latte art halo behind … Continue reading When the days were slow [North Island, 22.01.-28.01.2020]

Sandflies and Bird Talk [Overnight in Doubtful Sounds, 17.-18.01.2020]

The one thing we had actually booked and planned ahead of stepping onto New Zealand's ground was an overnight kayaking trip in Doubtful Sounds. Doubtful Sounds being the "little, less disturbed by tourists sister" of Milford Sound. Partly - or mostly? - because you can't reach it as easy as Milford. You need to take … Continue reading Sandflies and Bird Talk [Overnight in Doubtful Sounds, 17.-18.01.2020]

Things that matter [Edoras, 05.01.2020]

„I’m quoting The Lord of the Rings all day today.“ Bridget looks at me absolutely serious. We are on our way to Mount Sunday, a rather unknown hill on the south island. If you tell someone, that name definitely rings no bells. It would probably not even have a name if it didn’t play an … Continue reading Things that matter [Edoras, 05.01.2020]

First hike, hard hike [Avalanche Peak, 03.-05.01.2020]

„Why did we pick this as our first hike?“ Bridget asks, catching her breath after a long uphill section. I frown while trying to slow my heartbeat. „Because it was the first on our route?“ We are somewhere in the middle of the 1.100 meters in altitude we have to tackle today - uphill and … Continue reading First hike, hard hike [Avalanche Peak, 03.-05.01.2020]

Micro adventure in Saxonian Switzerland [Sächsische Schweiz, 23.-24.11.2019]

After way too many weeks in the cities and being trapped in an air cask because of my broken foot I set my eyes on a free weekend to get outdoors again. The Saxonian Switzerland is a hilly area and national park about 3 hours from Berlin. It is a valley with some funky sandstone … Continue reading Micro adventure in Saxonian Switzerland [Sächsische Schweiz, 23.-24.11.2019]

A short escape – Is this still Germany? [Rügen, 23.-25.08.2019]

"Do you know the Jasmund National Park? We should go there for a weekend!" I have to admit in Europe I don't know any of our beautiful parks by name, only by region. Yosemite, Yellowstone - yes, these names are everywhere, but Jasmund? "Oh, it's on Rügen! I've never been there, let's do a camping … Continue reading A short escape – Is this still Germany? [Rügen, 23.-25.08.2019]

Diversity in city life, sustainability and nature [Helsinki, 29.05.-07.06.2019]

When I heard the World Circular Economy Conference would be hosted in Helsinki this year I set my eyes on doing a combined trip to get my first time Finland in a good mix. Luckily it also turned out just right with my upcoming full-time project in Hamburg and so this would be the last … Continue reading Diversity in city life, sustainability and nature [Helsinki, 29.05.-07.06.2019]