First snow. [Roadtrip around Norway #3]

We reach the top of the first mountain after hiking uphill and scrambling over rocks, gravel and boulders of the first steep ascent. I look across the plane and see something unusual for my ‘it’s still August!’ eyes. Glittering in the sun is a dune of snow. I have to sprint towards it, leaving Bridget … Continue reading First snow. [Roadtrip around Norway #3]

Old water. [Roadtrip around Norway #2]

I yawn, stretch my arms over my head and my back makes a little 'everything gets back into place' sound. I turn around to get my beanie out of the car. It is 7 am and maybe 5 degrees Celsius. It is my time to make coffee in the back of the van. Last year … Continue reading Old water. [Roadtrip around Norway #2]

Do they blink? [Roadtrip around Norway #1]

I am staring at my opponent, focusing on every tiny move he makes and trying not to move myself. He looks straight at me with his perfectly round eyes and the bright orange iris. ‘Don’t blink or you will miss it’, I tell myself. I forget about the sun that was shining a bit too … Continue reading Do they blink? [Roadtrip around Norway #1]

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]

An Easter trip to the Spreewald [20.-22. April]

The Spreewald - a beautiful biosphere reserve in Brandenburg about 1 hour south-east of Berlin. Perfect for kayaking, perfect for camping. And perfect for my brand-new imported tent which Bridget brought me from the states. With the weather forecast "sun all weekend" we set out for a short but beautiful Easter getaway. "There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature." ~Henry David Thoreau