San Francisco. A belated dream.

https://vimeo.com/486721408 I remember, while growing up, my grandma was around almost all the time, taking care of everything, especially after my granddad had passed away too early. She prepared lunch for my dad and my uncle 5 times a week, every week for over 30 years. When we ran up the stairs and passed her … Continue reading San Francisco. A belated dream.

Reliving the experience. [Across the Alps 2020]

Words. I love to use words to describe experiences, anecdotes, and stores to others. I love words so much that I sometimes repeat myself and my girlfriend tells me to please stop talking. Pictures. I remember when Instagram has been "pictures without words". I enjoyed diving into these worlds of others, using my imagination to … Continue reading Reliving the experience. [Across the Alps 2020]

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]

Dark Caves with life [North Island, Waipu, 23.01.2020]

We stand in front of the entrance to the caves and click our little lights for a last time. On, off. “You know, with all the German campers around us this morning this feels like an episode of Dark and we should not go into these caves.” I haven’t watched Dark, so I don’t get … Continue reading Dark Caves with life [North Island, Waipu, 23.01.2020]

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]

This is Red the blue penguin

by guest blogger, Bridget How does this story begin? I guess, like many good novels, with a little research. I was trying to prepare myself for our month long trip to New Zealand, which I was excited for, but also a bit anxious. I was anxious because everyone who's visited New Zealand spoke about how … Continue reading This is Red the blue penguin