Monday, 8 May 2017

10 things I've learned in my 20s so far

I turned 21 last September, so I am of legal age all around the world. And your 20s are your selfish and reckless years and it's the decade where you get so many opportunities and you're free to do whatever you want to do and achieve in life. Those years can be the most confusing, scariest and best years of your life. And I am just at the beginning. I am rushing through every feeling you are able to feel. I feel lost sometimes, I am confused, I am scared, I am happy, I am curious, I am passionated, I am excited, I am sad, I am angry, I am hilarious, I am ambitious and sometimes I feel confident and sometimes shy. There is a lot going on in my head and there is a lot going on in my real life. New opportunities, new people, new cultures, new countries, new jobs - just a whole lot of new experiences. And here are the most important life lessons I have learned so far.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

The most stunning places in Australia

Man findet so viele wunderschöne Orte in Australien. Ich habe natürlich noch längst nicht alles von dem Kontinent gesehen, aber das was ich gesehen habe war alles auf seine eigene Weise atemberaubend schön. Die Natur ist echt der hammer. Es gibt überall tolle Strände, seltene Tiere, uralte Pflanzen, über 500 Naturparks und 15 Naturwunder, die zum Weltnaturerbe zählen. Australien ist einfach unheimlich vielfältig, von entspannten Metropolen bis zu unglaublichen Weiten im Outback gibt es einfach alles. Man muss es selbst erleben und sich von dem australischen Lebensgefühl und dem faszinierenden Kontinent in den Bann ziehen lassen. Hier sind meine bisherigen Lieblingsziele, die ich euch mit meinen persönlichen Eindrücken und Erfahrungen schildern kann.

One can discover heaps of stunning places in Australia. I haven't seen everything of this continent yet, but all I have seen was mind blowing in its own way. The nature is wicked. There are amazing beaches everywhere, rare animals, ancient plants, more than 500 national parks and 15 natural wonders, which belong to the World Heritage. Australia is a diverse country, from relaxed metropolises to incredible widths in the outback, everything exists. You have to experience it by yourself and get fascinated by the australian sense of living and the mesmerising continent. Here are my former favourite destinations, which I describe with my personal impressions and experiences.


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Take me back to the Fiji Islands

Die Fidschi Inseln sind das Paradies schlechthin. Noch nie zuvor habe ich so etwas schönes in meinem Leben gesehen. Es war schon immer mein Traum auf die Fidschi Inseln zu reisen und nachdem ich ein Jahr in Australien verbracht hatte, wollte ich mir das nicht entgehen lassen. Der Flug von Perth über Sydney dorthin dauert immerhin nur 9 Stunden. Ich habe mir also Flüge gebucht und hatte vor die Inseln alleine zu erkunden, aber dann hat sich meine Freundin Montana spontan dazu entschieden mitzukommen.

The Fiji Islands are paradise on earth. Never had I seen something as beautiful as the Islands before in my whole life. It has always been my dream to travel to the Fiji Islands and after I had spent one year in Australia I took the chance to travel to the Islands. The flights from Perth take at least only 9 hours. So I booked my flights and was meant to go on my own, but my friend Montana spontaneously decided to join me.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Fremantle

Freo is located 30 minutes south from Perth and it's a major Australian port city and a cultural experience. The buildings from the 19th century are very well obtained and you will experience a lot of history about sea travel, prisoners and colonies. Freo has lots of markets, cool street cafes and heaps of bars where you can enjoy your day. The Western Australia Maritime Museum, the Fremantle Prison and the Roundhouse are must dos when in Fremantle for the first time and you're interested in history. I love the little stores and the galeries in Freo, they give the city a great charm. The nightlife is also very good. And I would definitely recommend to head to Freo when there's a cultural festival on, for example the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival or the Fremantle Festival.

Freo ist eine bedeutende Hafenstadt, welche sich etwa 30 Minuten südlich von Perth befindet. Außerdem ist die Stadt ein tolles Kulturerlebnis. Die Gebäude aus dem 19. Jahrhundert sind noch sehr gut erhalten und man kann eine Menge über Australiens Geschichte erfahren, insbesondere über Seefahrt, Gefangene und Kolonien. Freo hat außerdem echt viele Märkte, coole Straßencafés und hippe Bars zur Auswahl. Das Western Australia Maritime Museum, das Fremantle Prison und das Roundhouse muss man gesehen haben wenn man zum ersten Mal nach Fremantle kommt und sich für die Geschichte interessiert. Ich liebe die kleinen Geschäfte und Galerien in Freo, die geben der Stadt einen tollen Charme. Das Nachtleben dort ist auch richtig gut. Und ich würde definitiv empfehlen nach Fremantle zu gehen, wenn dort ein Kultur Festival stattfindet, z.B. das Fremantle International Street Arts Festival oder das Fremantle Festival. 


Sunday, 5 March 2017

From Perth to Sydney

Als ich 2014 das erste Mal in Australien war, habe ich mir mit meiner Freundin Laura unser erstes Auto gekauft. Einen Toyota Tarago aus dem Jahr 1992. Getauft haben wir die Gute auf den Namen Trudi. Sie hat uns sicher bei einer Strecke von über 5000 km von Perth über Adelaide und Melbourne nach Sydney gebracht. Der Roadtrip war einfach der hammer und ich werde niemals diese Gefühl von Freiheit vergessen und sich keine Gedanken über Morgen machen zu müssen. Wir haben so viel erlebt und gesehen, dass würde niemals in einen Post passen, aber ich habe hier meine Highlights auf unserem Roadtrip von Perth nach Sydney aufgelistet.

When I first went to Australia in 2014 me and my friend Laura bought our first car Trudi, which was a Toyota Tarago from 1992. She took us from Perth over 5000 km all along the coast over Adelaide and Melbourne to Sydney. This roadtrip was amazing and I will never forget this awesome feeling of being free and not thinking about tomorrow. We saw and experienced so much that I could never fit everything in one post, but I tell you about my highlights during our roadtrip from Perth to Sydney. 

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Lunch and dine out in Perth

Perth bietet reichliche Möglichkeiten auswärts essen zu gehen. Sei es ein kleines, gemütliches Restaurant, eine romantische Rooftopbar oder eine hippe Brauerei, man findet wirklich alles in dieser lebhaften Stadt. Da Perth sehr multikulturell ist findet man auch an Gerichten alles von asiatisch, italienisch oder spanisch über deutsch und indisch. An Locations gibt es von vintage bis modern auch viele unterschiedliche Restaurants. Da Perth ein mediterranes Klima genießt, welches der Stadt fast das ganze Jahr warmes und sonniges Wetter beschert, bietet fast jede Location einen Außenbereich an. Ich habe hier einmal meine Liebslingsrestaurants aufgelistet.

Perth provides plenty of options to lunch or dine out. Be it a small, cozy restaurant, a romantic rooftop bar or a hip brewery, one can find everything in this vibrant city. Because Perth is so mutlicultural there is a various choice of meals, from asian to italian or spanish to german or indian. The locations are all different, you can find everything from vintage to modern. And since Perth is enjoying a mediterrean climate which brings the city nearly a whole year of warm and sunny weather, most of the restaurants have an outside area. Here are my favourite restaurants.


Saturday, 25 February 2017

Perth to Monkey Mia

Meine Freundin Julia aus Deutschland kam mich während ich in Australien gewohnt habe besuchen und wir haben unteranderem einen Roadtrip von Perth hoch in den Norden entlang der Westküste gemacht. Zwischen Perth und Monkey Mia liegen etwa 850 km, also haben wir einen 6-Tages-Trip daraus gemacht. Wir hatten somit die Möglichkeit überall anzuhalten, wo wir wollten und hatten keinen Stress. Ich liebe die Westküste, weil sie viel einsamer als die Ostküste ist und man manchmal stundenlang fährt ohne einer anderen Menschenseele zu begegnen. Man trifft nur einige Kängurus und Emus. Leider hatten wir einen Unfall mit einem Känguru auf unserem Weg zurück nach Perth. Das Känguru war tot und mein Auto war ein Totalschaden. Zum Glück haben uns einige nette Menschen in dieser doofen Situation geholfen und wir kamen noch rechtzeitig wieder zurück in Perth an. Der Roadtrip war trotzdessen total aufregend und mega schön.

My friend Julia from Germany came to visit me while I was living in Australia and we did a roadtrip from Perth up north along the west coast. The distance from Perth to Monkey Mia is about 850 km, so we made a 6-days-trip out of it. That was good, because we were able to stop everywhere we wanted and we were not in a hurry. I love the west coast because it is not as busy as the east coast and sometimes you just drive and drive and don't meet anyone else. Just roos and emus. Unfortunately we had a crash with a roo on our way back to Perth. The roo was dead and my car was totally fucked, but we got a lot of help from really nice guys and got back to Perth just in time. Besides of this bad ending, the trip was amazing and exciting and we had a ripper time. 


Sunday, 19 February 2017

Bars in Perth

Perth hat viele hippe Bars mit tollem Ambiente, gemütlichen Locations und vielen leckeren Drinks zu bieten. Die Aussies wissen einfach, wie man mit echtem Stil trinkt und wie man gute Drinks zubereitet. Es ist echt alles dabei, von Rooftop Bars mit Klasse bis zu kleinen versteckten Whiskey Bars. Die bekanntesten Viertel sind Northbridge, Leederville, Subiaco, Freo und das CBD. Aber auch die anderen Stadtteile weisen gute Bars vor, die definitiv einen Besuch wert sind. An Getränken bekommt man so gut wie alles: von Cocktails über Bier, Cider, Wein bis zu Whiskeyshots für $500. Die Preise sind etwas höher als in Deutschland, so bezahlt man für ein Sixpack Bier um die $25, aber da man in Australien auch mehr verdient, passt das schon. Außerdem geben die Aussies ihr Geld gerne für einen guten Abend aus. Ich habe euch hier meine Lieblingsbars aus Perth aufgelistet:

Perth has plenty of hip bars with great atmosphere, comfortable locations and heaps of delicious drinks to offer. The aussies simply know how to drink with style and how to prepare good drinks. There is something for everyone, from rooftop bars with class to small hidden gems. The most popular suburbs are Northbridge, Leederville, Subiaco, Freo and the CBD. The other suburbs can also shine with their bars and are def worth a visit. You get pretty much every drink you like from Cocktails, Beer, Cider to Wine and Whiskey shots worth $500. Alcohol is more expensive than in Germany, so you pay about $25 for a sixpack of beer. But you also earn more money in Australia, so that's okay. And the aussies love to spend their money on a good night out anyway. Here are my favourite Bars in Perth: 

Saturday, 18 February 2017

5 things to do in Rome

It was my first time in Italy last week and I totally fell in love with Rome's atmosphere and vibe. I can't wait to be back in Italy pretty soon, it is amazing! It was about 18°C in February, the sun was out everyday and I was able to walk around in a tshirt. That's how you recognize the tourists, because the locals walk around in winter jackets, haha. There is a lot to explore in the historical city and because you can count on good weather and unreliable transportation it is best to discover Rome by foot. I love to walk around in new cities anyway, because you find much more beautiful places than the tourist ones and you get a better feeling of the city and the vibe. Me and my friend walked about 20km everyday. So keep your eyes open for the little things when walking through the streets and alleys of Rome, there are plenty of beautiful places to find. Here are my 5 favourite places and things to do in beautiful Rome.


Monday, 6 February 2017

Bali

I had to go to Bali when I was living in Perth. Everyone who lives in Perth has done it. It is cheaper to go to Bali than to Sydney or Melbourne. I booked this trip with my aussie friend Chloe who has been in Bali several times before. But as she couldn't get work off earlier, I went o Bali by myself for a couple of days and met a really nice girl from Czech Republic. We discovered Bali together and here are my highlights from my trip to Bali.


Thursday, 2 February 2017

Bucket List

That's a part of my bucket list, it's much longer and changes everyday though. I love to write bucket lists and even more to tick something off :)

1. Island hopping on the Fiji Islands
2. Learn how to surf
3. Work & Travel in Australia
4. Visit Hawaii
5. Go to Bali
6. Sleep under the stars
7. Roadtrip USA again (Phoenix to San Diego)
8. Cave diving
9. Jump off a cliff
10. Climb a volcano
11. Horseback ride on the beach
12. Create a blog
13. Visit Paris again and see the Eiffel tower by night
14. Kiss in the rain
15. Relax in a natural hot spring
16. Swim with sea turtles
17. Whale watching
18. Have a meaningful conversation with a stranger
19. Sing Karaoke
20. Organise a surprise party
21. Drink juice from a fresh coconut
22. Snorkel
23. Say "I love you" and mean it with all my heart
24. Walk across Abbey Road Lane in London
25. Prague trip
26. Visit all states of Australia
27. Go to South America with Iza
28. Visit Marta, Giulia and Federica in Milan and do a roadtrip through Italy
29. Visit Taz on the Seychelles
30. Indian summer in Canada with Maren
31. Stay up all night long and watch the sunrise
32. See the Northern Lights
33. Experience the feeling of being free when doing a roadtrip
34. Become a flight attendant
35. Watch the sunrise on the Table Mountain in Capetown
36. Neck on in a car
37. Compliment a stranger
38. One week without my phone
39. Get flowers for no reason
40. Give a stranger a smile
41. Get so drunk I don't remember anything
42. Test drive in a cool car
43. Dance barefoot in the rain
44. Arrive at the airport and take a flight randomly
45. Blindbooking
46. Be locked in a store
47. Kiss underwater
48. Sleep in a treehouse
49. Sit in a taxi and say "follow this car"
50. Ask a stranger to go out with me
51. Give a speech
52. Have a picnic
53. Live in at least 6 different countries
54. Find my soulmate, who wants to travel the world with me
55. Ride on a camel through the desert
56. Stand under a waterfall
57. Do something totally stupid out of love
58. Give a homeless a meal
59. Work in the outback
60. Try Birkram Yoga
61. Steal a sign
62. Set foot on each continent
63. Win something
64. Go out with a complete stranger
65. White Christmas
66. Be a tourist in my hometown
67. Drink Cava
68. Go to the movies by myself
69. Get a caricature drawing by a street artist
70. Dance on a bar
71. Tell dad I love him
72. Hold a monkey
73. Do something I should regret, but don't regret it
74. Go fishing
75. Banish my TV out of my sleeping room
76. Go running in Central Park
77. Participate in Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
78. Write a book
79. Watch the sunset in Santorini, Greece
80. Love someone I shouldn't have
81. Sailing
82. Live NEXT to the beach
83. Get a tattoo
84. Vacation just with myself
85. Ride a quad
86. Go to University in Australia
87. Live in New York City for a while
88. Sit on the edge of Preikestolen, Norway
89. Walk the Great Wall of China
90. Safari through Serengeti, Tanzania
91. Hike the Inca Trail, Peru
92. Oktoberfest in Munich
93. Stand Up Paddle Board
94. Go skiing
95. Learn how to snowboard
96. Jump at a trampoline house
97. Go deep sea fishing
98. Learn to meditate
99. Do a random act of kindness
100. Surprise someone
101. Learn a Flair Bartending Trick
102. Get a Professional Body Massage
103. Drink Tequila in Mexico
104. Ride an oldtimer through Cuba
105. Book a one way ticket to somewhere I've never been
106. See wild bears in Canada
107. Learn a new language
108. Go stargazing with someone I love
109. See cherry blossoms in Japan
110. Fly First Class
111. Tell mummy I love her
112. Create a world map with pins where I've been
113. Fill all the pages in my passport
114. Create my own recipe book
115. Write in my diary everyday for at least one year
116. Learn to accept myself for who I am
117. Take a mud bath
118. Take my grandpa on a trip
119. A week without social media
120. Visit all capitals of Europe
121. Skydiving
122. Become more confident
123. Become an early riser
124. Have a romantic dinner on a rooftop 
125. Get paid to travel
126. Get an university degree
127. Go on a safari
128. Stay in an Overwater Bungalow on the Maldives
129. Trek through the Himalayas
130. Drive the Great Ocean Road 
131. Publish my travel guide
132. Go on a blind date


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

My fav beaches in Perth

Perth is home to some of the best beaches in the world. And is there anything better than spending the day at the beach? Of course not! When I was little I always dreamed of growing up next to the beach and I still can't believe that I lived so close to the beach in Perth and that I was able to go there whenever I wanted. The ocean always gives me the feeling that everything's alright and everything will fall into place eventually. It gives me a sense of calm and clarity. Looking into the wideness of the ocean always leaves me speechless and running into the cold water is an incredible feeling of freedom and purity. So for me it does make sense that the people who're living next to the beach are happier, kindlier and more relaxed. I just love the ocean and Perth has got incredible beaches to spend all day every day at.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

East Coast

After spending 2 years in Australia I finally made it to Queensland. Most of the 2 years I spent in WA and NSW, I've also been to SA and Victoria. Now it's only the NT and Tasmania I need to visit! (+ I also need to go up north in Queensland!) Queensland is amazing, there's so much to see and to discover you'll never get bored. Even though it was wet season we were always busy discovering the nature, towns and cities of this beautiful state. There was a thunderstorm every now and then, but it still remained warm. My sister and I made a little roadtrip in the southern part of Queensland until Byron Bay, which is in NSW and spent a typical Australian Christmas on the Sunshine Coast.