The Niagara Falls are the world's most famous waterfalls.

Niagara – Thundering Waters

With the Niagara Falls, nature shows all its unbridled power. 18 million people from all over the world visit the world’s most famous waterfalls every year. They separate Canada and the USA – the first stop of my trip around the world.

Read More
This little sheep looks a little incredulously. A townie on the farm? WWOOF makes it possible.

From The Desk Into The Barn

Cultural exchange and education – that’s what Wwoof is all about. This stands for Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms. A great way to really get to know the culture of a country.

Read More
During the past year photography has become one of my favorite hobbies. This is one of the things I*d like to improve during my trip. Capture: Bettina Engel

What I planned to do underway

In everyday life, the time for things I like to do is limited. I have some plans for the coming year. The order is variable. But: point 14 is the most important.

Read More
A backpack and a daypack have to be enough to carry all my things.

I am packing my backpack…

What do you take with you on a trip around the world for a year when tropical regions are on the travel list as well as cold high-altitude regions? Not so easy when limited to a backpack. The packing list for my world trip.

Read More
Fear seems to be something people don't like to talk about. Photo: archive

What nobody asked me

Part II of the FAQ – with a question that nobody has asked me except myself. Its answer occupies more room than all the top 10 questions put together: Are you in doubt/fear?

Read More
In the focus: the top 10 world trip questions everybody has asked me. Photo: Bettina Engel

What everyone has asked me

Two days left until departure. I said goodbye to almost all my friends, spent the last day at work, cleared out my apartment, handed over the key to the new tenant. In these weeks, I answered an awful lot of questions. Here are the top 10 questions everyone asked me.

Read More