Crater Lake in Oregon, USA - the bluest of the blue lakes.

100 Days On The Road

On June 5, exactly 100 days ago, I left in Frankfurt carrying my backpack and wearing my hiking boots to step on the plane west. Since then, I‘ve had an amazing time in North America, met many wonderful people and seen impressive places. Time for an interim balance.

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Hands, clothes, everything smells of sheep. Wonderful.

Milking Sheep Is Pure Joy

Three weeks living and learning on a sheep farm – on my second station as WWOOFer I was particularly happy. Lamb cuddles, milking sheep, and making sheep’s milk cheese were some of my tasks. A textbook example of Farm life. And yet I had to leave the farm much earlier than planned to protect myself.

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All self cooked: Chinese food in Toronto.

Kindness # 2: When Students From China Cook Together

Jump at chances, someone once told me. That’s what I did when a Chinese roommate in the dorm in Toronto invited me for a spontaneous dinner with her friends. A gesture of kindness that ended in a fun and intercultural evening.

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Ken, Trevor und Grace in der Einfahrt zu Keppel Croft Gardens - bereit für den Volunteer Wednesday.

Kindness # 1: Where Helpfulness Occupies Center Stage

Every Wednesday, around 20 helpers come to Keppel Croft Gardens, spread across the 1.6 hectares, weed, mow the lawn, plant trees, and afterwards disappear. Every week they help Bill and Dawn Loney, the owners of the beautiful garden. They all support voluntarily. A “Random Act of Kindness”.

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