Linna and I at Crater Lake, Oregon, August 2019.

A Love Letter To My Sister

I don’t have a sister. Well, at least none that I share my parents with. But there are these people who feel like family, even though you are not blood related. My sister Linna is such a person.

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The red maple leaf is Canada's symbol.

What I’ve Learned About Canada

Canadians, Americans – they’re just the same. Far from it: Canadians don’t like Americans, and the latter don’t even know that Canada is their neighboring country. 20 (fun) facts about Canada.

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This is the wides part of Chinatown's narrow Fan Tan Alley.

A Day In Victoria, B.C.

The capital, British Columbia, is probably the most British in all of Canada. Victorian-style homes, gardens, pubs, and traditional shops selling original Irish sheep’s wool sweaters can be found downtown and throughout the city. With Chinatown there is also a piece of the Far East on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.

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Die schönsten Sonnenuntergänge habe ich auf Vancouver Island gesehen.

Vancouver Island – Living In A Postcard

Mountains, (rain) forests, lakes, beaches, the sea, islands, rivers, waterfalls, cities – Vancouver Island has it all. So the question “What to do on Vancouver Island?” actually doesn’t arise: Get out of the house / tent / camper and simply drive on or hike – or be inspired by my favorite places.

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Dug enjoys the view from top of Mount Arrowsmith.

When The View From The Mountain Takes Your Breath Away

I admit: so far, hiking hasn‘t been one of my favorite pastimes. However, I didn’t want to miss the amazing view from Mount Arrowsmith over Vancouver Island. With no gondola going up, there was no other way but to climb through the forest and over rocks to the summit. Fortunately, there was a hiking partner – and motivator.

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Pelikane in Lima, Peru. Auch sie werfen einen Blick zurück - wortwörtlich.

Throwback: 2019 – What A Year!

A dream fulfillment year. A year of travel. A year in which I gave up (almost) everything that was important to me. Who would have thought that I would actually live my vague dream, this idea of world exploration, one day. To be honest: at least myself.

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Some Poetry

I found Vancouer Island very inspiring. Especially it’s lush forests. This is what I came up with after a visit to Rosewall Provincial Park.

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Zeit zum Innehalten.

Pause For A Moment

The Christmas tree is festively decorated, candles sparkle, a juicy roast is simmering in the oven, the scent of hot wine is in the air. The family enjoys days off and being together. The aunt is arguing with the uncle, grandma is tipsy and little Teo is offended because Santa hasn‘t brought him a toy car. These or similar scenes are happening in many households around the world these days. We all deserve a little rest at the end of the year. But…

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