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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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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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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.

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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?

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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.

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