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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For the past half year I spent quite some time in front of the computer doing research.

It’s All About Research

From A as in airplane ticket to V as in Visa. Prior to a long-term trip, there is an incredible amount of things to plan.

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This photo was taken in Cuba six years ago. This is the country where I came closest to Central America.

Traveling Solo as a Woman in South America

There is a warning of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Totally dangerous,” say friends and the vender in the outdoor store. Who could know more than people who have actually been there?

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Big world, many opportunities of places to visit. Graphic: Sonja Kuhl

Itinerary Planning

I can go wherever I want and whenever I want. This is a difficult, yet great thought. The world is great, too – and thus the possibilities of the places I could visit. This is how I planned a route for my trip around the world.

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No, this photo wasn't take at the airport. It's from the archive.

A story from the Tindergarten

What does a single do who is sleepless in a hotel room because of jet lag? She starts Tinder. What does this have to do with my decision-making? Everything.

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