how to fell a tree…

A few weeks ago the neighbour invited us over for tea and politely asked us to remove a tree in our driveway that was bothering him. A couple of days later we received a large bag full of vegetables as well as some delicious juicy grapefruits from the neighbour’s nearby farm. Then the time had…

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looking for the Himalayas

During our first weekend we went for a daytrip to Bhurban, a couple of hours north of Islamabad. We were hoping to see some of the peaks of the Himalayas and indeed, we got lucky! Apparently, one of the peaks is the famous Nangaparbat, one of the highest mountains in the area. It was quite…

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Alle Jahre wieder…

Like every year (except last) we spent Christmas at my parents’ place and enjoyed a couple of days with family and friends. It was so special to see the lights and the decorations on the Christmas tree together, and to open some presents – even though someone thought the wrapping paper was far more interesting…

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a new adventure

With the New Year, we’re starting a new chapter of our nomad life. For the next year or so our base will be Pakistan, where I will live and work with the little one while Björn continues to work in Afghanistan, shuttling back and forth. So far, things have been going well and we’re settling…

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a day in Porto

During our last night in Portugal we stayed in this beautifully restored townhouse in Porto and spent the day walking through different parts of the city. The mix of old and new, decay and progress, is quite fascinating and I really liked the atmosphere there. The Dom Luis bridge is really impressive from afar and…

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a first

With a baby, there are a lot of firsts. This was the first time he saw the sea, a moment shared between father and son.

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wo die wilden Pferde wohnen

In October, we managed to go on a well-deserved holiday, the first as a family of three! We stayed in a charming little stone cottage surrounded by stone-walled cornfields and small vineyards, and explored the area. I had heard that wild horses roam in the nearby Serra d’Arga, but thought it would be unlikely that…

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catching up: Sommer dahoam

This year I got to spend a good part of summer at my parent’s place with our baby. Our days consisted of time spent around the house and the garden, long walks through the fields, trips to nearby towns and lots of friends’ visits. We also spent a couple of summery days in the mountains,…

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a last hooray

For our “babymoon” we went to London for a few days in late April. It was nice to see our friends and like last year, we managed to visit Kew Gardens. Other than that, we went for looong walks along the canal, enjoyed some really nice Japanese food, and ended up buying a stroller while…

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a few pics from that last big trip: the wild West Coast

So here’s kind of the last batch of pictures from our NZ trip from a few stops along the West Coast of the South Island. A really pristine coast, with a wild symphony of whitewater, huge, thundering waves, amazing rock formations, seal colonies, native birds and completely oversized vegetation, topped with the full range of…

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a few pics from that last big trip: Akaroa

Our last stop in New Zealand was Akaroa on the Banks peninsula, and we finally got a taste of farmlife in New Zealand as we stayed in a beautiful cottage and got a chance to see the shearers in action on the farm as well as at the annual A&P show, a local country fair….

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a few pics from that last big trip: Crossing the Southern Alps

We crossed the Southern Alps and stopped in Arthur’s Pass, where we hiked through a beautiful forest and to a huge waterfall. It was impressive to drive through the mountains and see the towering, snow-capped peaks, but the village was the strangest place I’ve been to in NZ… The way down towards Christchurch was a…

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a few pics from that last big trip: Soaking it in at Fox Glacier II

While the weather was fine, we drove down to Matheson Lake for a panoramic view of the glacier. We got lucky and saw the majestic white peaks in the sunshine before hiking through dense moist forest around the mirror-like lake, creating a perfect image of the surrounding vegetation on its calm surface. Huge ferns, age-old…

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a few pics from that last big trip: Soaking it in at Fox Glacier I

When we stayed at Fox Glacier, we decided to do a guided tour of the lower part of the glacier. After having walked up to the ice field on the marked path on our own, we were keen to get a little closer to the action, so we joined a group and went back. However,…

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a few pics from that last big trip: Cruising Mercury Bay

On the last day of 2013 we went on a boat trip in Mercury Bay where we got to see a whole lot of different, spectacular rock formations, caves and tiny islands. The water was turquoise and really cold, but of course we had to take a dip into this part of the ocean even…

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