a picknick in Kirstenbosch

One afternoon, we picked up bagels from this place and drove to Kirstenbosch for a picknick on the lawn. We were joined by some guinea fowls and had a really nice time relaxing on the grass. After that we walked around the gardens in search of the protea and found them on the higher slopes…

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Down to the Cape

Of course, we also had to visit the penguins at Boulders Beach. So we drove to Simon’s Town, parked the car and walked along the wooden pathway with great views of the bay. From there, we went down to Cape Point, driving along the beautiful rugged coastline. At Cape Point we took a walk through…

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sunrise on Signal Hill

On our first day we (the little one ;) woke up very early, so we went up to see the  sun rise on Signal Hill. The glistening yellow ball came up slowly behind the mountains, and cast its first sunrays on Table Mountaint while the city bowl was still lying quietly in the early morning…

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in Cape Town (finally again)

After a looong journey we arrived in Capetown and spent a few days there. It was the first time I had visited in the summer time and it was even more beautiful than I had imagined. The scenery is just incredible and it made me want to move there instantly! Also, the shopping….I guess it can’t…

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some call it Africa…

We went for a holiday to South Africa and Namibia and it was so, so good to be back in this beautiful part of the world. From the Mother City, we drove up to the Fish River Canyon in Namibia, spent a few days on a farm in the Karoo and were living the good…

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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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