Entries from 'Ausflug'

London again

I went to see my friends in London again and met their cute little babygirl for the first time. On Saturday, we hopped on a ferry and went to Greenwich, where we strolled around the parks, enjoyed the views and explored the town. From the hill, the view of the London skyline is quite impressive,…

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summer is here!

Ever since I made it back from Liberia, it has been really warm and sunny over here. Summer is (finally) here. We spent a lovely weekend in Schwäbisch-Gmünd and attended my younger sister’s wedding. The old town centre is really nice and there are a lot of outdoor restaurants and bars, which were perfect for…

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In the Black Forest

I realize that this is slightly late, but I wanted to share some of the photos of a trip to the Black Forest in early June. It was a work trip, so there were a lot of meetings involved, but we also hiked through a “banned forest” to a perfect little lake and came really close…

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flower overload

On Saturday we went to Kew Gardens, the royal botanic gardens. It was freezing cold, but the cherry (and other) blossoms were out and really, really beautiful, as were the many flowers in the impressive greenhouses. We walked around for a few hours and even went up the tree top walk, all in a mix…

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London on the go

I got to attend a conference in London last week and was lucky enough to spend some time over the weekend with good friends. Ever since I lived in the UK, London has been one of my favorite cities and so I was really happy to be back for a few days. Here are a…

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April weekends

When I came back from my final trip to Botswana, I moved into a new flat and spent a lovely weekend with Björn in Frankfurt. We had a relaxing brunch, went to see a flower show and explored the area. The next weekend I joined Björn in Berlin and we enjoyed a few days in…

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when the desert turns into sea

After our trip to the delta, we stayed in Nata for some nights before returning to Gabs. I’ve seen the pans several times before, but never like this: because of heavy rain falls in Zimbabwe, the pans are full of water and look like one giant lake. As far as you can see, the calm…

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return to the Delta

After a few days in Frankfurt, I boarded a plane again and went back to Botswana for a week or so. I flew straight to Maun and from there, on into the middle of the delta for two days of bushwalks, mokoro trips and amazing nature in the beautfiful Okavango Delta. We stayed at Moremi…

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capitals of Europe

A few pics from Brussels, where I went for a quick work trip last week. I stayed in a cool new hotel near the infamous Place Lux and went out for a few drinks with new and old colleagues. It’s been a while since my Brussels days but somehow it felt like not too much…

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settling in and a visit

So far, I’ve had a fairly smooth start over here even though it meant moving around a few times with my suitcases. In the meantime, though, I’ve found a nice appartment and also collected a few more things from my other home. Then, Björn came to visit for a few days and we used the…

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Mountains and Carneval

Last weekend I visited a good friend in Luzern and got to see the Swiss version of carneval, called Fasnacht, when we walked around town on Saturday. It was freezing cold, but sunny – the first time I really saw the sky since I am back in Europe! Luzern is surrounded by water and mountains,…

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summer is back camping trip

This past weekend, we went to Botsalano with a group of friends for a night in the bush. Upon entering the reserve, we saw a group of 14 or so rhinos at the waterhole, including two baby rhinos. Apparently, they also have an issue with poaching in the reserve, so the lady at the gate…

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white gold of the Kalahari

Last week I accompanied a friend to shoot a film about salt. We drove to Upington where we visited the factory and watched the salt being processed and packaged. Then we were shuttled to a large salt pan in the middle of the Kalahari, where we spent the days filming the salt-making process on the…

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visiting Otse

Last week, I met up with a group of ladies to visit a friend, who was conducting a weaving workshop at Camphill in Otse. They were working on some pieces with natural or recycled materials and we chatted a little bit with them about their works before we ventured around the site to discover the…

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quick trip to the big city

Last Sunday we went for a quick trip to Joburg and had lunch at the ever-growing Market on Main. The surrounding streets are becoming more lively as well and we walked around for a bit. I found some pretty cool street art and we had coffee in one of the few über-stylish cafes. It was…

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