Entries from 'my life'

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Every now and then the travel bug hits me quite hard and so the last weeks were spent with some intensive travelling. After our amazing wedding in Bavaria and a great party in Berlin, we flew back to Gaborone, where I was sick for an entire week, and then went off to Jordan for a…

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some endless days of summer

While we were in Germany for our wedding, we enjoyed some fantastic summer days both in Bavaria and in the North. It’s been quite some years since I last was in Germany during summer and we had an amazing mini honeymoon near the Alps at our friends‘ place. From the top of the Kampenwand we…

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let the journey begin

We’re off to Germany for a lot of celebrations and good times with family and friends! It feels good to escape the African winter for some time and I’m hoping for lots of sunshine and warm weather. I am really excited and looking forward to this trip!!!

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if life gives you lemons…

And it’s been giving me lots of lemons recently, both real and the proverbial ones. With the real ones I decided to make some lemon marmalade again. After eating plenty of it since last year, I have actually come to like it. So I washed, cut, boiled and stirred, and ended up with a nice…

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keeping busy

Back in Gabs, the days are short and the nights are cold. I am still waiting for news and somehow need to kill a lot of time until then. Keeping busy in Gabs in an art in itself, one which I haven’t quite mastered at times, but with the help of everyone I’m getting there….

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football fever

Today is the Champions League final between Bayern München and Chelsea in Munich and the city is kind of going crazy! I went up the Rathaus tower in the afternoon and here are some shots from the red-white and blue football fans currently taking over the city plus some views around Munich. Und jetzt heißts:…

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the do’s and don’ts of New York City

what we didn’t do we didn’t stay in Manhattan we didn’t see a broadway show we didn’t visit the MOMA we didn’t eat New York Cheesecake we didn’t go up the Empire State Building we didn’t go skating on the ice rink we didn’t visit the Statue of Liberty we didn’t spot any celebrities but…

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Happy V-Day!

 It seems to be sort of a big thing here…a lot of shops have specials, restaurants offer Valentine menues and the call-in radio show today also was all about Valentine’s Day. We’re having drinks with heart-shaped icecubes and a braai with friends tonight ;) Happy Valentine’s Day!

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today

– it snowed a little bit– is the last day of my holiday in Germany– I found a beautiful wedding dress!!!

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the final nights

After an informal dinner with lots of last-minute strategizing, I returned to the ICC on Friday on what was supposed to be the last day of negotiations. Througout the morning, we camped out in front of the meeting room where Ministers from major countries tried to come up with a deal. It was a day…

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saving my day

when I left the house this morning I realised I am left with no fuel in my car, no credit on my phone, no cash in my purse, and no way to get money from the bank account.I panicked.then I managed to send “callme” messages from my phone.luckily, a friend came to the rescue and…

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stuck on the road

“Dear valued customer. Please be advised that fuel prices will be adjusted upwards effective 11th November 2011. The adjustment is as follows: petrol 40t per litre, diesel 51t per litre, paraffin 50t per litre.”– sms currently circulated regarding increase of fuel prices – I didn’t want to buy fuel, but I was stuck near the…

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dies & das

While some are spending their time searching for elephants in the North, others have to stay at home and work. COP17 is just around the corner and things have started to get quite busy. In the evenings, I’m “working” on something else: the annual craft market is coming up and I will share a stall…

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on identity, home and switching between worlds

During our trip to Italy, I spent some time to think and reflect on Europe, my roots and the big or not so big differences between life here and life in Botswana, and I must say, it felt like a pretty big culture shock to be back in Europe after some time abroad. Tuscany, with…

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a whirlwind of weeks

These past weeks in Germany have been great and extremely busy – especially compared to the pace of life back in Gabs – and we were traveling from South to North and back to meet family, friends and colleagues. It was really nice to be back home, but it took a while to get used…

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