2017: A retrospective

Every year around christmas there comes a day when I sit at home on my sofa, wrapped up in a blanket with a Marshmallow-hot-chocolate in my hand, and reflect on the past year. What my mind does in those moments is essentially something we do at work every second week: a retrospective. At work we …

Highs and lows in Austria | 7

Day 8+9: Perfect imperfection I fell in love with country life. The mountains. The friendly people. The awesome food. The deliberate slowing down of life in general. I even almost bought a super expensive Dirndl which I would have probably worn only once at the Oktoberfest and then never again. What happened to me? Since …

Highs and lows in… ugh…Germany | 5

Day 6: Royal pleasures at the Königsee Sun! Heat! Clear skies! I got up giddy with pleasure and took a moment to decide very carefully how to spend this rare summer day – who knew how the weather was gonna be like tomorrow. At the breakfast table it became clear that this marvelous day had …

Highs and lows in Austria | 3

Day 3: Of variables and constants Today I paid a man to touch me for the first time. It felt a little weird – undressing and lying down all the while knowing that I am actually paying the man to spend a whole hour with me or rather: with my body. But soon my thoughts …

Highs and lows in Austria | 1

Day 1: Fifty shades of grey I began checking the weather forecast about two weeks before my vacation. It was then that it started to dawn on me: I was going to be in Austria, in the mountains, where heavy rain can render the tons of fun things you can do outside impossible. But I …

Sunshine is a state of mind: A perfect long weekend in London

I have been to London a couple of times before: the first time I travelled with my parents when I was a teenager (we did the classics: Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, Saint Paul’s Cathedral ), after that I went with my English class in school (besides the classics we took a …

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