When I was in high school, it was very common in Germany, that you go abroad for 6 months or 1 year in your 11th year. (We used to have 13 years of school back then.)
Abroad meant wherever you wanted to go, but most people chose the US.
One year in the US was also my plan, but I chickened out at one point and when I decided to at least go for 5 months, it was too late to apply for the US, so I chose Canada. (Spoiler: I’m very glad I did!)
I guess when people think of Melbourne, they think of it as edgy, cool and creative. And they are right. In a way, Melbourne and Berlin are very similar cities. They are full of creative people, plenty of cool bars and clubs and lots of street art!
Here’s a bit of that street art that I captured on camera while I was there
St Patrick Day is coming up. To be precise, it’s on Friday, the 17th of March.
Last year, I was lucky enough to celebrate it in Dublin. Since it’s THE Irish holiday, everyone gets off work and the city is one big party. I know all the things I expected it to be, so I kind of thought I might tell you a few things that weren’t exactly like I thought they would be, so you could be prepared for what to expect 🙂
The other day, I’ve read this article about being a wild girl that never settles. And I also shared it on my Facebook page, because I somehow relate to it. But it also made me wonder about the whole thing. Is it really a either-or-question? Do you have to decide between catching flights and catching feelings?
Like I’ve already mentioned in my last blogpost, I feel like it is important to know about the history of places. The history of cities, countries and nations that we visit. Because most countries, especially our favorite backpacker destinations, are very rich in their history. And not only in a good way. So I’m trying to gather information every once in a while to share with you guys, so you can be a bit more “educated” about the place you are going to. Or have been to.
Today, I decided to talk about Cambodia, a country I loved very much and whose history touched me deeply. It’s not a random choice but based on a photo exhibition I’ve been to recently at the Museum der Fünf Kontinente (Museum of the five continents) in Munich. The exhibition is called “Shaded Memories” and features photographs by Ann-Christine Woehrl. (If you have the opportunity to go, definitely do so!)