Hi! Yesterday morning it was super foggy so me and my mom where like let's go down to the park to take some photos! We packed ourselves with warm clothes and our gear, hurried with scratching the ice off the car and drove down to Jenisch Park. When it's fog you kinda always have to hurry up because it can be all gone in a minute, but we were lucky! It was even foggier at the park, which actually made it difficult as it was hard to see something on the pictures. But I guess that's what we wanted. In the end I am pretty happy with how my photos turned out (the dogs made my day) 🌫 We actually had a lot of fog the entire day!
Hi! As many probably already know, Melbourne is the fashion capital in Australia. When you're walking around you see so many people with the coolest outfits, where you definitely can see that they aren't afraid to stand out or to splurge! I have never seen so much of Balenciaga in my life right on the streets. As my brother would say, a city full of hypebeasts.
As I personally do not have 500$ to spend on a t-shirt and I also like finding unique pieces that will remember me of that place, I checked out Melbournes little boutiques, from vintage shops to local designers. I have never experienced so much help for upcoming designers as here in Australia. It starts with any market where they have their stands, and Melbourne takes it to another level with giving them space in the Central Shopping Centre (211 La Trobe Street). So let's get going where I think you should go when you're shopping in Melbourne!
Hi! It's my last day in Australia, who knows maybe for life?! I hope not for my time being that this will be the last time though. I still want to see more from this beautiful country. But I guess it will take some time until I will set my feet on Australian red soil and dark yellow sand again. Thinking about it, who can say that they have been to what I have been told would be the end of the world? Not many. And the best part of it all, is that I don't feel that I have been missing out on anything at the places I have been. I am actually feeling a bit helpless because I don't know what to do anymore!
So I guess its time to just lay down, soak up the sun and relax. I am meeting a friend I have made here in Australia later today in Newtown where she lives, and I want to go all the way there. Walking is seriously the best way to get to know a place. So I am looking forward to do that after being lazy here in the botanical garden with the view of the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House. I guess life is treating me well 🐶 but I am also looking forward to go home and start my new life!
I am excited for going to Copenhagen to look at my dream university, and taking my best friend with me! I already know that we're going to have so much fun together. And then I am going to live with my grandmother in Aarhus, where I'll go to classes and hopefully get a job, and apply for all those universities. So the next months are going to be pretty life changing... I can't wait to see where I am in nine months!
Gonna go for a walk around these gardens now, hope you're pursuing something today, even if it's only a tan 🙈 cya later, with a post about where to go shopping in Melbourne!
Hi! As you know I have been traveling a lot the past months, and even though I am an experienced traveler with my family, traveling alone is a whole different cenario. The only thing traveling together with my family has teached me, is which steps I had to take and how I had to manage my time. Seems like everything you need to know when stepping into an airport alone. But what if circumstances come up that you do not have any control over or new methods of traveling like the self check in counter or the new face identifying pass control when entering the country. I guess the new technologies are pretty easy to come through, no possible panic attacks, only confusion the first time you're trying it.
Therefor I am going to tell you how I dealt with situations that I didnt have any control over. Maybe this post can be your handbook when you're alone in the airport, not knowing what to do and then panicking. I'll tell you now that flying a plane is just like taking the bus. Definitely like when in Hamburg!
First and easiest scenario I went through was me taking my flight from Heraklion on Crete to Hamburg. I came extra early, more than 2h before the flight would take off. It took 2h hours before I got checked in... I can tell you I was stressed out! It was the longest I've ever waited in the check in line and it was my first flight alone. What went through my head was: am I in the wrong line, will I make it, if I don't make this flight I will miss my flight from Hamburg to Sydney, can I get a refund then or will they say it's my fault I should have come earlier to this airport, why is this taking sooo long?! Finally I ran through the safety check and came on time for boarding. Now, what I should've done instead of sweating and panicking, is to be calm and if I really worried that I could miss my flight, make a staff member notice me and tell them about my situation. In a very dramatic way. That would have made my 2h more enjoyable.
When your baggage gets lost, stay calm, there are people who can help you. This is a horrible feeling that something of yours is lost and you can't do anything to prevent it to happen or to get the problem solved. So this is a necessary step you have to make if you want your luggage back, and it will help your panic situation as you will get information about where the heck your luggage is. If they can't find it (now its legitimate to panik) which is when you have to force them to make an investigation. Normally after receiving information, give them all your information over where you'll be the next week, because it can take longer then what they say it will. They told me for example that it would come with the next plane in a few hours, so that my luggage would arrive the same day. Well, after three days and a huge phone bill from calling the centre several times from my German number (stupid, get yourself a local number), my luggage came.
What has happened before whilst traveling with my family, is that the company we flew with said they'll give us money to buy our necessities, but don't believe them if they say so. Never saw any money. Instead, be prepared! I always have a bag with a pyjamas, two extra outfits, 4 underpants and 4 pairs of socks. Helped me whilst traveling when I felt like a refresh and certainly safed me when my luggage was lost!
Now to the most dramatic thing that could happen to you. Your flight is arriving to late and you're missing your connecting flight. Here's what you'll have to do when you still have some minutes: you run. Even if you think it is easy to make it I have learned that you should run. In Guangzho for example, to transfer you have to get in a line for a some kind of check! Literally the only place I believe that this is the case, but I mean you never know. I'll give you a time frame, if you only have an hour you gotta hurry, if you've got more than that it's pretty much chill.
Missing your connection is very irritating, as you maybe have a limited time to get to your destination, or you payed for a hotel for one night and you can't cancel it anymore. All I have to say to that is shit happens. But please try everything to just stay cool. I met a girl from New Zealand whilst waiting in line, and this is what she said about our situation: "It's faith, you don't know what you're gladly missing out on that flight, maybe there is going to happen something terrible, and you just slipped out of it." And she is totally right about that! So stay calm and carry on, there are always people in this situation close by (e.g. those at the boarding counter) to help you get another flight to your destination. And if it's not on that day, well then you've just gotten some hours in another exciting place on this world!
No worries about where to stay, it's your right to get a hotel for that night for free! Just again be careful with the check out time! I know this might seem silly but when I came to the over night hostel in Frankfurt (where I missed my flight to Singapur and had to wait exactly one day) they didn't mention any check out time for whatever reason, and they won't be that nice to make sure you have a place to be until you have to come back to the airport. So always ask! I was lucky that I have some wonderful friends near Frankfurt where I could spend my time that day. And again, wasn't it maybe faith so that I could say goodbye to my other loved ones, who I hadn't seen in forever?!
And another note, if your plan looks a bit like mine: to stay one night in Sydney and fly the next day to Melbourne, you should definitely tell them to get you to Melbourne if you know that you wouldn't make it to Sydney in time. You'll probably help them with this, as probably many had to be rebooked to Sydney and there is just a limited space on those flights going there, and you might even have the chance to get a flight earlier on that day.
And that it pretty much everything I have experienced for now, if there comes anything new (let's hope not) I'll just update this post! I hope nothing like this will acure to you, but let's be real, if you're gonna travel, this will happen at least once. So just say to yourself shit happens and then just let it go, it should not define your day! Happy travels!!!
Hi! I knew that 2017 would be special, but I never could have imagined how life changing this year would become! Ending high school of course is a predictable change situation, saying goodbye to people you've spend so many years with, but now will probably never meet again unless there would be a reunion.
But how traveling with my best friend and alone has shaped me and how I see myself in this world has totally changed. I feel free in my actions, there is no one grading my every move, the only people I owe explanations are my loved ones.
I am suddenly entirely sure what I want to create, not that going into architecture was ever a big question for me but still, the last years I worried that maybe I had just become comfortable with that decision and it wasn't actually something for me any more.
And that's what I want to achieve next year, I want to work hard to get what I myself truly want and I want to create so that I can learn and flourish. It starts with getting into my dream university. And hey, I also want to work out more 😂.
I usually don't do new years resolutions, but this year I feel like I need a cut from 2017 to really get into 2018. Maybe because this year I don't feel I have unfinished business anywhere. I have become a strong woman who knows what to do in this crazy world. For now I know the rules of the game, in the next year there are probably other rules to play by. But now I know how to read the manual. And I actually think it's fun. So gimme strength 2017, cause I'm diving right into 2018!
I hope you're having an amazing New Years wherever you are in the world and that this year will make or help your dreams come true! I am one of the first to have celebrated the new year here in Sydney and for what I can say 2018 is already pretty awesome 😘
Hi! This week I went to Denmark! A lot had to be sorted out there and of course I wanted to spend some time with my Grandma. So I hopped in the train to Aarhus, not thinking that three days after I would become an actual citizen there with moving my address and pretty much setting everything official for when I would actually move there. It happened all so spontaneous and fast that first after having a new address I wrote my mom like "ok so I just moved out". Big step didn't feel very spectacular, more like going to the post office to get your package.
Otherwise we dealt with a hacker and getting hit by a bus (in the car). Being hit by a bus was literally one of my biggest fears, but now that it has happened I am actually not that scared anymore. Sounds weird, but after the accident I was really relieved, not only because nothing had happened to us, but also like this fear just got off my shoulders. Not that I don't have any respect for busses anymore. The weird thing is that the last four months all my lifelong fears have now all happened for me and after they happened I was just like shit but ok not that bad. By the way all those fears exclude my frog phobia which will never be healed and I don't want it to be, because that would include me getting jumped on by frogs and I aint doing that. I actually think that would traumatize me more.
The interesting thing is that if you put all these experiences of the last four months together it really fits into what should be happening to me as Capricorn. Yes I know, where am I taking this now. I have always been interested in cosmic beliefs and energy, but at the same time never believed in it. This year though I have really been informing myself about mindfulness, the law of attraction, crystal power, and horoscopes. The crazy thing is that all of these things actually work. Or that is what I have experienced. In the beginning of next year I am planning to share all those experiences more detailed with you guys. But for now I am still kind of in the processing of all these events. What my Horoscope says is that I'll close off with a lot the end of this year, to be stronger and without weight in the new year, the year of the Capricorn. Isn't this kinda freaky, especially when the dates fit together?!
As I said, a lot more talking about that the next year! Now I am just super busy with getting ready to travel in Australia again! So be ready for Australia Part 2! For now I wish you a lovely third advent, love and kindness!
Hi! Ok what do you say to those?! Aren't they just the dream for a plant obsessed girl like me?! Isn't this also the dream for a plant killer?! You wouldn't even need plants for those, they already make the look! Sadly for me it will only be a dream for a long time, the price is as fabulous... But one day you'll be mine!
Hi! I really don't know were all these names like Noosa come from here in Australia. But this place must be named after some kind of goddess! This is literally my favorite place where I have been so far on this island, even though I was attacked a dozen times by magpies. Those are super overprotective birds that attack anything when their babies are hatching or nesting. A girl apparently once came back to the hostel bleeding everywhere on one side of her face... So yeah, my relaxing trip to the beach felt more like the Hunger Games. 🦅
I had planned three days being here before moving to Adelaide, I wanted to take surf classes here and literally only be at the water and nature. Those plans kind of changed because of the weather. You can spend a lot of time here, so much to do and see! So after meeting this amazing American girl in my room of the hostel in the late afternoon I arrived, my plan shifted to do the coastal walk the day after and go to the beach before that. So after experiencing Hunger games and going into the Pacific Ocean the first time I can remember (which by the way is probably the best ocean on this planet), we met up with another girl from England and did the 11 km walk. The weather was pretty much perfect as it would have been too hot if not cloudy. To avoid the mud pies on the way home (the english girl has a bird phobia and I didn't want to do the whole fiasco again) we stayed and had a delicious dinner at Fratellini, an Italian restaurant on Duke Street right when you come off Sunshine Beach.
Second day it was pouring down! Literally that much so that it was too much to go outside. So I stayed inside, watched movies and made a plan what to do on my last day. It said that there would be a thunderstorm all day long so again I thought that I couldn't go out to surf. I then planned to go into the town look into shops, see if they had any cute bikinis, and then go to a steaming room my American friend had recommended.
The next day I obviously didn't put sunscreen on, but my rain jacket. The sun was out, the forecast said the storm would come in an hour. This was like that all day long. So I missed my opportunity to have surf lessons. But trust me that didn't make the day any less good. First of all the shops are amaaaaazing. I could have bought everything and I really had to hold back because this beach interior is actually not my thing. Noosa has changed that. Go to "Très Noosa" on Arcadia Street in Noosa Heads! For lunch I went for a smoothie in "The Drop" on Noosa Drive and to kind of figure out what to do else on such a lovely day. I decided to go around explore the town and take some pics. Shopping wasn't the plan, but then the most amazing shop popped up, "Bow and Arrow Trading" on Hastings Street, which has those beautiful Australian brands like Faithfull or Peony, and just other gorgeous stuff. After that massive inspiration I then cooled of with an iced coffee at the "Blended Health Bar" around the corner, which almost has become an addiction of mine. Aaand then you can do stand up paddling on the canals which you'll rent on the Boardwalk next to the "Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort" on Noosa Parade. That I didn't do though, because I felt like a sunburn was coming along. So what I did was going into that 5 star Resort, into their Spa "Aqua" and then paying only 15$ to use their steam room. I spend literally three hours in there, being in the steam room and then reading a magazine whilst eating fruit and drinking tea in the common room on repeat. She even gave me a mask and moisturizer... This was probably the most inspirational and relaxing day I have had in a while. 🐨
So yeah this was my stay in Noosa, I had the best time here, met a lot of really nice people, even Danes which gave me the pleasure to say "God Morgen" in the mornings and who I accidentally later met again at sunset over the Uluru. The hostel I stayed at, "Flashpackers Noosa" was such a nice place, it was super clean, had great facilities and service. Also the rooms (I was in a six bed female dorm) have their own bathrooms! I would definitely recommend this place, best hostel I was in, and I know it is kind of expensive but if you compare it to Sydney prices you are getting a really good price! Hope I could get you to come here and help you on what to do here! Have a good one, as the Aussies say. 🌴