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On a jinxed trip around Western Australia

Nele/ June 1, 2017/ Destinations/ 1 comments

Some years ago I took a trip around Western Australia. It’s a beautiful part of the country. Less crowded than the East coast, and with at least as much to see. I started out in Perth and first set out on a three-day trip down South, and then a ten-day trip in the opposite direction up to Broome. Both tours were organised

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The wildlife experience you’ll never forget

Nele/ May 9, 2017/ Destinations/ 0 comments

The small ship slowly makes its way through the water. The many people on board stroll around the railings, changing from one side to the other. They don’t sit down to enjoy the beautiful weather. Instead, they seem to be looking for something. A feeling of excited restlessness pervades the ship. Then, suddenly, a movement in the water. Someone has spotted it,

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4 ways studying abroad in Sydney failed expectations

Nele/ April 21, 2017/ Destinations/ 0 comments

When I spend a semester abroad in Sydney to study at Macquarie University, I had a lot of ideas about what that time would be like. As usual, however, reality turned out to be completely different. Some expectations might have been unrealistic from the start, some simply didn’t happen the way I thought they would. While none of these disappointments was in

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6 of the best memories I have of Sydney

Nele/ February 27, 2017/ Destinations/ 2 comments

First I have to admit that title isn’t quite accurate. I spent several months in this city while studying at Macquarie University, and had a lot of time to experience Sydney off the beaten track. It was a time filled to the brim with memorable experiences. They include spontaneous sitcom marathons with my roomies, pub-quiz nights with friends, morning rituals of Pilates

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7 reasons to love the Gold Coast

Nele/ January 10, 2017/ Destinations/ 1 comments

The Gold Coast is on Australia’s East Coast, just south of Brisbane. As I have relatives in Queensland I had the chance to visit this beautiful piece of earth plenty of times during the months I spent in Australia. From the never-ending beaches to the man-made attractions along the coast, the Gold Coast has plenty to offer. If you are contemplating a visit,

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What to be thankful for on the road

Nele/ November 28, 2016/ Travel Advice/ 0 comments

Last week Americans celebrated Thanksgiving. While we don’t have that holiday in Germany, it still made me think about the things I’m grateful for. After all, Christmas time is great for that kind of inspection, isn’t it? There is a lot I could mention in this context, but I want to concentrate on one specific blessing I’ve encountered on the road. Something that’s so easy

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Australia and me – a long-term relationship

Nele/ February 21, 2016/ Destinations/ 1 comments

Next month it will be exactly 11 years since I went on my first trip to Australia. At the time I had no idea that this was the start of a relationship that continued to draw me back to the land down under time and time again. To this day, I have visited the country four times, coming up to a total

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Welcome to my blog: Finding your travel reality

Nele/ January 15, 2016/ Travel Advice/ 0 comments

Travel. It’s a glamorous word. Exploring new places, seeing the world, meeting new people and learning about their cultures, discovering yourself in the process. In my frequent daydreams I always see myself as an adventurer, a hero, someone who fearlessly crosses whole continents and surmounts every obstacle that may come in the way. I see myself delving into new cultures, being instantly

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