All posts tagged: packing

Closing the New Zealand chapter, starting the long journey home

For the past six months today’s date has been marked red in my agenda – the day I would leave New Zealand and start my long journey homewards. And as usual it came far too quick. Whenever I read retrospective blog entries – people looking back on specific chapters of their lives which are coming to an end – it seems that they’re always blocking out the bad stuff. We only remember the good things and leave with that glorious feeling of having had the time of our lives. We go home with the words “It was amazing” ready on our lips, prepared to throw them back to everybody asking “How was it?” And yet giving them no idea what kind of suffering and growth you went through at the same time… As I sit in the middle of my huge luggage pile I am shocked that the exact same thing is just happening to me too. I look back on all the amazing times I had in Auckland with the dance company, the adventures …

Off to Switzerland!

I’m packing. For a roadtrip through Switzerland. Having lived there for two years there’s lots of friends to see and places to visit. And being just between winter and summer there’s also loads of things to take: 1 mountain bike 1 pair of skis 1 slackline 1 via ferrata set 2 climbing shoes + harness 1 bottle of Mosecco for Anca 4 jars of Bärlauch pesto for my lovely hosts 10 bottles of Radler (a beer drink that doesn’t exist in Switzerland) 1 goodie bag full of veggie stuff for Malin 1 booking for a graphic design course in Munich on the way back 1 Lonely Planet Guide for Switzerland (I’ll do it the tourist way this time) clothing and equipment for basically any situation (from snow to sunshine at the beach) Let’s see how I’ll fit everything into my tiny car… so excited to soon be on the road again.