Munich summer days and nights

Now that summer has finally arrived in Munich, we’re all looking for interesting spots to be outside for a drink, a bite or time with our friends – or all 3. A great spot i discovered this evening is “Paterstrand” – a beach cafe vibe restaurant right next to the Isar on Praterinsel. Sand between…

On things i love

Once i put my mind to it, there’s really no way around it. I must make it happen. Luckily, this is one of the things i love doing – and is actually one of the reasons I am in the job i have today. Making a travel dream come true – and affordable – come…

On Expectations

It was one of those days where you receive news you were expecting at some point in the future – but not today. News you were not unhappy about, but still came as a shock. One of my team members resigned today. And no, i’m not disappointed – sure, it will be tough to have…

I love learning

Day 3, and I’m still feeling good 🙂 I’ve been on a training seminar the last 2 days – and I was reminded about how much I enjoying learning new things. Really got a lot of good info that will help me at work and in private life. Met up with a Capetonian guy tonight,…

Sunday sightseeing

I’m happy to say that my positive mindset from yesterday has continued today 🙂 It’s funny – i now even have the sensation that I “only” have 2 years and 10 months left – aaaah! that’s too short!!   So, one of the things i’ve decided to do, to make sure I don’t end up…

The Day the Mindset Changed

Christmas 2015. That is the deadline I have set myself. December 2015 is the month I want to move back to my home, my friends, my family. South Africa. I’ve never been a big one for “setting goals” – but I have always needed something to look forward to. And it is amazing to see…

More than just the Monday Blues

So, I’ve been in Munich for a little over 1 year now. And since my wonderful 3 week holiday at home over new years, I’ve been feeling a little down. Depressed even – and that’s what scares the bejeezus out of me. I don’t want to go down that road again. I’m frantically trying to…

Thoughts on a faraway life

This evening I did something I haven’t done nearly enough in my life.  I stopped. I consciously stopped, and just took it all in. I was at the Christmas market on Marienplatz in the centre of Munich, a glass of warm red Gluehwein in my hand, washing powder & rice cakes in the bag between…

The Gods of East Africa were on my side

The Gods were definitely on my side today, granting me these empty streets. The thought came to me quite late in the flight, when I suddenly realised that the airport in Addis Ababa is only about 20 minutes from town. So, with 4 hours to kill before my onward flight, and the fact you can…