Saying good-bye to Melbourne and my friends wasn’t easy. Four and a half weeks had gone by quickly. I was however very much looking forward to New Zealand as I had never been there before but had only heard good things about Aotearoa, “the land of the long white cloud”. Accordingly my expectations and excitement were very high. Continue reading
Once upon a time I made a promise here on this blog: I promised to resume my activities, post photos and stories of my travels (it seems that since then I have actually removed that post). Well, like with many promises it’s not always that simple to keep them. Especially with facebook making it so easy to share photos, it has been too tempting to neglect this blog and instead simply upload some photos on facebook. And too much has been happening to catch up on all the stories now at once. Add the fact that I am currently on a lager trip that wants to be reported, too.
To shorten the wait until I finally manage to post up-to-date stories, I decided to present a few highlights of the last years with links to the according facebook albums, one every day. And I
promise hope that after that I will be able to provide updates about the current trip.
There are new photos in the gallery, taken at the Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan | View album
It could have been a great week: On my way back from Korea, Lufthansa had decided to upgrade my seat from economy to business class for free. Good stuff! Plenty of room for my legs and a massage chair make a long distance flight so much easier to bear
Only five days later I was sitting in a plane from Zurich to Frankfurt again. When the pilot announced a 30 minute delay I got a little worried about my connection but there was still hoping – until I got off the plane way past boarding stop. And of course at the security check they had to swipe my camera equipment for explosives. And even though I told the woman that I had to run she sent me to the checkpoint where the officer asked her why she had brought me over. Her reply: “I’m so bored, I wanted to do something!” – thank you soooo much, bloody idiot!
So yeah, obviously I had missed my plane by a few minutes. An hour later, while waiting for the shuttle bus to a hotel, I witnessed the discovery of a bunch of suspect packages. The police blocked the whole area but then my bus left so I don’t know if there was really a bomb or not.
Now I’m sitting in the lobby of the NH Hotel Möhrfelden, my new flight is tomorrow via Munich – let’s hope the weather doesn’t act up again!
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A couple of weeks ago Julie’s new hompage it went online! I programmed and designed the page, trying to incorporate Julie’s thoughts and expectations. And even though Internet Explorer kept driving me cazy (if only the different versions were equally uncapable but they actually exceed each other) it was a lot of fun to play around with the site. Pay the page a visit if you feel like it and let me know what you think of it or what you don’t like!
Last Saturday Victoria switched back from daylight saving time to standard time. So now the time difference to Germany is only 8 hrs.