• Travel

    Poland (2021)

    Departure for a short vacation to Zabrze In summer 2021 and before we wanted to tackle our big camping trip in August, we went to Poland for a few days. The plan was to visit Nathalie’s grandparents, similar to 2018, but this time only to the maternal grandmother, because the paternal from Ruda Śląska had died the previous year. So this time it was primarily only to Zabrze, where in addition to one grandmother now also Uncle Darek (the brother of Nathalie’s mother) lives. He recently moved back home after living in Scotland for a long time. In contrast to 2018, we did not go with Nathalie’s parents this time,…

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    Poland (2020): Short vacation on the Baltic Sea!

    Planning and departure Due to the Corona, there wasn’t much to do with vacation in 2020. Fortunately, we had traveled to South Africa in February and had a big vacation this year, but nothing came of it with Egypt / North Sudan in July. So we thought: Why not just go for a little tent trip to the Baltic Sea? Not to the German Baltic Sea, but to the Polish part, because it is cheaper there. Only a few months beforehand there was also a huge 4-person tent on offer at the Aldi (which we also got hold of, although there was only 1 piece per discounter), which gave us…

  • Cats,  Travel

    The Cat Vacation in Greiz

    During our trips to Peru, Japan or South Africa, our cats Iva and Yuri also had a kind of vacation … they were always with my mother in Greiz during this time and thus also made a small change of location. Iva was always the biggest problem child in this situation. While Yuri is calm when you take him anywhere (be it in a basket or a backpack), Iva is always quite panicked. She always struggles to get into the transport medium and during the transport, she sets new records how often she can empty herself into the basket or backpack. We also tried to give her a sedative, but…

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    South Africa (2020)

    Why South Africa? It is not possible to answer this question exactly. The country exerts its very own fascination. On the one hand, we wanted to admire wild animals on a safari, on the other hand South Africa has a fascinating history with apartheid and the resulting struggle for freedom with Nelson Mandela. Furthermore, Africa as a continent is a completely different world that we wanted to discover. So on 09 February 2020 the time had come. Unfortunately, hurricane Sabine also hit Germany on this day. With one of the last trains that were still running that day we arrived at Frankfurt Airport, where many flights had already been cancelled.…

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    Japan (2019)

    The question why we wanted to Japan doesn’t need to be asked here. As anime fans, such a trip is practically a must. Although we thought we already knew Japan well thanks to the media, the country had some surprises in store for us. What also made our trip to Japan special was the occasion: It was our honeymoon. Where better to spend our honeymoon than in Japan? Completely exhausted after a long wedding celebration, my parents took us to the Weimar train station on August 31, 2020, the day after our wedding, from where we went to Frankfurt Airport. Several hours later, finally sitting on the plane (a Boeing…

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    Peru (2019)

    Actually, we wanted to visit South Korea. How on earth did we end up in Peru? For years there was either no time or money to travel. Well, six months with a job and we suddenly had both: Sufficient money and three weeks’ vacation. My longtime best friend Jieun is Korean and flies to South Korea almost every spring. She has already suggested several times to come along. So why not put the suggestion into practice? In contrast to us, Jieun is still a student and as such, her exams thwarted the bill and Korea was cancelled. So there we were with 3 weeks of approved vacation and an unsatisfied…

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    Poland (2018)

    Why go to Poland? In the summer of 2018 we decided to travel to Poland – or rather Nathalie’s parents gave us a lift. The main reason for this trip was to visit Nathalie’s grandmothers, both on her mother’s side, who just celebrated her 80th birthday, and on her father’s side. In addition, the trip was great for me to do my own research about my family’s past. Although my grandfather with the surname “Lang” had always lived in Germany (and had no small family here either with 17 siblings), my grandmother originally came from Poland – from the town of Hindenburg. At least that was the name of this…