21st May 2022 – Standing on the top of the World: Mount Everest, Sagarmatha, Chomolungma
There are no words for how I felt about my 2-month expedition to summit Mount Everest. After spending New Year’s in Senegal I traveled back to Kenya in January 2022 and stayed there the next 3 months to train, which actually looked like this: rock climbing twice a week and, the rest of the time, running with one of the greatest national athletic teams of Kenya. It was such an honour to train in the same team with Olympians and winners of championships. Continue reading “21st May 2022 – Standing on the top of the World: Mount Everest”
Seychelles – My 100th Country On This World Journey
I don’t know why, but I always wanted to travel to 100 countries before turning 30. And here we finally go, Seychelles was number 100.
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Eswatini or Swaziland?
My time in Swaziland (nowadays called Eswatini) was unforgettable, not only in a positive way…
Eswatini means “land of the Swazis” in the Swazi language. This was partly intended to prevent confusion with the similarly named Switzerland, but the name change was also driven by the desire to break with the country’s colonial past. Continue reading “Untold Tales of a small country called Eswatini”
Paris, New York, and Nairobi Marathon
Last year, I found myself running several marathons around the world, but the three following marathons were the highlights. Read along for my personal experience and some useful tips what to expect from majors marathon!
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A country called Zambia
The extremely friendly women who worked for immigration on the Zambian border made me fall in love with the country straight away. I immediately felt at home and knew I would like to stay in Zambia for a while.
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Namibia – Tales from December 2020 to January 2021
I have to be honest so much has happened during 2021 that I haven’t even been able to blog. But this year I was able to learn a lot from life and my travels again and I look forward to sharing it in this and future blog posts.
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Es war Nacht während der Atlantiküberquerung. Der Wind wurde plötzlich stärker und ich spürte, wie die Segelgeschwindigkeit des Bootes mindestens 11 Knoten erreichte. Ich war aufgewühlt und glücklich; Ich konnte mich vor Euphorie kaum beherrschen. Aber es wurde schwieriger und schwieriger das Segelboot zu steuern, gleichzeitig achtete ich darauf meinen Kurs zu halten. Plötzlich raste mein Herz und Adrenalin schoss durch meinen Körper. Continue reading “Atlantiküberquerung – Was es bedeutet über den Atlantik zu segeln”
Crossing Atlantic Ocean
While crossing the Atlantic and steering at night, the wind suddenly became stronger and I felt the sailing speed reach at least 11 knots. At first, I was pretty euphoric about how fast I was sailing. But steering became more and more difficult as I tried to stay on course. Suddenly, my heart was racing and adrenaline ran through my body. The helm was difficult to control, and I could barely calm my stupid excitement. The sky had become darker and the visibility worsened. Continue reading “Crossing Atlantic And What It Means to Sail Across the Atlantic Ocean”
Travels in Iran
I have no words to begin to describe my unforgettable journey to Iran.
It is a country which surprised me in so many ways and which I would highly recommend you visit before it gets too touristy. Continue reading “Great Persia, A Refreshing and Surprising Country”