Washington D.C. – USA

Washington D.C. is a city shaped by politics. It is full of monuments for people, wars and places. Full of places where politics were or are made. Still, it is so much smaller than I have expected. I did almost everything walking! My hostel was central as well. Having a tight budget, I took the…

East Coast – USA

In 2012 after being in New York for a week I had a four-week long visit with my family in Vineland, New Jersey and used the time there to do diverse short tips both on my own as well as with my family. These trips went to Philadelphia, Cape May, Atlantic City, Ocean City and…

New York – USA

The USA were first solo travel combined with visiting family. Starting in August of 2012, I had a six weeks trip to the USA, my first time overseas and out of Europe. I spend the first week in New York on my own and I loved it. I will post about the rest of the…

Why I fell in love with Japan!

I wasn’t planning on doing a general post about Japan, but since this journey was one of the best I ever had in my life and so many things in general made Japan so amazing I wanted make a compilation about some thinks that I loved about Japan that I only touched in the previous…

Sanya, Hainan – China

Sanya is a city south on the island Hainan. It lays at the height of Vietnam and known for the best beaches in China. I can totally confirm that! I was there with two friends of mine from exchange for their birthdays. We decided to take the night train because it was way cheaper than…

Beijing – China

Oh Beijing, such a wonderful city full of culture, modern sides, famous spots, delicious food and party possibilities. We spend five days in this city in October 2016 as a short break in between our exchange semester. It was gorgeous! The smog was hard on us and it makes me sad how humans influence the…

Exchange semester in Shenzhen – China

As part of my Master of Science degree in Management and Marketing I had to spend an exchange semester abroad. I wanted to be far away from home and gain a very different experience far from the west, this is why I chose the Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS in the following) in Shenzhen,…

Shenzhen – China

Since I have spent five months on exchange in Shenzhen this is going to be a longer post. Retrospective I tried to summarize the different experiences I made. The whole time I went through ups and downs, loving and hating the Chinese culture at the same time. I wouldn’t say I went though culture shock…

Hong Kong

On the 11th of August 2016 a very important journey started for me. I was on the way to an exchange semester in Shenzhen, China due to my master’s degree. Since Shenzhen borders with Hong Kong a few of the exchange students decided to spent a couple of days in Hong Kong before the semester…