Archive for the ‘worldly banter’ Category

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Happy Birthday myinnergoddess!

February 14, 2011

by Maya

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Birthday to Us! Yes, it has been a year since we started this little project.

I want to thank my fellow goddesses and of course our dear readers who have joined us on our journey! Thank you!!!!!!!!

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– 2011 –

January 1, 2011

by Gibson Hummingbird

365 days are over again and already its 2011 – I don’t know why but Dec 31st is just not my day…it’s weird but I don’t like to say “good bye” to a year 😉 …anyway the last year has been quite good to me. I quit  a job that I hated and started a new one which I love…I was able to see places that I’ve never imagined to see and met so many interesting people. Some of them I will never see again and some will stay with me for a quite while. It’s been a great year and I can only hope that 2011 will be as good as the last year.

“Everyday when you wake up, you are gonna choose what that day is going to be. It can suck or it can be amazing. It can be terrible or it can be good. And you can decide to make whatever day it is a good day.”

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Bye, bye 2010

December 31, 2010

by Kaede

This was quite a successful year in many different ways and I really enjoy the end of this year right now! Though I am a bit upset because it‘s not snowing anymore….but it seems that I am the only person in germany who enjoyed the weather of the past few weeks. I felt like a child again, when I was building a snowman in my boyfriend‘s garden. That was great! But I am sorry for all people who could not join their family and friends because of the traffic chaos.

Another aspect I love about the weather is also fashion! I have discovered the advantages of functional clothing, especially when they are fashionable. I love my coat by NorthFace, which I have now for three years, I would not want to miss it just for one day. And of course my new DocMartens! I will never ever be cold!

So, hopefully next year is going to be as nice as past year. I will keep on pamper my inner goddess, so you should do as well!


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2010 it was…

December 31, 2010

by Charlie

It might be the tranquility of this island and the calming effect of the Baltic Sea, which makes me realize how busy and overwhelming the last year has been for me.  But no matter where you go or what you do:

“On the road of life, it’s not where you go, but who’s by your side that makes the difference.”

This sentence has been accompanying me for quite a while and pretty much describes my last year. It was a tough one with lots of exciting, extraordinary, strange and stressful things that have happened to me and I ‘m sure I wouldn’t have made it this far without the help and support of all the people I met along this way.

There were people who created the most unbelievable memories of my life.

There were people I rather wouldn’t have met. But even they were kind of good in a way. They helped me to discover strength and self-confidence.

There was a happy reunion with an escape into a different world.

And last but not least there were old friends, who stuck with me in good and bad and I could share everything with ;-). Thank you! You know who you are.

So, let’s see who’s gonna cross my way next year. I’m looking forward to it…!

Happy New Year to everyone!

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We No Speak Americano

December 7, 2010

by Gibson Hummingbird

I just saw this pretty cool clip…;)

 

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Germany – the best country in the world

November 20, 2010

by Gibson Hummingbird

I would have never imagined saying something like that but in the past couple of years I tried to find reasons why almost every country was better than Germany however and thanks God, I changed my mind…. I have been travelling to a lot of places lately and believe Germany is by far the best place on earth 😉 Here are just a few reason why I don’t want to live somewhere else…

1 – First of all I love our food…no I don’t mean the German cuisine but our supermarkets and fresh markets….you can get healthy food at a favorable price. Fruits and veggies actually do taste like they are supposed to taste. Every time I am in the US I am looking forward to go back home and get some good food….and speaking of food –  German bread is by far the best bread you can get. I love our bakeries

2 – In Germany you have tons of Street cafes where you can sit outside or inside which are way better than any Starbucks or any other coffeehouse chain.

3 – I really like the fact that stores are closed on Sundays. You do get the feeling of a weekend and you can spend your day with family or friends or just hang out at home without feeling that you could go and do some shopping.

4 – You don’t need a car in order to survive like in the US. Our cities have excellent public transportation and plus you can use your bike as well or just walk 😉

5 – Vacation. Workers get 6 weeks’ or 30 working days’ holiday a year.

6 – Environmental responsibility … I’m not an eco freak but I really like the fact that we do have waste separation

7 –  Safety….living in Germany is pretty safe. I have been to Africa a few times now and yes the country is beautiful and most of the people are really, really nice but I could never imagine living there. Being stuck behind an electric fence and not being able to walk around town on my own would drive me nuts.

8 – Healthcare…Everybody in Germany has a health insurance

9 – Soccer…that’s our sport, especially since the world cup 2006, we have the best team ever 😉

I could go on and on and on with the list  😉 …. Oh there is one point I do have to mention….people in Germany are probably not the smartest in the world but compared to Americans they do have some brain. Each time I’m in the US I go bananas. Yes they do have Harvard, Yale or Georgetown but most of the people there are really “dumb” or at least poorly educated.

I still love travelling and exploring different cultures and as much as I love-hate the Americans they are my favorite country to travel to….I just wanted to say why I love my country ;)….we Germans do not like to appear too patriotic but yes we do love our country 😉

 

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I want to ride my bicycle…in Denmark.

September 29, 2010

by Kaede


During my quite long absence from the blog I have been to Denmark among some other things. I actually was in Denmark by bike. For two weeks. It definitely was an informative experience. First thing I learned is that Denmark is not that even as you might imagine! Second, it‘s not a cliché, all Danes are blond! Third, I seem to be resistant for ticks!

We were nine people, each of us with his or her own everyday-bike. I had a thirty year old city-bike, which was great right until I had to fight the hills at the coast! Well, I lost. But some of us were really brave, they conquered the hills even with a trailer attached to their bikes. Respect. Each of us had tight thighs after that trip!

We slept outside each night, so we had to look out for a place where we could arrange our tents. Which sometimes was quite difficult. Unlike Sweden, Finland and Norway, which are known for the “Allemannsretten“- the freedom to roam-, Denmark has set up this right only for special regions. Nevertheless, we spent some great nights watching the sunset and the starry sky.

My impression of Denmark is that it‘s very neat, but of course we did not see all of it! We passed some bigger towns and some little villages. I was very pleased with the well signposted bicycle routes and really really thankful for the clean public toilets! Each toilet we passed- and we passed a lot ones- was perfectly clean, there was always some tissue and soap and it was always for free! That‘s not understood, especially not when you are living in a city like Berlin.

Riding bike with baggage all day long, one day after another is quite exhausting, especially when it‘s raining. But I think we actually did quite well though we were not trained and especially because we were not that well equipped.

We mainly rode along the coast, which was a great choice because the countryside is really beautiful there and there are a lot harbours for private boats, which is a great opportunity to take a shower and wash your stuff.

I really enjoyed that trip and I definitely will do it again! I have never been on a tour like that before, so I was a bit nervous, but it was much easier than I would have thought. After all I think South- Denmark is a good choice for newcomers in “outdoor- adventures“, because it‘s populated close enough to pass a town with supermarkets and stuff each day.

But for the next trip I will go further…Norway probably!? AND I want to be perfectly equipped! You absolutely need waterproofed bags and clothes! No compromises! And tupperware or something similar for your food. And so many other little things like a pocket lamp or even better a lamp on your forehead and a nice pocket knife and many more. There are two outdoor suppliers in Berlin I can recommend:

www.bannat-berlin.de

www.globetrotter.de