About the Traveler

mama3aI am traveling the world since the Iron Curtain opened, not taking freedom for granted. Been to 24 nations and hundreds of beautiful cities on my own and with dear friends.

Born into a Christian family in Eastern Germany, I always used to dream about going places, meeting interesting people and experiencing new ways of looking at life. My parents encouraged a deep love for all things nature, hiking in the alps every summer, enjoying the spectacular lonely dunes of the Baltic seas, doing trips into Eastern Europe, even working with charities delivering humanitarian Aid into crisis areas. During High School I went on a student’s exchange to Israel and all by myself to the US – and once I was “grown up” (did I ever?) there was just no stopping my global adventures.
I love the way traveling stretches and shapes you as a person as every new place leaves its shade of colour on the canvas of your heart. If I leave positive footprints is entirely up to me and the way I choose to travel. I am not the type to carve hearts into trees or scribble poetry on bathroom walls. I love people, and if they feel they can share their stories with me it is a privilege I enjoy thoroughly.

Right now I am living, working and raising a family in South Africa. My husband and I love being on the road together. Every year we cover at least 250.000 km by car alone, plus the countless air plane flights. We have been driving all around South Africa, coast to coast, visiting many spectacular sights and hidden treasures.

The Garden Route, the Natal Midlands, Cape Town – favorite places! Amazing nation of a million potential successes. Worth a visit, worth the stay, worth to linger longer. I plan to share the spots that touched my heart with you, and maybe give you some hints on where to go and what to do.

But there is of course Germany … home to Romantics, Poets and Musicians, all of which part of my home, my family, my upbringing. I will definitely indulge in sharing my love for this amazing nation with you – once time allows. I was lucky enough to travel the USA coast-to-coast and back as a musician of a band, travel to Asia and Central America, and maybe you want to just sit comfy at home and look at what i saw. I love taking photographs with very simple equipment. Before moving to Africa I was sworn to film, but digital is just so much more convenient under African conditions.

foryouThis blog is an absolute luxury since my job is demanding and not leaving much time for anything else. Be patient and you might come across the one or other special place you might have missed otherwise.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will LIKE some of what I am writing 🙂 Would love to hear from you!

By the way, I try to keep my personal stuff out of here, since I hope to simply be of assistance to you in discovering nice places around the world.

 

If you want to know more about me,

I invite you to read my blog “Bridging Worlds. ” Go have fun!

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15 Comments

  1. Hi, thanks for checking in! I try to keep my travel log neat and organized so please can easily find a story about a place I have been to. The other one is a little more challenging…

    1. Hehe, like the “down-to-earth” part. My “lens” is a cheap one, but i still love taking them pics! :-))) will check your blog again and I hope my readers will, too.

  2. Hi,

    My name is KC Owens, I’m a college student and I love to travel! While cruising the Internet, I found your site and really enjoyed reading your posts. I have been to countries all over Europe with just my backpack and a camera. Since I am a college student and I have significant bills, it can be difficult to find ways to travel the world. However, I have done this several times, with less than ten pounds of luggage and while on a college dime!

    I was hoping that you would allow me to write a post for your blog to share my tips and tricks with your readers. I put a lot of time into my traveling, it is my biggest passion and I would love to inspire others by sharing my stories, mistakes and triumphs. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Best,

    KC Owens

    1. Hi, that sounds fun! Traveled a lot like that in my college years as well. Why don’t you write such a post on your blog and I will reblog it if I think it’s cool?

  3. Hey, you! 🙂

    Have you been to Bulgaria? I’m from Bulgaria but unfortunately haven’t had the chance to travel as much as I desire. You should really visit some places, such as Plovdiv (esp. the Old Town), Veliko Tarnovo ( esp. the Tsarevets Fortress) and The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, (better known as the Rila Monastery), but you can of course go to the capital Sofia or prefer the seaside. 🙂

    Good luck, keep on travelling and sharing your experiences! 🙂

    1. Hi, thanks for stopping by and saying Hi!!! I have not been to Bulgaria yet but my violin teacher and some of my friends at music school were from Bulgaria. Great people- so the country must be great with all it’s colourful culture and beaches! Would love to visit! Blessings, christiane

  4. So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…

    UNCLE SPIKE
    uncle.spikes.adventures1@gmail.com

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