Thinkpiece: My Berlin Sabbatical

Guest article by Serita Braxton The first winter was a serious struggle but everyone told me about how great the Berlin summers were. “Just wait until it gets warm,” they said. “It’s like a whole other city,” they said. “The summers are so great here,” they said. But when summer time finally arrived I was…

Why less is always more

Oh, wow. How long we waited for the summer. How nice to see Berlin finally blossoming. Berlin can be very sad, lonely and lethargic in winter… Dragging our mood with it. To escape the cold there is only one solution: Go away from Berlin. Choose a country with beautiful beaches and high temperatures and go!…

Wanderlust: Travel as an Elixir of Inspiration

If you have to create new things all the time, you need inspiration. The best recipe? Travel. For me there is nothing better, my greatest passion. My favourite stories that I tell, my most beautiful memories that I look back on. Sometimes I am inspired by character traits, a certain café or the evening flair…

Thinkpiece: Values to follow

Maybe some of you have already noticed. Last month I had wanderlust and it drew me to Vietnam. Do you already know our article in which I write about my thoughts? I don’t want to deny it, life in Vietnam is definitely different. It is overwhelming. What I immediately noticed is that it’s not only…

Couchsurfing in Mexico? – Sure, why not?

Maybe it was youthful carelessness, maybe curiosity, truth is that my best friend and I decided to travel across Mexico for four weeks. Yes, two women all alone in Mexico. Why not? Probably the heart of all concerned mothers will now stop for a short moment. Especially because that’s not the whole story. The plan…

Thinkpiece: Stranded Souls

“I’ve been here 10 years.” He says as he takes a sip on his beer. “How come?” I ask smiling. “I don’t know. I was travelling and somehow got stuck here. And now 10 years have passed.” He laughs as he looks away embarrased. You could see the toll of those 10 years by looking…

Fiction: Marble Dreams

The something I remember the most is the sun. It is most beautiful when we see his light through the reflections on the white marble walls, bouncing back and forth between them, a dance of light and life, and an ode to the dead who first saw how beautiful they could be. The thousands of…

Thoughts: A few thoughts from Vietnam

Finally it was time. Far away from worries, everyday life I said goodbye to Berlin. Not to run away, but I needed a time-out. When the plane took off, it was as if the world was taking a deep breath and standing still for a moment. Up there where the city is just a miniature…

This is why I love freelancing

I love my job and especially my independence. For me there is nothing better than writing (I can’t do much more ;)) When the alarm clock rings, I look forward to the day and when I go to bed in the evening, I look forward to the next one. And I mean that absolutely seriously!…