Living abroad:…from living abroad

In every  expat life there are a lot of significant days where SOMETHING very special happens – vivid memories that you will never forget: the one where you had to wave “Goodbye” to your beloved one´s and standing at the gate, crying (..because you just couldn´t hold it any longer!!!). The one where you realize that you don´t…

Playlist: Chill Baby, Chill! #5

This week’s list comes with some classics, featuring Thievery Corporation, a Bran van 3000 Cover and Jamie xx (…who by the way is working on a new album with the XX at the moment), as well as Friends and Simian Mobile Disco. The perfect playlist to listen to on a plane… Jamie xx + Four…

10 typical things about living in Chile

  Pisco, Palta, Wine and Reggaeton – Living in Chile for a while is not just about experiencing good food and great wine …sometimes one even has the possiblity to travel back in time. 1. Thursday is the new Friday – “El Juernes” “Tum-da-dum-da, Tum-da-dum-da…”, is the typical Reggaeton beat one can usually hear in…

Places: Machu Picchu

In case you are a fan of mysterious places and ancient history, South America is probably the best place to go to. Machu Picchu – apart from a few exceptions such as for example the Moai statues of Easter Island – promises a whole-bag of “stranger  (ancient) things” thrills and is worth the – rather…

Why Erasmus friendships are meant to be

The Erasmus impact study which was published by the European Commission in 2014, revealed that a lot of those participating in the popular European educational exchange programme meet their long-term partner while studying abroad – and that people who met during this magical time are more likely to have transnational relationships. But does this fact…

Dance Baby, Dance! #4

A new playlist featuring some goldies and the new week can start…and yes, after two years living in Chile, it’s about time to give Reggaeton a chance (…you can’t run, you can’t hide). James Blake – Limit To Your Love (Daniel-Bortz Edit) Jesper Ryom – End Title Crystal Castles – Crimewave Underworld – Born Slippy…

10 reasons why going to Italy is never a fail

The holiday season is on and there is no better place to escape “le train-train quotidien”, than going to Italy for a week or two. Why Bella Italia never gets out of fashion? Find it out here!   1. It all starts after crossing the border When going to Italy by car,the first thing everyone…

Playlist: Chill Baby, Chill! – Austrian Special

When it comes to electronic music real connoisseurs know that Austrian acts have set the bar high since the beginning of the 90’s. Fans of the “Hôtel Costes” compilations who are waiting for the next sampler to come, can listen to the newly released album  “Gran Paradiso” (Dope Noir Records) of the Vienna based Mastermind…

Around Santiago: Mar & Vino

Anyone who has ever travelled to the lower part of South America, should not leave without having tasted Chilean (Carménère) or Argentinian (Malbec) red wine. Where to find the most extraordinary hotel rooms, the most elegant wine and star-studded skies? Find it out here! From Santiago to Pichilemu If you have ever dreamed of finally…

Living Abroad: Working vs. Studying

After having done both, studying (in my very early twenties) and working abroad (in my mid and very late twenties), it’s now time to compare those quite exiting phases by pointing out the main similarities and differences. Well, not surprisingly, it turns out that the partying behaviour has changed significantly in the last couple of…

Interview on “The Wanderlanders”

Wohoo! Happy to announce that an interview about me living abroad in Chile was published today on “The Wanderlanders“. Check out their awesome Blog for further expat life stories and lots of useful tipps here.