Ready to go!

Less than two month after the decision to go to Australia was made, most of the administrative stuff is done. The visa is granted, the flat is rented out and the flight is booked. Health insurance is still a todo but work in progress. Aside from the bureaucratic stuff I have to decide on what […]

Leaving Home

Friday 11:30 – the flat is empty, the cellar full and the car cramped. After days of packing and cleaning I’m ready to go. The last week was really nice, a lot of people dropped by to say goodbye. Gonna be a year until I see them again. Surprisingly many people are convinced that I’ll […]


There was still an open todo on my list: getting rid of my car. It was approaching an age and a mileage where expensive repairs where to be expected and leaving it standing around for one year surely wouldn’t improve it’s condition. For two days I visited the dealers in town and finally found one […]

Stopover in Singapore

Now that’s what I call a nice airport! Just took a swim in the rooftop pool on Terminal 1 and enjoyed the view from the pool bar over the airport. WLAN internet access is free – makes Frankfurt look like third world. The journey has been without trouble so far. We left home around 15:30 […]

The Journey en detail

Thursday, May 20th 15:30 CEST: Leaving home by car. We decided to start early as we expected to hit the rush hour in Bremen. Thursday, May 20th 16:30 CEST: Check-in at Bremen airport. I was hoping my luggage wouldn’t exceed the weight limit as the scales at home showed almost 23 kg (the max weight […]

Barossa Valley Winery Tour

On Sunday some people from my friend’s company went on a wine tasting tour to Barossa Valley and I was invited to join them. There were around 30-40 people and we had a coach organized for us. The bus driver was a really relaxed and funny guy: “Hey everybody, welcome to the tour. My name […]

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