Tag Archives: Love Africa

Thank you, Africa! 

It feels a million miles away that I left for Namibia or starting the trip around Southern Africa back in Cape Town – well that’s roughly 7500km away. I can’t believe that my time on this beautiful continent has come … Continue reading

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Malawi – hanging by the Lake

Once again I was a little worried about crossing the border and entering Malawi because I heard that the officers there are apparently the most corrupt ones in all of Africa. I did get my visa in Germany beforehand which … Continue reading

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Zambia – Big 5: check!

After an early morning start in Vic Falls and just crossing over the bridge I spend about 1.5 hrs at the border to get into Zambia although the border post was not busy at all – besides all the baboons … Continue reading

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Botswana and a little Zimbabwe

I had become quite the expert on filling out the entry and departure forms for Namibia but the border crossing into Botswana was yet the most awkward one. It seemed not very official since people were just walking back and forth … Continue reading

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Amazingly Beautiful Namibia! 

While touring Namibia I heard a little voice in my head saying “I hate Overlanders” or “tourists just come for landscapes and animals, not for the people” – you know who put that voice into my head, right?! 😉 So far … Continue reading

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Doing the Touristy Stuff

First of all: I made it back into Namibia! I was very worried about that since the visa regulations are somewhat strange and the more I checked different resources the more confusing it got. I found different embassy or travellers’ pages … Continue reading

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Back in Cape Town

On Friday, 15th July the second part of my sabbatical started and I had to leave my new home country behind for a while. Early morning I was picked up from the guesthouse to go to the airport and I … Continue reading

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Prep Camp

After an early start on Saturday, I made my way to the Alsace – by train of course. And because I was so excited to meet Monika in person for the first time and trillions of questions were swirling around my head, there … Continue reading

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10 Weeks til Take Off

So far so good. I have organized most things like applying for leave, organizing and training my replacement, booking flights, getting all the shots I need and working out the visa issues. This by the way kind of got me … Continue reading

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Mayana it is…

When I first applied with Manager für Menschen in September 2015 for placing me in a project aboard, I was sure, that I wanted to do my social sabbatical in South America. I had even seen an interesting offer of a project … Continue reading

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