Christmas in Summer

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Now that we’ve been back in Austria for almost four months we often talk about our travels and reminisce about the places we were at this time last year. Christmas in Summer was a very special experience for us and we’d like to share those memories with you and like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a … Read More

Off to the Pacific Islands

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We are having our farewell party a week before we leave Hobart. Ian and Cindy most generously offered us to host it at their house, and also cater for the guests with the most amazing food and drinks. We spend some lovely hours with all our friends.   With a heavy heart we leave Emilia, Hobart and all the lovely people … Read More

Hogwarts goes Hobart

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Hi, I’m Cosima, and this is my first own Blogpost. As most of you probably know I am the youngest daughter in the family and here in Hobart I am a Year 10 student at The Friends’ School. Orientation day is a very exciting and nerve-racking day for me since the only human contact I’ve had was for months basically … Read More

Life in the time machine

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  Hobart is the Capital and biggest City (population approx. 220,000) of the Australian Island State of Tasmania. Founded in 1804 as a british penal colony it is Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney. The sheltered location at the foot of Mount Wellington with one of the largest and deepest natural ports in the world must have been like … Read More

Sydney, Australia

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On a warm summer day in December coming from Auckland we arrive in Sydney and check into our apartment. From the 62nd floor we have an incredible view of Darling Harbour with its many restaurants and pubs, which is just a few minutes walk away. Our apartment is in a prime position to view the weekly fireworks. Watching the explosions far below us … Read More

Farewell to Middle-Earth

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Now that we know New Zealands worst campground, we make our way to the Picton ferry terminal. The trip to Wellington is a little more than three hours, the first hour takes us through the sheltered fjords of Queen Charlotte Sound. We are glad that the strong winds of the last days have  gradually subsided since yesterday. Cook Strait is … Read More

Pulled the plug in time?

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The weather forecast for the southern part of NZs South Island is pretty bad. Stormy winds and heavy rainfalls for several days. Too bad, we particularly wanted to get to know this part of New Zealand better, but in this weather that wouldn’t be fun. Spontaneously, we depart after breakfast. We pass by Lake Tekapo again, this time coming from … Read More

Of Stones and Birds

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It was the day before yesterday when we finally moved into the place which is supposed to be our home for the next six months. Three weeks ago, first thing after I had signed the lease was to order what should be the fastest internet connection available in Australia and the installation was announced for today. The heritage listed building … Read More

Merry Christmas!

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Due to rather dismal internet connections in New Zealand and a lack of time since we have arrived in Australia we are sad to say that we are running a bit behind in our blog posts. Meanwhile we’ve arrived in Hobart where we will reside for the next six months and Pia and Cosima will go to school until July. … Read More

Lake Tekapo: at the crack of doom!

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Wiedersehensfreude is one of those german words that really should have an english translation but doesn’t. It’s the joy you feel when you are reunited with someone. And it’s the best! It always is. It’s my favourite feeling in the world and it never disappoints. Seeing my family again is so joyful and fulfilling, the memory of and anticipation for … Read More

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