Women traveling solo

In two weeks it will have been one year that I hopped on the train at six in the morning. I left the quiet village I was living in to go to Portugal and embark on a sailing boat from there, in which I would cross the Atlantic ocean and end up in Brasil. From…

Breathing at the wall

A saying goes: „strengthen your strengths“, the idea behind that being that if you get better at what you are already good at, other areas will profit from it as well. It’s like within a team, where the whole team profits from one member being really good at something that might not come natural to…

On pausing while going for my vision

Do you have those days as well? You get up in the morning and don’t really know where to start. Nothing feels important to do, it’s like it doesn’t matter anyway, because there is no obvious need to act. It might be stronger in my case: being a freelance many-things. There are long-term goals in…

Feeling whole in the City

Four years I lived in the Austrian country side. Twice I spent more than half a year in Latin America during that time. Last June I moved back to Vienna, the city where I grew up. Never have I felt that happy here, at peace, and at the same time appreciating what the city has…

Mirror

Puerto Maldonado, May 1st, 2014 A few weeks ago my mother told me she didn’t understand what I was looking for on this trip. When I left home last year in November I didn’t feel like I had to look for anything, but rather that I already felt gifted enough. Still I wanted to undertake…

Monte Salvado

Puerto Maldonado, February 12, 2014 10 adults, 3 little children, 30 kilos of rice, 3 barrels of petrol, a basket with chickens, my camera equipment and much more. Everything and everyone finds a space on this motorized canoe in which we take off on a Sunday morning from Puerto Maldonado at the Madre de Dios…

My Inner Peace

La Palma – Belém Manaus, Jan 2 2014 Last fall a dear friend told me about a Peace Studies Course at the University of Innsbruck, in which students are confronted with situations that challenge their own peaceful behaviour. As we reach the city of Belém in Brasil’s northeast on December 28th, I feel like graduating…