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Nov
16
Ankündigungen usw.. sticky

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Sep
24
Welcome! / Willkommen! sticky

*** update: My trip to Australia is over. Now I'm in Canada (alone) from March 1st until May 13th 2014. Spending 4 weeks in Sherwood Park, 2 weeks in Edmonton and 3 weeks in Vancouver, where - if everything works out - I will work on a horse farm on ...read more



Mar
27
Edmonton's next

English: I had a really nice time in Sherwood Park and even if I enjoy living with Trista's parents, going geo caching with Ben & Daria and hanging out with Trista and Ronin, I need to keep going. So after going to Drumheller this weekend to see ...read more

Mar
19
This is Oil Country!

English: The last few days were awesome and I got a few very canadian impressions. On friday I met up Sheldon who is one of Trista's oldest friends. We went out for dinner to Original Joe's which is a mix between a pub and a restaurant. People the ...read more

Mar
01
--- Canada ---

English: The second big trip for me. After traveling Australia I'm now heading towards Canada, waiting more than 6 hours in Minneapolis for my connecting flight to Edmonton. The 9-hour flight from Paris to Minneapolis was awesome. One of the flight ...read more

Sep
21
What goes around...

Ten months passed in what felt like no longer that ten weeks. After staying in the Bloesem Huis with Trista for 11 days, we both rented a car and made our way from Melbourne back to Sydney where we slept in the car for three nights. While Trista le ...read more

Sep
18
Surfing and Southern Cross

Hey everyone, I had a few amazing weeks before the moment I had to leave Biloela and go back to Sydney and I'd like to share them with you. I spend a few more weekends in Agnes Water and enjoyed my time in the rural hostels, sitting on the fire and ...read more

Sep
04
Melbourne 2.0

Four months have passed since the day Trista and I moved into the "shed at the end of the world". Unfortunately Trista already left to Melbourne by the time Emily (my neighbour) celebrated her 21st birthday in there so T never got to know the people ...read more

Aug
24
Don't even aim, just WHIP IT!

Hey everyone! Its been a while since I started at Farmstuff and a lot happened in the last month so it is about time to keep you up to date and give you an impression on how the country life in Australia is working out for someone from the city like ...read more

Aug
02
From Bettafield to Betta Life

G'Day everyone! There've been many changes in the last few weeks and it is about time that I keep you updated. I worked exactly 88 days for the Piggery in Biloela when I got replaced by an experienced guy called Vitali. We picked him ...read more

Jul
29
Dogsitting

I finished the 88 days for my visa 9 days ago and from today we got exactly 2 months left in Australia. Well.. from yesterday. I still live at the farm and I currently - while my boss, his wife and a friend are on vacation in Thailand - get to stay i ...read more

May
27
52 days remaining

Trista finished her 88 days of rural work which are necessary to get your second visa granted. While she went to Brisbane I have 52 days left and I'm currently staying alone on the farm. This can be pretty boring by times since there is not much to d ...read more

May
23
Cracking teeth and take their balls!

Hey, I finally got to the library and for the immense charge of 4 dollars an hour I am able to keep family and friends updated! After one week working with grown up pigs, medicating and cleaning the shit out of them, I had a slight change of wo ...read more

May
14
Life on the farm

Our last week was not too busy. It rained a lot so there was not much we could do or work around the farm. Therefore Keith would take us into town, for lunch at the It's Rawsome Cafe or show us the glasshouse mountains. The only work we did this week ...read more

May
06
The nude resort and more crazy stuff...

English: Lots and lots of stuff happened since Manuel and I split up to do regional farm work in order to get our second year visa granted. Travelling alone is a different and - in the beginning - a little frightening. Especially if you end up on a ...read more

May
01
Im walking on sunsh... na, its shit!

Hey alle miteinander! Da Maurice euch ja schon mitgeteilt hat das wir uns aufgrund unterschiedlicher arbeitsvorstellungen vorruebergehend getrennt haben, dachte ich es wird zeit euch ein wenig ueber meinen verbleib aufzuklaeren. Nachdem mau nach Ta ...read more

Apr
20
And the ride goes on...

Deutsch: Die Reise geht weiter.. wir sind am 17.04. aus unserem Apartment ausgezogen und von Melbourne nach Brisbane geflogen. Wir hatten Sorge, dass wir unsere Kaution für das Apartment nicht zurückbekommen, da wir einige Tage vorher unse ...read more

Mar
22
Skydiving / Change of work

English Thomas and Fred are doing it. And I would have more than loved to join them, but I'm too short on cash this week, so I can only go with them as a visitor. I'm speaking of skydiving. 14.000 ft (4,26km) above the ground. One moment when you fe ...read more

Mar
18
Grand Prix 2013

So this weekend we wanted to go camping in Torquay. But due to the bad weather we cancelled our plan. So I went to St Kilda to pick up Fred (another German guy we met in St Kilda) and some Goon (really cheap wine in a box. 4 liters cost only 11$) and ...read more

Mar
11
Geelong

A totally amazing, joyful and spontaneous weekend has come to an end. Our plan was to make a trip to Phillip Island, which we had to cancel because our driver cancelled and we couldn't organize a car within a few hours. But Thomas, Fred and I didn' ...read more

Mar
04
Arbeiten

3,5 Monate sind wir jetzt in Melbourne. Eigentlich wollten wir zu diesem Zeitpunkt schon wieder weiter reisen, aber man hat hier Freunde gefunden und wenig gearbeitet, weshalb wir jetzt noch 2-3 Monate in dieser Wahnsinns Stadt bleiben werde, um wirk ...read more

Jan
28
Lebenszeichen

Viel Zeit ist vergangen und vieles ist geschehen, seit unserem letzten Eintrag und die Stimmen wurden laut, dass wir doch mal wieder ein Lebenszeichen von uns geben sollen. Ist auch richtig so, wir haben die Internetseite in den letzten Wochen - zuge ...read more

Jan
01
A happy new year to everybody!

Well. We just survived new years eve. It was close to total destruction, but we made it. My wallet is gone, just like my driver license, credit card and all my memories of the night. Gladly my phone survived the night, I only lost my shell, which was ...read more

Dec
18
Eingelebt in Melbourne

Zwei Wochen sind wir nun in Melbourne. Seitdem ist einiges passiert.. Zunächst mal die wichtigste Veränderung: unser Apartment. Da wir bis mitte März in Melbourne bleiben werden, war es notwendig, eine feste Bleibe zu suchen, denn we ...read more

Dec
03
Heading down to Melbourne

English: After two weeks of sun, beaches and many special nights in Bondi our stay has come to an end. There was no big goodbye, since most of the people we met already left the hostel for their own journey.We booked a ride on the "Greyhound-bus" fo ...read more

Dec
02
Electric Waves!

  English: On November 30th, we were able to see a very amazing natural spectacle: Electric Waves (don't know, if that's the right name for it, but who cares..). It was night, the sky was dark and the waves of Tamarama Beach were glowing blu ...read more

Nov
30
Fish and Chips in Glebe

Gestern haben wir das "schlechte" Wetter genutzt um einen Stadtteil Sydneys zu besichtigen: Glebe Point. Der Ort zeichnet sich vorallem durch einen aktzeptablen Fischmarkt, einem 24Std Kasino und dem Darling Harbour aus. Der Fischmarkt wird zwar ho ...read more

Nov
27
Die 3 B's: Beach, Beer & Barbecue

Die letzten paar Tage waren der wahnsinn. Nachdem man jetzt einige Tage im YHA Beachhouse verbracht hat, beginnt man, die Leute besser kennenzulernen und fast alle Abende enden in einer großen Gruppe, in der getrunken und gequatscht wird, um de ...read more

Nov
20
Vorerst abgesichert

Zunächst hatten wir uns im YHA Bondi Beach für eine Woche eingebucht. Da es uns hier aber so gut gefällt und das Wetter demnächst noch besser werden soll, haben wir uns kurzerhand entschlossen, direkt 2 Wochen hier zu verbringen. ...read more

Nov
18
Royal Pudding & Bondi Beach

Diesen Samstag sind wir endlich mal dazu gekommen, auch was von der Stadt zu sehen. Und zwar die wahrscheinlich schönsten Teile der Stadt: Den Royal Garden, Opera House (nicht allzu spannend, aber als Tourist ein Muss) und Bondi Beach. Das Wette ...read more

Nov
15
Druff druff druff...

3 Tage wach! Die letzten 3 Tage waren hart! Nachdem wir in Sidney gelandet sind, haben wir keinen Platz mehr in einem Hostel bekommen, denn sämtliche Hostels der Stadt waren ausgebucht. So sind wir also zunächst ratlos durch die Stadt gela ...read more

Nov
15
Geduscht und ausgeruht :)

Der gestrige Tag war erfolgreich! Wir haben ein Bankkonto, eine Simkarte und einen Platz für die Nacht gefunden. Leider gibt es in dem Hostel in dem wir zurzeit sind kein wlan, aber ab übermorgen sind wir in einem anderen. Die Preise hier s ...read more

Nov
14
Angekommen

Nachdem wir nun auch den letzten 14-stündigen Flug sowie Gepäck- und Passkontrolle hinter uns haben, geht es jetzt ab auf die Suche nach einem günstigen Hostel. Der Flug war wie erwartet sehr anstrengend: Viele schreiende Kinder, ein p ...read more

Nov
13
Zwischenstopp

Der erste Flug ist bereits überstanden! Es gab jede Menge Freigetränke, unter anderem auch Heinecken um anzustoßen wie es sich gehört . Dazu gab es eine riesige Menge an Unterhaltungsmöglichkeiten in Form von einem klei ...read more

Oct
04
Der Flug ist gebucht!

Nun ist es endlich soweit: Der Abflugtermin steht fest! Am 13.11.2012 um 11.00 Uhr gehts von Düsseldorf über Dubai nach Sydney :) Aber bis dahin steht noch einiges an: Auto verkaufen, internationalen Führerschein abholen, um ne Unterk ...read more


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