Germany: What is next? (Covid-19 Blog)

This week was the first week after the eight weeks of quarantine in Germany. After so many lifted restriction, quarantine is officially over. Nether the less social distancing is still in place. Streets are filling up again with people and cars, as shops are reopened. The ghost town feeling is officially over, life is coming back to the cities. Sometimes it feels like the pandemic is over, sadly we are far…

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Germany: Springtime and back to normal? (Covid-19 Blog)

This morning I wake up early and took a morning ride through the woods. I love the springtime in Germany. Waking up around 5 am to the singing of birds. This tiny creatures make so much loud noise. Just hearing the different songs of all the different birds brings a smile to my face. Since New Zealand, where we heard so many different and strange songs of birds, my mood it…

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Germany: Nobody saw that coming (Covid-19 Blog)

If you had asked me two months ago, what will happen tomorrow, I would have told you that we will start our trip around the world. Now I can tell that I canceled this week our starting flight to Lisbon. Which was a real sad moment for me, as I planned this all in my head for years. Somehow this sounds strange but with the cancellation all felt real. I mean…

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Germany: Our new normal? (Covid-19 Blog)

I could rather call this series here lockdown dairies but I do not want to dramatize the situation too much. This week we got week six of the lockdown due to the coronavirus in the books. Week seven will not look that much different, except now everybody needs to wear a face mask when entering a supermarket, bakery or similar shops. I mean we got used to the lines on the…

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Germany: Songs of a nightingale (Covid-19 Blog)

Even that this week was a big announcement how life will go on in the current Corona crisis, there is not much change to expect in a near future. We will face week six of the lockdown, only with slight loosening. In general the outlook seems that this year is nearly totally lost for international travel. It was made already transparent that summer travel will not happen. And even if it…

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Germany: The world around us (Covid-19 Blog)

This week we started week four of the lockdown in Germany. As of now it is not clear by when life is coming back to a normal state as we knew it before. Luckily we are still allowed to go outside for walking and biking. I made it a habit in last weeks to walk or bike everywhere. I took the time to make photos of the nature around us and…

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Germany: Staying Positive, our hardest decision (Covid-19 Blog)

One week ago we make the decision to call of our Around the World trip for 2020. That we were planning for the last year and preparing intensively for the last 5 months. Due to the current worldwide pandemic of the coronavirus, we need to be reasonable. At the moment nearly every country is closing borders and tourist flights and travel is just not possible anymore. As it is really hard…

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