Tuesday, 20 February 2018


So, I haven't posted for a while, but now it's time again!
Last Sunday Philip and I went to Paris for a couple of days, just until our classmates from our music class arrived too. We thought, if we go to Paris, we won't only go for four days, but stay two days longer!

In those two days, we did a lot of cool things! Next to visiting some touristic attractions like "La Tour Eiffel" or "L'Arc de Triomphe", but we also went to the "Jardin de Plantes", a huge park with lots of interesting museum-like "La Grande Gallerie d'évolution" and a huge dinosaur museum!

Besides that we also spent half a day in the "Centre Georges Pompidou", one of the coolest modern-art museums I know. After waiting in line for quite some time, we finally got to look at the great exhibitions and drink a hot chocolate at the top of the place!

By the time the others arrived, we've already checked in to the second Airbnb; a lovely place which was totally made for a big group! After jamming a little bit with the others, we went to see a concert called "Swing Lenny" in the "Philharmonie de Paris". I enjoyed it a lot because it had a lot of nice harmonies and the funky polyrhythms.

We also went to a museum which had a chronological exhibition with instruments from historical times to modern synthesizers and other electronic instruments.

We also visited the opera and saw two other concerts in the theatre of Paris. "Dialogues des Carmelites" and a Beethoven Concerto.

The last thing Philip and I did, while the others went onto the "Arc de Triomphe" was to go to the "Galerie de Paléntologie". There they had enormous skeletons of whales and dinosaurs which was quite impressing!

Altogether the trip was really nice, the concerts were amazing and we had a lot of fun together!

Sunday, 14 January 2018


Being a flight attendant is a quite a cool job, says my friend Olivia who works as one. She can go to so many different places on the whole planet, spend some time there and earn money. What a dream! She works at Edelweiss, and there they don‘t just go to many cool locations but they can also spend a couple of days there. She invited me, only a few weeks ago, to join her to go to Mauritius, an island next to Madagascar in Africa. She has already been there once.

After an eleven hour flight to this small island, the whole crew went to our hotel called Tamassa Resort in Bel Ombre. It‘s a lovely place next to the ocean with lots of activities like watersports, a spa and a great buffet. But in the end we did not spend that much time there; we wanted to see more of the whole island. After a day of spa and walking on the beach nearly missing dinner, we hired a bike on the second day to go to Le Mourne, a mountain in a nature resort. It was about 1 1/2 hours with the bike one way. The landscape was really lovely, but the fact that the weather was not that nice and it rained every half hour for a short period of time made the whole trip far more interesting! It was a constant guessing when we could stop to take some pictures, even take out the drone to take some aerial pictures or if it was going to rain again soon!

The moment we arrived at a sports centre that was located it started raining extremely hard and we had to seek shelter. Whilst asking for some water by the locals who were working there they told us that the rain wouldn't pass that quickly, it could be raining for several more hours! 
And then we were asked by the guy who gave us some water if we would like to join him on a little boat tour because he had to drop his friend off at the other resort. So we had the free opportunity to get on a speedboat ride, which was totally amazing! The rain hitting our backs felt a little bit like needles though.
After cycling about half an hour we made it to a little restaurant by the road where we ate lunch. A local curry with chickpeas and some sweet fruit! Delicious!

For our last day in Mauritius, we were thinking about going to Port Louis, the capital city on the other side of the island. First, we wanted to take a bus, but that would take about two hours to get there and the buses were not that great, but then we stumbled upon a TripAdvisor link that leads us to a local cab company where one could hire a cab driver for an entire day for only around 50$.
I think it was the best idea we've had during our stay in Mauritius, because not only did he drive us around the entire island, he also showed us a lot of awesome places like this Hindu-temple in the mountains with a sacred lake:

He also showed us some lovely viewpoints and around the city!