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Living and working in Iceland – week 2/3

Iceland is still one of the most fascinating country’s I have visited so far and yes that’s mostly because of the all-day changing nature. One minute it is snowing, then rain and a few minutes later it is perfect sunshine. This weather changes makes also my work pretty cool because the landscape is changing constantly. I know now already that the horse jobs are not a job what you can do your life long (was never my intention but who knows!). I already have realized that we should respect these people way more, doesn’t matter if they are just working in a normal stable and cleaning every day your horses box or if they are taking you from a to b. These people working 8-10 hours hard body work, still a lot of stress and getting mostly a bad pay. The one thing why they are doing it is – because they love their job! This is the most important reason! I am working here already 3 weeks long and not one day has felt …

Living and working in Iceland – questions

How do you have found that job? It’s really easy just search on the internet or Facebook, there are many companies who are searching for helping hands and tour guides. Which age is required? The most people need workers over 18 years because of the driver license. How much do you get paid? I can tell you that it is definitely not as much as an architect. I have enough to life and for my surprise I can save some money. (Off course I need to pay my horses stable at home otherwise it would be more but still I am really surprised) What are the main differences between Icelandic horse riding and western riding? There are a ton. I am a western rider but for my luck I have ridden also English what makes it for me easier. The Icelandic horses are used to have contact with the rider over the rains. Yes you can let them hang loose when you just walk but when you want to tölt no way with the most …

One week in Iceland

So this is now my first article over my living and working in Iceland. What can I tell you so far? My start was pretty good because at the moment it is off-season and here are just a decent number of tourists. We don’t have had a full day with like 80 people and that is really nice for the tourists, for us and the horses. At the farm we are at the moment 2 girls as well as our boss. He is jumping around between 2 stables but mostly he is every second day here or every day when there are a lot of tours going on. How does my day look like? My working day start at 7.30o clock with feeding the horses. After the horses are fed it is time for our breakfast and we make us ready to start the day. Now we can decide how many layers of clothes we take on but mostly under 2 layers no chance. For me that’s pretty cool because normally I would sit at …

A New Chapter

It is sooo weird how a life can change in just 1 year. When I look back I have a picture of a hard working woman sacrificing her youth for someone else dreams. So what has happen in 1 year? (from March 2018 till March 2019 I was traveling 5 months around the globe I have learned to train horses I have got my first horse I have got my strong will back I have survived a 10-day silent meditation camp I have started soap making I have meet incredible people and have seen amazing countries I have quite my safe job as an architect I have made finally a desiccation Yes it was a fun and curious year and I know that still soo many articles are missing. Life goes on and it’s never getting boring with me so what’s next? I will work from March on a view month in Iceland. I will work as a tour guide for horseback adventures. I will not see that much from the country but I will …

Bangkok

I need to say that Bangkok is really not my city that’s why I have decided to make only a short post of what you can see and what you should avoid. These are all my own experience and off course over the years that can change. Some short Tips what you should know and avoid in Bangkok: Tourist Information: I am sorry to tell you that you should make a big circle around the tourist information. It is a massive scam and more like a travel agency than tourist information. They just want to sell you tours. People on the street: If a stranger comes to you and say that it is a public holiday today and all the big Buddhas are free… scaaaaaammmm. I have meet so many people who were told the same and in the end it’s still costing something because — NO public holiday. Tuck tucks: I think the first few days after you have arrived you will learn the prizes. I think it’s just a reminder here that they …

Security in Nepal

This post is a personal note to my travel in Nepal. I was a long time searching around by myself to find information for the hiking and for my own safety in Nepal. The first clear thing what I can say is –NO NEPAL IS NOT INDIA- I was in the beginning scared of the influence from India. Yes I have heard a lot of horror stories of raping and death there. But Nepal is in my opinion a really safe country. There are just some rules you should follow for the cultural aspect. Wear long pants and t-shirts who are going over your shoulder If you are staying longer than a few days in Kathmandu buy a mask for your face or a round scar because of the dust. When we are already in the city’s of Nepal there are also some other safety aspects. BECAREFUL of the monkeys. Sounds like a joke but you will see why! They are used to people and they can steal your stuff. The dogs have been mostly …

Hiking Gear – Nepal

Because a few of my friends have asked me what kind of gear I have used on my hike I was making a small list what I have taken with me. Here are also some tips what I would change. If you want to make a world trip and don’t need all your gear at the hike a lot of the hostels have a storage room and you can park your stuff there. That’s pretty handy because you don’t need your laptop while you’re hiking. 😉 Backpack ( http://www.globetrotter.de/shop/deuter-aircontact ) i have had the older version with 55 liters 2 Water bottles, I have had one from Germany 1Liter Bottle what i still use today, ( www.globetrotter.de/shop/nalgene-everyday  ) and one normal bottle I have bought in Kathmandu. You need 2 because in the first one you can get the fresh water with the tablets and the other one is your drinking water at this time. Warm ski underwear (www.amazon.de/gp/product/B078F6S49K ,www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01M1SPYYP ) Pullover and jacket (https://amzn.to/2K3Vqxs ) Jacket 2 layers, I just love 2 layer jackets they …

Pokhara

After all my hiking at the Annapurna I have had just 1,5 days left to see another city. Ok I must say I just don’t want to spend another few days in Kathmandu and just wait around to fly to the next destination. A lot of hikers have sad that I would love Pokhara. A city full of art, self-made stuff and a beautiful lake. It sounds awesome and believe me the first arrival was again not that nice. Our bus has had a lot of delay (It was dark and we have had no clue where we are) we don’t have had any hostel booked and a group of 3 just running around and searching something. Yes we have got a bed. But I would never recommend this hostel. On the internet it says with breakfast and Wi-Fi. Yeah, we just let it stay like that. The next day was awesome! I was meeting the guy from yesterday’s bus drive and we are starting to explore the city. More like the street around the …

The End of the Worldtrip

What a weird feeling. Just a few days left and my WorldTravel is finished. Then I will have a few days more and I will sit again on my desk, smelling the morning coffee and starring on my screen. Today it was the first day that another traveler has sad “I am sorry” to me because my travel ends. But why? I must say yes it feels really weird to know that I will have a flat at home, a normal job and also some hobbys (my horse), but I am pleased to have had this amazing chance to see the world. I am more than happy what I have experienced and I know by myself it will be not the last big travel I am doing. (I already plan the next big, a bit different trip) On the other side I am glad not to plan day by day, not to search the next hostel, the next food store or the next washing saloon. Not to know if you can shower in the next …

Annapurna Circuite Day 8 – 12

Manang (3540hm) – Yak Kharka (4018hm) The days are getting shorter because we make more high meters but straight up the mountains. Today is just around 5 hours of walking. Really nice scenery and not really hard. It’s a dry area and now there are also no cars anymore. Everything what you need now must be transported on horses or yaks. But that’s really nice its quiet and hot. Haha after we are so burned from yesterday we need to cover everything up. I already have bought a round scarf to cover my face more. You learn just in a few days what kind of equipment you really need for a hike. Our group is now getting a bit smaller because 3 of the guys want to make another side track for acclimatization what needs 3 days but I don’t have really the time for it. So maybe we see them in the end of the track again. Today we have again a long time to recover its around 5 hours only for walking and …