The best alternative to bum-guns

Have you ever travelled to (Southeast)-Asia? And have you ever experienced benefits of a so called “bum-gun”? If yes, this article is perfect for you. If no, this article might change your life. Unfortunately, in many Western countries we don’t even know about this wonderful thing called bum-gun. I discovered and tried a great alternative I want to tell you more about: HappyPo. 

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Three things I always do when I visit a city

When I explored new cities I used to make a “To see-List”. The downside: Instead of having some relaxing days, I rather ended up doing a stressful hunt for sights. Ticking them off didn’t give me any pleasure so I changed my routine – and found three things I do each time I visit a new (or old) city. I may not see every sight and hotspot, but I do get different perspectives and have a much more enjoyable stay. 

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Five ways to meet people while traveling alone

I love traveling alone. One main reason is that I meet people from all over the world – I get to hear their stories, learn about their culture, broaden my horizon and make new connections (some of them last for years). In most of the cases I didn’t just bump into my new traveller friends on the street. Therefore, to make it easier for you, I want to share five ways to meet people while traveling alone. And if they don’t work, I have valuable extra advice…

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30 day challenge – birthday gift DIY

When it comes to birthday gifts I personally prefer giving and receiving something mostly non-material: having food, spending time together or… giving 30 paper cards. Each card comes with a challenge – 30 of them. The good thing is that you can include all of the things I just mentioned and also come up with your own ideas. With this post I wanna give you some inspiration…

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Rate your food and make a change with abillionveg

What if you could support organizations by having a vegan meal? By only writing a short review? Would be great, right? Good news – it is possible with: abillionveg. Take a photo, rate the dish and make a contribution. It is as easy as it sounds. I feel like more people should know about this app. So let me tell you how it works & help make a change – even though you’re not on a 100 % plant-based diet.

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Help animals on their journey to a new home

You’re flying back to your home country and want to do something good with your flight? Why not become a flight volunteer and help an animal on its journey to a new home? In this article I’ll show you how you can do a good deed with a flight and only small effort – how you can become a flight volunteer.

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My life on Koh Tao during Corona

As some of you may already know, I spent over four months on the (for me) most beautiful island in Thailand: Koh Tao. Koh Tao means Turtle Island, and yes – a turtle is indeed one of the beautiful underwater animals you’re gonna encounter here. I never planned to stay on the island for so long, but as Corona happened I didn’t really have a choice. If it was me reading this article I would be asking myself a few questions: How did she end up staying on Koh Tao for four months? Who pays for that? What did she do? Were there any restrictions because of the virus? Well, let me answer these questions for you…

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Volunteering while travelling

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During my travels I love to volunteer in different projetcs for a few weeks: Whether it’s teaching English in a school on Bali, helping out in an Animal Rescue Project in Costa Rica or supporting an elephant shelter for a week in the jungle of Cambodia. For me, volunteering while travelling is an incredibly enriching experience. Each time I learn so much about the culture and the projects’ background. Plus I can give back something very valuable: time and energy. There’s no doubt that I reached my limits and got out of my comfort zone each time, but also I’ve grown so much and broadened my horizon. This article is about how you can become a volunteer and what I think is important to take into account before starting a project.

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Extend your visa in Pai, Thailand

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When I arrived in Pai I never thought that I’d end up staying there for two weeks. As those two weeks were already half of my 30 day visa and I wanted to see much more of this country, I decided to get a visa extension. In this article I want to share my experience about how to extend your visa by 30 more days – a quite easy and quick process.

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Best cafe to work on Koh Tao: Coconut Monkey

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Due to Covid I was stuck on Koh Tao – which was the best thing that could’ve ever happend to me, but that’s another story. The island Koh Tao is famous for its beautiful diving and snorkeling sites. It truly is a peaceful paradise – whitesand beaches, jungle hikes and delicious food. One of my favourite spots was Coconut Monkey. Located in Mae Haad area it’s the perfect place to chill or even to work. I literally spent almost every day at Coco Monkey and enjoyed the vibes. Find out why this place is incredible…

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