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First steps

At first light I got a glimpse of Rouyn-Noranda, the city where I live now. A brilliant blue sky with light-blue lines and shades of pink promised a beautiful day. And of course (as one might expected) masses of snow on the roofs, on the street… actually everywhere!!! This made me smile. Jet lagged, woken up too early at 6 am, but the first feeling was very promising. It was already dark outside, when we arrived in town the day before. The road through the endless forests was long and in time, it became cooler and darker. After a while, the monotonous landscape made me extremely tired. But this is where it starts to get exciting: A cat on the street… and what a huge cat! As we drove closer we knew at once, that this animal couldn’t be a normal cat: Longer legs, longer paws, pointed ears, longer ear tufts and the hips higher than shoulders. Yes, we saw a lynx!!! We were very surprised and excited about it. Back from the side-story, I …

New year, new adventures

2015 is on: Cheers to a new year full of unkown adventures and challenges. I have a lot of stuff to cross off my bucket list, that I created for my trip to Canada. I wrote down all the things that I would like to do. For some, nine month seems a long time, but I guess that once I found my daily routine, the time will pass in a flash. To stay focused on my activity-wishlist, I decided to write it down. It’s a cheerful mix of outdoor activities and sports, creativity ideas and just random things to try out. Bucket List Canada 1 Snowshoeing on frozen lakes 2 Learning fluent french 3 Building a new website 4 Let my hair get really long 5 Start nordic skiing each day in winter 6 Visit Hawaii 7 Tie-dye in summer (with my malaysian colors) 8 Knitting a jacket 9 Travel to West-Canada 10 Sunbathing on the beach after a long winter 11 Sleeping in a cozy canadian chalet 12 Dogsledding 24h 13 Start doing yoga twice a …

Halfway across water

I want to be in Canada.  At least for a while. I gave this dream a voice and finally I felt prepared and proud to do so:  To join my french-canadian partner in life for a nine month trip to a remote city in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. Currently I’m passing through the last preparations to set off to Canada. Those days, mixed feelings, but mostly inner joy travels with me already. And for course, thoughts about the upcoming next month are dominating: How is the city and the region? How long we have to drive? Is everything prepared? Will I feel home? Which activities can we do during wintertime? In fact, the future is now: My thoughts are “halfway across water”*  in Canada. I’m almost there and this expression describes it very good. I am looking forward to have great time, to amazing travels, to face language challenges, to handle new projects and to share all this with the man I love. *After my researches about the region I have recently discovered, that “Abitibi” is a word from …