My summer days and nights have became kind of a routine now. Here in this little city, we found joy in an more easy-going lifestyle. Often, we spend time in the forest for climbing and to meet our small friends…
And when the fog’s over
and the stars
and the moon come out at night
it’ll be a beautiful sight.
-Big Sur, Jack Kerouac
It took us longer than expected: The road from San Diego to Joshua Tree Nationalpark was a full-day drive, but we got impressed by the diversity of landscapes.
California called me and I had to go. This destination wasn’t really on my radar – until this year. Due to the reason that my sister chose to move to the place of endless summer, I decided to visit her. Although the first reason was to see her, I took the chance to visit some really great places.
I am back in town! The eventful days of May had just flown by, but the memories will last for a while. The last month was quite special. Not only, it marked the halftime of my time in Canada, but also it felt like a total contrast to the previous three month in winter.
or: How to learn French in Mexico.
I gave this blog post a subtitle, because my last week in Mexico, wasn’t just about beach, tequila and mexican food. For me, this vacation was one thing in particular: An intense language course.
The last week, I spent some time travelling with some friends from home. Our destinations were spread all over Québec. The week was an outdoor adventure filled with city sightseeing, action in the snow, love in the air and the best company with good friends!
Last weekend we spent some nights in the forest again. Another weekend without electricity and without water but with friendly people, fondue, some sauna time and a new adventure for me: Iceclimbing.
The last weekend was all about nature. We escaped in deep forests, just 1 hour’s drive from our house, to spend two days snowshoeing and enjoying time in the chalet. This might seem a bit clichéd, but it’s a trip that I wanted to do for long. After arriving at the national park “Parc National d’Aiguebelle” we immediately followed the 6 km path to the chalet. We have came just 200 m, as in the middle of the path, fallen trees blocked our way. Those trees couldn’t resist the heavy weight of the wet snow and ice. We didn’t have any other choice, to either crawl over or under several tree trunks, hoping that these annonying complications could soon be over. Far from it! It continued that way and took all our breath and energy. Not forget to mention, that we both had to carry big backpacks. Walking through deep snow has not made the situation any easier. Anyway, we knew it would be worth it and we recognized it all the time: We strived through breathtaking landscapes, observed local plants and trees …
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 …