Actually, this was supposed to be my 3rd new year’s eve in Belgium if I wouldn’t have got sick last year. Anyway, just as in 2017-2018, we celebrated NYE in a camping house in Roeselare and, together with some friends from Germany and the UK, spent a few more days in Gent… I already went … Continue reading NYE #2 in Belgium
This is the English version of an article for the Team-Usability project about the accessibility of the FlixBus booking process. Hier gehts zur deutschen Version... Especially for people who cannot or are not allowed to drive their own vehicle due to their impairment, public transport is usually an indispensable part of their everyday life. In … Continue reading The website of FlixBus in practise test
This is a top 3 comparison of some of the most popular taxi and ridesharing services I came across so far… #1: FREE NOW (MYTAXI) According to the website, Mytaxi (now “FREE NOW”) is available in over 100 cities in 9 European countries. However, although certain cities might not be listed, you might still be … Continue reading Comparison of ridesharing services
I‘m Luana, a friend of Patrick‘s. (...) In February, I got back in touch with a former classmate of mine, Luca, who is spending a year working in Canada and invited me to visit him. Catching up with an old friend and doing my first overseas journey was a combination I certainly couldn‘t miss out on.
Of course, I didn’t leave a suitcase in Berlin but actually, I wanted to find a better title for this post than „A short trip to Berlin“ and this German saying was the first and so far only thing that came to my mind, so there we are. 😉 Also, this song expresses how nice … Continue reading “Ich hab noch einen Koffer in Berlin…”
I'm sorry, chaps, I've obviously been following BBC's radio comedy "Cabin Pressure" too much... Anyway, Moritz and I have indeed been to Zurich this weekend to catch up with Marcus where we met some of his friends and checked out different places, typical Swiss products and Swiss food. We came in by train on Friday … Continue reading This weekend: Zurich!
On Febuary 1st this year, Deutsche Bahn's mobility service center (MSZ) has discontinued their support for certain public transport companies, so handicapped travelers had to contact those companies directly in order to arrange assistance. Fortunately though, eversince March 21st, the MSZ started supporting all the public transport companies, so we can, once again, fully rely … Continue reading Positive change of Deutsche Bahn’s MSZ regulations
We have a saying in Germany: "Die schönsten Geschichten schreibt das Leben" and I can definitely confirm that life comes up with the most beautiful stories. At least as far as this weekend is concerned, I had a really awesome time visiting good old friends for a small reunion in good old Belgium! The only … Continue reading A short trip to Belgium on broken trains
Since Febuary 1st, Deutsche Bahn's mobility-service center (MSZ) has discontinued their support for certain public transport companies. This is due to the reason that, according to DB, these public transport companies would like to organize assistance for handicapped people themselves rather than taking advantage of the procedures used and provided by the MSZ. In a … Continue reading New Deutsche Bahn MSZ Regulations
And thus, another great event organized by ICC Belgium has come to an end... but hang on, that doesn't mean I have already finished writing how it actually went: Organizing my stay wasn't too difficult, as ICC Belgium took care of the accomodation and further organization of the entire ICC weekend, so the only thing … Continue reading ICC Weekend edition #1 in Antwerp, Belgium
It was not only my first time in the UK and in London, it mainly was my first time after 6 years meeting Erik again, a former volunteer in our group during my first year in Marburg, who now lives and works in London with his girlfriend Anne. I stayed with them for one night … Continue reading A trip to London from September 29th until October 2nd
It was a spontaneous decision to go to Amsterdam, but it was a nice opportunity to meet Adrian, Sarah and Marie once again, so here I went... Since the hostel was already booked by Adrian, the only things I mainly had to care about were finding the cheapest way to get to Amsterdam and back … Continue reading A weekend trip to Amsterdam
This year, ICC took place in Zadar, Croatia and I was proud to be part of it once again, especially because I got the opportunity to co-tutor the workshop "Traveling Abroad"! The entire German delegation was booked on a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt. Therefore, I took an ICE train from Hamburg to Frankfurt airport on … Continue reading ICC2018 in Zadar, Croatia
Finally, some more news concerning the hyggelig time we had in Copenhagen and Stockholm! There are a few reasons why it took me so long to come up with some more stories and especially why we ended up with only one audio log entry: First off, concerning the audio log, I want to be honest: … Continue reading What else happened on our Scandinavia trip?
The wifi in Stockholm apparently caused trouble uploading the video, so here we go again; hope it works now...We decided it was time to hopp on a small train for a short ride through Skansen and although there's nothing much to hear, you can apparently see a lot; sighted people I showed the video to … Continue reading A train tour through Skansen
We arrived in Copenhagen yesterday and are now finally able to share some stories with you about what we did the first one and a half days. Happy listening! log1
We are planning a trip via Copenhagen to Stockholm from July 14th until July 20th, 2018. To get a feeling on what you can expect, be sure to check out this little audio file below for more details. introduction to Scandinavia trip 2018
The ICC Day organized by ICC Belgium took place on Saturday, March 31st, 2018 but this time, I didn't plan to attend this ICC day as a normal participant; instead, I offered them to help organizing a workshop on traveling abroad, which was gladly accepted! As Silke also came up with a similar idea, we … Continue reading ICC Day 2018 and our first self-organized workshop!
I already heard a lot about Couchsurfing and I must admit that the idea of staying with foreign people at their places sounded suspicious to me. But at some point, I decided to try it out anyway. In fact, some of my friends already tried it before and told me a lot of positive things … Continue reading A trip to Switzerland and my first Couchsurfing experiences
Nope! This time, it's not one of those traditional ICC Newyear's parties. I was invited to join a private meet-up organized by Silke and Julien in Roeselare, Belgium together with some friends from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK. I met up with Philipp and Yannik (from Germany) in Cologne on board the … Continue reading Celebrating newyear’s eve in Belgium
Libby and Bernie - two volunteers on ICC 2015 from the US I stayed in touch with - told me about their travel plans in 2017 and we eventually decided to plan a reunion in Utrecht, the Netherlands! As if I haven't seen this city for ages... 🙂 In Marburg, the train station staff printed … Continue reading Meeting Libby and Bernie in Utrecht