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
I actually just planned to visit Eva, Youssri and some other friends of mine for a weekend in Zeist, the Netherlands from August 25th until August 27th, 2017. This time, however, the communication of the assistance in Hamburg and Amsterdam Schiphol turned out to be a disaster! For the first time - at least as … Continue reading Chaotic journeys in- and outside the Netherlands
From July 14th until July 17th, I visited Saman, a good old friend in Sweden whom I haven't met eversince my first ICC in Riga. Because booking a flight ticket for two ways was quite expensive, I chose to travel by train which took 16 hours and was very adventurous! As for the way back, … Continue reading An adventurous trip to Sweden and loads of Swwedish public transport companies!
This blog entry will be divided into two main parts. On Saturday, June 10th, the almighty Summer festival of the Blista took place and I decided to invite Julien to come to Marburg for the weekend, after which I visited him in roeselare, so we traveled to his place in Belgium together! Since it was … Continue reading An extended reunion in Germany/Belgium
On April 1st 2017, ICC Belgium organized an ICC day. For me, it was a nice occasion to meet almost the entire ICC Belgium crew and/or some good old Belgian friends again, and because date and time was suitable, I decided to go there. There was only one major problem that I had to … Continue reading ICC day 2017
SCRUM is my favorite band. They come from the Netherlands and play powerfolk music and, funny enough, I found them by pure coincidence! 🙂 I and a couple of friends of mine wanted to see them live anyway, and Eva (One of our Dutch friends) suggested IJsellstein near Utrecht. Date and time was just perfect, … Continue reading Single-malt folk in the Netherlands!
Vienna? Again? No, not this time... 😉 This ICC Newyear's party took place in Hamburg. Good for me, because it was just round about an hour away from my home. As for this time, the only things that were different from other parties were the fact that we were only up to two partially sighted/sighted … Continue reading ICC Newyear’s party number 3
The 22nd ICC took place from July 25th until August 3rd, 2016 in Dresden, Germany. This time, however, it was handier to travel by train than by airplane. As a plus, eversince I linked my bank account with PayPal, it was less than a problem for me to book the tickets myself. As for the … Continue reading 22nd International Camp On Communication And Computers