Work and Travel

Since I love to visit and experience many different places all over the world and I’ve gained some knowledge by now about how to do so, I’d like to share some great sites, networks and travel-tipps with you here:

Photo: Anni

Travel Know-how

Traveling without a big budget to get started is possible! There are lots of people and places open and welcoming to host you in exchange for help and contribution. You can find plenty to choose from. Platforms like, Help Exchange and offer a great variety of projects to volunteer – from NGOs, country life pioneers, schools, theatres, families looking for help in their gardens, with their kids or building a new house or website, to hostels and other enterprises, you can find almost anything, and will for sure find a host who is looking for what you are offering. The deal is often times this: Continue reading “Work and Travel”

BIG MAGIC. Creative Living Beyond Fear

big-magic_gilbertElizabeth Gilbert has brought forth another gemstone: BIG MAGIC. Creative Living Beyond Fear . In this book she reveals her view on creative (which is also, but not only ‘artistic’) living and encourages all of us, to go and live our creative potentials. To bring forth the gemstones that lie within all of us.
Gilbert invites us to pursue our curiosity, let ourselves be guided by what we find inspiring and enchanting. To really go for it and be open for ideas to flourish within and through us.

Creative living has no rules, it’s not about being right or wrong, Continue reading “BIG MAGIC. Creative Living Beyond Fear”

space and place

Regen-Wald  über dem Dornerplatz   © space and place

… is a meeting point and project for “creating cultural spaces” (kulturelle raumgestaltung) in Vienna – for locals, and those who want to meet some.
The initiators say: “space and place is about urbanism. We communicate, walk, plant, cook and research with locals. We play with the city of Vienna, animating social spaces to bring all kinds of people together in unusual situations. space and place takes risks and people enjoy it. … We hope our website can be a hub for dialogue and a forum to explore new initiatives. As outsiders and also residents, we celebrate Continue reading “space and place”


4864311855_11cd4266d7_zDieser Post ist eine dankbare Liebeserklärung an Tropicantesimo, die wundervollste Veranstaltungsreihe der ich je über den Weg gelaufen bin.
Tropicantesimo im Fanfulla (Roma) verführt dich stets in einen märchenhaft schönen Raum, der von der Decke weg mit Pflanzen geschmückt ist – schon allein deshalb ist ein Abend dort wie Urlaub. Und dann erst die Musik. Zu Hugo Sanchez‘ (& Guests) Sets improvisieren Stimmkünstlerinnen und Continue reading “Tropicantesimo”


In her TED-Talk Isabel Allende talks about age and aging passionately. A very interesting fact she mentions, is that in spanish “retirement” is called “jubilación“, which means celebration and jubilation. What a difference!

dedicated to E. M. G. O.



apfelbaumBist du auch schon einmal beim Spazieren oder Flanieren völlig unerwartet vor einem Obstbaum gestanden und hast dir begeistert den Bauch vollgeschlagen? Oder lauter verfaultes Obst am Boden liegen sehen, und dir gedacht wie schade, dass das keiner erntet!? Wie schön, wenn man das früher gewusst hätte, und wie schön, wenn man seinen Fund einfach teilen könnte…

… überhaupt kein Problem: auf, einer Weltweiten Obst-Fund-Karte kannst du ihn einfach in der Karte eintragen. Und Continue reading “mundraub”