Read about my travel adventures, working holiday experiences and advice for fellow travellers

Experiences Working holidays

The most common new years resolutions seem to gravitate around weight loss and healthy eating. But in recent years educational resolutions have been making regular appearances on peoples lists. Most commonly, learning a language. If you’re learning a language as an adult you’ll know how…  Read

My new book
Mar 26

In my mission to better my German I adopted a few new systems. In my last post I asked for recommendations for German music. One lovely reader told me about a couple of groups I should check out but I am yet to get my hands on the albums and get the music onto my ipod. A friend of mine lent me a…  Read

Deutsch Verbessern
Feb 27

My attempt to competently grasp this language so far has proved to be a very slow process; a result which I can only accept as being wholly my own fault due to multiple reasons. These reasons are coupled with the frequently uttered ‘I really need to improve my German’ expressed with the same…  Read

After my initial two months of intensive German courses in Freiburg and Cologne I moved to Berlin for my full time job and found it increasingly difficult to schedule time for continuing my German education. After making a lot of excuses for far too long a colleague and I finally convinced each…  Read

Learning Korean was comparatively harder than learning German, the first blaringly obvious reason being that I had to learn a new alphabet system in order to learn Korean. For the first month or so I tried to guess which characters were responsible for the various sounds but without proper tutelage…  Read

My arrival in Cologne was slightly less frightening than my Freiburg arrival. I knew someone in Köln already and we had planned to meet that evening. I also had two semi friends, who were friends of my ex boyfriend’s that I had spent quite a bit of time with in Auckland. I was greeted at my new…  Read

One of the hardest parts about the German language learning so far has been to just accept that it ‘is’ and not question ‘Why, oh God, why?’ Perhaps more frustrating than accepting a language for what it is, is learning said language based on grammar rules that I never even learned about my…  Read