Growing up in a sleepy village in Eastern Germany I didn’t know loads of places around the world until I attended hotel school and did my first internships. The first time I stepped on a plane was when I was already 21 during my internship in Brussels. But still I knew right from the start that I gonna love it!
The greatest parts to love are of course the country itself, foreign cultures, meeting the locals but also…the food 🙂 I actually do also just love the “act” of travelling. Just planning how to possibly get from point A to B, plane, train, bus… I guess I got used to that early when travelling back home as its not easy to get there^^
After our mission in Tunisia back in 2010 Randy, my boyfriend, and I decided to leave for 3 months to explore South East Asia. Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and the Philippines (Randy’s birth country). During this time we realised that we just love doing this full-time and that we don’t quite fight as much as we thought we would 😉
After this trip we moved to Geneva – at first we were planning to stay for a year or two so we could quickly move on to another place (a bit more exciting place TBH).
But in the end…like many expats do, we got used and even fell in love with this region. The fact that we have an amazing apartment and found great friends helped of course. Through our time in Geneva we used any possibility we could get to go on city trips for the weekend and long hauls for holidays. Soon enough we decided that for once we just have to take the step and leave for at least a year to travel the world!
Throughout our 5 years in Geneva we never found the right moment, either Randy got promoted or I started a new job…Then in 2016 we took the decision – now or never! Randy quit his job already a few months back and even though I absolutely love my job at Palexpo (Geneva Exhibition Centre) I decided – with turning 30 this year – the timing couldn’t be better.
It was an easy and tough decision at the same time, break the news gently to our families and friends and sure taking a few risks. I am still hoping to go back after our year, but who knows what might happen 😉