As Time Goes By

Ever since I started my first diary around the age of 10 – a little blue book adorned with dolphins and complete with a lock – writing has been my refuge. My way of making sense of myself and the world around me, of venting frustrations, celebrating good times and, eventually, also sharing my stories with […]

Forks in the Road

Eight years ago I was sitting and trying to make a decision about spending the first weekend of May. Should I go to a friend’s 30th birthday party in Berlin? Or should I go to Kiel to attend the wedding of another friend? It really wasn’t easy to decide as I wanted to be in […]

An Unexpected Writing Gig

Just before Christmas I received an interesting offer. It was from the popular travel media startup The Culture Trip asking if I’d be interested in a writing gig. Basically, I’d need to write some fun travel and culture themed articles about Hamburg. I’m now around halftime of my contract and I certainly don’t regret saying yes to the […]

Top 5 Posts of 2016

As per tradition, a new year shall be started by a look back at the year before. In this spirit, let me present to you the best posts from Let the Journey Begin in 2016! The Best Posts of 2016 #5 Pīrāgi – A Taste of Latvian Christmas Before Christmas, I wrote about Latvian traditions and shared […]

A Family of Four

Those of you who follow Let the Journey Begin on Facebook have probably already heard the news: in the early hours of Whit Monday our family was joined by an adorable little baby boy! Bamm-Bamm and I returned home from the hospital a week ago, and we are all now busy getting used to life as […]

Nesting Time

I have a confession to make, there’s some pretty big news that I haven’t shared with you guys yet. Birdy is getting a baby brother soon! As of today I’m officially full term so the little one is allowed to arrive anytime in the next few weeks. We have nicknamed him Bamm-Bamm as he loves to […]