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Many people assume that I have a talent for languages, because I do speak several of them. But I am not. I am just curious. I want to understand what people around me are saying, what they are talking and dreaming about, how they are living and what they are telling each other. I want to get to know the world and its inhabitants, human, animal and plant. Thus, I am travelling. As often as possible, as long as possible. To any destination possible. But my main love are trips to the ocean, no matter if it is the Atlantic, the Pacific or the Indian Ocean. I’m not that picky.

Future

My travel plans for this year are actually very modest. A new and very complex writing project takes up most of my time. Though it will bring me to the northern German towns of Bremen and Kiel over the summer as well as to the Red Sea in Egypt in November.

Further down the road, the travel plans are picking up. Next year will hopefully see me in Queensland (Australia), Indonesia, Fiji, Kiritimati (Kiribati), Hawaii and Washington DC (USA) as well as – maybe – Greenland (Denmark) and/or Norway. When the plans become clear, I will keep you posted!

Past

Travel experiences are the foundation of my writing and talking. But I do not only take knowledge and impressions, I also leave some. Whenever possible and desired, I work with local people on topics of ocean, climate and environmental conservation, on sustainable, self-sufficient and self-determined living. As well as on general education.

Here, I am not going to mention all the countries I ever visited, but just some projects and locations of the past few years that hold a special place in my heart:

At Kiritimati and Tarawa islands (Kiribati) I worked with young adults on topics around climate change and local environmental protection.

Additionally, I was able to show staff of the national agricultural section of Kiritimati how to turn garden waste into precious compost and to get a number of vegetable and fruit seeds going.

At Galapagos (Ecuador) I could surprise dive guides and national park guides with the unique role of El Niño and La Niña in the exceptionally fast evolution and species formation of the islands.

"I find the lure of the unknown irresistible." Sylvia Earle, Ocean Explorer