I am one of the many German students studying abroad. I am one of the people who love travelling. I can't sit still, I always have to do stuff. I am curious, always chasing for stories. Stay here for a while and be part of my respaced world

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Back in Denmark

A big HI from Denmark!
(You don't believe me I am in Denmark? Ha. Scroll down to my google map location! You are surprised I am back in Denmark? HA. If you would have been friends with me on facebook you would have known about this earlier! )

I'll forgive you, because honestly, refering to my posting Tuesday Tiredness I realized that I might not come out too well in terms of credibility or trustworthiness... From the 8 things I listed on my To-Do-List I have only made one so far
7) spend time with important people
I guess it's needless to say that I had a great time and blabla. When I was looking outside the window of the SAS Boeing this morning I have never been so secure about my place of belonging than before. I love Stuttgart and this will always be my home, no matter where on earth I'll be.

Damn it, has Respaced Girl become "spaced"?
Don't worry. Not yet. But even I have to admit that plants need roots to grow. Don't they?

Ok. Hush now. While travelling back to home Aarhus, I read some cool stuff:

my horoscope said:
On your To-Do-List for the following 2 weeks it is written: get to know SOMEONE, getting close to this person and fall in love. All of this will actually happen, because you are extremely appelling to everyonea around you!
HA. Doesn't that sound as if I would have a wonderful Valentine's day? I already made the promise to myself that I will spend a wonderful Valentine's day, even without the fucking Empire State building!


Watch out Denmark!
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Friday, January 28, 2011

A child in time


Sometimes  people ask me "Aren't you afraid of going abroad alone by yourself?". Usually I'm not. My mantra is that you are never alone, I have met so many great and nice people abroad (for example Julie , who made my birthday to a nice birthday, or Erica, who invited me to celebrate thanksgiving and christmas with her). Yet, sometimes you are alone by yourself... And honestly, I got a bit scared yesterday. My 6-weeks long "xmas" vacation in Germany is almost over and I got used being surrounded by my parents and friends all the time. In the past weeks, there where few moments I was actually "home alone" for more than 3 hours. 

I started to worry: And now I would be going back to Denmark, where I lived in that small apartment? Australia was at the end of the world, what if anything bad happened, for example an accident - I would be so far away from home...oh boy girl...

then, suddenly I heard this voice (no worries, It wasn't my mind speaking to me, it was my ipod).
è l'istinto che mi fa
volare via di qua
un bambino nel tempo
non si arrende mai
cerca la felicità
IT IS THE INSTINCT THAT MAKES ME
FLY AWAY FROM HERE
THE CHILD IN TIME
NEVER SURRENDERS
it looks for happiness



BREATHING SALTY AIR
SOLITUDE KEEPS ME COMPANY
THIS PLACES LOOKED
MAGICAL IN MY MEMORY
FROM MY CHILDHOOD
LIKE NOW I'M LOOKING FOR
AN ANSWER THAT
I DONT HAVE AND I DONT KNOW
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE:
TO STAY STILL AND WAIT
OR TO GO AWAY FROM HERE
AND IN MY WAY I PAINT
THE WORLD AROUND ME
LIKE A CHILD IN TIME
THAT NEVER LOSES
HIS CURIOSITY
IT IS THE INSTINCT THAT MAKES ME
TO CHANGE REALITY
THE CHILD IN TIME
NEVER SURRENDERS
IT LOOKS FOR HAPPINESS
Thanks Eros Ramazotti for reminding me that travelling is (usually) accompanied by solitude. But that's ok. And I'll deal with it. And I will meet nice people. And I'll be happy :)


P.S.: Up to see some of my pics from Italy? Become a friend of Respaced Girl on Facebook!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

News from Germany

Getting not enough sleep brings the advantage of having lots of time in the morning. This morning I enjoyed reading the newspaper in bed. (Can you imagine how cool it is to have a newspaper delivered to your home? This is something Respaced Girl is not used to...)

In the economy section I read that "Germans eat less candy". In 2010 the amounth of candy eaten by Germans decreased for 0,6% ! Every German ate 30,57 kg of candy and spent about €109,73 for it. Wooooow..

The reason for this decrease might be the increase of grain and cocoa prices which makes candy more expensive. Blablabla.

Listen- hottest news was: In opposite to the domestic market, the export rate of candy arose!
This means, that Germany stays the export world champion in terms of candy!!
 HA HA HA I love to be German. Now I can brag not only about cars, but also about "our" skills in candy making.



By the way: In the "health" section I read that the rate of women (age 14-35) with anorexia nervosa lies between 0,4 - 1,5%. Germany, what is wrong with you? Don't let other people eat your candy! There's enough for everyone!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday Tiredness / Update from Respaced Girl

Being respaced often comes with sleep issues.... I am awake for 3 hours already and it's 6:18am in the morning. I have to be at work at 9am. Greeeeat.

It's my last week in Stuttgart and there's plenty of stuff to do
1) tell you about Brezeln
2) make a posting about "social equality" in Germany
3) apply for an internship (online/tv internship?? i dunno!!! I should have done this earlier...)
4) finish my projects at work (how can i work on two data lists at the same time??)
5) buy stuff I wanna bring to Denmark (liquor, sun screen for Australia, travel adapter for australia,...)
6) see all the important people I wanna say goodbye to (impossible!!!)
7) spend time with them
8) go to that supercool travel fair "CMT" which is taking place in Stuttgart right now- i absolutely HAVE to go!!
(maybe tomorrow? Forget about the list, I might meet my soulmate there! )

But hey! I applied for my visa!!! I got it 20min after I submitted the online application, so at least this is done! And I went to the dentist, I got some vaccinations and I got my hair cut and got some highlights!

So my body is checked and ready for the next adventures coming up ;)


so much to do before I can do this!
P.S.: Who needs sleep anyway?
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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Going Out

I love going out. This video shows me and my friends in my 2nd favourite club. It's kinda weird, when I am abroad I always wanna try different stuff, I rarely go to the same places because I wanna try out everything. But when I am in Stuttgart, I always wanna go to the same two clubs. There are plenty of clubs in Stuttgart, but I only wanna go to "zwölfzehn", a club which is for free, plays cool indie/rock music, offers all kind of drinks for affordable prices and which is alternative, but not fucked up!

Apart from the club zwölfzehn the other important essentials for going out in Germany are:

Drinks: Vodka Lemon
("Lemon" refers to "Bitter Lemon" - a soda/soft drink not available in the US. It has a slightly bitter taste ) and Tequila gold
(shown in the video) "golden" Tequila, drunk in a combination with a slice of orange and cinnemon. YUM!

The essential question: Are we taking the night bus or the first subway home?
The last "night bus" leaves at 3:33am. My first subway home is going at 4:40am. In the video, we chose to take the last bus - my friend looked kinda tired, didn't she?





Going out in Denmark works a bit different:
First: Go to grocery store and buy drinks there. Pregame!! 

Drinks: Cider, Cider, Cider... I don't like beer (YES I know I am German.. ha ha ha. not funny.) In Denmark I can't afford longdrinks, they cost as twice as much as in Germany. That's why I drink Cider.

it's pink strawberry cider!!
Going out in Denmark also means drinking more alcohol - Some representative from the National Board of Health in Denmark said:
Young people in Northern Europe generally don’t drink as often as those in southern Europe, but when they drink, they drink more. The Danish youth distinguish themselves from other north European teenagers, because they both drink often and they drink the most.
 Our teacher told us once:
There are only two ways how to deal with the weather in Denmark: Lighting a candle or drinking alcohol!
The essential question:  Who pays for the cab home? I think we just missed our bus!

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