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, March 19, 2011

Sunday morning breakfast QUIZ

Depending on the country I live in, my eating habits change. Take a guess which of the pictures show

A) my German Sunday Breakfast
B) my Danish Sunday Breakfast
C) my Australian Sunday Breakfast !

If you can name what you can see on the pictures, please include them in your comments!




So what are you having on your plate this morning?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Comments on Facebook

I posted some of the pictures I took during my trip to the Blue Mountains National Park and of Sydney on facebook and got several comments (which I enjoyed reading a lot). Some of them were like "ooooo i'm jealous" and some of them said "wow, you look so happy on these pictures. I'm glad you are doing fine".

I am doing really fine. Sydney seems to be so much more ME than Aarhus and I am happy here. The days go over so fast and I am inspired by my new surrounding etc. etc. But I just wanted to let you know that there was (and still is) something which is bothering me a lot.

I know this is ridiculous, but one of my personal needs is to have an internet access at home. The wifi network at my student dorm is reeally bad, I can only access the internet early in the morning (and even then I can only check emails, my facebook profile needs about 30 seconds to open...well, let's say it offers a great opportunity for practising how to become a patient person). I miss uploading my pictures and make blog postings, look stuff up online,watch series/news,  read blogs etc....

Today I am feeling a bit better because I've been able to access the internet all day! Of course, it is still suuuperslow, but HEY I am blogging - from HOME!!!!

So how do the problem's future perspective look like? .... a) my student dorm will solve the problem b) I will have to get used to the situation and blog from uni c) I'll spend 30$ for a usb internet connection 

I wish I would be a popular blogger. I could set up a paypal account and ask people to donate money for my internet usb connection. I am not. So please cross ur fingers for me that A) or B) will happen. Or ... feel sorry for me!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Australia turns green

Today is St. Patrick's day, a religious holiday named after Ireland's patron saint  Saint Patrick.

I'm not in Ireland, i'm in Australia. I haven't even been to Ireland - but tonight and this weekend I'm going to celebrate the Irish, just because I can!

Yes, there are places in the world where you could spend boring St.Patrick days.. I am German, I am 23 years old and I have never celebrated St. Patrick's day. How come? In Germany the Irish population is tiny in comparison to many other countries.Not so in OZ - the irish form the second biggest expatriate community in Australia. In Sydney you can find Irish pubs everywhere!

Last year, the Irish president hold a lecture at Aarhus University. In her speech she mentioned some things I found more interesting than the actual financial crisis, for example that the Irish are a people which is spread like no other nationality in the world. The "irish diaspora", how they call it,contains over 80 million people. This is remarkable, because it is over thirteen times the population of the island of Ireland itself!!

On  globalirish I found these statistics about the Irish diaspora which refer to the Irish people born in the Republic of Ireland, unless stated otherwise.
  • Just under 500,000 lived in Britain in 2001
  • 156,000 in the US in 2000 
  • About 50,000 in Australia 
However,on sunday this number will decrease, because after the St.Patrick's parade in Sydney, a citizenship ceremony will be held at Hyde Park- HILARIOUS! 

I'll be there and take pictures! According to the information I found, the ceremony will take place on a stage with traditional and modern music and singing. Can't wait!

Happy St.Patrick's day! Wear green, find an Irish friend (crazy party people!) and be happy! Oh, and tell me about it afterwards! Oh, and DON'T FORGET TO RECYCLE!

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