For me, the concept of balance is more like "what am I going to have to neglect next, so I can get all the other stuff done?" So here I am again, a month after my I'm-going-to-post-everyday-intentions last faltered. But, as these soggy cheetahs taught me, persistence is key. They sat here getting soaked for a very long time until they finally spotted a hare to chase. It wasn't enough to fill them up, so they went after an impala, which was quickly stolen by hyenas. Then they tried to tackle a wildebeest, but it managed to escape. Finally, they took down another impala and chowed down. (It was a rather gruesome morning...)
The Wild West?
No, Tinos. The “wild and raw” Cycladic island of your dreams, only a 20-minute ferry trip from Mykonos. Dovecotes like this one are quite a common sight on Tinos, where the ruling Venetians built hundreds of these tower structures to raise pigeons for meat. Today, there are about 600 of the old distinctive buildings left across the island, most painted white.
A sweet memory from a beautiful spring day on the top of Austria.
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Good news: I got my “Einbürgerungszusicherung” (guarantee of Citizenship) last week.
Bad news: Due to a faulty button on my charming summer dress, my breasts exploded out of said dress as I tried to take my jacket off for my sit down with my caseworker, who by the way appears to be a 14 year old boy. Of course I panicked and immediately fumbled with the button trying to close it. After a long drawn out fight, my boobs were finally corralled. So naturally I tried to take my jacket off again. Which, of course, resulted in the same button bursting open and once again displaying my rather unimpressive cleavage to my young and appropriately horrified caseworker. This happened 3 more times before I gave up left my coat on and sweated through my interview. I might add the poor boy never made eye contact with me again. Welcome to Germany 🇩🇪. Also here are some lovely camels that I met on a mountain in Oman. Unfortunately, they were in a terrible hurry and didn’t have time to stop for a chat. You know, places to go, people to see...
This was the reward after climbing the Via ferrata Brigata Tridentina in the Italian Dolomites. Pretty worth it. Had to push this one a bit to get something I liked out of it, but I’m fairly pleased with the results.