Central and South America
While in Toronto, I couldn't sell my car in time to make my flight back home. Instead I visited some friends in Mexico City to celebrate New Years. Without any particular plan, one thing let to another and I ended up driving along the Pan-American Highway to the very south end of the American continent …and back up again to Rio De Janeiro.
Canada and USA
With 34 years of age, I took my last chance to get a work and travel visa in Canada. I spent three months living in a tent in the forests of British Columbia and Alberta, planting trees for a living. Then two of my German friends visited for a road trip through the USA and its beautiful national parks.
China, Korea, Japan
I've been living in Tianjin, China for just over a year, teaching English at a public primary school. Then my traveling continued with a quick visit to South Korea and an awesome holiday in Japan.
Lead by Lonely Planet, I've visited nearly all countries in Southeast Asia on several visits. With only Myanmar left, I'm sure I'll go back to tick this last destination off my list too.
For half a year I was working at a dairy farm near Ashburton, milking cows all day. Then I traveled through the country with my beautiful 1973 Volkswagen Combi, first with Mum 'n Dad, then with my friends Hanna and Steffi.
Papua New Guinea
What started as a visit to a friends family ended up as a breathtaking journey through wild jungle and scattered villages, where people still live as they have been hundreds of years ago.
I lived and traveled in Australia for over five years on and off. Two of those years I spent exploring the country with my 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser, which took me 32.000 kilometers through some of Australias most challenging terrains.