3. Connection: How I got to Chile

Sometimes, if you are really lucky, you go visit the friends of your friends – and the friend you have in common is also there! Iris and I have known each other for a long time. She is the kind friend you really want around while studying because she is REALLY organized. She got excited about the schedule for a …

The Human Factor

  Maybe there was something forced in his smile. Or in the way he was shrugging his shoulders extra casually while explained he and his wife had built this lovely Lodge together. Because I knew instantly that there was trouble in this hidden paradise consisting of little white houses with ocean view. As I learned, later on, my host was …

The second Connection

I had come to Venice to study abroad for one semester. We had been told that we would all have roommates but after one week of had passed I found myself sitting in my room getting my hopes up – maybe I was the lucky one on campus getting privacy and her very own bathroom? I had just changed into …

The First Connection

  One of the first people that immediately popped into my mind when I was planning this project (you know, social network traveling) is a good friend of mine whom I met in journalism school in Germany. She was the girl with the tough economic questions and the energy to kick, well, basically anybody’s ass with a smile. I was the girl …