Every birthday, barbecue or special day I missed was accepted without nagging, because there is this strong friendship which can’t be destroyed. So, I take a look at the year 2016 and decide to continue travelling around the world. Where? I am not 100% sure. It is the spontaneity and freedom that I love. Sometimes, I wake up after dreaming of a travel destination and just a few days later I am on a plane. In the New Year I would like to keep this independence and freedom.
There are some people that I got to know who made 2015 memorable. So, on some trips I had some nice talks to a stewardess: on the flight to Moscow with Lufthansa and on my flight to Hong Kong with Emirates. They shared some private insights with me and so they never gave me the feeling of being a stranger while traveling. Therefore, it will be exciting which people will also accompany my way 2016. Getting to know people is one of the reasons why I travel so much.
However, one of the most crucial moments in 2016 will be the release of my PhD thesis. In addition to the blog I have been working for almost three years on my PhD at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Hamburg and now it is time to finish my work. The view out of my office over the Port of Hamburg is unforgettable. I look back on my 2015 with happy and sad thoughts and certainly the New Year will bring lots of fantastic moments that are still in the stars now.