Born in the year Anne Mae Bullock had her first solo hit and 'Paperback Writer' came out, and exactly to the date, two years earlier than Elvis Presley's daughter... or in other words, on the day Buster Keaton died.

From the tender age of 6 to 20 I went to school and was a very successful pupil/student. I enhanced my language skills abroad in Paris and in the Ticino in Switzerland and speak French and Italian to a very good level. Educated in the field of tourism, I got caught in the tourism industry and in succession in the merchant navy. In both, I worked for some years.

Later I took a university course at the University of Applied Sciences for Tourism and Leisure Time Management in Krems, Austria and I am a Mag. (FH) which is equivalent to a master's degree.

Since I loved being on the ocean I resumed work on board Queen Mary 2 and was their German Hostess for some years. I than continued ships life on the Danube until I found a profession that I could perform on a self-employed basis. Currently I am a tourist guide at the Danube and I am specialised in fashion tours.

However, at present unforeseen circumstances put the world on hold and I seized the opportunity to enhance my skills in my favourite pastime. In 2021 I am, God willing, a fully qualified and certified Master Tailoress. Come back for more in the next few months to check on the results.

I am proud of having seen so many different places during my travelling activities while working on the ocean blue. The list includes all places (as far as I can remember all :-) that I visited on ships and on other occasions in the past years.

Country   Places visited
U.S.A. Alaska Juneau, Ketchikan (first time in the U.S. ever),Whittier, Skagway (1991)
  California San Francisco, Monterey, Los Angeles (1991, 2009), Catalina Island, San Diego (1991)
  Maine Bar Harbor (1995 & 2007, 2009), Portland (1995, 2009)
  Massachusetts Boston (July 4th 1995 & 2007, 2008, 2009)
  Connecticut New Haven (1995, 2009)
  New York NYC (1995, 1996, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013) Long Island (1996)
  New Jersey Hoboken (1996)
  Colorado Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Aspen, Colorado Springs, US. Air Force Academy, Colorado and Dolores Creek (2001)
  Utah Moab, Grand Canyon (2001)
  Florida Fort Lauderdale (2008, 2009)
  Puerto Rico San Juan (1991 - 1993)
 U.S.V.I. St. Thomas Charlotte Amalie (1991 - 1993, 2008, 2009 & 1st Jan 2010)
 U.S.V.I. St. John St. John (1991)
  Hawaii Honolulu (2009)
  Amer. Samoa Pago Pago (2009)
  Guam Apra Harbor, Piti, Tamuning, Dededo, 2 Lovers Point (2010)
Canada Brit. Columbia Victoria, Vancouver (1991)
  Nova Scotia Halifax (1995, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  New Foundland St. John's (1995, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  Quebec Quebec City (2007)
U.K. England London (1991, 92, 93, 95, 2006, 07, 08, 09, 13,18), Southampton, Brighton, Oxford, Liverpool (2009)
  Scotland Edinburgh (1995, 2009), Glasgow (2009)
  Gibraltar Gibraltar (1989 & 2007, 08, 09)
  Tortola Roadtown (1991 - 1993 & 2004, 2008, 2009)
  Bermuda Hamilton (1995)
  Falkland Island Stanley (2008)
  Pitcairn Island Adamstown (2008)
Mexico   Mexico City, Tijuana, Ensenada, Isla St. Margarita, Cabo San Luca, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Zihuatanejo (1991), Acapulco (1991, 2009)
France Paris Paris, Deauville and all over the country (1986 & 1988, 2008), Cannes (2009), Antibes 21st September 2009
  Guadeloupe Pointe-à-Pître (1991 - 1993 & 2004)
  St. Martin Marigot (1992)
  Corsica Ajaccio (2004)
 
Martinique
Fort-de-France (1991 - 1993 & 2004)
Monaco   Monte Carlo (1988, 2008)
Caribbean St. Kitts & Nevis Basseterre (1991 - 1993, 2004, 2008, 2009)
  Jamaica Montego Bay, Marigot (2004)
  Cuba Santiago de Cuba, Havana (2004)
  Dom. Republic Santo Domingo (2004)
  Antigua & Barbuda St. John's (1991 - 1993 & 2004, 2009)
  St. Lucia Castries (1991 - 1993, 2008, 2009)
  Barbados Bridgetown (1991 - 1993, 2008, 2009)
  Bahamas Freeport, Nassau (2004)
  Grenada St. George's (1991 - 1993, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  Dominica Roseau (2008, 2009)
Portugal Lisbon Lisbon (1990, 2004, 2008, 2010), Leixois, Porto (2004)
  Madeira Funchal (1989 - 1990 & 2004 & 2008)
  Acores Sao Miguel, Ponta Delgada (2004, 2008)
Spain   Barcelona, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Cádiz, Malaga, Grenada, Vigo, Santiago de Compostella (went for confession in Spanish)
  Mallorca Palma de Mallorca (2004)
  Gran Canaria Las Palmas, Mas Palomas (1989 & 1990, 2007)
  Tenerife Santa Cruz (1989 - 1990, 2007)
  Lanzarote Arecife (1989 & 1990)
  La Palma La Palma (Feb 1, 1990 and 2004)
  La Gomera Santa Cruz (2004)
Andorra   La Veila (1988)
Netherlands   Amsterdam (1993 & 1996, 2010), Nijmegen, (2011), Middelburg (2011), Kinderdijk (2011)
Netherland Antilles Sint Maarten Philipsburg (1991 - 1993)
  Curaçao Willemstad (2008, 2009)
  Bonaire Kralendijk (2008)
Belgium   Zeebruge (2008, 2009), Bruge (2011), Antwerp (2011)
Denmark   Copenhagen (1995, 2009)
Sweden   Gothenburg, Stockholm (1995 & 2000)
Norway   Oslo (1995 & 2007, 2009), Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Geiranger, Skarsvag (North Cape) (1995), Svalbad (Spitsbergen 2008 fabulous place!)
Poland   Warsaw (2000)
Czech Rep.   Prag (1987, 1996)
Slovakia   Bratislava (1997, 2001, 2010), Slovenski Raj (2001)
Hungary   Budapest (1988, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Mosonmagyarovár, Hegyshalom, Estergom, Sentendre, Mohács
Switzerland   Chur, Lugano, Airolo, Bellinzona (1988 & 1989), Zermatt (2016), St. Moritz (2016), European Waterdivide (2016), etc. all over the place in Eastern Switzerland
Liechtenstein   Vaduz (1989, 2006, 2018)
Germany   Munich, Mittenwald, Garmisch Partenkirchen (1982), Oberstdorf, Kleinwalsertal, Hannover, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cuxhaven, Helgoland, Büsum, Westerland, Sylt, List (1999),Berlin, Stuttgart (2004), Kiel, Bremerhaven, Bremen (2018, 2019), Nordhalben (2019), Bayreuth (2019), etc.
Italy   Mailand, Sondrio, Venice, Como, Rome (1988, 2007, 2010), Verona (2002), Neaples, Livorno, Pisa, Florence, Civitavecchia (2004 & 2007, 09, 10), Cagliari/Sardinia (2008)
Vatican   Vatican City (1987 & 2007, 2009, 2010)
Malta   La Valetta (1989, 2019)
Slovenia   Atomske Toplice (2000), Ljubljana (2001)
Croatia   Zagreb, Tito's hometown (2000), Croatian Cruise (2002)
Yugoslavia   Belgrade (1986)
Macedonia   passing through only (1986)
Greece   Athens, Piraeus (2008, 2009), Corfu (1996, 2008), Lefkas (1986), Mykonos, Santorini, Lesvos, Rhodes (1993), Preveza, Ioannina, Metsovo (1986), Meteora (1996), Thessaloniki, Aegina, Korinth, etc.
Turkey   Istanbul, Bodrum, Kusadasi (1993 & 2007)
Cyprus   Limassol, Larnaca (1990)
Morocco   Agadir (1989 & 1990)
Egypt   Cairo, Alexandria (1991, 2007), Port Said (1991, 1993, 2008, 2009, 2010), Suez (1993, 2008, 2009, 2010), Sharm el Sheik (1990 & 1993), Hurgada (2003), Safaga (2008, 2010), Ain Sokna
Israel   Ashdod (33x 1990), Tel Aviv (1990 & 2011), Jerusalem (3x 1990 & 2011), Austrian Hospiz (2011), via Dolorosa, Bethlehem (1990), Masada (2011), En Gedi (2011), Ahava Factory (2011), Qumran (2011), all over the place for 10 fabulous days in 2011
Jordania   Aqaba (1993)
Yemen   Al Hudaydah(1993)
Oman   Muscat (1993, 2010), Salalah (1993, 2008, 2009)
V.A.E.   Abu Dhabi (1993), Dubai (2008, 2009, 2010)
India   Mumbai, Goa (1993), Madras (1993), Cochin (2009, 10)
  Andaman Islands Port Blair (1993)
  Nicobar Isles in 2010 passing the island of Teressa (Austrian Crown Colony between 1778 and 1785)
Sri Lanka   Colombo (1993)
Papua New Guinea New Britain Rabaul, Matupit (2010)
Indonesia Jawa Jakarta, Semarang, Borobudur (1993)
  Bali, Lombok Denpasar (1993)
  Sulawesi Ujungpandang (1993)
Singapore  

Singapore (1993 & 1999, 2008, 2009, 2010), Sembawang (1993), Sentosa Island (1993,2010)

Malaysia   Kuala Lumpur (1993, 1999, Royal Selangor Club 2010), Malacca, Tioman, etc. (1993), Penang (1993, 2010), Port Klang (1999, 2010)
Thailand   Bangkok, Phuket (1999, 2010), Koh Samui (1999), Laem Chabang (1999, 2009, 2010)
Vietnam   HCM-City (Saigon), Con Son Island, Phu Coq, Vung Tau (1999, 2010)
China   Beijing, Badaling, Badachu, Great Wall - May 12, 1996, Hongkong (2008, 2009, 2010), Shanghai (2010)
  Inner Mongolia Hohehaote (1996)
Brazil   Salvador da Bahia (2008)
    Rio de Janeiro (2008, 2009)
Peru Lima Callao (2009)
Panama   Cristobal (2008)
Uruguay   Montevideo (2008, 2009)
Chile Patagonia Punta Arenas (2008)
    Valparaíso (2008, 2009)
  Easter Island Rapa Nui (2008)
French Polinesia Tahiti Pape'ete (2008)
Society Islands Kingdom of Tonga Nuku'Alofa (2008)
New Zealand   Auckland (2008, 2009, 2010), Bay of Islands (2010)
Australia New South Wales Sydney (2008, 2009, 2010), Bondi, Manly (2008)
  Queensland Whitsunday, Airlie Beach (2010)
Japan   Yokohama (2009, 2010), Nagasaki (2010)

This blog serves to inform my folks and friend about my whereabouts and wellbeing. Therefore, I will keep it simple and write it mainly in my mother tongue German. Please do not hesitate to contact me in case you do not understand German and want to know more about the content of this blog. The publication of texts and parts of the texts is strictly prohibited and requires the authorisation of the author hence myself!

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