Another Travel Quiz

Namaste folks!

I like talking about traveling! Traveling is awesome 😀 So here comes another travel Quiz! Are you excited? Because I sure am!

1. If you could go on a holiday anywhere in Europe where would you go and why?
I would really ike to go to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. My sister already went there twice and she loved it. I have posted all the reasons why I love Prague already! Check it out *here*.

2. Where is the farthest you have traveled from where you live?
I checked this out on google maps xD So the farthest I ever traveled was to Chile: 12,179 km away from home.

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3. If you could live in any other country where would you want to live and why?I already made my peace with the idea of living in Nepal one day, as my boyfriend (and husband to be) is nepali and is probably wanting to go back one day. Not today and not tomorrow, but one day for sure.

4. What is the prettiest city you have ever been to?
I loved Salzburg in Austria. I think all cities should have a river, it’s so great to walk along the water ♥ And I loved the old city center. ♥

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5. If you could on a holiday anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why did you choose that particular destination?
Changes all the time. One day I die to go to Vanuatu to see the underwatermailbox, the next day I want to go to Bolivia to make funny perspective picture in the salt desert. There are so many places waiting to get explored! Oh I would really like to go to Vietnam and wear one of these cool hats.

6. What is the most beautiful language? Is there a language you can’t stand?
I love spanish. I love the way it sounds, I like how diverse it is and I love the mentalaty it expresses. Spanish is also the foreign language I speak best.
I was thinking about a language I can not stand, but I really can’t think of any. I think all the language have something precious. Be it their sound, words that can’t be translated, funny slang, or a cool scripture.

7. Which languages do you speak?
Well since I am german, I speak german. I also know spanish, french, english and nepali. I study roman languages so I can read and understand most of these languages as well.

8. Is there a language you would like to learn?
I would like to learn another language that is not too similar to the ones I already know. So maybe a slavic language 😀

9. Have you ever been on a road trip? If so, where? If you haven’t, would you like to take a road trip?
I have not! But I imagine it to be really fun! I would definetley like to take a road trip! I would start in Canada and rive all the way down to Argentina! 😀

10. Do you buy something specific when visiting a foreign country?
I always buy fridgemagnets, I buy tons of postcards and I always buy earrings. I tend to buy loads of different stuff when I am traveling, but these three things are always a must ♥

11. What is your favourite season to travel?
I really don’t prefer any season. If it were for me I’d travel all year long xD

12. What kind of holiday do you prefer? Do you enjoy activities, shopping, sightseeing, lying on the beach?
I am not the “do nothing” kind of traveler. I like to explore places, I like to talk to natives, try new food, see the worlds wonders! Shopping? Yay! As I already said – I tend to buy loooots of stuff when I go traveling!

13. Do you think you could spend a whole year travelling around the world?
Easily. When can I start?

 

 

 

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The 15 questions swap

Namaste folks!

I used to host the 15 question swap every month back in 2014. This was the very first one and I have to admit that seeing the questions again makes me feel a little nostalgic. 🙂

 

1. What was the last picture you took with your phone?

I took a picture of my incoming mail today for an instagram post. I love receiving mail and I got a really happy mailbox today!

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2. What kind of sickness have you lied about, so you wouldn’t go to work/school?

I liked to go to school, so I almost never lied about being sick. Maybe I told my mother once or twice that I had a headache, but that was about it ^^

3. The best compliment you have ever received?

I don’t remember a specific compliment someone gave me, but I think I am most proud of receiving compliments concerning my foreign language skills. They make me grow.

4. What is your perfect pizza?

I deeply apologize to every italian person that might read this, I know original pizza would never come with pineapple, but I die for a good Pizza Hawaii with ham and pineapple. It’s so yummy and de gustibus non est disputandum.

5. If you could have personally witnessed anything, what you would you want to have seen?

I deeply admire the mexican artist Frida Kahlo. I would love to see her paint one of her great paintings. #VivaLaFrida


6. What question do you hate to answer?

“What are you thinking?” I hate that question because people never seem to be happy with my answers. I used to be honest and tell them I was thinking about what to cook for dinner or about why the heck they decided to build a second death star in star wars. I mean… because the first time it went so well? Gahh..Well anyhow nowadays I just say “Nothing ..really.” ^^’

7. What keys on your keyboard do you not use?

I think I use almost all the keys, only the F8-F12 seem to remain unused ^^


8. Is there something you loose all the time?

Lots of things. My mother always said I would loose my head if it were not attached to my shoulders. I loose my cellphone, my keys, my wallet, bobby pins, earrings, I have a huge pile of lonely socks as well ^^’

9. What is your favourite word?

I have lots of favourite words! My favourite word in german is “schlummern” what translates to “slumber”. My favourite english word is “whimsical”, my favourite word in spanish is “lanzallamas” which translates to “flamethrower” (This one mostly because of chamander (pokémon). And in Nepali I have actually two: “dudh” (दुध) which translates to “milk” and “rangichangi” (रंगिचङी) which means multicoloured.

10. Which dead person would you least want to be haunted by?

I don’t feel like I would like to be hauted by anyone really. But if I had to choose I’d say someone who thinks he is funny, but really isn’t. These people are so annoying.

11. You can select one person from history and have him/her truthfully answer one question. Who would you pick and what is the question?

This is a really though question and I had to think about this for quite a while, but I think I’d like to meet Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, one of my favourite writers. And I would ask him how he feels about his figure becoming so popular these days.

12. What is your blood type?

My blood type is 0+ Apparently the most common blood type.

13. What are you afraid of?

Heights. Or better said. I am am afraid of falling down.

14. Have you ever been in a food fight?

Nooo, urgh no! What a waste of food! I always see food fights in US american talkshows and I can not believe it. There are so many people hungry and they just waste it. I think in Germany it is not allowed to waste food over food fights in TV shows. Luckily. I have been in water fights though. This is fun! 😀

15. Which superpower would you like to have? Why?

I would love to be able to speak and write in every existent (dead or alive) language. How awesome would that be?!

Christmas photo scavenger hunt

Namaste folks,

I realize I am a bit late for the christmas photo scavenger hunt, but this has been a rather tough month for me, so I am a tad late. I hope you can forgive me this.

1. A picture with a “christmas-snack”

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In Germany, it is all about the christmas cookies. There are sooo many and this year I made a lot of different kinds.
My all time favourites are “Zimtssterne” (cinnamonstars). Everything is better when it contains cinnamon!

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2. Something that indicates that christmas is arriving

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The minute I am able to listen to christmas songs I feel like christmas is there. This year this moment was on really late. I guess because of the weather. It was so warm this december, up to 12-14°C and that was just weird. (BTW yes – there is a filter on this picture ^^’)

3. Something red and white

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That’s my cellphone screensaver ^^’ I need to get a new one now I guess ^^

4. A picture with a candle

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This was the advent wreath we had. You might notice the Lord Ganesh picture – my boyfriend is Hindu and this christmas we kinda had a 50/50 decoration.

5. Something decorated christmassy

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Germany is great with the christmas markets. They are called Christkindlmarkt and I love them very much! There are many little huts where they are vending snacks and hot beverages, also handicraft and all kinds of sweets and great stuff. They are always decorated really nicely and I really always enjoy going there with friends.

 

55 book related questions

Namaste folks!

I love to answer questions and I love books! So this could get quite interesting!

1. Favorite childhood book?

As I child I especially loved the books of Astrid Lindgren. I think the one I liked most was: Emil of Lönneberga. I should read this again! The story of a little boy and all his pranks 😀

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2. What are you reading right now?

About two weeks ago my father sorted out all the old books me and my sisters were reading during our childhood. Lots of memories! So I saved them all and now I am all reading them again 😀 At the moment I am reading The little ghost by Otfried Preußler. Loved that as a child.

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3. Do you go to a library? If so, what do you currently have checked out there? If not, is there a reason?

I used to go every week to the library! But since I moved it is not so close anymore and I almost never go now, sadly! I love the library and I could spend hours and hours there!

4. Do you collect any authors/series or certain types of books?

I love everything about Sherlock Holmes!! I have the books by Arthur Conan Doyle, but also Biogrphies and other Books about Sherlock Holmes! I love this character!

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5. Do you have a yearly goal on amount of books you want to finish?

No, I don’t. I just read the books as they cross my paths.

6. Do you have an e-reader?

I do! And I quite love it! Of course there is nothing better that a real book, I love the smell and how the paper feels, but I can not deny that the e-reader is so practical! I love that I can carry so many books and they weigh almost nothing! I call it Fred 😀

7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?

I am a girl for only one book at a time 😀

8. Do you have a blog where you post about books?

Well no I don’t have a blog just for books, but I monthly post bookrecommendations on this blog here!

9. Do you follow any blogs about reading/books? Which ones?

No, I don’t. If I am interested in a book I google it sometimes and look some recommendations up, but that’s it basically.

10. Favorite book you’ve read this year (so far in 2015)?

I loved Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Jarvis McGraw. I posted a recommendation earlier this year.

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11. Least favorite book you read this year (so far in 2015)?

I tried to read Siddhartha by Herman Hesse but I stopped midway through. It is said to be really important and good, but I just thought it was boring as hell ^^

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12. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?

I do not really have a comfort zone I read almost everything. Except Horror. No Stephen King in my bookshelf.

13. What is your reading comfort zone?

Like I said. Except Horror I read almost everything.

14. Favorite place to read?

I often read in train on the way to the university, or on my sofa with a nice cup of tea, but I can read everywhere.

15. What are your thoughts on book lending?

Well, mostly I am the one lending books from everybody else. So I am all for book lending!

16. What are your thoughts on pirated books?

Well.. Of course it is wrong! Books should be bought to support the author, but if I am honest I do have one or three.

17. What are your thoughts on “Banned” books?

So I personally, I think everyone should decide on his own if a book is worth to be read or not. If a book gets banned it is just getting more interesting. Same thing with drugs.

18. What are barriers you have to reading more?

Well university. But I am lucky I am studying languages so I can read a lot interesting books and it even benefits my studies 😉

19. How many books have you read in the last six months?

O.o never count them.. Maybe around 20?

20. What makes you love a book?

Well I could say when it has the special something. Although I really can not define it. Maybe when I can identify myself with the character.

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?

Hmmm.. I recommend books I loved, books I am excited about! And I recommend them to people of which I think that they might like it as well 🙂

22. 5 of your top read genres

  1. RomCom
  2. Fantasy
  3. Classics
  4. Crime
  5. History

23. 5 authors you read a lot

Cornelia Funke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Dan Brown
Marc-Uwe Kling
Susan Elizabth Philipps

24. Do you read non-fiction? Biographies?

I do read non-fiction. I love Comedy Slamming for example (I hope that is not just a german thing ^^’)

25. How many times do you read a week?

Almost everyday. At least on my way to the university and at work sometimes too. ^^’

26. Do you feel you read better with or without noise?

Depends on the book. If I like it and if it is thrilling I don’t care about the rest of the world. If it is not that good I get distracted easily.

27. What influences your book choices?

Oh. I look at the bestseller lists and I stay always tuned with the new books of my faourite authors. Also sometimes I just wander around in book stores or at amazon and see what comes along 🙂

28. Favorite reading snack?

Bananachips!! I tend to just eat and eat when I read, so no more chocolate for me haha.

29. Do you literally judge a book by its cover, title, or author?

Maybe subconciously, but I try not to, because I know that the cover might not reflect the book properly.

30. What is the longest book you have ever read? The shortest?

The longest was The house of the spirits by Isabel Allende. A reeeeallly long book (but good!)

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The shortest was Woyzeck by Georg Büchner. A fragmental theatre play. I went to see the opera too, but I didn’t really get it.

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31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?

When I liked a book I also like to give good reviews. And when I did not like a book I also tell and publish bad reviews. But well. Every review is always subjective. So the worst book to me can be the favourite book of someone else 🙂

32. Do you make up stories, or ever think about an alternate ending for a book because you want to?

I never make up alternative endings, but I do sometimes write short stories. No fan fiction tho.

33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?

The Shining by Stephen King. That’s when I found out that I don’t like Horror books.

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34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?

Any other book Stephen King wrote. This is really most definetley not my type of genre ^^’

35. What book do you try to steer people away from?

50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Such an embaressing book!

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36. What book do you recommend most to others?

I often recommend the book Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. I love that book. I already recommended this book here.

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37. Do you ever re-read books?

YES! Often 🙂

38. Favorite fictional character?

Sherock Holmes! ♥ He is so perfect in every way ♥♥

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39. Favorite fictional villain?

Severus Snape from the Harry Potter books…Although in the end he is not really a villain, hm?

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40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?

I try to bring books that take place in the aerea. That is kinda cool and you learn something about the place you are staying at as well. And it is really nice when you recognize the places or the names of the streets.

41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.

Maybe about a week or so.

42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.

I try to not leave a book unfinished, because I just don’t like things half done. But when I quit on reading it before the end it has to be extremly dull.

43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?

When someone is trying to talk to me. If I hear my name more then three times shouted out loud at my face I might look up from my book ^^

44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?

I love the Harry Potter movies ♥

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45. Most disappointing film adaptation?

Eragon! The books are awesome but the movie was just baaaaaad. So really bad.

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46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?

umm.. about 40-50€ I’d say ^^’

47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?

At least 5 times 😀

48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?

If it gets really boring, sometimes also when I don’t like the plottwist.

49. Do you like to keep your books organized?

I try to organize them by genre, but as new books come the whole organization goes to hell hah.

50.  Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?

I am most defenetley a keeper haha. I only give the books away when I did not like them :p

51. Do you read for enjoyment or to gain knowledge?

Both. I like it best when you can combine both things 😀

52. Name a book that made you angry.

I think that never happened 😛 I sometimes get angry when a book has a unpleasant ending, but I can not think of one where I got really angry.

53.  A book you didn’t expect to like but did?

I had to read Bel Ami, by Guy de Maupassant for a university class and I expected it to be dull, but in the end I really liked it!

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54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?

I really thought I would like the book The casual vacancy by J.K. Rowling as she did such a great job with Harry Potter. But this one was so boring!

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55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?

I never feel guilty for reading. Why should I?

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The 15 question swap

Namaste folks!

I used to host the 15 question swaps every month, but lately I forgot a little about it. But now the 15 question swap came back in his former glory! I hope you are gonna like my answers 😉

Imagine you were the new Queen of your country. What would you do first?

I know I should probably say: Do good things for my country and stuff.. and I would definetley do so if I were the Queen of Germany, but if I really answer truthfully, I’d say that the first thing I’d do. would be putting on all the fancy crowns and jewels and then walk around and wave gracefully ^^ Just so I would feel pretty and important haha.

Do you talk to yourself? What do you talk about?

All the time. I find it easier to get my toughts into order. Usually I talk about what I got to do and this kind of stuff.

Do you prefer to fall asleep or to wake up?

I think both can be great. But if I had to choose I’d say to wake up. I like it how everything is so comfortable in my bed and warm and I like to snuggle. It is great.

What would be your porn name? (First name: your first pet, last name: the street you grew up in)

Gio Gio Köfering. Sounds odd haha

When was the last time you did something forbidden?

Ui.. last week I rode the bus for two stations without buying a ticket :S

What is one food you’d never want to taste again?

My friends and my family are shaking their heads about this a lot haha. But I never ever ever (!) want to eat tomatoes again. I just dont like the taste when they are on their own. So gross!

What was the last song you listened to?

What was the worst pickup-line you have ever heard?

You are so beautiful. Do you want to be in my heart? Also you really should marry me. (Not to mention that the answer was NO)

If you were a spy what would your alias be?

Princess Buttercup. All my enemies would think I am a nice person…but I am not…Hrhr

If you had a “theme song” that played whenever you walk into a room full of people, what would it be?

How would your parents have called you if you were the opposite gender?

My father wanted to name me Hendrik and my mother Raphael.

What are your three favorite smells?

freshly cut grass, coconut and fresh laundry ♥

What was the furthest you have ever traveled to?

Nepal

Have you ever been a participant in a parade?

Once. I was in the parade for the Oktoberfest in Munich when I was about 7 years old.

What was the last thing you purchased online?

A rubberstamp ♥

My last five

Namaste folks!

This is gonna be a little tricky, but I gladly take the challenge! Lets find out what my last 5 were…

1. The last 5 people I’ve sent a text message to?
1. Suman (my boyfriend)
2. Jessie (a friend)
3. Florian (my brother)
4. Susanna (a friend)
5. Samantha (a friend)
2. The last 5 people I’ve talked to on the phone?
1. My work
2. Saskia
3. Mailbox
4. Mama
5. Moni

3. The last 5 websites I’ve visited?

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4. The last 5 apps I’ve used (on the phone)?

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5. The last 5 books I’ve read?

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6. The last 5 movies I’ve seen?

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7. The last 5 places I’ve visited?

Weilheim, Germany

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Brussels, Belgium

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8. The last 5 persons I’ve got a text message from?
Suman (my boyfriend)
Jessie (a friend)
Florian (my brother)
Susanna (a friend)
Dennis (a friend)
9. The last 5 persons who called me?
1. work
2. Olga (a friend)
3. My Mom
4. My grandmother
5. Suman (my boyfriend)

10. The last 5 things I’ve eaten?
1. a pretzel
2. A Döner (german/turkish bread with meat, salad and vegetables)
3. chocolate
4. an apple
5. cereals

11. The last 5 things I’ve been drinking?
1. Iced tea
2. water
3. black tea
4. apple juice
5. water

12. The last 5 things I’ve bought?
1. some groceries
2. postcards
3. stamps
4. a book
5. hairspray

13. The last 5 things added to my bucket list (if you have one)?

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14. The last 5 persons I said “I love you” to?
1. Suman
2. Tristan
3. My sisters
4. My Mom
5. Benedict Cumberbatch

15. The last 5 things I added to my wishlist?
1. an album for postcards
2. washi tape
3. A DvD
4. A new hairstraightener
5. a flightticket to the USA

Silly Quiz

Namaste folks!

Ahh questions! I love to answer questions! This is now a great little swap I almost did not notice, so I am extra happy I could participate 😀

I hope you’ll like my answers!? How would you answer the questions and which one do you like best?

A- Age: 23

B- Biggest Fear: loosing someone I love

C- Current Time: 00:36

D- Drink you last had: orange juice

E- Easiest Person To Talk to: my best friend Suse ♥ I love her!

F- Favorite Song: changes all the time. But one song I love since years:

I love the video. It is awesome!

G- Grossest Memory: When I was in Nepal 2 years ago we went to a temple were they were sacrificing goats. Headless goats are no nice thing to look at.. 

H- Hometown: I was born in one of the most beautiful cities in Bavaria: Regensburg.


I- In love with: my boyfriend.. and chocolate ♥

J- Jealous Of: people who grew up bilingual. I want that for my children ♥

K- Killed Someone? Guilty. Fly murderer 😛


L- Longest Relationship: 3 years. 6 months 27 days. Still counting 🙂

M- Middle Name: Rebecca

N- Number of Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers. I am the eldest

O- One Wish: I want to travel the world


P- Person who you last called: My Mom ♥

Q- Question you’re always asked: How are your studies going? (They are going good btw – In case you were wondering ^^)

R- Reason to smile: I need no reason to smile. 🙂

 

S- Song last sang: Lemon Tree. I always sing that song under the shower 😀


T- Time you woke up: today I got up at 8:20 am

U- Underwear Color: not wearing any.. hehe

V- Vacation Destination: The next coming up will be Nepal next year. Visiting my boyfriends family

W- Worst Habit: I always wait till the last day to pay my bills.

X- Xrays you’ve had: I have had lots! I used to play handball and I think I got every bone I had xrayed. 😛

Y- Your favorite food: indian food *yum*


Z- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn