Firstly I’d like to say THANK YOU to all my followers! I appreciate every like, share and comment you all make. You might not be aware of it how much bloggers, entrepreneurs and small businesses rely on the support of their followers liking, sharing and commenting to spread the word. Please keep up the good work as I’d like to reach out to as many people as possible!
Whoohoo! My website is now live!
I’m absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of my new website www.nadjasgermany.com! I hear you say, ‘not another travel website!’ I do understand as we are often bombarded with far too much stuff on social media that we end up switching off. But I want to offer something different and share my passion for Germany in an innovative and creative way.
Germany is more than just ‘sausages and beer’
I think Germany has so much more to offer than just ‘sausages and beer’ and I ‘ve had a lot of experience travelling around Germany that I’d love to share with you. That’s why I’ve worked really hard over the past year creating this site to provide a valuable platform for anyone interested in going to Germany for a short break or holiday.
My personal itineraries
On this website, I’d like to share many of my own trips that I’ve created in a smartphone friendly itinerary. These can then be tailored to fit your requirements and interests. I’m offering a free advice service if you’re interested in going to Germany and as a native German speaker, I’m happy to do some research for you if it makes things easier.
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I hope to create around one blog per week – so if you’d like them delivered straight to your inbox, why not sign up for my newsletter? Any feedback would be really appreciated as I’d really like to make this a useful site.
Over this time, I’ve also been in contact with many bloggers and small businesses who have also created great content, blogs and websites – in particular, about their experiences living in Germany. So, you can look forward to lots of great contributions from them in my blogs and on my website!
I’m German and I’ve been living in the UK since 2004 and I can honestly say that I’ve settled well into the British way of life. I count myself lucky that I’ve got lovely neighbours and that I’ve made some great friends over the years. I love the British traditions and have even taken on some of the British habits and characteristics myself!
Of course, I don’t agree with everything that’s going on in Britain or even Germany for that matter! In my opinion, there’s good and bad in every country. It’s about taking on the good aspects that will enrich our lives. I often get asked whether I prefer the UK or Germany. All I can say is that I’m lucky enough to be able to have the best bits of both countries! I know I certainly view my own country with fresh eyes now that I’m living abroad. The positive and negative aspects certainly seem to stand out more when there’s a geographical distance.
I totally love what I do
My project all started when I began to look at my own country with fresh eyes. When visiting friends and family in Germany, I started exploring new things as a tourist and discovered places that I’d never been to when I lived there. But do we really need to move away to fully appreciate what we have on our doorstep? Of course, I would definitely advise you give Germany a go but don’t forget to open your eyes to what you have closer to home as well.
Since living in the UK, I have travelled around quite a bit. I adore the British countryside, its quaint villages and towns like Padstow, St Ives, Fowey, Burnham Market, Bath, Brighton, Saffron Walden, Southwold and Windsor – to name but a few! I’m also a big fan of London. Living in the Home Counties, I do need a London fix every now and then to get some inspiration and feel its energy.
For this reason, I have also created a ‘must-see-list’ for the UK as well – with Scotland being right at the top! There are so many fabulous places to see around us and we shouldn’t always live from one holiday to the next.
I have to say that I am a very positive person and a strong believer in mindfulness. We need to celebrate the everyday. I know it’s not always easy and many of us struggle to cope with what life can throw at us. But for me, it’s important to find that little ray of sunshine in everyday life. It can be as simple as going for a walk in the local park (without our devices), an excited greeting from our dog, a hug from your partner or child or spending quality time chatting to a friend. All of these things make us happy – and don’t cost a penny!
Mindfulness is key
When it comes to holidays, I’m a firm believer that it’s not about how far we travel but about the experiences we create for ourselves.
I’ve been to some wonderful places in the world – including Seattle, Barbados, Trinidad, Tobago, St Lucia, Italy, France, Spain, Turkey and Greece. And I loved them all! I learn so much when I travel and feel enlightened when I immerse myself in another culture.
I’ve certainly got the travel bug and want to keep exploring what the world has to offer – as well as my home country of Germany.
Let me inspire you
My upcoming blogs will show you some of those hidden gems that I’ve discovered on my many trips to Germany. I want to inspire you to try out something new.
The well-known cities of Munich, Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt with their festive markets are always worth visiting. But Germany has much more to discover and I’d love to take you to some places you may not yet know.
Enjoy some special time away with your partner, family or friends. After all, Germany really isn’t very far away if you’re travelling from the UK!
Additionally, I’ll be working with Katie Evans to create valuable content on all sorts of topics ranging from health and nutrition to the benefits that nature has on our wellbeing.
Last but not least
I’d like to say a huge thank you to my family – in particular, to my husband and son who have put up with me spending so much time in front of the computer and never moaning when (yet again) they don’t get a proper sit-down meal!
Also, to my family in Germany who have always been a constant source of inspiration – always being there for advice or for those excellent brain-storming sessions!
Thank you to my wonderful friends who have continued to be my rock – encouraging me to keep going with my dream project.
A big thank you to Clifford White from 21st Century New Media who has taught me so much about WordPress and online marketing. Clifford’s patience has been phenomenal – especially as I’m not from a technology background.
Thank you to Lucy from The Stortford Designer who created my wonderful new logo (I love it so much!) And a MASSIVE THANK YOU to my very close friend Katie, who has volunteered countless hours, days and months to proofread and edit almost all of my texts! I really, really appreciate all your work, Katie! HUGE HUG!
I’m looking forward to connecting with you all and I hope you’ll continue to support me and spread the word! Dankeschön!
Have a lovely start to the (hopefully) brighter and sunnier season!
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Best wishes and Alles Gute from Nadja x
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