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One of the things I’m often asked is "How on earth did you get started with all this?”

For as long as I can remember, I've loved to both travel and share my passions, peeves, and points of view with others around me. For the last 5 years I have had the privilege of a job which brings me to interesting corners of the world.  

Businessandbackpack is a new project that aims to provide a single home for all the impressions from my travels, both work-related and personal. Explore my site, and enjoy.

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December 20, 2017

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Das ist jetzt mein dritter Versuch diesen Post zu schreiben - mein Handy war bis jetzt nicht sehr kooperativ. Aber aller guten Dinge sind ja drei.

Und wir sind da - angekommen in Ushuaia, 4.700km Luftlinie von Rurrenabaque im Norden Boliviens...

December 9, 2017

So, we just traveled another 1000km or so South and are now here:

All in all, I covered quite a bit of distance since leaving Buenos Aires:

The landscape has changed markedly since  Bariloche which with lakes, trees and snow capped mountains looked a lot like back home i...

December 8, 2017

Wednesday was my final day in La Paz. It started a bit slowly with a mini lie in, some calls to Germany and some packing. After that I just walked through town, revisiting some of the stops of the walking tour. I also took the red cable car up to hill to El Alto (which...

November 29, 2017

Leaving La Paz after my side trip to Rurre, I was very torn whether to go to Sucre (beautiful colonial town, UNESCO World Heritage site) or Potosi, once one of the richest towns in the world, had declined with the decline of mining but the mines are still operational a...

November 27, 2017

On Tuesday I mountainbiked what is called the "Death Road" - although to me the name is mainly marketing. The road connects La Paz to the North which drops around 3400m over 64km. Most of it is a windy dirt road which some steep cliffs and while buses, trucks and cars...

November 26, 2017

How time flies - my 12 days in Bolivia are already up. Well, almost. I am currently sitting in the train station of a small town called Uyuni and am waiting for my train to the Argentine border. The train was supposed to leave 1.5 hours ago but I guess this is definite...

November 13, 2017

For my two weeks in Buenos Aires I figured I would l have a better chance to learn Spanish fast if I did not live in a hostel but instead with some locals. The language school I first picked out offered host families but I wanted a bit more control over which part of t...

November 13, 2017

On Saturday, I took a little day trip to San Antonio de Areco, about 120 km west of Buenos Aires and the proclaimed capital of Argentinian gaucho tradition. It is quite easy to get there (once you figured out the Retiro bus terminal) - 2h time and 10 USD will get you t...

November 13, 2017

So the first part (of 5) of my journey is already over. After 2 weeks in and around Buenos Aires, I am now flying to Bolivia.

Let’s start by looking back - and that is easily summed up by: I had a fantastic time and am deeply thankful to all my friends who insisted that...

November 11, 2017

I am writing this sitting in the early summer sun on a table on the sidewalk in San Telmo with a nice glass of wine. Not only is this the end of week 2 of my vacation but also I just came back from my last Spanish class.

For the last 2 weeks I spent every morning in E...

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