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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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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

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...

November 10, 2017

On Tuesday I went back to Boca, a quarter in the South of Buenos Aires (I was there last weekend to admire the beautiful colorful houses of the former dock workers - quite touristic but pretty, will try to write a short post about it in the coming days). But this time...

November 9, 2017

On Sunday I went back to Tigre - if you read the previous entries, you know that I went there to row on Wednesday and could not fail to notice posters around town advertising the “Tigre Maraton”. Marathons are not quite my distance but it turned out that 42km were not...

November 8, 2017

So of course Buenos Aires is know for tango - but there is more to the music scene than that. La Bomba de Tiempo (time bomb) are a very well know percussion group, which have a weekly concert on Mondays where they perform their percussion pieces but to which they also...

November 7, 2017

Buenos Aires boasts a lot of superlatives - and one I can definitely confirm is that the portenos have one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. El Ateneo Grand Splendid used to be a theatre before it was turned into a bookstore. Oh all the metaphors - and I w...

November 5, 2017

Nachdem ich diese Jahr schon in Venedig, London, Oslo und Bern gerudert bin konnte ich mit Tigre/ Buenos Aires meiner Ruderweltkarte einen weiteren Ort hinzufügen. Dank einem guten Freund aus München wusste ich vom deutschen Ruderverein Teutonia in Buenos Aires. Ein pa...

November 2, 2017

A little game - what are your immediate associations when you think of Argentina? Football, steak, wine ... keep going ... yes - tango. I have never danced tango and I am really bad in remembering steps (although my I am not a bad dancer when I get into the swing of th...

October 28, 2017

Breaking news, I arrived in Buenos Aires. And by now I even sort of have a plan for this trip - although the plan was to not have a plan. Anyways, the plan for the next three months is:

  • 2 weeks in Buenos Aires, exploring the town and learning Spanish

  • 3 weeks pr...

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