I sold my first picture and I am really proud of it. I took it actually in a time where I didn’t even know what I want to do in my life and still floating in the river of opportunities. Thats my best christmas present ever. Thanks to the buyer. I spend my christmas eve probably in the hostel and head to Sydney on the 25th before I leave Australia for Hong Kong. I am glad to tell you guys that I saw something from the country as well what I kind of doubted somehow. I went to the great ocean road with the dutch mate Tom and the finnish girl Oh-tti (or similar). I had the feeling I saw everything what there is to see for my understanding of Australia. I saw lots and lots of skippies, koalas and went even surfing again in Torquay at the Surf coast. Very beautiful. Now I can leave Australia without a bad taste in my mouth not seeing anything.
I wish you all a cold merry christmas and lots and lots of love with your friends and your family. Enjoy the time. I gonna have BBQ and a beach day. Florian hugs you all.
Since a couple of weeks I spend my beautiful life in Melbourne. I came to a point where I am doing nothing and being totally relaxed and not even bored of doing nothing. I don’t go to the happening anymore. The happening comes to me by itself. How awesome is that. I start a job as a buzzy (picking up classes in a club) and I think I never been that hard and fast working as at this evening and really enjoyed it. So I am a little less afraid of coming back to germany and facing the journey. I have to admit that this is my first job since 6 month and I can’t believe that time goes by so fast. What ever I do, if I am working or doing nothing. I am totally relaxed and enjoy life as I never did before probably. So, catch 22.
I had a break from photography for about 8 weeks and getting into it again since a couple of days. I think I definitly needed the break and the time for myself without the camera. Christmas is coming soon and how you could guess, I am probably not writing punctually at exactly christmas’ eve or boxing day. So I wish you all a beautiful relaxing and joyfull time and I kiss you, as I always do. Florian
24 hrs ago I arrived in Sydney. On the Flight to Australia I wasn’t really excited to fly to the 5th continent of the world. I really can’t explain why, but as I arrived in Downtown, checked in, took a walk, saw the Opera house and saw the bridge they were no excitement at all. Is it because I saw so much already? Or is it because I saw as a matter of fact one of the biggest Cities of the world already which caused that I am used to huge dimensions? Don’t get me wrong. I am glad to see all these amazing places in the world, but when it comes to a culture you know already you are not that impressed anymore. After all these giant cities I saw so far, Sydney is just another one. I am looking forward to head to Melbourne quite soon. To live in the city connects so much more as just walking around and staring at things as you certainly know.
The last days in Auckland were pretty nice. I spend with some (guess what?!) german and french guys the weekend, went to Piha Beach, sold my old car for 400 bugs and enjoyed doing nothing, except from reading, the whole day long. The week in Raglan before was even more relaxed. Got up in the morning at 7am, read my book and had a coffee, went for the sleep-surf-sleep-surf-thing to the beach and had a awesome self made dinner at night, attached with some beer and french conversations.
You will see how much I gonna write again, when I don’t feel that confident and sure in Asia anymore. I will need to talk about these things. I will need to share this with you as I shared my first impressions and emotions in New York with you. By the way, my future travel route through Asia will be: Hong Kong, east coast China, from east to west Mongolia, central China, Laos, Visit Yen-Linh (a good friend) in Hanoi and travel through Vietnam to Cambodia, head finally to South Thailand and all the way up to Bangkok. Little changes are definitely possible. I miss and love you.