Taking a 12-day break from the freelance slog to relax in Madrid, Salamanca and Porto finally allowed the chance to reflect on the four months which have passed since returning to Berlin with a mission. It's not all been easy and something that's helped on tougher days is an idea I've discussed with a buddy in NZ.
I'm sitting with a Ghanaian lady named Ivy in a timbered German coworking space, talking about the internet of our homelands. Minutes later, Ivy Barley’s team is named as the winner of the #eskills4girls challenge, receiving €15,000 of funding and later appearing at the G20 spinoff conference, W20, where leaders like Angela Merkel would come together to
Last week was the five-year anniversary of the fateful, frigid day I first arrived in Europe. I still remember being picked up at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, barrelling through 'orrible traffic in the tiny car of friends and feeling absolutely frozen while exploring the city, since my travel attire was based on the
Revisiting Christchurch in the first weeks of 2017 was, as always, a bittersweet experience. It's the first proper city I lived in, home to friends, family and the memories of my university days, and a place I no longer recognise as it rises, phoenix-like, out of the rubble and aftershocks of the February 2011 earthquake. The highlight of
I'm really quite happy with how 2017 kicked off. A shambolically spontaneous adventure in Golden Bay, New Zealand. One which involved a hitchhiker, glowworms, surprise meetings, Manuka beer and a mission to get one American to their choppy ferry ride. Back in Berlin, I'm very happy to report that well over a month and a
Almost any person who's stepped on a jet plane seems to have been to Thailand, bringing back countless snapshots and uniforms of sunburn, Chang beer singlets and elephant pants to accompany their stories of backpacker and beach bum bliss. So, it was with great delight and the occasional discomfort that I found myself surprised during the
There are so many social businesses and impactful projects I stumble across which sorely deserve to be written about, but I’ve always found the lack of a ready and suitable publication for these to be a major pain. Which is why I’m starting the CatchImpact blog series. It will be a more or less monthly
At this point, I can't really say if I'm coming or going: such is a life working remotely. It feels like I've just walked in the door and already I'm preparing for a bigger trip to the other side of the world. This year my laptop has followed me everywhere, resulting in a remote-work mishmash of