I’m Helen, 29, avid traveller, writer and reader. I’m from Berlin aka the capital of the enlightened world and unsurprisingly suffer from a mild version of megalomania. I’ve wasted large parts of my adult life to obtain an M.Sc. and an M.A. in Political Economy, Macroeconomics and Finance. However, I was truly devoted to a myriad of international trips which culminated in my first two trips around the world and an epic unhappiness when returning home to make monedas for the next trip.

I’ve written travelogue throughout my career and shared it via e-mail to show my peers you don’t necessarily die when hitch-hiking through Indonesia, Chile or Kosovo. My musings made me realise what my passion in random long-distance travelling is: learning about history, economics and politics. Living in post-factual times, some of the peers got bored by my explanations of how one of Burkina Faso’s main means of transport – donkeys – are threatened by the Chinese who happen to eat them. To cut a long story short: I started blogging to put my academic titles to use and to share my travel research with the world.

PS: I’m writing in English now because I’ve perfected my native German.