Welcome to my page

where I share my story, my interest in the world, life optimisation inspiration, nomadic life hacks, how to live abroad tips, how to make a long distance relationship work, what happens when you get sick abroad and some other less focused writing on whatever moves me that day.


Hi, my name is Birgit. 20 years ago I left Germany to live abroad and 10 years ago splitting my time between 3 continents. How was all that possible? I will share with you what I learned, perhaps you can make use of a tip or two. In 2006 I started my first blog and had a lot of fun with it but didn’t realise that it could be something more serious.

I am back now, with this website, a place to tell the story of my unconventional life as it unfolds, and for reflections on past lessons learned. (Don’t fall prey to a love skam… Yes I was that fool, you think you would never be? Haha, read on. ) But I also want to take the time and share some of my nomadic life tips and strategies with you. I have things to say about long distance relationships across continents, housesitting as a way of ‘free’ accommodation and saving travel money, I also had the misfortune or perhaps it was excellent fortune of falling seriously ill in America, I will write about how I got lucky at a time that could have been the worst.

You can see some of my photography on my website: www.over7seas.smugmug.com

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