About the Relle

Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand I was nearing my completion of the tried and true steps to becoming an adult. University? check! Job of 2 years? Check! Living independently away from home? Check! Ready for something more challenging and a whole lot bigger than Auckland, I moved to Berlin in April 2010. As a Kiwi, avoiding an OE is about as unlikely as Tom Cruise converting to sanity, although choosing Berlin made for a pretty bold move. Not being ready for adulthood and frightened by the multitude of friends marrying and contemplating children..it was time to gap. Armed with very little comprehension of the German language but a big yearning for all things unknown we set off on one big year adventure. I aim to provide insight into life on the other side and hopefully convince all those doubtful kids out there that you can conquer Berlin!

05 April 2011

1 more sleep!

Last sleep at Scherer Str 9
Crunch time, my German visa runs out in 6 days and with only 1 sleep left I've been faced with some pretty testing packing time. There I went, packing an entire years worth of living into a few suitcases. In the meantime the sun has been working overtime and I've been busy enjoying the most wonderful farewell gatherings. For this reason of course I haven't had time to write about all the goings on. I share with you a lovely collection of Berlin Springtime photos, feast your eyes.



  1. Hey can I ask what have you been workign as in Berlin? I'm thinking of getting a work visa and wan't sure abotu the work situation over there for Aussies and Kiwis...with little german fluency!


  2. Sorry about this late reply.
    2 words..get there! Berlin is an incredible city. It is important to be aware that the unemployment rate is very high ~17%. Don't let this put you off, my boyfriend and I found jobs within 3 weeks. I would learn a little German if possible:)