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!

27 June 2011

lucky to know you.

Today is an emotional day. I am extremely excited about my impending Budapest adventure with my boyfriend and friend and being reunited with family after 14 months apart. On the other hand, I am facing the cruel reality of leaving a lot of very beautiful friends behind in Berlin. There are promises of visiting each other in the not-too-distant future (I can only hope!). Here's to you friends, I endeavor to maintain these friendships from the other side of the world. It is all of you that make Berlin such an incredible city and meeting you was something very special. Through what you have taught me, physically I am the same person but fundamentally I am changed.

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