Traveling, eating and living the good life!

What does sonderbarmii actually mean?

Actually, I get this question quite a lot. I used that name as my nickname for all my social media channels, since it was the first thing that came to my mind.

 

Sonderbar is German for: peculiar, curious, strange or weird. Since I (and others) have always perceived myself as a rather strange person, I thought this description suited me quite well.

Mii is just a short form for my name Michelle, I got called Mii-chan a lot when I was in Japan and some friends still call me by that name.

 

So, combine Sonderbar + Mii and voila there is my nickname. I’ve used it over the years quite a bit. Since this blog is about my travels, my experiences (not just with food!), and my views on the world, I thought it would be a great blog name as well.

So during the day I’m a legal secretary in a notary’s office in Hamburg, Germany, and then when I don’t have to work, I love to travel. I love a lot more things in life, but traveling is (next to my boyfriend) my biggest love. Experiencing new cultures, eating good food and meeting new people is what traveling is all about for me.

 

I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, so I’m half German, half Indonesian. Maybe growing up between two cultures is the reason why I love to travel. Sometimes I’m one of those people who try to see and do as much as possible in very limited time. And other times I won’t make any plans at all besides traveling to once place and then see how things will develop one I’m there. I have been journaling my travels here, but I want to share with more people in a personal blog.

If I am not traveling, I like to discover new places in Hamburg, my hometown, eat good food here and surround myself with my family and friends. I don’t like how I tend to know more about faraway places than my own town, so I am always trying to learn more about Hamburg. I also like to try out new gadgets, apps and games or find new interesting stuff or people and get inspired on Pinterest or Instagram. But I can also waste an entire weekend binge-watching series on Netflix.

All pictures on this blog will be taken by myself on my iPhone (currently 6+) or with my Sony a5100.

You can find me on most major social networks, as well as here.

If you need help planning a trip or if you’re interested in working with me, let me know!