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Why it is worth to visit the most northern city of Germany

Have you ever heard of Flensburg? No? It doesn’t matter, because as an international travel destination, Flensburg is rather unknown. With a population of approximately 90,000, Flensburg is not the biggest city in Germany, but there are many reasons to visit Flensburg.

Here are some tips that you should know as a visitor of Flensburg:

Flensburg is the most northern city of Germany

Flensburg is located directly on the German-Danish border. For this reason, many Danes visit Flensburg for shopping and to experience the Scandinavian culture.

        Flensburg on a map of Germany

Flensburg citizens are handball crazy

Handball is the second best-known team sport in Germany after football and the local team SG Flensburg Handewitt is one of the best handball teams in Europe. The Flens arena is a venue that holds 5000 seats, therefore the atmosphere in the hall is fantastic, especially when the north derby between the SG Flensburg Handewitt and the THW Kiel takes place. Click to see tickets and prices information.

Holger Glandorf a handball player from the SG Flensburg Handewitt in action

The best fish buns are available at the museum harbour at Bens Fischhütte

It is an institution in Flensburg! You can choose between matjes, fried fish and smoked fish such as salmon or mackerel. The fish is served in a warm bun with homemade sauce, fresh salad and onions.

Bens Fischütte

Have you been to Flensburg before? Comment below and let me know how your trip was!

 

Photo Credit: www.plz-suche.org, www.sg-flensburg-handewitt.de, www.facebook.com

 

Study skills: Procrastination – Don’t wait until tomorrow

Do you know the feeling when you have to do something but you do not have the self-discipline to start? It is called Procrastination.

The Latin word “procrastinatio” is composed of “pro” = for and “cras” = tomorrow. Procrastination is a behaviour that is characterized by the fact that tasks are not done at all, in spite of existing opportunities and abilities, or only after a very long time, and often too late.

Three tips that might help you:

 

  1. Start

It may sound trivial, but it is crucial in the struggle against procrastination: Don’t put off starting as quickly as possible. Perhaps you know the effect: When you have done the first step, you often become a self-motivated person and enter into a workflow.

 

  1. Make a Plan

Especially in the case of complex tasks, you should make a clear plan in advance in order to take the first steps. Proceed systematically. What do I need? How much time will I take?

 

  1. Avoid deflection

When dealing with a difficult task, you should avoid all potential distractions. Turn off your mobile phone and computer when you do not need it. It will help you stay focused.

 

You will find more useful tips in the youtube video: How to Stop Procrastinating.

What are your experiences on the subject? Do you have special tips or suggestions? Feel free to leave a comment!

 

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5 reasons why it pays off to go with a camper van on tour

Do you feel like you just need holidays and just want to travel? Me too. If I was not studying and had enough money available, I would only travel. There are many ways to travel. My dream since my childhood is to own an old VW Bus and travel the whole world with it. For me this is a very special way to get to know new people and cultures and a real adventure.

I’ll tell you 5 reasons why you should travel with a camper van this year.

  1. You start the day with your feet in the sand or in the meadow. If you do it right, you can live in the most fabulous places in the world. There are countless cool hotspots to stay with a mobile home. In some countries it is even possible to camp everywhere.

  1. You can choose your own speed during your holiday and do not spend your time at airports in transfer busses and hotel lobbies.
  1. You like to surf and you want to stay at the best surfing spots. Spend your days and nights on the beach. As soon as the perfect wave arrives you are already there and you can surf it.

  1. You can travel extensively and stay as long as you like in your favourite place.
  1. You are independent and free, do not have to reserve anything and when the weather is lousy you simply continue to travel to another place.

 

If the reasons convinced you, then give me feedback and start your camper van journey!

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