About

My name is Heike, I am 34 years old and I quit my normal working life to travel. Welcome to my travelblog where I tell stories around the globe for friends and family and anyone who is interested.


What I did before?

I have studied biotechnology engineering and received my PhD within the field of pharmacology and toxicology. After 5 years of lab work as a scientist in basic research (toxins and cell signaling) I knew this was not for me. I started to approach the pharmaceutical industry for the marketing aspect. So I started to work in pharmaceutical sales.

The work was good but I felt like I needed to burst out. I thought there must be more to life than this career. I wanted to see the world.

Working and traveling 

I was able to save some money for traveling a while without working. But of course, any amount will disappear at some point. So, my focus in traveling is to combine it with occasional work.

I managed to get my VDWS kitesurf instructor license in order to live the beach lifestyle in hot countries like Greece. For me, the ocean is a very important aspect for traveling. Additionally, I obtained my Yoga Teacher Certificate in India. I also got the Work & Holiday Visa in Australia and I used it to work on a prawns traveler for about 2 1/2 months.

Future plans

I came across a new project called In 2 Infinity where we are addressing the metaphysical aspect of life. I am searching for personal and spiritual growth, great encounters, for cultural differences and similarities, for interesting people and new opportunities in order to get to a place where it just feels right. However, the most important thing for me is, I want to go with the flow.

Indicated Photos by Filippo Masé, Video by ImageSixtyFour