To please my awoken wish to travel and actually to learn something, I let me talk into participating a summer school in Klaipeda, Lithuania this summer. Whereby the actual knowledge transfer was a too not-applicable and theoretic for my taste, I met a bunch of awesome people. As a bonus we also did a couple trips. Here I want to show my impressions of the Nationalpark Kuršie Nerija, which is situated on an island right in front of the coast of Klaipeda. It's a place I highly recommend to visit!
Disclaimer: All mistakes I made, were preventable. Either with more preparation time or careful reading. Also I still made it to South Africa. ;)
Back in mid summer 2015 my supervisor in Rostock, Germany made me a unique offer: To travel as exchange scientist to a research group in Stellenbosch, South Africa. As undergraduate student helper I didn't hesitated and said yes. Normally undergraduate students, like me, are not often asked to travel abroad, so I felt and still feel very honored to do so. But there were some struggles to overcome, before I could start my journey.