My name is Teresa "Joy" Beck, also called PRINCIPESSA.
My birthday is on 28 February 1975. Congratulations and gifts are always
What most excites me about life is the ability to travel the
This space wouldn't be enough to tell you all the places I already have been to since the reunification of Germany! I guess it's not big enough either to mention all the places I am dreaming of still to
visit! Here are just a few: New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, South and Central America,
Ireland, Scotland, Southern Italy, ...
I am still looking for sponsors! Travel partners are welcome,
NEWS from June 1, 2004
AYUBOWAN my friends!
This is the official greeting in Sri Lanka and means "live a long and healthy life"!
Most of you already know that I just have been on a seminar trip for German travel agents to Sri Lanka for 9 days. Once again I had a blast! Sri Lanka means "happy country" and is the former Ceylon where the famous Ceylon tea grows! It is a beautiful country with lots of contrasts. The Sri Lanka Tourist Board had organized for us a nice tour around the country including the busy capital Colombo, the white and sandy beaches at Bentota, Beruwala and Negombo, the 200 m high fortress Sigiriya Rock, the Cave Temples in Dambulla, historic Polonnurawa, the mountainous country of Kandy including the Tooth Relic Temple, the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela where we saw about 50 elephants bathing in the river and the tea country Nuwara Eliya where we saw hundreds of women in their colorful saris picking the famous Ceylon tea. We stayed at the best hotels of the country and ate delicious meals! We also got spoilt with the famous Ayurveda (= life science) massages which were a very relaxing experience! Many Sri Lankans live quite simple and in poverty but I must say I have never met more friendly and happy people which were always smiling and waving to us foreigners! You guys should check this country out whenever you get the chance!
I also would like to give you some further good and bad news as follows.
Good: I just got accepted today for another seminar trip for German travel agents to Thailand at the end of this month! I will be gone from 23 to 30 June. This is a good opportunity to see some more of Asia, my third trip there in a short period of time.
Bad: My boss just told us at the beginning of May that our office will move from Schwerin to Berlin. This means for all of us at GIGA AG that whether we get unemployed or we move to Berlin as well. For the first three months (June, July and August) my boss expects us to work in Berlin three days a week twelve hours each day plus 2 hours each way the train ride = 40 hours a week. We don't know yet what will happen after those three months. Whether we will get a new contract and move to Berlin or we will get unemployed. We already moved last Friday our office to Berlin. Two colleagues decided to not go to Berlin with us, one got unemployed right away and the second one is allowed to work from home. So I am the only full-time employee left at this company now plus my boss and two trainess who still go to school every other week. The good thing is that at the moment I only have to work three days each week (although lots of hours) and have the other days off but I am also not as flexible as before as a city guide (my second job here in Schwerin) because I am now only available four days a week instead of seven.
Well, this is enough for today. E-mail, call or write me. I always love to hear from all of you! Be happy and live a long and healthy life :-)!
I have studied over the past years Business Studies in Tourism in a small city called Kempten in Bavaria which most Americans believe that's all Germany is
But it isn't! I was born in Rostock, right at the Baltic
Sea, in the nice state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania which is situated in the north of Germany. We are the state less densely populated in Germany. We've got impressive sandy
beaches, rocky cliffs, many wonderful blue lakes and much more. Pure and
Now my parents are living in Wittenfoerden near Schwerin, the capital of our state famous for its beautiful fairy-tale
castle. Here I used to spend Christmas, Easter and part of my vacation over the past
years. Finally I can call this place my home as well. In August 2001 I started working at the
German Incoming General Agent AG in Schwerin in order to receive the official Travel Agent license in June 2002.
From August 2000 to February 2001 I was doing an internship at a tour operator in
Seattle, the Rain Capital of the USA located on the shores of Puget Sound. It's a great city with almost daily beautiful sunrises and sunsets and not really that much rain at all! The snow-capped North Cascades to the East, the Olympic Peninsula with its unique rain forest to the West, the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and the Mount Rainier National Park to the South and the tranquile San Juan Islands and exciting Vancouver to the North; what better destination one could
I CAN BE MYSELF...
...is my life theme which I am trying to live
I am still figuring out though what I am really looking for in life.
My goal is a life filled with PEACE, LOVE, HAPPINESS, JOY and
I wish everyone of you the same, my friends, may you have a great year
2006! Be human and listen to your hearts!