”Why was I intrigued by Africa – the huge, unknown continent? Because of the large differences I expected between Europe and Africa. How would it be to live on that side of the world? I knew the rumours about a so-called ”African fever”. Tablets don’t work, it crawls under your skin as soon as you’ve experienced the beauty from up close. I’ve learned that you can experience and understand a country and its culture best if you stay there for a while. Luckily, I got the chance to be a medical intern in a hospital in Tanzania for two months. Yes, I was confronted with the gap between our relative wealth and the poverty there. When do you give money? Should you give money to everyone who is in need? It would only be a temporary solution. In spite of the differences, I generally felt safe. After my internship, I traveled for another two months through Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. I had the feeling I’d come a lot closer to the people and the culture because of my work in the hospital and the many bus rides.”

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