My name is Maria-Magdalena Mailhamer and I´m from Germany,
Origin and upbringing
To be more exact, I am from Bavaria, the southern part of Germany with beautiful landscapes, close to the Austrian border. I grew up in an idyllic village…just living the countryside dream ?
Growing up I was fighting and having fun with my two siblings, my older sister, who I always admired, and my younger brother; we two are more alike I think.
Later on I became a social worker and have tried out quite some different positions, while looking for my destiny.
I have always been interessted in other countries und cultures, so I stared traveling or going abroad at a quite young age. With 16 I lived for 10 months in the USA, Michigan – Allegan. There I found a second family and second home.
I have stayed 3 months in Tulum, Mexico to get my TEFL Certificate and to do some community work. I also went to Uganda for one month to sit in on an NGO, helping farmers. Many years later I walked the “Camino de Santigo” in Spain and at the age of 28 I went to Peru for one year to take over the job as a Volunteer Coordinator.
Otherwise…. well besides being obsessed with the tv-show Gilmore Girls, I like to read, go the movies, do some sports and you know…just normal stuff like hanging out with friends – and of course I like spending time in the countryside.
After going to Peru for one year…I just kept coming back and I am still here. Now I ´m a German and English teacher and live here with my boyfriend – right, the classic story?! Girl goes abroad and never comes back home because of a guy. But when you fall in love…