My name is Mona and I am originally from Freiburg in the very south of Germany. This area is called “Dreiländereck” (tri-border region) as we are so close to France and Switzerland. I grew up in a small village at the foot of an extinct volcano, harvesting grapes with my family and helping my grandfather making wine out of it.
In 2017 I moved to Ecuador and worked for an NGO dedicated to the problem of water contamination in rural areas of the Andes mountains. The Ecuadorian landscape is absolutely breathtaking and incredibly diverse. I was always so grateful for every moment I was able to spend in my new home abroad. I even managed to love “Encebollado”, a traditional fish soup you eat for breakfast, which I found quite bizarre at the beginning.
After one year I came back to Germany and studied English and German literature for two semesters in my hometown Freiburg before deciding to change to medicine. So I moved to Leipzig one and a half years ago.
Leipzig is an insanely beautiful city and has a lot of art and culture to offer.
In my freetime I enjoy reading books, writing from time to time and taking care of my plants (I aspire to be a real “plant mom” one day). With the sun out I am happiest and you will probably find me close to the lakes on my longboard or in the park with my friends.
My mother tongue is German, apart from that I also speak fluent Spanish and English. Currently, I am learning Arabic with my roommate, who happens to be from Jordan!
I am very happy to be part of the Chatterbug community now and I am looking forward to share my love for languages.
I wish you all a sunny day!