I first set foot in New Zealand in January 2007, coming all the way from Germany.
In September 2007, I arrived in Mount Maunganui and immediately fell in love with this beautiful town.
Not once did I think, I'll be here 10 years later.
I love meeting travellers from all over the world, hearing their amazing stories of their journey and having a good laugh. Over the past 10 years working in a Backpackers, amazing people have become friends for life!!
My kids are my rock! We spend a lot of time on the beach, horse riding and baking yummy German treats.
My favourite thing about PCL is?
To be greeted with the biggest smile you have ever seen when you walk through the door and the big kitchen with cosy outside area. Brilliant for a good get together with the other guests. Favourite place to visit?
Kaiate Falls!! It's only a little drive from the Mount away. Take your friends, a portable BBQ and a few drinks and spend a hot summer day at the waterfall with a swimming hole and jump of a rock straight into Cristal clear water.
Top tip for making your stay awesome?
Try to get up the Mount for a sunrise. Trust me!! You won't regret it!