Viviane & Steffen
who we are, what we love and how we tick!
we’re Viviane and Steffen, two open-minded globetrotters and nature lovers, who wish to bring you closer to our world.
How we will achieve that? We’re going to tell you exciting, funny and sometimes crazy stories about nature and people on our website. When we meet other people, we have the desire to know the whole life story, the story from birth to present. Do you feel the same? Then you can spy on us here.
Only one in front: We’re neither professional travel bloggers, English native speakers nor skilled storyteller. Therefore, please don’t be miffed about our smaller mistakes and report larger ones… Thanks!
Sunshine and Pocahontas
I’m Vivi, a northern German happy soul. Two things influenced me profoundly in my childhood: Disney’s movies, especially Pocahontas, and the monotonous landscape in Lower Saxony. Probably those two – or also other aspects – were decisive for me to study environmental management. Nevertheless, I couldn’t get rid of monocultures and so I travelled to South East Asia to see amazing rainforests. However, what I got to see were destructive oil palm plantations. With an extremely high frustration level and a resulting motivation to change something, I continued to study and did a lot of volunteering, e.g. for foodsharing and the Youth Council for Sustainability. Networking and nature conservation became my two new leitmotifs, which I’m able to act out as a campaigner at the nature conservation foundation EuroNatur.
That’s me, Steffen. I’m a perfectionist and full of humor. I love diving, exploring the underwater world, marvelling at nature and get to know the life story about other people. I grew up in the south of Germany — in an industrial city close to the Lake Constance. In this environment, I decided to become an industrial mechanic. During this time, I made thousands of repairs on manufacturing facilities. The studying as a mechanical engineer opened up a new job as a mechanical design engineer. Although I enjoyed the work, my big dream of traveling around the world didn’t let me go. So I set off to new adventures in Oceania and Southeast Asia. After the biggest travel fire was fought, I returned home. Back in my hometown I was working for 2,5 years as a industrial engineer in a larger company.