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anna_leafLittle turtle Anna saw the light of the day in a German town called Stuttgart. She lived in a very nice lake area with her family and friends. But as she grew up a feeling rose in her heart that one day she had to swim across the big, wide ocean in order to see more of the world!

She finally realized her plan at the age of 19. Of course, she was sad that she had to leave behind her beloved friends during her trip. But she knew that once in the ocean there was so much to see she would return home much more mature and experienced!

Fortunately, Anna found a great family of other turtles and decided to stay with them for 6 months!

Let’s see how her expedition goes…

So this is my life up to now! I just finished high school and decided to go abroad before my studies! I love travelling and have seen many countries e.g. Greece, Spain, Turkey and Italy. Since I always wanted to go to Canada, I was very happy as I was offered an internship at the Painted Turtle Guesthouse.

The first thing that I really learned to appreciate was the Canadian mentality and kindness. Therefore, working at the Painted Turtle Guesthouse is the perfect opportunity to get to know many people from all over the world. It is very interesting to see how habits and culture differ but at the same time you feel that everybody has something in common. I really enjoy listening to stories of the travelers who pass through the doors of our guesthouse.

I can’t wait to see more of Canada and especially Vancouver Island!

Any tips what I have to see or do in Nanaimo? Just post a comment!