Hi there everyone!


My name is Kim, I'm a German university student and I have been thinking about starting a blog for several years at this point. Reading and writing have always been something really important and special to me and being an author has always been my dream job. However, actually sitting down to write an entire book is a little (or a lot) daunting and so I've been procrastinating on doing it for many many years. 

Starting a blog seems like a very good first step in the right direction because I'll be able to improve my writing and hopefully develop enough dedication to follow through with a project.

Luckily, my family has had the badengo website for about nineteen years which made this whole process of setting up a website much easier.


If you have a feeling that the name "badengo" doesn't sound like it's been thought through, that is because it's not.

Two-year-old Kim named this website accidentally by calling a cable railway “badengo” (and if you wonder whether the German word is any closer, it's not) while being on a family holiday in Austria (see picture down below).

While travel might be one of the topics I would like to write about at some point, there will be a ton of different topics like skincare, organization, living more minimal, health, budgeting and much more.

When I was doing a quick little research about starting a blog, a few articles suggested for me to just pick one or two main topics to write about so readers won't be confused. And I get where that advice is coming from but I just don't want to limit myself to just two things  I'm interested in, because, guess what: there is so much more I'm interested in. And probably so much more that you are interested in as well.

So, I thought, doesnt matter at all, Im gonna do whatever I want.

That being said, I'm not an expert at really any of the things I'm going to blog about. Neither am I cosmetician nor a financial advisor nor a certified KonMari consultant (even though I would love to become one someday…) so I'm really in no position to tell you what to do.

BUT I can share what has worked for me in my life, for my family and friends.

I really hope that I can pass some pieces of knowledge on to other people to enrich aspects of their life and to enrich my life during this journey as well.


And just another little disclaimer right here: as I already said, I am a German university student that hasn't really spoken or actively learned English since graduating from school a couple years ago – so please be a little forgiving if my grammar or wording seems off.

The main reason why I have decided to write this blog in English is that more people will be able to read it, obviously. And that way I'm also going to improve my English as a very welcome side effect.


So, enough introductory blabbering. Let's go ahead and talk about the fun stuff, shall we?


Austria, 2001. Two-year-old Kim riding the badengo. 

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