2022 What is new in my life?

The year 2021 was mostly me caring about *Raphael Matteo* and myself becoming a mother of a child. 9 months of pregnancy and 3 months of motherhood after giving natural birth, a total of 12 months of all kind of emotions, body pain and life struggles, moving to a new city but also full of luck and love and friendship and family support. I am thankful to have my baby boy in this world and to grow every day as a human being.

Raphael Matteo born 25.09.2021 around 16:30 in Switzerland.

Raphael Matteo, Newborn, 2021
Raphael Matteo

My boy is growing and already 3 months old and about 5 kg. For sure, the first year with him will be intense but in about 1 or 2 years, I am hopefully starting to travel again.

Let us see what the next years bring and not to forget, LIVE THE MOMENT.

All the best, my friends.

Andrea & Raphael

A small present

Today is already the beginning of September 2021 and my last update on my homepage www.funexpected.me was in January 2021, about 9 months ago. Since then a lot has happened.

I originally planned to move to Costa Rica in February 2021 for at least 6 months, but suddenly my plans changed. I wanted to go to a turtle reserve to assist with scientific research, as a tourist guide, to improve my Spanish as well as travel and discover all of South America. However, this big dream is postponed at least for a while, as I await for more research to be done for the vaccination and also there is some other news.

This year in March and April I decided instead to fulfil another dream so I went back to Oman for 2 months, mostly to say hello and goodbye, and to enjoy my freedom without work there, just being by myself and to see my dearest friends as well as to take all my stuff back home since my future at the moment will be in Switzerland, my home country where I grew up.

Back in Switzerland, I finished my first small video named 39, because I will turn 39 on 27th of September 2021. Please have a look here: It is in German. Watch video (finished march 2021):

I started to save money, instead of traveling all the time and to find an apartment for myself and my future baby. Yes. I am pregnant (since 10th of January, conceived  in Slovenia). Some big news and a surprise for me too as it was unplanned and unexpected. But always in my mind since becoming 35 I must admit that the lockdown and corona situation helped me to travel less and to think about my life as well as make other plans.  If I still had a job and a life as a tour guide, maybe I would never be pregnant and have a baby. So I was very suprised that I quickly became pregnant.  Who knows, what happens if you do not plan, let life happen and your wish is in your mind (sounds like a manifestation)?  Even pregnancy is a gift you cannot plan but thankfully I have accepted it.

My new situation will be a challenge for me. It changes all my life, because I was a Nomad for about 5 years, without a fixed jobs or my own apartment, mostly without a boyfriend next to me, totally independent.  Now, however, all is upside down and 180 degrees different. Haha, my baby has already travelled in my belly to about 10 countries during my pregnancy. So I guess in future, I will be just a slower and a quieter traveller, but maybe at the end, not a lot will change.

I have no idea about being a mama and no idea how it will affect my life, but I feel more or less ready for this small baby and my new dreams becoming true. I guess at the beginning I will feel like I travelled 50 hours without sleep, searching for hotels (nappies), going from airport to airport (baby’s mouth to my breast) and looking for sightseeing places (kitchen, bathroom and bed). Guests are always welcome whenever I am not looking like a Zombie of my own movie thriller.

I already know that I will be less often online or in contact with all my followers and friends, because I have my biggest fan wanting me 24/7, my boy. But from time to time I will keep you updated and for sure I will let you know when and how many kg this new life begins.

All the best and lots of love and think about the proverb: IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD. And I am looking forward to meet you again with my baby.


Pregnant Woman
Pregnant Andrea

2021 Update

This year I started in Romania, in a place called Deva in a hotel room, because of curfew. With two of my lovely human souls which I know since the last months, I could celebrate the end of 2020 and in future I would love to meet all my other friends again too. With the two friends I get along very well and we shared the last moments of that year 2020 together and traveled more countries afterwards in transit to go back home to Switzerland.

After the 30 first minutes of my new Year 2021, I was already going to sleep. It was not because I set my limits to this Corona situation (you can party everywhere), no, it was simply because I was tired of 2020. And I was again traveling day by day, hour by hour into 2021. Nevertheless, sleeping is so refreshing and peaceful, and I did not miss anything. I wish for myself in 2021 and the following years new opportunities, different „expect the unexpected“ adventures and a lot of love, sex and fun, such as growth, knowledge and a healthy lifestyle.

Whatever is coming, I am sure to make the best out of it. And I will keep you updated. New ideas are in my mind and the blossom will flourish soon. Happy New Year !!!

Andrea 12.01.2021 in Switzerland where I am currently living.


Wherever you go, you take all with you.

September 2015: Almost going to turn 33 (is this already the midlife crisis they talk about?) and wanting to travel, heartbroken from the last separation with the long lasting relationship, near a burn and/or bore out from her last jobs, finishing MBA studies after repeating lots of semesters.

Finally she struggled inside with her decision and … and then friends think she goes crazy. Her family wanting her to start a family (and all around the question: are you married?), a “safe and secure” life and what she do, that shy girl? Backpacking for months, then years … alone? As a woman?

Did you already experience, someone telling you before your trip that you try to escape? Escape from your – they call it – real life? Noooooo, it is not even possible, you leave your comfort zone? Even your comfort zone was not that comfortable? Why do you leave your routine, your safe haven? How can you just leave all your friends and disappear?

And then there are others, totally happy you go away, that you live your life, that you are more courageous than they are. And that you really GO. And they believe in you.

What this girl needed the most was:

She believed she could and so she did.

Mostly in life, there is an inner call to go, to change your life or something happens that you must change your life. Whatever reason it is, some decide to travel, others follow their passion and decide for something else.  

Neale Walsh slogan is that all change is a change for the better. Honestly, in my opinion, I did not need to experience all I did to get something better. I would also have been grateful for some experiences not to have happened. But at the end, it is better, or it is not the end, they say. I would just call it what happens after or before, is different, not better, not worse, but different. And it is all a process, your whole life.

Anyway, all is about your own perception, but there are some models from famous people, who mastered their journey from a call to restoring order and taking a new place in the old world, when they came back from traveling, for example. Therefore is every trip on our circle of life, the journey of a hero as Joseph Campbell names it?

In my opinion, something first seeming a bullshit in my life, the Coronavirus, made me stop my traveling, that I have been doing for almost 5 years, and I returned to Switzerland.

But here, right now, I enjoy myself with writing text under lockdown, in my own home office. And doing it, it is like giving my elixir I found worldwide to others. Is this change better? I would call it different. For me, a pause, something new and I make the best out of it.

Another big misunderstanding some people think, is, that when you travel, you will just be happy everywhere, but no. Let us make it clear.

Wherever you go, you take all with you. All.

Your parts that are still not healed, your fear, all your feelings and even often it is more intense. Because you travel in unknown places, every day you have to organize your stay, your food, all that you get at home much easier, because you know where it is. All is routine at home. So even at the most beautiful beach, you can sit and be worried, or sad or in fear for your next day, night, or even think of your family at home and miss them.

The best is just, you have your time and mostly you can decide when you want to do what and this is pure freedom. And even this you need to get used to it. At home in your comfort zone it can be the same, if there is too much freedom, like under lockdown, I mean freedom of having time to spend for yourself, and some people are not used to it and fear it, because they are not used to care about themselves, their feelings and worries, to be alone. So it is true.

Wherever you are, you have all with you.

Life always happens. I did learn a lot about spirituality, I also had some visions in my past who came real and telepathy, my intuition is strong.

At the moment I take part in a 21 day challenge. If you also want to follow, take your pen and a workbook and answer the questions or note all you know about yourself. Make a better Self.

AND REA: https://facebook.com/andrea.ritler

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Summer in Switzerland 2020

My Flight back to Zurich this 25th of March 2020, because of the actual situation Coronavirus, was very emotional, because I did reserve my seat less than 24 hours before. I have followed the embassy’s advice and my friends and families‘ suggestion to leave the country and to go home with the last direct flight through Oman Air to Switzerland. I could not say Goodbye to my friends in Oman as I wished but I could, apart from packing, being at the police station and driving a friends Corvette until 6 am, spend some hours at the beach for a last splash in the sea.

I had tears in my eyes. I did not know when I can come back and I knew all will be different again. Usually, when I came back to Oman, everything changed. Since 2016 every time I came back to Oman, I had a new place to stay, new jobs and colleagues, new situations of leaving friends and loved ones, and new contacts, and in addition an uncertain financial situation as a female freelance guide in a Muslim country.

And now even this Virus is making the world more or less crazy, it seems like a big chaos worldwide, which will be changing our entire travel and social life. I know that change can be painful and that new times will come.

Now I am back in Switzerland and trying to avoid to go outside. Being outside is my life purpose, to live in nature, enjoy the mountains, Omani wadis, the beach and the desert. It was my daily job. And now I am a kind of stuck somewhere in a still cold and rainy country. And I am not allowed to go and see my friends in groups, which I haven’t met last 8 months. I know that change can be painful and new times will come.

I was reading the slogan: Instead of going outside, go inside.

But as I already experienced before. Change can be painful and new times will come. And I am looking forward to the Chances my life will show me this Summer Break in Switzerland in 2020.

Go inside.