Sofia: “Wir spielen und lachen viel” (We play and we laugh a lot)

Sofia lives in Peru, in the capital Lima. She sent me a joyful letter in German.

In English, her letter says:

To: Karina
From: Sofia
Dear Karina,
How are you? I write from Peru. A beautiful day for me is when I spend time with my friends. We play and we laugh a lot.
Lots of love,

Hi Sofia, thank you very much for your letter! I’m fine, and I hope you are doing well, too. I’m always happy to receive mail from Peru because I once travelled there, and it was such a fascinating journey. 🙂 And I like your beautiful day. Spending time with friends makes me happy, too. And to laugh a lot is definitely a wonderful way to be happy often. 🙂
Lots of love, Karina


Duban: “Un día feliz es un día nuevo” (A happy day is a new day)

Duban is from Colombia. He lives in Popayán, a city in the south-west of the country.
Duban sent me a beautiful letter in Spanish, and also drew a lovely picture of him and a girl called Yureli on his letter.

He writes:

How a happy day looks like for me.
My name is Duban: and a happy day is a new day, and also a day full of love, full of friendship, for example in nature, and also to raise the hands and pray to God because it is a special day and a day on which we love each other.

Hello Duban, hola and muchas gracias for your letter. Thank you very much. I like the drawing of Yureli and you. And you are right, every new day can be a happy day. And the best days are those full of love and friendship! I’m happy you shared this with me, and I hope that most of your days are filled with love and wonderful friends around you.
Big hug, Karina

Tarek: “Wir spielen verstecken und essen Hotdogs” (We play hide and seek, and we eat hot dogs)

Tarek lives in Cairo, the capital of Egypt.
He is 8 years old and sent me a letter in German.

Tarek’s letter says:

Hello you!
My name is Tarek.
I’m 8 years old.
I’m from Cairo / Egypt.
For me, a happy day is when it’s my birthday and I get presents. We play hide and seek, and we eat hot dogs.
Best regards
Yours, Tarek

Hello Tarek, thank you for your letter! What a nice way to celebrate your birthday. 🙂 I’m sure it’s a lot of fun to play hide and seek, and to eat hot dogs. I hope that you will always have lots of fun on your birthday, and on all other days, too. 🙂
Many greetings from Germany, Karina

Sarah: “Das möchte ich später mal werden: Tierärztin oder Tierpflegerin” (What I would like to be later: veterinarian or animal caretaker)

Sarah is 10 years old. She lives in Germany, in a town called Stadtsteinach. Stadtsteinach is located in Bavaria, in the Franconian Forest Nature Park.
Sarah sent me a beautiful letter in German.

She writes:

Hello Karina,
My name is Sarah and I’m from Germany. I’m 10 years old. For me it is a beautiful day when I can go swimming and when I can meet my friend.
My hobbies are: playing table tennis, swimming, jumping on the trampoline, bike riding and inline skating.
My siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers.
What I would like to be later: veterinarian or animal caretaker.
Best wishes,
Yours Sarah

Hi Sarah, thank you very much for your wonderful letter. Vielen Dank! 🙂 I like that it’s so colourful with the flowers, smileys and hearts you drew.
I also like swimming, especially in summer, and meeting my friends. You have a beautiful list of hobbies! You must have a lot of energy, that’s great! 🙂
I hope you have always fun with your sister and your brothers, and that you will be a veterinarian or animal caretaker later.
Lots of love, Karina

Roland: “My hobby is swimming”

Roland sent me a letter from Tallinn. Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.
Roland is 12 years old and wrote his letter in English.

Roland’s letter says:
My Happy Day
Dear Karina,
I am Roland Maltis and I’m 12 and from Tallinn. My happy day is when I don’t have school because I don’t need to learn something and don’t need to get up early. When I go on a trip, I have a happy day too. When it is my birthday, New Year’s Eve or Christmas it is a happy day too. My hobby is swimming, and I am happy when I go to a swimming pool in other countries because it is interesting.

Hi Roland, thank you very much for your letter! I have to say when I went to school, I did not like it either to get up so early. I would have liked it more if school days had started a little later. 🙂 So, I understand that, but I also hope that sometimes you learn things at school that are interesting. 🙂
I hope you had a beautiful Christmas time and a great start of the new year! I have not considered yet how swimming pools are different in other countries, but that is a fascinating question. Next time I’m in another country, I will think of your letter and have a look how the swimming pools are there.
Lots of love from Germany, Karina