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It’s no big shocker to proclaim that London is amongst the world’s coolest cities. It’s vibrant, always happening and, apart from some hangups involving expensive rent, a pretty great place to live. I can confirm that first hand, as London was once my home and every time I go back to visit I am reminded of why people like it as much as they do. London is a highly diverse …

[ Written by Katja | 29 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]

World’s tallest building, largest airport, biggest mall – Dubai is a country that prides itself on its superlatives. Things here don’t get done subtly, it’s either go hard or go home and probably the best way to illustrate that to you are these 2 photographs:

The one on the bottom shows Dubai in 2013, a skyscraper city, a weird Las Vegas of the Orient that is all about shopping, bling and …

[ Written by Katja | 15 Aug 2013 | 11 Comments | ]

When I was 10 my parents told me that we were going to go on holiday via airplane for the first time. I was the first in my class to ever ride an airplane, so this was big time news. Our destination: the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria to be exact. I couldn’t sleep for days ahead, my expectations were huge. And bound to be disappointed.

We stayed in a holiday home …

[ Written by Katja | 24 Jul 2013 | 7 Comments | ]

Living in Berlin you are spoiled for choice with interesting things to see and do all the time. Great new bars and restaurants open up on a weekly basis, there is always a party to attend, an exhibition to watch, a part of town still to discover. In the almost 5 years I’ve lived in this awesome city I have almost made a bit of a hobby out of uncovering …

[ Written by Katja | 20 Jul 2013 | 6 Comments | ]

Whenever I go to Italy I have two prime concerns. One is food, the other is wine. Both are often especially good in bella Italia and since my first visit to South Tyrol last summer I am becoming more and more intrigued by all things wine and have been known to appreciate many a tastings since.
A growing trend has wineries compete for always better and more unique architecture, hiring the …

[ Written by Katja | 11 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]

Today a particularly adorable application reached us via email from a girl called Annika. Reading it made me smile more than once so I thought it might be nice to share it with you. What do you think, would she make a good addition to our team?
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hi, my name is annika and i like travel and writing. like anaïs nin said “we write to taste life twice”. i’m also a …

[ Written by Katja | 30 Jun 2013 | 11 Comments | ]

I just got back from spending a little over a week in Shanghai, China, where I made a friend who told me about Photography of China – a website featuring interesting and beautiful bodies of photo work portraying China and Chinese culture. It was while browsing the site that I came across the remarkable work of French photographer Alain Delorme who, during a 44-day art residency in Shanghai, realised a …

[ Written by Katja | 12 Jun 2013 | One Comment | ]

Scratch planes, trains, buses and bikes – when it comes to my favorite mode of transportation on a trip it’s a car. Not just any car of course, but the one that will be a steady companion throughout your journey. I am talking about: the road trip.
Many of my fondest travel memories include epic road trips through Italy, down the California Coast, from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas and …

[ Written by Katja | 28 May 2013 | 5 Comments | ]

I have never been on a cruise. Actually, that’s not entirely true, I’ve done loads of boat trips. I cruised down countless rivers, the odd sea and one time I even spent 5 straight days and nights on a boat from Manaus to Belem in Brazil, sleeping in hammocks and spending the day drinking beers and tanning on the roof top. I’ve just never been on an actual cruise ship, …

[ Written by Katja | 12 May 2013 | One Comment | ]

Marie C. caught travel fever when she left her native France to study in Australia for a year; the fever turned out so serious that she actually stayed two. She loves the smell of coffee, watching the sunrise after a night of partying, and would never go anywhere without a book. Currently living in Paris, Marie C. dreams of driving up the 25 000 kilometres of the Pan-American highway, all …

[ Written by Katja | 9 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]