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Standing on the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences, that you will never forget: the glistening white of the remaining glaciers, the thick carpet of clouds hiding everything below you out of sight, the sun tickling your nose after a long night’s trek up the rocky slopes – just magical! Not that I know much about it… soon I’ll tell you all about my attempt and …

[ Written by Kathi | 1 Jul 2015 | 19 Comments | ]

There is one place on earth that turns me into a content human being in an instant. It’s a place that, as soon as I hear, see and smell it, makes every inch of my body relax and be at ease. It’s the rainforest I’m talking about. Now you might wonder why I’m going on about this crush in a post about a spa hotel in Israel… Don’t worry, I’m …

[ Written by Kathi | 28 Jun 2015 | One Comment | ]

When I moved to Scotland almost two years ago, I swore to myself that I would explore every last corner of the UK. I would get to know my new home like my home country. Let’s be honest, the plan was to see more of the UK than I had ever seen of Austria. Well, you might have guessed it: little has happened to make this plan a reality. I …

[ Written by Kathi | 26 Jun 2015 | 7 Comments | ]

‘Dream big & do what you love’ – that is possibly my favourite mantra to live by. Unless you dream big and push the limits of your own possibilities, you might never know your own full potential – and really, that would be a complete waste. But as so often with big dreams that will change your life, they need money to be fulfilled. The food truck in which you …

[ Written by Kathi | 5 Jun 2015 | One Comment | ]

It is June, so summer is finally here – at least if you live in the northern hemisphere. It might not seem like summer has reached all of Europe yet; just yesterday I asked my flatmate if she wanted to turn the heating back on, and a few days ago I dug up the old winter boots to battle the rain – Glasgow, I love you anyways. But, I know deep down in my …

[ Written by Kathi | 3 Jun 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

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Travelling is among the most stressful things that I make myself go through – by choice, of course. I started writing this blogpost in Tel Aviv at the airport. My flight was delayed and I already knew that I had to spend the night in Brussels, before I would get another connection flight to Glasgow via London. And if that wasn’t already enough on my poor soul, my laptop’s battery was …

[ Written by Kathi | 24 May 2015 | 7 Comments | ]

Sand dunes, camels and oriental markets, or glassy high risers, cats and crazy nightlife – what is your idea of Tel Aviv? Mine was probably a little bit of both. Having met Israelis before, I knew Tel Aviv was a city that never sleeps. I knew it was by the seaside and surrounded by desert. I knew it was considerably secular and welcoming. I had heard about the local food …

[ Written by Kathi | 19 May 2015 | 9 Comments | ]

A little less than 6 years ago, a new blog popped up on the growing blogosphere of Berlin. A globetrotter with a vision and a pair of heels decided to ignore the stereotypical image of a backpacker, and venture the world true to herself and her heels. A Travelette was born – and so was Travelettes.net. Soon Katja was joined by like-minded girls from around the world, who contributed their stories and shared their …

[ Written by Kathi | 13 May 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

Moving to Glasgow just under two years ago has changed many a thing in my behaviour. First of all, I now say didnae instead of didn’t and wee instead of little. I also re-defined my perception of rain to anything not soaking me within 5 minutes to ‘not being real rain’. And then I think 25 degrees Celsius is really hot. Moving to Glasgow, or more generally to the UK, though, has also …

[ Written by Kathi | 12 May 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

City trips are among my favourite journeys. Arriving without a plan or a map, just strolling around, chatting up local folk, asking them for recommendations and directions, following cool-looking people around, until I find the places I like. Diving headfirst into the subcultures of a city, rather than following the top ten list of some travel guide – being a real explorer. Don’t you feel the same?
If you do, you might take …

[ Written by Kathi | 5 May 2015 | 3 Comments | ]