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Being on the road all by yourself feels amazing – at least most of the time. Unfortunately, there will come a moment though, when you suddenly realise that traveling alone also means, that you are, well, alone. Unless you stay in a 12-bed hostel dorm in a city frequented by the coolest backpackers out there, and especially when you are not the most outgoing person in the world, arriving in a …

[ Written by Kathi | 30 Jul 2015 | 11 Comments | ]

Yes, you have read correctly – the words ‘wet’ and ‘pleasant’ are both in that title. Now, before you dismiss me as crazy defector who has run over to the dark side of weather appreciation, let me assure you, that we’re not talking about wet-by-rain here. I forgive you that mistake though – after all, I’m talking about my recent weekend spree to Northern England; and one might assume…

A few weeks ago, my flatmate …

[ Written by Kathi | 24 Jul 2015 | 6 Comments | ]

Before my recent 10-day trip to India there were a lot of questions to be asked. Why would you go there? Is it safe? Why are you taking that risk? – those were the questions my mum was asking. Which vaccinations should I get? How to avoid biting monkeys? What will I eat that is not too spicy? – that would be my best friend, who was going to join me. And finally, the questions …

[ Written by Kathi | 18 Jul 2015 | 20 Comments | ]

A holiday by the beach is always a good idea, but certainly summer time and those long hot days by my work place are the time of the year when I long for the cool blue of the ocean the most. Nothing beats leaving the sticky heat of the city behind, and leaving for a breezy adventure on a Greek island, the Caribbean or even South East Asia.

Even packing for a …

[ Written by Kathi | 16 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

Usually when I go on trips, I’m quite spontaneous and flexible when it comes to accommodation. I’ll find a cheap flat on AirBnB or even a local host on couch surfing, and as long as there is a soft surface which is roughly my length, a pillow and a blanket, I’m content. When I planned my trip to Zambia with my dad however, I wanted to make sure that every …

[ Written by Kathi | 13 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

When last Christmas I broke the news at home, that I wanted to travel to Africa, and my dad instantly said, ‘I’ll join you’, I jumped head over heels into planning our adventure. Having never visited the continent before, I was pretty much open for any destination really, and with my dad being a TV nature documentary adventurer at heart, we quickly decided to see one of Africa’s most impressive natural …

[ Written by Kathi | 6 Jul 2015 | 10 Comments | ]

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 | 23 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 | 8 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 | ]