Europe

Skip the Metro: Paris is best explored by foot!

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Perhaps one of the greatest things about Paris is the metro. It’s fast and it’s reliable. It’s wonderful. That is, if you don’t mind being underground. My first two trip to Paris lasted for about five days each - an acceptable amount of time someone would spend in the city during a vacation. When I returned to the city for a third time, I wasn’t very i[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Poznan, Poland

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If you've never heard of Poznan, you're not the only one. Before I found the city on a map when looking for weekend trips out of Berlin, I'd never heard of it either. Poznan is the 5th biggest city in Poland, and it's under 4 hours away from Berlin, in the west of the country. By bus it's a breeze to get there, so we followed the unexpected and headed to Poz[...]

Wilderness and culture: A day in Hay-on-Wye

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On the border of England and Wales, Hay-on-Wye is world famous for its literary festival, which runs in May and June. But this sleepy, charming town deserves a visit at other times too. What’s extraordinary about Hay-on-Wye is that you can spend hours out in the wilderness of the rugged Black Mountains, with only sheep and shaggy ponies for company. A[...]

Escape to Sylt island for a girls' weekend away

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I seem to be discovering a new side to Germany every week at the moment and loving it! Last month, I headed to Norderney to eat and sleep and sauna; this time the guys from Airbnb invited me on a trip to get to know the island of Sylt through locals' eyes. We discovered a bunch of places that - along with the seaside air - immediately made my mind go wild an[...]

24 hours of Bavaria - Sleepless in South Germany

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I’ve got a confession for you today: I’m quite German. At least that’s what my passport says and my family told me. I’ve been asking for some multi-cultural stories from far away ancestors for a while now, but none of my folks could tell me any of those yet. I gotta face it: they might simply not exist. No crazy Mexican uncle, cooking me the worlds best taco[...]

Vegan in Paris: A City Guide

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I went vegan a few months ago for numerous reasons and people often ask me whether it's hard. My standard answer usually includes something like, 'it's easy when you cook yourself', or 'you've got to change the way you think', or 'there are so many amazing vegan restaurants in my home town Glasgow'. But there is one aspect of my life, when I admit, it gets t[...]

Experience Glastonbury - A Festival for all your Senses

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I cannot believe I am here. My first thought while standing in front of the colorful Glastonbury sign overlooking the huge festival area. After having bought the tickets last October, not knowing which tragedies would cross my life's path the following months - including a cancer diagnosis. Now I am close to tears, thankful and looking forward to some of[...]

10 secret spots not to miss in Milan

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I have to be honest, the first time I visited Milan, I expected something different. Something more fashionable, something more romantic, something more beautiful. But expectations are a dangerous thing to have and I learned that you should never judge a book by its cover. So I looked beyond and slowly got to know the beauty of Milan. Milan might not have[...]