Europe

Why we should all care about what happens after Brexit

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I always took the EU for granted. I took the political stability for granted, I took the travels for granted, the invisible borders, I took the cultural exchange for granted, the festivals, the food, the music, I took the internships in Brussels for granted, I took the relative peace for granted, I took the freedom that spanned way over borders for granted. [...]

Traveletting on the Trans-Mongolian Railway

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Moments pass like a blur through the scratched window of my airport taxi. Communist tower blocks, Russian lettering, illuminating lights at the street side, and then blackness as far as the eye could see. Ulaan Baatar was the beginning of my trip through Mongolia, Siberia and Russia, and upon first landing, the city was like no other part of Asia I had previ[...]

Splurging on life: A long weekend in Carinthia

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Carinthia has it all: lush mountains, crystal-blue lakes, Austrian cuisine and the hotel beds that will turn you into a different person. I never have an easy time deciding between a holiday by the lake or in the mountains because both make me happier than just chilling at the beach - and both have their unique perks. Thing is, sometimes good things are s[...]

Gone Sea Kayaking: A Weekend in Oban

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It is not often that we get an exceptionally sunny and warm Spring weekend in Scotland, but when it happens I am the first to get long for adventure. Not too long ago it was such a weekend, so my boyfriend and I rented a car and drove north. We had our minds set on a little Scottish coastal town not too far from Glasgow but special enough to get away from it[...]

Tropical Islands - The Unlikely Oasis Outside Berlin

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I will admit that I had serious doubts about visiting an artificial beach, enclosed by a ginormous tent-like construction, but then again, I figured millions of happy visitors couldn't be so wrong that I decided to go for it: I would spend a weekend at Tropical Islands. It was ultimately the idea that I thought my son, who's almost two and LOVES water[...]

La Vie En Rose: How a Trip to Monaco Changed my Life

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'Isn't there a song about this? I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses... who is it by?', one of the other bloggers asks. 'It's Bon Jovi', I reply without hesitation. 'Now that answer came a bit too fast.' And that's how quickly you share your guilty pleasures with almost strangers when you're stimulated by fragrant roses (and a bit of rose wine)... I wou[...]

Vila Monte - A hotel dream in white

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It had not been all too long since my last trip to the Algarve, only a bit over a year, but when the invite to visit Vila Monte, a new design hotel in Moncarapacho, 15 minutes from Faro, came around, I had to jump at the opportunity. Sun, sea and a beautiful new hotel is too much of a lure for me to just wave it off. Plus, Atlas and I got to bring our friend[...]

The Quick Guide to Amsterdam

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The ferry pulls up in front of the Amsterdam Central Station and the bikes, motorcycles and cars around me start to rev their engines and push their pedals. There isn't a moment to hesitate as I am suddenly wrapped up into the Amsterdam crowd of bicycles disembarking from the ferry and scattering into the city like dust in the wind. As I keep pace with t[...]

The Top 10 Experiences in Scotland

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If you would have told me that I am still in Glasgow today and with no intention to leave anytime soon when I moved here almost three years ago, I would have shaken my head in wild disbelief. And yet, Glasgow has managed to do, what Vienna, Berlin & Co couldn't do in the past - it made me want to stay. The city is a creative hotspot, with great universit[...]

20 Experiences you Must Have in Europe this Summer

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Are you heading to Europe this summer? Yes? Well, lucky you! Europe is an amazing continent to explore, whether you join a group tour or venture out on your (first) big solo trip. There is so much to see and the diversity of landscapes, cultures and foods you get to experience in a considerably small space is just so unique. From the breathtaking fjords o[...]