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I don’t believe that moments of happiness lose sweetness over time and when I recently found some photos of my walk up the Portico di San Luca in Bologna last year I was reminded of this. Back came the happy memories of  a warm day in May last year, the peace and quiet of escaping a city centre, the gentle nods to those who passed me by and the thrill …

[ Written by Frankie | 27 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Once upon a time, in the days of gladiators, emperors and a legendary empire that looked as if it would bow down  to nobody, the city of Rome was known as the all powerful capital of the world. These days thankfully, the city has softened, its formidable face replaced with a reputation as one of the top contenders for a beautiful European city break. But in terms of undeniable history …

[ Written by Alex | 26 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Arrival at Alpe de Siusi began before we got there. On the slow and winding morning ride up to our mountain hut from the charming basecamp at Siusi allo Sciliar, the fog lifted. The mountains peered out, each climb in elevation revealing new shades of green. Even earlier, on a cozy night train (my first since moving to Berlin!) to Munich, I felt the incoming beauty of the next few …

[ Written by guest | 16 Oct 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Wow, is it really the beginning of October already? Somehow I feel like it was only last week that i put on a flowery dress and cycled to the lake for the first time this year. The truth is though that I spent only fragments of this summer in my hometown of Berlin and instead traveled some really incredible places on four different continents. I owe you stories about dolphin-spotting …

[ Written by Katja | 2 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Whenever I travel there is an array of activities I like to seek out wherever possible. Things I love to do and experience such as rafting, biking, shopping, tasting local specialties and so on. Speaking of local specialties – what’s the only thing better than tasting them? To learn how to make them yourself! So whenever I get to a country or region with particularly good food, I always try …

[ Written by Katja | 8 Aug 2012 | One Comment | ]

“Abandoning Little People on the Streets since 2006” is the project’s slogan, which is pretty mysterious and intriguing… but when you begin exploring this little blog, The Little People Project, the adorable art and photography that take the miniature figures around the world is captivating and you can soon lose a good couple of hours trawling through the archives at all the small and fantastic scenes!

Slinkachu’s work involves taking teeny …

[ Written by Sophie | 11 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live inside a fairytale? You know, the kind where all girls get to be princesses and all guys are handsome knights who go hunting out in the forest while the princesses meet for tea-parties and braid hairbands made of flowers?
That sounds silly, you might say and yet I bet at one moment in your life (which you may or may …

[ Written by Katja | 12 May 2012 | 7 Comments | ]

“Finally I have arrived in the capital of the world.“ This is what Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said when wandering the crowded streets of Rome for the first time in 1786. He was mesmerized by the variety of palaces and ruins, gardens and wilderness, arches and pillars – all united in one city.

And Goethe wasn’t the only one. Especially in the 18th century literally all roads seemed to lead to …

[ Written by guest | 25 Feb 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

It’s no secret that Lake Como, situated in the Lombardy region of Italy, is one of Europe’s most desirable holiday destinations. This is where impressive mountain scenery, lush greenery and deep blue water come together to form a truly one-of-a-kind panoramic view.

It is also no secret, however, that vacationing here can be quite pricey. Throughout history, Lake Como was a popular holiday destinations for aristocrats and wealthy Europeans, which …

[ Written by guest | 3 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]

 
Carefully I dive my right foot into the hot pool, checking the temperature. It is not too hot and so I dive in with my whole body. A light smell of brimstone hangs in the air and darkness surrounds me. The little waves caused by my body break against the stone wall and make a quiet swashing sound. Hesitantly I advance towards the back of the pool, there must be …

[ Written by guest | 30 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
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