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Of cheese, snow and a mountain - A weekend in Zermatt

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Some people just like it hot, and I am definitely one of them. Anything below 30 degrees is not hot for me and put me somewhere below 25 degrees and I will most likely put on a jersey. I think the thing I complain most about is being cold. So it came to my own surprise that after four months in Southeast Asia I found myself back home in Germany in November [...]

10 Essential Experiences to have in Chania, Crete

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Greek islands are increasingly popular amongst travelers for their rich cuisine and picturesque landscapes. The largest of them, Crete, oozes gastronomic delights and cultural adventures. On a whim, I took a last-minute vacation (and my first solo trip!) to Chania and discovered its various unconventional corners. Here are ten alternative experiences you don[...]

5 reasons why Sweden is the No.1 budget choice for nature lovers

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I know, I know - "Sweden" and "budget" is not a common combination. Sweden is famous for being one of the most expensive countries to travel to. Accommodation is expensive, food is expensive, wine is crazy expensive. How can anyone go to Sweden for a budget trip? If what you’re after in Sweden is a nature experience, you'll be surprised at how this country [...]

15 Unique Experiences you Must Have in France

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Last summer I decided to go on a road trip around France, Spain, Portugal & Andorra. In total I spent three months exploring these interesting, delightful countries, and during this time I spent about six weeks in France. I had been to France before but only to Paris for the weekend and a school trip to Normandy, so these six weeks really showed me wh[...]

Wondrous wildlife in Puerto Madryn

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I’m hopeful. As we set sail from Puerto Pirámides, our guide Sebastian confidently assures us that we have a ‘100% chance’ of seeing Southern Right Whales today. He’s not wrong. Almost as soon as we get out into the deeper water a mother and baby are spotted from the team’s lookout point. Whale watching season is in full swing in Puerto Madryn in Patagoni[...]

Hitting reset - A weekend in the Hague

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One of my first memories regarding the Netherlands is “Hagelslag”, colorful, sugary sprinkles in all the flavors you could wish for. We were little and pimping our “boring” wholemeal bread with the local specialty made my little sis and me fall hard. We l o v e d the Netherlands. (Also, did I mention Vla?!). Later came the fascination with all the gre[...]

7 Unmissable Experiences in Croatia: From Mountains to Island Hopping

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For some people travel means relaxation and a break from normal life. Laying on the beach with a drink. Reading a book by the pool. Well, for me it doesn't - even though I sometimes wish that was enough. When summer turned out colder then expected, I started to look for a cheap holiday with sun, adventure, culture and nature. Preferably with hidden, private [...]

Waking up with Elephants - my Sri Lankan adventure

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I am staring mesmerized at the little elephant baby. It is tiny, well at least in elephant terms and quite feisty, it seems to know that today is World Elephant Day. Luckily I am spending the day at the Shangri-La Hambantota in the South of Sri Lanka. It seems a fitting location as there are elephants everywhere in the hotel and it is not far from the fam[...]

6 sights you have to see on your first trip to New York

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When hitting up New York City, you can feel overwhelmed when trying to pull an itinerary together. If you're on your first trip to the Big Apple, you just have to give in to the fact that you'll barely see the tip of the iceberg and will have to head back for another good nose around. It's a magical city that never sleeps, with fun around every corner and de[...]