Wanderlust

The Places I Ended Up in BERLIN

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Let this post be one of those which provides you, the reader, with a general idea of how to handle and what to expect in various, completely random circumstances. The reason I traveled to Berlin in the first place was to attend classes affiliated with Humboldt University. I saved up a couple of credits necessary to graduate and decided to throw them into the[...]

Road tripping. Berlin-Paris.

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When going on a totally spontaneous road trip from Berlin to Paris on a Friday night with your best (…and flat-) mate, there are only three things needed: 1. A VW camper van 2. Three packs of Gauloises Rouge 3. A camera Arriving at our camping spot. Luckily, a VW camper van combines everything you need on 5 sqm: The bathroom. The living room wi[...]

Bangkok: an ode to the Hareem Pants

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The whole Khao San Road area seems to require a certain uniform to enter it: hareem pants, parachute pants, drop-crotched pants- call them what you like, but if you ain't wearing them, you soon get seduced by the sheer scale of availability in the billions of stalls. You're likely to find yourself convincing youself that they're exactly what you need in y[...]

Vika - the metropolitan explorer

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It feels weird being back in Barcelona after not beeing here for over 2 years. But once I had come to grips with how much I had missed this city, I also started realizing, once again, how travelling really is the best way to meet interesting people - and in Barcelona, that's a given. At the hostel I stayed at, I shared a room with Viktoriya, 26 from Moscow, [...]

Colombia: Getting down and dirty at Cartagena Festival

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The Colombians love their rumba (party) . They do it all the time, but a very special occasion happened to be last week, when they celebrated the day of their Independence from Spain in Cartagena. At 40 degrees and sweating like at an Istanbul Hamam, everyone was dancing in the streets. Don't wonder about the slightly mean-looking gangs, covered in di[...]

Barcelona: ¡Vamos a Elsa Bar!

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Among travelers, Barcelona is one of Europe's hot spots. As I spent 6 months living there, I can tell you the following: you will definetely have some nights you will never forget. To start off one of these infamous nights, put on your heels and take the Metro to the heart of Barcelonas beautiful district "Gracia". After having had some delicious Tapas at Pl[...]

London: a different kind of souvenir

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London has a lot of cool shit to offer. Anything from a huge selection of great vintage stores to some of the best club nights in Europe, there are lots of reasons to keep coming back to the English capitol. This precisely is why, after having lived in London for 18 months (before moving to Berlin in may this year) i am still exited to return every time. [...]

The Great American Road Trip: ALABAMA!

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Let me start by saying that, for those who are unfamiliar, in the States, the "deep south" consists of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Antebellum homes, mosquitoes galore, southern cuisine and southern comfort (the drink and the feeling) are all included in the "deep south" package. If you're wondering why Florida is not considered t[...]

The Great American Road Trip: from Alabama to Illinois

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In the last post I attempted to give some ideas on how to make a clean break for a new start or long trip, and left at our departure: me and two friends, stuffed into a Jeep on the way to Alabama from Illinois. The first thing I would suggest on a long road trip would be to, if at all possible, switch up drivers from time to time. Whoever ended up shoved in [...]

World trip journal - flashbacks of a trip around the world.

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When in September 2005 I embarked on a trip around the world I left with great plans and ambitions. To let all my friends at home know how I was getting on and about all the stuff that happened to me along the way I would email them - first regularly, then more and more scarcely. I will publish those emails here for you guys to hear my story. Maybe it'll ins[...]