Europe

A Love Letter to Newcastle upon Tyne, England

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For a few years after I left university - a good ten years ago now - I struggled to make sense of my life. In a failing relationship and lurching from one silly job to another, I moved from city to city in the UK, trying to find a place I could call home. A friend from uni impulsively asked me to move in with her in her flat in Heaton, Newcastle, and I, equa[...]

Moving to Paris? Read this.

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Paris is by far one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen - and this year I have fulfilled my dream to live here! However, while it really is like a dream come true, there are a few things about living in Paris, I wish I had known before. Not everything is the way I had imagined it... I had visited Paris for the first time in 2013 with my sister[...]

City-tripping in Zurich: our slow travel wellness break

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When I think about a girls’ getaway weekend, Zürich in the middle of February doesn’t immediately come to mind. I live in central Berlin, where midwinter is a chilly monotony of grey skies and overcoats. My energy for work and self care starts to flag. What usually re-energizes me is novelty, or a touch of heat on my skin. To my delight, a weekend stay at th[...]

My weekend with friends at a mountain chalet

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Have you ever traveled with a group of friends? I have been fantasizing of renting a chalet in the mountains and bringing a bunch of my friends. A place where we could sit together until late at night, drinking wine by the fireplace, brunching on the terrace on a sunny day and skinny-dipping in the sauna followed by a bath in the snow. Sounds too good to be[...]

Our magical Winter-Getaway at Kaiserlodge in Tyrol

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The Kaiserlodge had popped into my feed every now and again for years already. It was clearly a popular destination for winter and I had one too many times marveled at its beautiful lagoon pool and the classic, yet modern interior. Naturally I was excited when the invitation rolled around to go check it out for myself! I quickly purchased my train tickets, s[...]

Sunsets, tapas and vistas in Cadiz, Spain

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The good life - slow Right at the bottom of Spain, sits an Andalusian ancient port city; Cadiz. Connected with mainland Spain via a bridge, Cadiz is surrounded by water and seemingly cut off from the rest of the world. For decades it's been attracting cruise ships, students, local tourists and fiesta-lovers having one of the country's most well-known carn[...]

How to spend 2 Weeks in Sicily

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When people ask me about my favorite country in the world I usually respond that I have 3, one of them being Italy! (The other two are the Maldives and the USA, in case you were wondering) Therefore I was pretty happy to plan A 4 week trip to the boot-shaped country I had been to so many times. Since I had already visited much of the mainland, I made [...]

Conquer London's Beer Mile

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More eloquently known as the Bermondsey Beer Mile - the mile itself has actually grown to a rather greedy two miles. Based along the archways of a railway line that runs towards London Bridge Station, just off London's South Bank. In the past few years, the craft beer industry has boomed, not just in London, of course. But London, always happy to embr[...]

Moving abroad during the pandemic: What can you expect?

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In March of this year, I was in New Zealand. I had landed after three months in Australia, ready to commence my working holiday via. Coronavirus was, at the time, a purely European issue - and despite being from the UK, I naively assumed it would never reach the Southern Hemisphere. Since we all lived through it, I'm sure you can guess what happened next.[...]