Mountains

A Survival Guide for High Altitude

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  Pristine blue skies contrasting with the pure whiteness of salt deserts; vertiginous roads cutting through rainbow-coloured mountains; proud llamas strolling the high plateaus of the altiplano: the wild landscapes of the Andes range will take your breath away. Quite literally so, actually: above 2 500 or 3 000 meters, you might start experiencing w[...]

4 Must Do's in British Columbia

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Last summer, somewhere between graduating from university and committing to a 9 to 5 lifestyle for the next 5 years I decided to get out. Out to a place full of breathtaking nature yet vibrant with culture and modern lifestyle. It didn't take me a long time to decide on a place - I wanted to discover Canada. My particular focus was on British Columbia and th[...]

A weekend away in South Tyrol

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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 stor[...]

A bed and breakfast from the past in the Italian Alps

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Whether you stop in for a midday feast or a few day’s rest, the cozy Tschötscherhof bed and breakfast in St Oswald, close to Seis am Schlern in South Tyrol will leave you feeling closer to home. Wherever your motherland may be, you’ll feel like it must have functioned a lot like this place, long ago. The inn is run by an old couple whose health and s[...]

7 things to do in Nassfeld, Austria

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These past weeks, I've been feeling like a robot. The same routine every day: going to work, doing sports, writing university applications, eating, waiting for him to call and not sleeping enough. I'd been having  headaches on the daily and my motivation was on its very lowpoint. It was exactly the moment when a travelette knows just what she needs to do: G[...]

5 reasons to go to Hemsedal, Norway

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When picking the right place to spend a ski holiday we are faced with a ton of options. It's a bit like picking a place with a nice beach - just sun and the ocean is not enough, we also want a great hotel, vibrant nightlife and ideally a couple of cultural options. With the ski holiday that is not much different. Finding snow and ski pistes is not the diffic[...]

Above the clouds - Mountain Panoramas of Switzerland

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"We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon" is what Konrad Adenauer once said. I am always amazed with the beautiful view above the clouds, be it while sitting on an airplane, climbing up a volcano or going on a ski trip. There is always a certain calmness, which makes you feel free and happy. As I have recently been on a ski [...]

Best of Switzerland: The Cervo in Zermatt

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Among insiders the small village of Zermatt in Switzerland has long been one of the top destinations for a picture-perfect winter holiday. Nestled into a group of surrounding mountains, one of which being the infamous Matterhorn, Zermatt is home to around 6000 inhabitants, attracting thousands of visitors each year looking for relaxation, sports and fun. Goi[...]

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