Venezia and Gondolas

Venezia and Gondolas

I am sure lots of you have dreamed at least once of wandering through Venice and and its winding streets, maybe hiding yourself behind a mysterious carnival mask, and of course as a cherry on top… taking a ride in one of the traditional gondola’s! Not without reason has this beautiful city served as the decor for movies like The Italian Job, Casino Royale, The Tourist, and many more… Nobody can resist Venice’s charm and beauty, and the mysterious atmosphere that is hanging there,…

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Oporto, bacalhau and wine

Oporto, bacalhau and wine

If you’re looking for a nice place to sneak away over the weekend – not too small to get you bored, but not too big to be able to say you’ve seen most of it in a couple of days – Porto is your city! Get ready for lots of delicious food, wine tastings – Porto wine has been famous for centuries, not without a reason! – and wandering around a colourful city with ceramic tiled walls. As I already…

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Sevilla, the Kingdom of Oranges

Sevilla, the Kingdom of Oranges

Visiting Sevilla in spring couldn’t be a better timing… Temperatures are slowly starting to rise, the sun is caressing our faces and it’time to go more South to discover new destinations … like the beautiful Kingdom of the Oranges in the middle of Andalusia – Sevilla! It might sound silly to call it the Kingdom of Oranges, but the first thing that enchants any human being that sets foot here, are definetely the orange trees. No matter if it’s winter or…

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Malta and Gozo on a shoestring

Malta and Gozo on a shoestring

  A couple of years ago, when I just settled down in Barcelona, I did a trip with a couple of friends to Malta – which ’till then sounded to me just like one of the unimportant countries of the list we had to memoriwe at school of the European Union. Boy, was I wrong about this little island country! Malta actually consists of 3 islands: the bigger ones are Malta and Gozo, and in between these two, you have…

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Sardinian Blue – Porto San Paolo

Sardinian Blue – Porto San Paolo

Sardinia – or Sardegna, in Italian – is an island that has a thousand different landscapes and breathtaking nature. You can find picturesque villages, turquoise beaches, natural reserves and so much more. This is the island where you can find a little baby boar crossing your road, where you will learn that Sardegna is NOT Italy, and it’s a place where you can keep coming back to, and discover something new – depending on the region you visit. About that…

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Budapest, baths and bridges

Budapest, baths and bridges

For me, it has always been easier to find travel destinations in Europe in summer – but actually, some of the cities in our continent have more charm in winter, at least for me. So, this time I decided to invite you guys to the wonderful city of baths and bridges on the Danube river (or Duna in Magyar, the language spoken in Hungary)… Budapest! This East-European city is becoming more and more popular in the last couple of years, and…

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On top of Catalonia – Montserrat

On top of Catalonia – Montserrat

Exploring Montserrat is the first thing I would recommend you, if you are so lucky to have a spare day to spend in Barcelona and you fell like exploring the surroundings of the city. And if you love hiking of course! Just a bit over an hour away from the city by public transport (and even less if you can get your hands on a car, which actually is the cheaper option if you are more than 2 people), you will discover this…

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Wild camping in Menorca

Wild camping in Menorca

Not the most popular, but the most beautiful of the Baleares – that’s Menorca for me. Even though I can say that I have explored some beautiful turquoise waters on this planet, I have to admit that my favourite beach is one that I have encountered on this little island called Menorca, only a 50 minutes flight away from my home town Barcelona. If you haven’t heard about Menorca yet, I’ll give you a short resume: cute little island in the…

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Gadgets: Luckies Scratch Map

Gadgets: Luckies Scratch Map

I am pretty much of a budget traveller, but sometimes I feel like splurging a bit and let myself be lured into buying some travel gadgets, that might be a little less useful to survive in the wild…  but still OH SO FUN to have! And my absolute favourite is this amazing ‘doable’ one: the Scratch Map from Luckies. Luckies is a London-based company making some little funky and witry products. Wanna know more about them? Click here! The name…

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Labuk and the Proboscis Monkeys

Labuk and the Proboscis Monkeys

So, I promised you some serious monkey business – here it comes! First, I want to introduce you to the strangest monkeys I have encountered in Borneo – but probably, in my entire life. Their trademark is their nose, which is… uhm… let’s say, particularly shaped. Before we continue, judge for yourself: I think we get each other now, right? 🙂 Only the male proboscis monkeys have these big noses – and it serves them to attract the females, who…

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