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Cadaqués, the home of Salvador Dali

Cadaqués, the home of Salvador Dali

No matter if you are an art or nature lover, Cadaqués is one of the villages you should not miss out on if you are visiting Barcelona, and even Catalonia. Located close to the French border, in the middle of the breathtaking natural reserve of Cap de Creus, this village stole the heart of the famous surrealist painter Salvador Dali, who built his house here, that served as his main residence. He had his reasons to choose this picturesque village,…

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Nature Retreat – Sant Ponç, Catalonia

Nature Retreat – Sant Ponç, Catalonia

Back in late spring of 2015, I had a free weekend without any particular plans, and was yarning for some stillness and nature – and this is where I ended up… Actually,  I found this place by pure luck – or coincidence, whatever we want to call it. Sitting in the office, brainstorming where to take off to, I was looking around on the map of Catalonia for interesting places that aren’t too far away from my hometown of Barcelona…

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Secrets of the Costa Brava – Begur

Secrets of the Costa Brava – Begur

Many people know Costa Brava as a place for mass tourism, crowded beaches and all-in hotels with food of dubious quality. To be very honest, this was also the image I had until about 6 years ago, when I first came to Barcelona to study. Luckily, the only people I knew before arriving there, lived in a precious little village in the Costa Brava, called Peratallada. That time I didn’t have the chance to visit this beautiful, hidden gem – but when I came back to Barcelona…

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Nature Retreat: Lake Seliger, Russia

Nature Retreat: Lake Seliger, Russia

All of us need a retreat from this hectic worls from time to time, and most of us have their own secret places to go to where we can find inner peace and reconnect with ourselves. Maybe some of us might be looking for a new place, sheltered from the outer world and inside nature’s womb, and that’s why I wanted to share my little treasure with you… It’s far, but it’s beautiful – and if you ever want to disappear from…

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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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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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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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