Wanderlust

Find helpful travel itineraries for your next travel adventure. Here you’ll find exhilarating stories, tips on what to do where, where to eat and where to stay, …

Mexican Christmas Tree

About spending Christmas in Mexico (again)

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What’s like to spend Christmas solo in Mexico (again) The preface I got called heartless for not spending Christmas with my family. And before you judge me, I thought the same just a few years back. How can one not want to spend Christmas at home? To me it’s not that I don’t want to spend quality time with my family, but there is this urge in me to go…

Christmas Tree Lightening Jordan

I went to Jordan to see their Christmas Tree

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Let’s go to Jordan to see their christmas tree It’s christmas time and many of you have already put up a wonderful christmas tree and decorated it nicely. Christmas without a tree is not really christmas, isn’t it? Although I’ve spent christmas abroad a couple of times already (and will do so this year), I do miss the traditions that come with the christmas time in December. A few weeks…

Malta Gozo

Malta: Daytrip to beautiful Gozo

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How to spend a successful day in Gozo, Malta I just had the greatest day in Gozo, the 2nd biggest island of Malta! We arrived by ferry in the morning and had a great view over the south part of the island and Comino, the third main island of Malta inbetween Malta and Gozo, while passing it. The first stop was at the Ggantija Temples, pretty close to the harbour….

A Night at The Icehotel Jukkasjärvi

A Night at The Icehotel Jukkasjärvi

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A Night at The Icehotel Jukkasjärvi: A night in snow and ice! 200 kilometers above the Arctic Circle in the most Northern part of Sweden, about 17 kilometres from Kiruna, lies the little village of Jukkasjärvi where dogs nearly out number humans, but from December to March each year it becomes host to the world’s original and also largest „ice hotel,“ which has been melting and being rebuilt since 1989. It all started out…

Malta Chronic Wanderlust

Malta: One Day in Valletta

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How to spend a day in Valletta Valetta is a great spot to go because in Malta it seems as if the weather was always good. Also, Valetta was built after the victory in the great siege of 1565 against the Turks and therefore carries a great cultural heritage. It is a peninsula with harbours on both sides that was planned to be unconquerable so there are big walls around…

Lucerne

An idyllic city in midst of mountains. Lucerne. Switzerlands secret gem.

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Lucerne’s central location makes it a popular tourist spot in Switzerland Located very close to Mount Rigi and the Rütli Meadow it is a perfect travel base to explore famous sights in Switzerland. Lucerne is also very close to many beautiful cities like Zürich and Berne which can easily be reached by train. Lucerne itself is separated by the River Reuss. Dating back to the 8th century, the city of…

lend eats differently

Lend eats differently – 4 courses to happiness

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Exploring the culinary side of Lend Some of you may already know that I moved to Graz, the Styrian capital, recently. I had been commuting from Leoben to Graz multiple times a week for years so the city is not completely new to me. I do know my way around Graz but exploring my own city as a tourist has been on my mind for a quite some time now….

Why an Immigration Officer googled my name

Why an Immigration Officer googled my Name

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Why an immigration officer googled my name Travelling: at first it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller Auckland, New Zealand – early morning at the international airport AKL. After a long overnight flight from Bali I finally arrive in New Zealand. I head to collect my bag and find out to be the lucky one as I get asked to step into a separate line for additional…

Street Food Festival Graz Austria

Street Food Market Festival in Graz

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Street Food Market Festival in Graz Life is too short for bad food This weekend the Street Food Market Festival was held in Graz. It was my first food festival to attend to in Austria and I was really excited to go there. It was not so easy to get there because of the location and it would have been so much easier with a car, but the bus ride(s)…

Taste of Slovenia

The Taste of Slovenia

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The intriguing taste of Slovenia When I was in Slovenia for some days, I didn’t only explore it, I also got to taste Slovenia – and it was delicious! Brettl-Jause Typical for the region is a selection of cold meats on a cutting board, or Brettl-Jause, as we would call it in german. In Slovenia, there is a variety of meats processed into different sausages and hams. For a Brettl-Jause,…

Bridge between US and CA

Niagara Falls – worth a visit?

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Niagara Falls – worth a visit? Niagara Falls is so popular with tourists. Many say they love the falls, others simply hate them. But why? What’s so special about Niagara Falls?   Well, first of all the three falls straddle the international border between the United States and Canada. More specifically they are the border between Ontario, Canada and the State of New York, USA. The three falls are called „Horseshoe…

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Horror dive in Bali

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Horror dive in Bali or the importance of proper dive briefings and knowing your limits I had finally arrived in Bali. One of the most talked about islands since the book and movie Eat, Pray, Love by Liz Gilbert got well-known around the globe. I wanted to see everything and experience the island the best way possible. For me this surely includes the ocean and therefore diving. My flight to…

Istanbul

7 Reasons to visit Istanbul

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7 Reasons to visit Istanbul 1. Low prized destination From Austria, you can book a flight to Istanbul for under 100 € (round trip). There, the hostel we stayed was 11 € including really good breakfast in a common room on the sixth floor with view over the Marmara Sea in walking distance to Hagia Sofia. Of course, if you prefer more luxury than a dorm in a hostel, it…

Slovenien Ptuj

Visit Ptuj in Slovenia aka Pettau, Poetovio, Petovio, Petabio, Petavio, Poetavio, Potabio, Patavio

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Visit Ptuj in Slovenia aka Pettau, Poetovio, Petovio, Petabio, Petavio, Poetavio, Potabio, Patavio Why go there? Ptuj is the oldest city of Slovenia and one of the oldest of whole Europe, inhabited by the celts long before the romans conquered the area. Furthermore, it really is not far from Austria, Hungary as well as Croatia. While you can reach it in less than an hour from Austria, you can still…

It is time to say „Dubai“ …

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It is time to say „Dubai“ … that’s what one of my mates said in June last year. We had just decided to go on a short trip away. Wanting to take advantage of being able to fly at a reduced fare on Austrian Airline flights we chose DUBAI as our destination! Day 1: On 7th of June 2014 we took the !very! early morning train to Vienna at 5:45…