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Lithuania Street Art

Street Art in Lithuania

Street Art in Lithuania Welcome to Lithuania, a country that many of you might never have heard of. I knew roughly where it was located, what their capital is and that they had just introduced the Euro as a currency, but to be brutally honest I had no idea what would expect me in this Baltic country. Friends had asked me why I was travelling there, a question that has occupied…

Israel Hiking Wadi Qelt

Hiking through Wadi Qelt

Hiking through Wadi Qelt Israel – a country rich in culture, religion, people, …. but wait! It is even more than that! Have you ever thought of hiking your way through the Holy Land? The unique landscape, the different areas, Wadis, mountains, deserts, lakes and seas are great to do so! There are many great trails winding their way through Israel such as the Gospel Trail, The Israel Trail and…

Curious Dishes: Surströmming – why do people eat rotten Herring?

After visiting Sweden some years ago and falling in love with this amazing, diverse Scandinavian country I returned in February this year. Since one of my dearest friends is from Skelleftea we decided to go on a road trip and concentrate on the most Northern part of her home country. We spent a night in snow and ice in Jukkasjärvi, visited and shopped at the traditional Sami market in Jokkmokk, spent…

graz trägt Trauer

Graz in Mourning

We stroll through Herrengasse in Graz, many are out on this Saturday under the almost clear sky and are happy about the beautiful day. We decide to sit down at a coffee shop in Kaiserfeldgasse. We talk about a lot of things. We notice the siren of an emergency vehicle. We keep on talking about other trivial things. Another siren. He mutters ‘…there hasn’t passes a tram in quite a while…’…

a perfect day in garrotxa

How to spend a perfect day in Garrotxa, Spain

How to spend a perfect day in Garrotxa, Spain Welcome to Garrotxa! Never heard of it before? Don’t worry! Before I discovered it I didn’t know about it either! Located in the North-Eastern part of Catalonia, it is a region that most tourists don’t go to when visiting Barcelona or regions within Catalonia. It is so worth a visit, so much nature, so much authenticity, so much Spain! The more I…

Israel Hiking Packing List

Hiking in Israel – the ultimate Packing List

Hiking in Israel – the ultimate Packing List Hiking gets more and more common. Israel is a hip country to travel to. Why not combine the two and discover the Holy Land by hiking and walking? Follow the footsteps of Jesus through Galilee, the Judean Desert, the Wadis, Negev and many more! Keep in mind that the climate in Israel is dry and hot – even in winter the temperatures won’t…

travelling without liquids travel lush

Travelling without Liquids – What’s in my toiletry kit

Travelling without Liquids – What’s in my toiletry kit Just imagine this scenario. You check into your hotel late at night, all that’s on your mind is a refreshing shower to get the “travel” off of you. You open your bag and discover your liquids burst and have leaked everywhere. All your clothes are soaked and you’ve got nothing else to put on except the sweaty clothes you are already…

El Al Security

How to get through the El Al Pre-Check-In-Security Procedure with a smile

How to get through the El Al Pre-Check-In-Security Procedure with a smile I have been to Israel two times already and flew with the national airline El Al on both occasions. Their pre-check-in questions might sound a bit strange, but I want you to be ready and know what to expect. Extra Check-In-Area In Vienna, Innsbruck, Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, … the check in areas of El Al are either in a separate…

haggling to get your prize

How to pay YOUR Price at a Market or Bazaar

How to pay your price at a market or bazar One basic advice first: It is important to know that ALL dealers have a PhD in psychology. They know everything about you even from a large distance. They will tell you were you are from, your name and your grandfathers shoe size just by looking at you. No kidding! Here I’ll give you some tips that I learnt from my travels and…

Steiermark Frühling 2015

Steiermark Frühling – bringing the Styrian flair to Vienna

Steiermark Frühling 2015 – bringing the Styrian flair to Vienna For the 19th time the so-called Steiermark Frühling – Styrian Spring took place on the Rathausplatz in Vienna from 16th to 19th April 2015. More than 150,000 people enjoyed the busy festival. The huge square in front of the Viennese City Hall turns into Styria: representatives of different tourism regions, vintners, farmers and amazing typical local food can be found….

10 Reasons to fall in love with Dresden

10 Reasons to fall in love with Dresden Dresden – a city that was severely destroyed in the World War II but rose again to such a remarkable place. I can sincerely recommend to visit Dresden to everyone that seeks something special and different for a city get away. Here are my 10 reasons why to fall in love with Dresden Neustadt Everyone young and young at heart will confirm the following:…

Bastei, Saxon Switzerland – the perfect city escape from Dresden

Bastei, Saxon Switzerland – the perfect city escape from Dresden The national park Saxon Switzerland is perfect for a day trip from Dresden. The unique rock formations and incredible landscape are worth the short ride from Dresden. Not that you need to escape Dresden, but I swear that you will not regret this little city break! How to get there From the main train station, as well as from Neustadt…

Conquering Teide Tenerife Walking Festivall

First Tenerife Walking Festival – Conquering Teide

First Tenerife Walking Festival – Conquering Teide Long before I first visited Tenerife I wanted to climb the impressive Teide. Spain’s highest mountain and active volcano can be spotted from almost every point of the island. Rising in the centre of the island it combines three once independent islands to what we now know as Tenerife. On cloudless days the white peak salutes and invites you to enjoy the amazing view over…

Teide - a comprehensive hiker's packing list

Teide – a comprehensive hiker’s packing list

Teide – a comprehensive hiker’s packing list Mountains are impressive, but not everyone enjoys them the same way. I had the amazing chance to hike up the active volcano Teide on Tenerife in March 2015. The most recommended way of conquering Teide is to hike up to the Refugio de Altavista, stay overnight and get up early and watch the sun rise as you climb to the peak. reservations for…

Lily Cup Compact Review – Only for Girls

The Lily Cup Compact Review – for Girls only Sorry guys but this post is for girls only! Especially for active girls who love to travel. Once a month mother nature stops by for a visit to remind us that we are women. Millions of tampons are used and thrown away each year and have an impact on our environment. Not only that but carrying lots and lots of tampons…