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San Andrés Travel Tips – a Paradise for Divers with Perils

San Andrés Travel Tips – a Paradise for Divers with Perils A two-hour flight from Bogotá, off the Nicaraguan coast, is a little island paradise – or at least that’s what I was promised by many Colombians and Google image search. It is a paradise for divers, but the rest of the island did not impress me at all. If anything, it got me thinking… I flew with Viva Colombia and landed…

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Mexico – How to get a prepaid SIM card with data

How to get a prepaid SIM card with data in Mexico When I know I’ll be travelling in a country for more than a week, I prefer getting a local prepaid SIM card. Reason? I want to be reachable and able to look up things whenever I need or want to. In the EU roaming charges will be a thing of the past soon (yeahh!), but roaming data is just ridiculously…

Out of country and out of money – what to do?!

What you can do if you run out of money while out of country Advertisement It is the traveller’s most feared nightmare: not being able to access money while abroad. Maybe the cash machine is broken, the credit card stolen or the card limit maxed out.  It’s happened to me more than once and not knowing how to pay for dinner is scary.  Incident number 1: Blocked account in India  I tried to withdraw…

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Snorkel with Turtles in Akumal

Snorkelling with Turtles in Akumal There’s this small village in Mexico. It has a lovely small bay where many, many turtles live. The best part: you can snorkel with them! I’ve heard about Akumal a couple of years ago, and I knew that I had to go there myself. It took a while to fulfil this wish – and I kind of wish I had come here earlier. We started…

Varsana Eco Yoga Village near Bogotá – my first weekend in Colombia

Varsana Eco Yoga Village near Bogotá – my first weekend in Colombia I haven’t even been in Colombia for a week and I’ve already planned a weekend trip – a short one that doesn’t require a lot of hours on a bus. Together with other students from Colombia and some international students as well as some that already work we went to the charming Varsana Eco Yoga Village in Granada…

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First Week in Colombia – Impressions

Colombia – First Impressions Exactly one week ago I arrived in Colombia – the first week of many has passed. Some of you might know that I’ll be spending some months in Bogotá studying at one of the country’s best (and most expensive) universities. I’ve already lived in neighbouring Venezuela a couple of years ago, so much is familiar and I’ve felt somewhat home right from the beginning. Most of…

2 Week Road trip through Ontario and Quebec

2 Week Road Trip through Ontario and Quebec – Canada for First-timers

2 Week Road Trip through Ontario and Quebec – Canada for First-timers The decision Canada is famous for its remarkable landscapes, endless views and beautiful cities. Needlessness to say that a two-week road trip to Ontario and Quebec are not enough to see it all, but it is a great introduction to Canada! Need more reasons to visit the second largest country on earth? It is THE perfect place for…

How to fix your Backpack or Transport Cover full of Holes

How to fix your Backpack or Transport Cover full of Holes Backpacks are simply great! They are perfect for travelling! I love and adore my backpacks! But on one of my recent trips the unthinkable happened! My backpack was covered in stains and holes! Apparently, airline and ground staff didn’t pick up my backpack off of the floor but simply dragged it through the dirt  and so it came back to me…

In a Sportster through Salzburg and Tyrol – adrenalin and relaxation included

With the motto „getting to know your own country“ I set off on a mission to explore our beautiful Austria even more. In the beginning of December, I jumped into my Sportster en route to a region I have known for a long time – Salzburg and Tyrol. But there are still loads of new things to discover. We stayed in a small village called Fieberbrunn and did day trips…

Why I won’t use my Return Ticket from Mexico

Why I won’t use my Return Ticket from Mexico It’s the time! I’m excited as if it was Christmas again! It’s that time for adventures again! You might already know that I decided to go back to university in Fall. The Master’s programme that I’m studying brings a lot of travelling with it. The next big thing might just be temporary, but I’m happy to share this with you: I’ll…

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Psst Warsaw – That Time I was the Testimonial of Warsaw

Some of you may already know that I was invited to be Warsaw’s testimonial for their most recent campaign. Therefore I travelled to the gorgeous Polish capital and explored it a bit on my own. Surely I haven’t seen it all (can you?) and already wish to go back asap. But I did have some tasty and mouth-watering food while I was there. So here it is and I’m super…

Warsaw – a Paradise for Foodies

Warsaw – a Paradise for Foodies Recently I was invited to visit Warsaw and of course, I couldn’t say no. Those of you who follow me on Instagram might have seen my posts and stories about this wonderful city. The Tourism Board and I teamed up to film a testimonial video about Warsaw. I was able to get to know the city and explore its endless options. I found lots…

Termas Geometricas – An Oasis of Relaxation

I stumbled across pictures of the Termas Geometricas a while ago and I knew I had to visit them during my trip through Chile. I wanted to spend a day relaxing in beautiful hot waters. There are plenty of thermal springs throughout Chile all heated by surrounding volcanos. Some are “cold” thermal springs, others are so hot you cannot bathe in them. Some geysers close to San Pedro de Atacama are…

Gifts for Travellers for any Occasion

Gifts for Travellers for any occasion

Gifts for Travellers for any occasion Soon! Soon it’s Christmas time, and even I am thinking about what to give my loved ones – or what I’d love to receive. I’ve browsed the web and found some great gifts for travellers for any occasion that any traveller would love! No matter if it’s for Christmas, Easter, Birthday, any day, .. 🙂 Have fun finding new things! Gifts for Travellers for…

Packing List for Chile in August and September – Winter in Chile

Packing List for Chile in the Winter – August and September Chile is a wonderful country and I can only highly recommend a visit. Travel Chile in the winter, not summer. But careful – winter is from July to September and summer from December to February! February is peak season in Chile and I heard horror stories of sold out or even over-booked accommodations and super busy tourist attractions. I…