Lima56 Vienna

First try of Peruvian Cuisine – Lima56

Latin America is right around the corner – Peruvian delicacies at Lima56 in Vienna Today I want to take you on a different journey – a journey that won’t involve any planes: a culinary journey to Peru – without having to fly all the way to Latin America. If you know me you know my love to almost anything from there: the language(s), people, landscapes, beaches, mountains, valleys, long bus rides, pure…

Prague Beer Spa

Some drink beer, I bathe in beer – Beer Spa in Prague

The story of how my love for beer got even deeper The Czech Republic is known for its beer, many beer lovers go on a holy pilgrimage to their Beer-Mekka. Breweries can be found all across the country and you will also love another thing about it: Beer is cheap here and it comes in just so many different colors and tastes that won’t leave you wanting more (maybe less, but…

Cascadas El Chiflon

Mexico is so much more than Cancun – 7 + 1 reasons to travel to Mexico

¡Viva Mexico! And why Cancun isn’t Mexico I challenge you to experience more of Mexico than only touristy spots  Cancun, Tulum or even Playa del Carmen. When you tell me you’ve been to Mexico and haven’t set a foot outside your resort, I shake my head and pity you. I also challenge you to see more than those cruise ship towns like Cozumel. There is so much more to see…

Pico de Gallo or How to win a man’s heart

Pico de Gallo or How to win a man’s heart

The power of Mexican food: Pico de Gallo They say: 
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And yes! They are so right! Most of you know how much I love Mexico – and I’d go as far to say that I’m obsessed with the food. Quesadillas, Tacos, Enchiladas, Sopa Azteca, … the list goes on! But there is this one thing that makes the difference: Pico…

brussels comic book walls

Brussels for 5 Euros – how to experience the Belgian capital for real

A few weeks have passed since I visited the Belgian capital. Finally, I have found the time to deal with my trip and share my experiences in Brussels. I spent the last days with friends in Flanders – the Northern (and not French) part of Belgium. We had a blast, laughed a lot and tasted quite a few of the local beers. After that, I took the train from Antwerp…

Mexican Christmas Tree

About spending Christmas in Mexico (again)

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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,…