Debut for Dubai

Dubai Debut – Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? Tips for your first visit

Dubai for Beginners – Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? Who of you recognized the “Bohemian Rhapsody” song from Queen? …. Escape from reality! Open your eyes, look up to the sky and see! … This pretty much describes how I experienced the crazy and mad city of Dubai! Sand, sand and more sand is the picture you get when looking out of your airplane window whilst flying…

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Weekendtrip Lithuania – 48 hours in Vilnius

Lithuania: Weekendtrip to Vilnius Some of you may have heard of Lithuania before – but who can find it on a map at the first try? Europe – yes, but where exactly? Let me show you the southernmost Baltic state: Lithuania. And to be precise: their capital Vilnius! Why Lithuania? I read just recently that there is nothing worse than being recommended by the Lonely Planet guide books. A rather…

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…

Destinations RTW

Around the World in 72 Days – Destinations revealed

Around the World in 72 Days – Destinations revealed My fellow wanderlusters, travellers, lovers of the unknown and adventurers! Today I want to share with you my trip itinerary that I kept a secret – until now. It’s time to share the destinations with you and also some of the things I plan on doing: The ultimate RTW-itinerary for 2.5 months The first spot I’m going to visit is …….

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…

Viktoria Urbanek Chronic Wanderlust

50 Things you probably didn’t know about me

50 Things you probably didn’t know about me I collect guide books like a crazy person Although my surname originates from polish, I’ve never been to Poland I’m a messy My favourite books include Shantaram, The Hobbit and books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Anthony Horrowitz Since the beginning of 2014 my bank balance was below 50€ 6 times. I love the black, British humour Therefore I love the…

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…

Introducing Mona

Hi there! My name is Mona and I will be writing for you here on CW! I am super excited to be a contributor and hope you will enjoy reading my articles and much as I enjoy writing them. Well I am sure you are curious how I made it here, right? I have been reading Vikis articles ever since she participated in the Austrian Airline blogger challenge. In fact…

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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…

Around the World in 72 Days

Around the world in 72 days My dear wanderlusters, travellers, lovers of the unknown and adventurers! I am very proud and honoured to announce that I will be going on my first round the world trip this summer! This trip will be the biggest and longest ongoing trip for me so far! I am super excited and can’t wait to share all my experiences, learnings, failures, photos (+Dirndl) and videos…

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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…

First time Round the World Trip Tips by Travel Bloggers

First time Round the World Trip Tips by Travel Bloggers Travelling itself and travelling on your own might be a challenge, but round the world trips (RTW) are even more challenging. More and more people decide to take a year off to travel and explore the world. You can’t plan it all, itinerary changes and delayed connections will strike you, but the beauty lies in the uncertainty. I asked three…

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…