Hamburg has some of the most spectacular sunrises that I have ever seen anywhere. It might be due to where the city is located on the globe or the constant clouds being a great canvas, but the sun often paints the most magnificent and breathtaking morning spectacles in the sky.
Travel Favorites: Take a chill pill (Vibe)
Sometimes during travel, you want excitement. And sometimes you want to lay back and relax. To me, Barcelona has both.
Travel Favorites: Treasures on every street (Historic Sites)
One of my favorite travel destinations for historic sites is Italy. The country is plastered with historic building and ruins from every time period since the antiquity. I love wandering through its cities and admire remnants of Ancient Rome or the Italian renaissance.
Travel Favorites: Big city vibes (Metropolis)
When it comes to cities, I personally love London. Amazing architecture, great food, lovely museums, smooth public transportation, fascinating markets... What's not to love?
Food adventures: Sushi Lô (Hamburg, Germany)
If you happen to be in Hamburg and are looking for good sushi, I would recommend Sushi Lô in Rotherbaum near U Hallerstraße.
Around Europe in 30 days #25: The end of the road (Vienna)
My 30 day interrail trip around Europe had taken me to amazing sights, enabled me to meet fascinating people and forced me to face myself and grow in the process.
Around Europe in 30 days #24: Things might have taken a dark turn (Balkan)
My travel companion had disembarked in Budapest and decided to let me sleep, therefor leaving the door unlocked. The conductor asked me to secure the latch, which I complied with drowsily. And in hindsight, I am grateful that he did ensure that I did.
Around Europe in 30 days #23: With hand and feet (Istanbul)
And even though I did not speak Turkish and they did not speak German or English, we ended up having a full fledged conversation with a mixture of basic words and body language.
Around Europe in 30 days #22: “Carpet, madam?” (Istanbul)
After Athens, I took a train to Thessaloniki (Greece) and from there a night train to Istanbul where I arrived on Sep 20th. And honestly, even though the weather was grey and gloomy, the city and its people were amazing.
Around Europe in 30 days #21: Lost in translation (Athens)
Athens confronted me with a problem that I had anticipated earlier but had been spared: Language barriers
Christmas past 2017: Our first roller-coaster
Our first Christmas together was a roller-coaster. We were living in Hamburg (Germany) at the time and had made plans to spend Christmas eve with my younger siblings and their significant others at our family home on the outskirts of Berlin.
Debunked: The “German” Christmas pickle
I first encountered the legend of the German Christmas pickle as a German exchange student in Florida when I was 16.