The name of this castle in Stuttgart West is a strange metaphor of how I felt here sometimes. Continue reading “Solitude Castle”
You probably did not expect this, but Stuttgart is a city with many hills and with 400 to 600 staircases called “Stäffele” in the lovely local dialect.
The city is part of a wine growing region, so in the past the staircases served as access to the vineyards. Continue reading “Viewpoints, wine and romance”
Eat your way through Stuttgart.
If you are searching fom Swabian German dishes, please don’t read along. 🙂 Even though I like German food, this article will not mention it. Continue reading “Stuttgart. Food for thought”
This picture is from 2014 when I was living in Brussels and I had no idea I will get to move to Germany. And one day even work in Berlin. Even though I study German since I am 8 years old, was never my dream to live here. My journey was more full of life than I anticipated or imagined it would be. Third and … Continue reading Full circle
A place that both feels like home and somewhere foreign Continue reading “Stuttgart”
My though exactly while crossing the River Duoro on Dom Luis I bridge in Porto.
Is advised to always look ahead, literally and in life. When you are on this particular bridge, look also down. The view might surprise you. Continue reading “There is something about Portugal”
From Harry Potter to sweet pastel de nata and the salty Atlantic Ocean – my top 4 recommendations for what to do, see or eat in Porto, the favorite parts that made my journey special. Oporto, the second largest city of Portugal is a true gem. Continue reading “Porto, sweet and salty”
When the girls and I decided to visit Puglia, we knew the trip would revolve around food – pretty much the best part of any Italian journey! Thus, stay tuned for “Pugliese cuisine” tips, what to see and where to eat.
Perfect location for amazing day trips: Sintra for castles and Cascais for the Atlantic Ocean.
Sintra is about a 40-minute train ride away. You can catch your train from Rossio train station, which is located in central Lisbon. On the way back, I stopped at the beautiful Oriente train station mentioned in my previous article.
When you go to a new city, you travel also in time. In Lisbon, you feel you travel back in the Age of Discoveries.
This is what I felt in my trip to the neighbourhood Belém of Lisbon, packed with monuments and places to see. There you can visit Jeronimos Monastry, one of the most visited landmark in Lisbon.
Wandering and exploring a small part of Portugal on my birthday. There are so many reasons to love the country, but to name a few: Lisbon, fado, pastéis de nata, azulejos, miradouros, Sintra, Cascais, trams, the Atlantic Ocean, and castles.
Rome, Italy, 16th of May, 2015
~ This first chapter is dedicated to my beautiful friend Anna and was written as a present for her wedding ~