Slowing down is the mode currently around the globe. Interestingly enough, in Berlin I was not rushing here and there. Compared with other European capitals, what is the difference that makes the difference? I believe the city has a rare energy. Prenzlauer Berg’s architecture in particular is esthetically beautiful with many historical Wilhelmine buildings.Continue reading “Berlin & Prenzlauer Berg”
Starting a districts round, as Berlin is divided in 12 administrative districts, each of those with many neighborhoods. Tiergarten is a huge urban park that is now part of neighborhood Mitte (Middle). Used to belong to West Berlin before the Reunification. The former royal park is now open to the public and is a great connection from the West part to the center.Continue reading “Berlin & Tiergarten”
Alongside Cannes and Venice, Berlin is the platform of one of the biggest public international film festivals in the world. I am a movie enthusiast and Cinema is the 7th Art form. So to witness in Berlin the 70th Berlinale International Film Festival is a big deal. And the entire city is celebrating.Continue reading “The Berlinale”
The Berlin concert hall (Konzerthaus) is located at the historic square called Gendarmenmarkt and is flanked in perfect symmetry by the French Cathedral (Französischer Dom) and the German Cathedral (Deutscher Dom).Continue reading “Konzerthaus Berlin”
Wandering around in Colmar among well preserved half-timbered houses, I was inspired to stop and write a sentence or two instead of photographing. Is amazing when this is happening.Continue reading “Once Upon a Time … in Colmar”
Even though Verona is famous for tragical Romeo & Juliet of Shakespeare, what I remember from that holiday are pumpkin ravioli, pecorino cheese, tiramisu, lake Garda, stunning architecture and opera. Yes, Italian opera! Is so easy to keep finding reasons to return to Italy, right?!Continue reading “Memories – “Aida” in Verona”
Berlin is a city full of life, culture and history, with concerts, international film festivals, parties, fashion, popular sporting events and many other opportunities. Looking forward to a few moments this year that I broke down by season and category. I am sure that this is just a glimpse, but is a good idea to have a plan.Continue reading “Berlin 2020 ~ Calendar (updated)”
As we are wrapping the year 2019 and a decade, I was reflecting these days at what I have achieved & what I have learned. In 2019, this online travel journal was opened. And I had a new start in Berlin.Continue reading “My Year 2019”
🎼 Vienna, the city of waltz. Beautiful and elegant. You see everywhere it used to be an imperial capital.
In a December morning before Christmas in 2017 I was drinking my coffee at Café Demel, where it smells phenomenal (Kohlmarkt 14, 1010 Wien).
Hometown and first love. I wrote about many trips and my life in Germany & Belgium, but writing about my home city proved to be more difficult than I thought. Maybe because I don’t live there for many years, the touchable memories mixed with my imagination.
Or perhaps because I was taking it for granted, like we always do with our hometown.
This week of 4-10 November 2019 is a very special one in the German capital because it celebrated the 30th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall with “storytelling” events and art. This autumn, I am still processing this week and the 6 months since I live here.Continue reading “A world without walls”
Lovely city. Beautiful as the name. Baden Baden is a spa town and perfect day or weekend trip from Stuttgart during autumn.
I belong to several cities thanks to my destiny of choice of a wanderer. Or vagabond :). Maybe a native skill is that I feel at home in many places. But I never experienced the feeling living in Bucureşti– belonging, that I could easily fit in, but still be free and on a journey.Continue reading “Dear Bucharest”
Two festivals are lightning the mood in October. Because one was not enough. „The Festival of Lights“ and „Berlin Leuchtet / Berlin Illuminated“.Continue reading “Light of Freedom”
L’art se porte bien. During autumn, I revisited some of my favorite places and discover a new one, La Galerie Vivienne in the 2nd arrondissement.Continue reading “Perfect Paris”
Applying and receiving an Erasmus scholarship at 19 years old I actually received wings! 10 years feels like a lifetime and is beautiful to look back where it all started. Even though in life we should go straight ahead, I realized is important to close circles.Continue reading “Erasmus revisited”