Three recommendations with love, from the heart of Transylvania and one cliché, as usual. The historic region is synonym with mystery, but travelers must look past Dracula to discover it properly. It has much to offer, from nature, adventure, mountains, fortified cities, Saxon villages and yes, appropriately spooky castles.Continue reading “Visit Transylvania”
A train away from Berlin is the Baltic Sea (Ostsee). Windy and beautiful Northern Germany. I woke up missing the sea, so I booked a direct IC train to Rostock with a first stop in Warnemünde.Continue reading “Baltic Coast”
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, and surprises and spontaneous moments will appear, but is a good idea to have a plan.Continue reading “Berlin 2020 ~ Calendar”
🎼 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).
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”
Receiving an Erasmus scholarship at 19 years old I actually received wings! 10 years feels like a lifetime and is beautiful to look back. I realize we are walking in circle. Only that those circles get wider.Continue reading “Erasmus revisited”
There are so many ways to get to know a city or to have a good first overview. This time I took a long walk and then a boat. While I imagined how locals spend their Saturday and live their life in Hamburg.Continue reading “Hamburg. A Day in the Life”
Besides to much information about chocolate, living in Brussels got to know the city very well while attending events, working, learned French and discover more places. I was what people call a “social butterfly”.
So when you have a limited amount of time in the city of Brussels, let’s say just a weekend, you should put on your list the following 7 locations and events.
Chocolate museums, chocolate fair, caffeine fix in Brussels and final thoughts. Conclusion. Balanced diet is having chocolate in both hands.
Time for more chocolate after part 1. If you travel to Brussels or live there and you like chocolate, you can call yourself lucky!
In this second part we will cover Royal chocolate, the rebel Pierre Marcolini and 3 Brussels based places, just for chocolate ‘connoisseurs’.
This story was written after my chocolate trail during my last month in a place I called home for almost 4 years.
Thus, it was my way of honoring Brussels, my adoptive city. Continue reading “From Brussels with chocolate. Part I”
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 & romance”
Eat your way through Stuttgart. I made the plan for a weekend when one has more time to explore the food scene and I wrote my weekend rituals so I can remember them. I write a lot for myself so I don’t forget.
A place that both feels like home and somewhere foreign Continue reading “Stuttgart”
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 & salty”