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. 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. I revisited some of my favorite places and discover a new one, La Galerie Vivienne in the 2nd arrondissement.Continue reading “Perfect Paris”
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”
A few memories from a couple of days in Milan. Italy and the relaxed lifestyle makes me always reflect and photograph its stunning architecture.Continue reading “Shades of Orange”
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”
In just a few intense days, we hiked through a protected national park, swam among salty rocks and dived inside a cave, we had liquor and truffles tasting experiences. We ate and had Istrian wine again and again.Continue reading “Wonderful Istria”
Saturday and Sunday, 18th and 19th August, Berliners and guests run / walk the 160km or 100 miles path along the former Berlin Wall to honor the victims of the Cold War.
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.
Many books and travel guides were already written about Paris. Is hard to add some new relevant content, so I will just write my raw thoughts of the city about the best 7 decisions from 7 trips I took while in Paris and the ultimate cliché, since I can’t resist those.
In Switzerland, not just the quality of life is very high, is also the quality of the people.
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.
The neighbourhood with the European institutions in Brussels is a piece of Europe within Europe. Initially, I wanted to write about places to visit in Brussels and a small paragraph about the European institutions and the elections today, and in the end, the following piece turned out. It became o plea for being critical, optimist, base everything on facts. How my mind works while thinking … Continue reading Heart of Europe
Chocolate museums, chocolate fair, caffeine fix in Brussels and final thoughts. Conclusion. Balanced diet is having chocolate in both hands.