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.
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”
Growing up I always projected my life and career as a clear path. Something linear, straight, filled with clichés. Now I see them as a painting – beautiful, bold, deep, lively, patterned, but also uneven, dark, broken, rough, changing.
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 & salty”
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 ~
~ “We only have two hours, can we make it?” We have to discuss two proposals today: one to implant microchips into European citizens and one for a new water directive. Members of the Parliament (MEPs) and Council negotiators must strike a deal.” ~
Two hours to go
I was playing with the option of building my own website since January 2014, during the time his picture was taken in Brussels, just an idea how much it took me to get started.
And 5 years later, here I am, writing finally my first post.
Thanks for joining me!