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Eat & Drink Featured Vienna

The Vienna coffeehouse guide Pt. 2

March 11, 2017
Vienna coffeehouse guide

So while I showed you a few of the big names of the Viennese coffeehouse scene in part 1, I’m continuing with some of my personal favourites hereafter. Again, the coziness factor of these cafés will make you stay longer than planned, so if you’re in a rush, you’re at the wrong place.…

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A perfect weekend in Brno

March 4, 2017
Brno travel guide

Brno – pronounced (“Br-no”) – is Czech Republic’s second largest city. Never heard of it? Well, this is just another good example for a country that is dominated by a big capital while other cities are hardly on a traveler’s map. However, from Vienna it’s just a stone’s throw away and I can’t believe I just made it there last weekend for the first time……

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Planning tips for your (long) term travels Pt. III: Packing list

February 26, 2017
travel packing tips

After I’ve talked about general precautions and my travel budget, it’s time to continue with some packing advice in my travel tip series: Whether I go for a weekend, two weeks or several months – my philosophy has always been to go as light as possible! And after all, it doesn’t make much of a difference. When I traveled for 7 months around the world I carried actually the same weight like I’d do for a two-week vacation.…

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Eat & Drink Featured Vienna

The Vienna coffeehouse guide pt. 1

February 17, 2017
Vienna coffeehouse guide

Winter in Vienna: There’s hardly snow but lots of grey clouds. It’s usually cold and quite depressing. People prefer to stay in during this season and if they’re getting tired of their own homes, they escape to their “extended lounge” – that’s what a Viennese coffeehouse is called here. Once entered, it becomes pretty clear why: The Viennese café is the opposite of rush and rapidness.…

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From the archives: Vietnam – Halong Bay

February 11, 2017
Halong Bay cruise

I can tell you, mid-February is usually the time where I start getting tired of winters here. Especially this year is tougher because I didn’t take a winter break over Christmas/New Year in the tropics, however there’s light at the end of the tunnel. I postponed my vacation to Southeast Asia to a later point and more precisely I’ll be arriving in Vietnam in exactly one month.…

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Highlights of Northern Tunisia

February 5, 2017
Sidi Bou Said

One thing I really liked about Tunisia were the colours that seemed to be more vivid than in other places: The white facades, the blue sky, ocean and doors, green farmlands and the red of the tomatoes and Harissa (chili paste) found in Tunisian food create a wide-ranged palette. It got even more colourful when we left Tunis to see more provincial towns, the countryside and the ocean.…

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