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Eat & Drink Featured Vienna

The Vienna coffeehouse guide pt. 1

February 17, 2017
Cafe Sperl

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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Asia Destinations Featured

From the archives: Vietnam – Ha Long Bay

February 11, 2017
Halong Bay

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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Africa Destinations Featured

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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Austria Destinations Featured

A walk on frozen Neusiedlersee

January 28, 2017
Podersdorf lighthouse

After my rather sensory-overloaded post about Tunis, I’m sharing something on the quieter, more winter-ish side this time: We’re experiencing a rather harsh winter this year and not often you get the opportunity to walk or ice-skate on a natural frozen lake. Last week I did a little excursion to nearby Neusiedlersee, a favourite relaxation destination for us Viennese (see also here) .…

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Africa Destinations Featured

Lost in the medina of Tunis

January 22, 2017
Tunis Medina

Tunisia – known for its beautiful beaches, desert back-country and ancient ruins has always been a popular tourist destination for Europeans. Way too many years ago I visited Tunisia during a class trip after my high school grad – you may guess it – as a bunch of teenagers our first priority was party, party, party and we hardly saw anything outside our resort fences… Too bad.…

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Destinations Featured General

Planning tips for your (long) term travels pt. II: Budget

January 13, 2017
travel budget tips

Hi, I’m back again with part II of my travel tip series! About a month ago I wrote about the most important precautions before going on an epic journey – so if you missed that one, please check it out here. If you ever thought about traveling for a longer time period, you most likely wondered about these questions: How much money do I need? What to pack? Where should I book my tickets and hotels? In the following, I’ll…

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