Christmas Time in Flensburg

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” – Calvin Coolidge On the first weekend of December, I went with my family on a day trip to Flensburg, the third largest town in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, founded in 1284, and…

My Top 10 Must-Sees in Budapest

One day in the middle of December, I was searching for plane tickets on Momondo, just as I always do. I stumbled upon return tickets from Copenhagen to Budapest for just 278 DKK in January and I booked them. Just like that. Sometimes, I don’t even think, I just book, but I never regret. I had no expectations of Budapest, but it turned out to…

Let’s Try Again – Visegrád vol. 2!

A week after my very unsuccessful attempt at getting to Visegrád, I decided to try again – this time with a friend by my side. We finally made it there and had a great day with gorgeous weather, hiking in the mountains and studying old buildings. A few days earlier, I had found out that my friend Christopher, who I know from high school, lives…

A Joyful Revisit to Bratislava

Back in the Summer of 2013, my family and I drove down through Europe to Croatia, stopping in several cities on the way. One of those cities immediately stole my heart and gave me my first moment of “I HAVE to come back!!”. That city was Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. When I was finally back in that area earlier in January this year, I…

The Invisible Exhibition | Budapest 2016

Imagine that all the lights go out… That is the tagline for the Invisible Exhibition – and that is exactly what happened to me and 5 others, when we stepped into complete darkness. The Invisible Exhibition, located in the Millennium Park in Budapest as well as in Warsaw and Prague, is a unique interactive 1-hour tour of everyday settings in an invisible world; a rare…

An Unsuccessful Trip to Visegrád

Visegrád is a small town in Pest County, 45 km. north of Budapest, famous for its medieval citadel and the remains of the Early Renaissance summer palace of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary. It’s a beautiful and interesting town, but getting there is a whole other story! Since my friend Steve had recommended Visegrád, I tried to visit it on my third day in Hungary.…

Photo Diary: Magical Winter in Budapest

In the beginning of January, I had some days with no work and some early birthday money from my parents that I decided to spend on creating new travel memories. Due to cheap flights, cheap living and recommendations from a friend, I chose to go to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, for nine days. A decision that I would not regret, because the city is…

15 Favourite New Destinations of 2015

2015 has been a great travel year for me. I was in the middle of my two gap years, when 2015 started, so I’ve had plenty of time to explore the World. Basically, my year has been work, travel, work, travel, work, travel. Just the way I like it. I’ve been on weekendtrips to Latvia and Germany, family holidays in Spain, Andorra and England and…

Christmas Time in Hamburg

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale My mum is a big lover of Christmas and everything that goes with it – especially Christmas markets, and since Germany is famous for their festive markets all over the country, it has become a tradition for our family to go on a small trip…

11 Great Reasons to Visit Poznan

I first discovered the city of Poznan when I was in the eighth grade. I was given an assignment in my geography class and had to write about a city. I’d always been fascinated by Poland, so I looked at a map of the country and chose Poznan from there. I’m not sure why, maybe I just liked the sound of the name. I enjoyed…