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Around the World in Coffees: The 2014 Edition

Written on 28.12.2014 by Julika

How to Plan a Girls Getaway in Europe

Written on 18.11.2014 by Julika

Two Years Later: The Journey Continues

Written on 10.09.2014 by Julika

My Honest Thoughts on Solo Travel

Written on 31.08.2014 by Julika

Exploring the Flavors of Rome

Written on 11.04.2014 by Julika

Winter in Germany via Instagram

It’s no secret that I’m not a winter lover – especially not when it comes to those annoyingly gloomy Central European winters, when it feels like all colors are faded and all sounds are muted. Most of the time, winters in Germany are just plain gray in gray. Wind, freezing rain, and sunsets in the […]

Photo Essay: Rome in Black and White

Back when I still wanted to write a dozen or more review posts to end 2014, a “Best 14 photos of 2014″ was definitely something on my agenda. I know I’ve been saying this ever since I first started stealing the boyfriend’s dSLR back in late 2012, but the last year was an important year for […]

Of Past Years and First Times

I always get a little nostalgic when the new year about to begin. I sort of like clinging to the old year and remember what happened. At the same time, I like to imagine what the next year will be like — always hoping that it will be (even) better than the last one. A […]

Around the World in Coffees: The 2014 Edition

I was originally planning to turn December into Review Month. Because no matter how some other bloggers frown upon year review posts, I love them. I love looking back and being nostalgic. And I love pretending that my life had a certain theme in the past year. December overwhelmed me though, and I never got […]

Merry Christmas from Germany!

I know it’s such a cliché to say this, but I honestly have no idea how Christmas time came this quickly. All of a sudden, I’m back at home at my parent’s house in the rural German middle of nowhere with the dog warming my feet and it’s almost Christmas Day. The last few months have been […]

Photo Essay: Christmas Time in Bremen

I’m not sure if it’s common knowledge that Germany has 16 federal states, but I’m pretty sure everyone has heard about oh-so-famous Bavaria. And don’t get me wrong, I love Bavaria — but Germany is NOT Bavaria. In the contrary to what the world sometimes seems to believe, beer steins and Lederhosen and even pretzels are […]

On Being Underwhelmed

I vividly remember when it happened to me for the first time. I was 19 years old on art major class field trip to Rome. We had spent the entire year before learning about Renaissance and Baroque architecture and the history of the Eternal City. Dates and countless names of places, popes, and artists had […]

The Art Historian’s Guide to Vienna on a Budget

My blog has a very strong niche and I’ve never been vague what it is about: Cultural travel. As you know, this means museums, churches, and all the geeky stuff mixed with the personal musings of an art historian who spends most of her time with her head stuck in the middle ages. If you ever […]