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An Art Historian, a Journey, and a Suitcase

Photo Essay: Spring Days in Madrid

Written on 20.04.2014 by Julika

Exploring the Flavors of Rome

Written on 11.04.2014 by Julika

Serra da Estrela – That Other Portugal

Written on 03.03.2014 by Julika

Of Baguettes and History – Jardin du Luxembourg

Written on 11.02.2014 by Julika

Seven Free Geeky Things to Do in Dublin

Written on 26.01.2014 by Julika

Vienna and Bratislava via Instagram

I’ve written quite a bit about how it felt to travel to Bratislava and Vienna by myself, but now it is finally the time to share some photos! Taking photos in the capitals of Austria and Slovakia really wasn’t too though: They are both strikingly beautiful cities with clean streets and adorable cafés. I’m probably not […]

Two Years Later: The Journey Continues

I’ve come up with a lot of stupid ideas in my life. Like that time I thought driving a motorcycle at a car show with fake nails was a good idea. (It was my last time on a motorcycle and the one and only time I ever had fake fingernails.) Or like that time I […]

My Honest Thoughts on Solo Travel

I’m not a solo traveler. I never claimed to be one, I never used the label “solo female traveler” or the hashtag #wegosolo. Yet there were a few occasions I traveled more or less by myself, and my latest getaway to Vienna and Bratislava was even a classical solo trip. But honestly, I’m conflicted about solo […]

The Best Food Finds in Madrid

Strangely enough, I’ve written a lot about food lately. My story with learning to love food abroad (and in general) is long and complex, but the more I eat and the more I travel, the more I get obsessed with food abroad. From unexpectedly falling in love with the quality food in Utrecht, The Netherlands, […]

The European Capital Curse

For some travelers it’s the one of the worst travel sins, but I’m absolutely guilty of it: Visiting (European) capital cities. Prague, Czech Republic Budapest, Hungary How often have I had a conversation with someone from England that went something like this: “So, have you been to England at all?” — “Yes!” — “Oh great! […]

My July via Instagram

Ever since I started working as a medievalist last fall, I’ve been struggling with finding balance in between being the busy art historian and the blogging part-time traveler. I admire bloggers who manage to be successful in their day-jobs and still stick to a regular writing schedule. But the thing is, my job is a […]

Photo Essay: Art Lover’s Rome

A while back, I compiled a massive photo essay from my spring getaway to Rome, which did surprisingly well. Lesson learned: People love photos from Italy — especially when these photos include a ridiculous amount of food and gelato images. I sure love those classic Italy impressions as well: When I go to a city […]

27 Things I have not learned in 27 Years

It was my 27th birthday this week and after my last post on turning older was filled with self-doubt, question marks, and worries about the future, I thought it was time for a little comic relief. Because no, I’m still not a proper grown up yet. Here are 27 things I still have not learned […]