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An Art Historian, a Journey, and a Suitcase

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

The European Capital Curse

Written on 13.08.2014 by Julika

Exploring the Flavors of Rome

Written on 11.04.2014 by Julika

Seven Free Geeky Things to Do in Dublin

Written on 26.01.2014 by Julika

September in Germany via Instagram

Of course, I want to travel. A lot. But I want to travel a whole lot more than I actually can: I like my job as a medievalist, but honestly, it’s quite time-consuming and it’s definitely not a job that is making me rich. Thus, I’m constantly torn between feeling guilty for not reading and researching […]

The Art Historian’s Guide to Berlin in a Day

Okay, I know the title of this article sounds insane. And believe me, it was quite the insane project. Berlin is huge — even more spread out than New York City! And it’s a common mistake for people visiting (or moving to) Berlin to think it’ll only take 20 minutes to get somewhere. The truth […]

Photo Essay: Impressions from Vienna

Somehow, I’m having a hard time finding words to describe my time in Vienna. Yes, it was pretty. Yes, the architecture was amazing. Yes, the Stephansdom cathedral and the Kunsthistorisches Museum brought me to tears. But other than that — Vienna and I didn’t really click. First glimpse of Vienna There are cities you love at […]

Why Hamburg has to be on your Germany Itinerary

On the list of the world’s most visited countries, Germany can always be found among the top ten: Tourists come for half-timbered houses, ancient history and Currywurst from all over the world. They want to see the medieval loveliness of Rothenburg ob der Tauber (which is on the Lonely Planet Germany cover) and Neuschwanstein Castle […]

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, […]