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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

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 […]

How to Plan a Girls Getaway in Europe

I’ve traveled with lots of different people in lots of different situations: From exchange student weekend trips to the Algarve with way too many drinking games to a family vacation with my grown-up sisters in Croatia; from a 12-person-pilgramge to attend a wedding in Romania to spontaneous city getaways from Bruges to Budapest with the boyfriend. I […]

Photo Essay: Impressions from Bratislava

On one Sunday evening during the chaotic months of early summer, I just booked a cheap flight to Vienna. I wasn’t even sure I was actually going, but I needed something to look forward to during the stressful weeks that lay ahead of me then. Up until a week before my flight I wasn’t really […]

Gloomy Tales from Boyne Valley

Even before I opened my eyes, I knew it was going to be a gloomy day. The morning light falling through the old, porous curtains was barely recognizable. It was October in Ireland and it had been sunny the days before, but it seemed like the clouds were taking over after all. As I walked […]

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 […]