Life Snippets: The First Half of 2017

One thing I could never wrap my brain around when it comes to travel blogging — and blogging in general actually — is how narcissistic it is. Do people really like reading an abundance of first person pronouns? Does anyone really care for random selfies in front of famous buildings?  And yet, while being extremely … Continue reading “Life Snippets: The First Half of 2017”

Around the World in Coffees: The 2015 Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And by that I mean: I get to look back on the last year through the coffees I drank! Ever since I wrote my first blog post about traveling and coffee, my yearly coffee round-up has become an article I look forward to writing the entire year. I … Continue reading “Around the World in Coffees: The 2015 Edition”

London Stories in Black and White

I have always loved photography. My parents gave me my first little camera for my 12th birthday and I was so excited that I even told all my teachers about it. Very soon after that birthday, we spent a week in a cabin in the Jura mountains in Switzerland where I took photos of horses … Continue reading “London Stories in Black and White”

Highlights from a Weekend in London

Three years ago, London had caught me completely off guard: I had come to see the places that I had been familiarized with through all those countless English textbooks, but hadn’t expected to fall so hard for the artsy hipster London, the pretty stoops, and, oh — the coffee. Back then, I kept thinking that … Continue reading “Highlights from a Weekend in London”

Photo Essay: The Best of May 2015

I feel like being a little too redundant with starting off this monthly recap with the same cliché I used for my April wrap-up, but it just sounds so adequate this time around as well: May was a month of quite a few ups and downs regrading life, weather, and emotional states. But if writing monthly … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of May 2015”

The Broke Art Historian’s Guide to Sightseeing in London

When it comes to money, London has a horrible reputation. And it’s true. When I learned how much rent my friend and host Sarah was paying for her shoe-box sized apartment, I couldn’t believe it. Or when we bought a few groceries for breakfast — fruit, cereal, yoghurt — and paid more than 20 ₤. Without … Continue reading “The Broke Art Historian’s Guide to Sightseeing in London”

Around the World in 80 Coffees?!

When I was skimming through the pictures I took on my trips during the last year I realized that I developed a strange habit: I take pictures of my coffees. A lot. It may be an unconscious result of my addiction, but I consider coffee to be picture-worthy. And pretty. And very cultural. Are you aware … Continue reading “Around the World in 80 Coffees?!”

Photo Essay: Tower of London Through the Fence

I recently discovered my love for macro pictures of details, which put the actual sight in the background and coin a whole new perspective… So, here’s a rusty fence, a few leafs of ivy lit by the setting sun – and the Tower of London almost inconspicuously in the back…  

Photo Essay: Big Ben Bathed in Sunlight

Today’s Photo of the Week is dedicated to my great trip to London last April: When my friend Sarah and I were walking across the famous bridge over the river Thames, the British weather was just as capricious as it is known for — but when we turned around the late afternoon sun suddenly broke through the … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Big Ben Bathed in Sunlight”

London’s Gems: Portobello Road and Brick Lane

On a large scale, London has been what I expected it to be: Crowded, busy, oh-so British, but also culturally and artistically buzzing. What really surprised me however, was the hipster-artsy-hippie-vintagey side of London. Knowing me way too well, my host and guide Sarah took me to Portobello Road and Brick Lane. And she was so … Continue reading “London’s Gems: Portobello Road and Brick Lane”