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”

Photo Essay: The Best of August 2015

I had planned for August to be a slow month. With a lot of time for reading and writing and concentrating. August in a German university town like Göttingen means the city is pretty empty and the supermarkets actually still have frozen pizza on stock, which would never happen during the semester. Life feels a … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of August 2015”

Paris in August via Instagram

There was a time when I was really into writing Instagram photo blog posts, but I haven’t been doing a lot of them lately as I felt like my images were becoming too repetitive — even though I’m still old-fashioned and take photos with both my dSLR (for the blog) and my phone (for Instagram) … Continue reading “Paris in August via Instagram”

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 … Continue reading “My Honest Thoughts on Solo Travel”

Of Baguettes and History – Jardin du Luxembourg

Most of the time, it just takes a pretty picture on Pinterest or a scene in a movie and all of a sudden I’m not able to get my mind off of Paris. This city is everywhere — in the movies, the commercials, the fashion magazines. And every time I see it, I’m reminded of … Continue reading “Of Baguettes and History – Jardin du Luxembourg”

Photo Essay: Midnight in Paris

First of all, sorry for the cheesy title. As I literature and art geek I obviously loved Woody Allen’s movie and I honestly wish I could time-travel to Paris of the fabulous 1920ies. But the movie aside, these photos were literally taken at midnight in Paris. My whole day in Paris was already perfect: I … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Midnight in Paris”

Capture the Color: My 2013 Travel Photos

I don’t need a reason to go through my travel photos every once in a while: I love images, and I always love a little trip down memory lane. So when Alex, my favorite Texan expat in Germany, tagged me to be a part in this year’s Capture the Color Photo Contest, I was excited … Continue reading “Capture the Color: My 2013 Travel Photos”

Photo Essay: Musée Rodin in Paris

Paris has some of the most amazing museums of the world, and when re-visited Paris for the third time earlier this summer, I challenged myself to see as many museums as possible. But the weather was so perfect that I didn’t want spend too much time inside crowded and gloomy museum hallways — summer in … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Musée Rodin in Paris”

Photo Essay: Sainte-Chapelle in Paris

Every once in a while I just have to go back to the roots. Back to my roots as an art historian. I can’t go too long without writing about my beloved Gothic cathedrals. If you have read my little art historical background you know that I decided to become an art historian while being … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Sainte-Chapelle in Paris”

Photo Essay: Canal Saint-Martin – The Different Paris

We’ve all seen ‘those’ Paris photos: The unmistakable landmarks, the fancy cafés and the wide boulevards. And although I truly adore all these features of the stunning French capital, I’ve always longed to see another Paris — to look beyond the picture-perfect façades of ornamental balconies and beyond what first-time visitors see of Paris. For my … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Canal Saint-Martin – The Different Paris”