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”

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! … Continue reading “The European Capital Curse”

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”

The Truth About Paris on a Budget

Paris on a budget? Isn’t that a paradox? A city with incredibly high rents, a city where desserts are topped with gold foil, a city where the most expensive handbags have to be updated every season? A few months back, I just randomly booked hostel in Paris on a whim. Just because I felt like … Continue reading “The Truth About Paris on a Budget”

A Weekend in Alsace via Instagram

I admit it: I’m a newly converted Instagram-addict (and, ugh, fancy phone owner). Although I tried really hard not to give in to yet another hyped social media platform for the longest time, I’ve come to realize that taking travel photos with Instagram is actually a lot of fun. And I just love the idea … Continue reading “A Weekend in Alsace via Instagram”

The Street Art of Paris – In Pictures

I don’t know how I discovered street art. Somehow it was suddenly there. Maybe I am just a lemming of a huge new hipster street art hype. But no matter how I came to like street art in the first place, I know I do. A lot. And Paris has plenty of street art. un … Continue reading “The Street Art of Paris – In Pictures”

A Walk Around Cimetière de Montmartre

I admit I’m a little quirky… I love the middle ages, I love churches, I love Gothic architecture. And with all that comes that I also truly love cemeteries. It sounds morbid, but I like the intense stillness on graveyards. The veneration that slightly overcomes you, and the subtle shivering that makes you hush… It inspires me. … Continue reading “A Walk Around Cimetière de Montmartre”

Rediscovering Paris

I love “taking advantage” of my friends. This year, I was already hosted by Sarah in London and Kathi in Munich. I admit, I was cadging a little. But I can’t help having cool friends, who live cool places — I just have to go stay with them as soon as they invite me over! And … Continue reading “Rediscovering Paris”

The Insane Road Trip through France Part III: Mediterranean, here we go!

The Insane Road Trip through France Part III: Camargue region and the Mediterranean! After Iris and I had spent our second night in the Avignon area, we left to drive further south, towards the Mediterranean. On our way, we stopped to see the Nîmes, which used to be a relevant dwelling during the time of the … Continue reading “The Insane Road Trip through France Part III: Mediterranean, here we go!”

The Insane Road Trip through France Part II: Provence

The Insane Road Trip through France Part II – Onward to Provence! After our first night stop in the Rhône-Alpes region we drove further south. Slowly, but steadily it was getting hotter and hotter. At some point on the road south we had 52 degrees in our car — which did not have air conditioning! Even … Continue reading “The Insane Road Trip through France Part II: Provence”