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10 Places You just Can’t Miss in Portugal

Summer has finally arrived in Germany and I cherish every little second of sunshine. The other day, I was waiting for my bus home when I suddenly longed for a cold, fresh pressed orange juice. I sat on a bench in the sun sipping my juice and realized how much I miss Portugal. A country where you can sit outside in the sun year round. A country where every little pastelaria sells freshly pressed orange juice for less than a Euro. How much I loved the Portuguese for their sweet tooth that they even serve the most delicious orange juice [...]

By |2013-10-02T10:46:27+02:002013/07/14|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Portugal|Tags: , , , , , , |62 Comments

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 that "Coffee" is one of the easiest words to learn in so many languages? Coffee, café (French, Portuguese, Spanish - all covered in one word!), caffè (Italian), Kaffee (German), koffie (Dutch), káva (Czech, Slovakian), kava (Croatian, Slovenian, Lithuanian - again, 3 languages, one word!), kaffe (Norwegian, Swedish), [...]

By |2013-05-07T04:41:25+02:002012/11/24|Categories: Specials|Tags: , , , , , , |24 Comments

The Dilemma of (Fake) Fantasy Travel

I few weeks ago, I finally gave in to the social media circus and signed up for Pinterest. One of the very first things I did, naturally, was checking out the travel category. Besides the 4569 photos of different angles of the Eiffel Tower, I found places I've been to, places I'd like to go to, places I miss... I do love me some proper wanderlusting! Then, however, I stumbled over this gem: At first glimpse, I just thought "Oh my gosh! Where is this?? Need to go there ASAP!!", but then I read the picture's caption - Dublin, Ireland. I was [...]

By |2013-05-07T04:35:19+02:002012/11/15|Categories: Specials|Tags: , , , , , |12 Comments

What Happens in Lagos…

During our last weeks in Lisbon my friend Kathi and I really wanted to see one of THE most famous places in Portugal that everyone has been raving about... After having fallen in love with the Algarve in October, we were eager to return and looking forward to finally experiencing Lagos - the city with the most gorgeous beaches, the hottest surf teachers and its non-stop party. There was just one little hook - we were going down there in mid-January 2012! Honestly, we really didn't know what to expect of a beach city in the middle of the winter [...]

By |2013-05-07T04:44:58+02:002012/08/08|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Portugal|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

10 Things I Love Most About Portugal

Without further ado - I love Portugal. Here are the ten things I adore the most about this amazing country Sunsets. Portugal has the most gorgeous sunsets I have ever seen… I never got sick of taking pictures. Especially in combination with palm trees. Pastries. Pastéis de nata – so heavenly, no words could describe... if I could eat these for the rest of my life, I would be the happiest girl in the world. Beaches. Absolutely no need to explain any further. Seafood. Grilled fish dishes – to die for! Manuline Architecture. Late Gothic, one-of-a-kind-Portuguese, simply beautiful, my art [...]

By |2013-05-07T04:56:48+02:002012/07/18|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Portugal|Tags: , , , , , |20 Comments

Portugal’s Algarve – A Dream Come True

Do you have this one spot in the world, where you would like to spend your retirement? I do. Definitely. Portugal's most gorgeous coastline is where all dreams of surreal beautiful beaches, rough sublime waves and the most incredible rock formations combine... I know, there a bazillion amazing beaches out there, but I’m convinced that you can’t find any beach within Europe that compares to the ones on the Algarve. During my semester in Lisbon I took two weekend trips down to the Algarve, and ever since swore to myself that I will so have to come back for a [...]

By |2012-12-04T11:13:22+01:002012/06/25|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Portugal|Tags: , , , |2 Comments
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