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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 travel. I know, many travel bloggers rave about the experience of traveling solo. They all live by the phrase "alone is not lonely" or "solo travel is the best way to travel". But you know what? I'm not going to write a post like that [...]

By |2015-04-03T08:13:14+02:002014/08/31|Categories: Specials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |37 Comments

Photo Essay: Looking Down in Ireland

Despite how much I loved my time in Ireland last fall, I've written only rather little about my experiences yet. So the other day, I was going through my photos from the greater Dublin area and a few days in rural Tipperary and noticed that I apparently took quite a lot of photos with a recurrent motif: My feet. Taking a break in the sunny courtyards of Trinity College, Dublin When traveling by yourself, it is kind of tricky to get photo proof that you actually were somewhere, meaning photo proof with your face combined with something recognizable of the [...]

By |2014-05-19T09:05:51+02:002014/05/18|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , , , |10 Comments

Seven Free Geeky Things to Do in Dublin

Ireland has always been one of the many places on the (endless!) list of countries I needed to see someday. I wanted to go for the countryside and landscapes, for the green endless lawns, and steep impressive cliffs. But besides seeing a glimpse of Ireland's amazing landscape, I found an abundance of cultural highlights! I don't mean to do Dublin any injustice, but what I heard about the city before going centered a lot around whiskey and Guinness. Honestly, I had people telling me that there is not too much you can do in Dublin. They couldn't have been more [...]

By |2021-06-16T18:44:59+02:002014/01/26|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Ireland|Tags: , , , , , |25 Comments

Photo Essay: Dublin in the Rain

You know I don't mind a little rain while traveling in Europe: There's rarely anything you can do against it except enjoying for the melancholic beauty it creates. I knew I would have to cope with quite a lot of rain when I booked my trip to Ireland -- it has to be called The Emerald Isle for a reason, right? I packed my usual "rain uniform", but actually, it wasn't all that bad in the end. There were even a few times where I could actually wear my sunglasses. However, rain was always present somehow: People carrying umbrellas, houses reflecting [...]

By |2013-10-17T22:57:32+02:002013/10/14|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , , , |19 Comments

Ireland via Instagram

Ireland. Just wow. Sorry for the lack of descriptive adjectives (I really should know better by now), but I was most definitely just wowed by this country -- in the best possible way! I got back from Ireland less than 48 hours ago and already dream of going back. I pretty much expected to find mostly sheep, green meadows, and drizzle in Ireland, but what I actually got was amazing people, gorgeous landscapes, and impressive architecture. It will take weeks (and several posts and photo essays) to recap my wonderful time in Ireland, but for now I just want to [...]

By |2013-10-27T14:18:15+01:002013/10/09|Categories: Destinations, Ireland|Tags: , , , |17 Comments
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