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Photo Essay: The Best of April 2015

April was a rollercoaster ride kind of month: From weather to emotional states, there was just plenty going on this month for me. There were many ups and some downs, but mainly: There was spring! The month had actually started off with a giant April fools' brought to Germany by the weather in Central Europe: Snow! And not just a little sleet, but the actual white stuff that sticks. Only two days later though, I landed in the Middle East for a glorious week of Mediterranean spring sunshine and desert heat by the Red Sea. When I returned, Germany was still grey and gloomy, [...]

By |2015-07-21T11:41:48+02:002015/04/30|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , , , , , |18 Comments

Photo Essay: The Best of March 2015

March somehow went by so quickly that I can barely believe it's been four weeks since wrote my February round-up. But busy months always pass quickly, and March definitely was a busy month: From work obligations, to networking at the world's biggest travel trade fair, to photo shoots, to a trip to Italy with my mom, most of March felt like I was running around with barely enough time to catch my breath. March evening skies over Germany Travel I spent so much of my time in transit this month, traveling back an forth in-between German states for family birthdays, social events, [...]

By |2015-04-25T18:25:40+02:002015/03/31|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , , , , , |13 Comments

Photo Essay: The Best of February 2015

Back in 2012 when I started this blog, I began researching what kind of blog series I should have. Because apparently, a blog needs a weekly series, right? At least I seemed like that to me. Basically every blog I've been following has, or has at least used to have, a weekly (photo) series. For many of us bloggers, this was how we got used to editorial calendars and the pressure of having a certain kind of blog post published on a certain day of the week. From Sunset Sundays, to Travel Tuesdays, to the (indestructible) Photo Friday, there's basically no [...]

By |2015-04-25T18:24:55+02:002015/03/01|Categories: Photo Essay|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Eat, Drink, See: My New Favorites in Berlin

It took me a while until I understood what fascinates people with Berlin. Berlin is not the kind of city you fall in love with at first sight because it's so beautiful. But once you looked behind the facade of all the ugly concrete post-war buildings, you can understand why people from all over the world keep falling in love with the German capital. Berlin is so vibrant, so multicultural, so buzzing with creative energy that it's way too easy to become obsessed with it. A few years ago, I never would have guessed that I could actually fall for Berlin's fuck-up charm. [...]

By |2015-05-28T16:17:50+02:002015/02/22|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Germany|Tags: , , |27 Comments

Photo Essay: Winter Sightseeing in Lower Saxony

I feel like I start every other blog post I write during the months of November to February with complaining about the weather. I know, you are probably bored with it. But, you know, winters in Central Europe can be really tough sometimes. Before Christmas it is still somewhat easy to accept that colors, light, and warmth are gone for the next months, because at least you have the holidays to look forward to. January and February though are the months of waiting: For a hint of a blue sky, a ray of morning light on the bed sheets, for a day that you [...]

By |2015-02-10T10:52:24+01:002015/02/09|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , |4 Comments

Winter in Germany via Instagram

It's no secret that I'm not a winter lover -- especially not when it comes to those annoyingly gloomy Central European winters, when it feels like all colors are faded and all sounds are muted. Most of the time, winters in Germany are just plain gray in gray. Wind, freezing rain, and sunsets in the early afternoon make it difficult to spend time outside. Winters in Germany mostly feel like a country full of bad-temerped people is hiding inside, waiting desperately for that first spring day when the cafés put their chairs out again. And even though I've been trying to appreciate [...]

By |2015-01-13T23:00:45+01:002015/01/13|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Germany|Tags: , |4 Comments

Around the World in Coffees: The 2014 Edition

I was originally planning to turn December into Review Month. Because no matter how some other bloggers frown upon year review posts, I love them. I love looking back and being nostalgic. And I love pretending that my life had a certain theme in the past year. December overwhelmed me though, and I never got around to writing those "best 14 things I ate in 2014" or "best 14 Instagrams of 2014" articles. (Don't even ask about when I bought and wrapped my Christmas presents this year!). But despite missing out the grand review time frame in the blogosphere, there [...]

By |2015-05-28T16:20:00+02:002014/12/28|Categories: Specials|Tags: , |19 Comments

Merry Christmas from Germany!

I know it's such a cliché to say this, but I honestly have no idea how Christmas time came this quickly. All of a sudden, I'm back at home at my parent's house in the rural German middle of nowhere with the dog warming my feet and it's almost Christmas Day. The last few months have been a little crazy with work and I felt like I was constantly busy, which sadly resulted in not blogging and photographing as much as I would have loved to. Luckily, my pre-Christmas weekends were stuffed with quite a bit of domestic travel and so I at [...]

By |2014-12-23T21:39:42+01:002014/12/23|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Germany|Tags: , |2 Comments

Photo Essay: Christmas Time in Bremen

I'm not sure if it's common knowledge that Germany has 16 federal states, but I'm pretty sure everyone has heard about oh-so-famous Bavaria. And don't get me wrong, I love Bavaria -- but Germany is NOT Bavaria. In the contrary to what the world sometimes seems to believe, beer steins and Lederhosen and even pretzels are not German. There are 15 other states that are totally different from Bavaria and still, they absolutely worth visiting -- even if your beer might come in strange tiny glasses (looking at you, Cologne!). All German states are unique in form of dialects, regional dishes, [...]

By |2014-12-23T01:30:22+01:002014/12/19|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , , |9 Comments

September in Germany via Instagram

Of course, I want to travel. A lot. But I want to travel a whole lot more than I actually can: I like my job as a medievalist, but honestly, it's quite time-consuming and it's definitely not a job that is making me rich. Thus, I'm constantly torn between feeling guilty for not reading and researching enough  -- and the desire to run off to a foreign country every other second. This September, for the first time as a 'real' employed grown-up, I made use of my vacation days. I know many people would be jealous of my 28 paid vacation days [...]

By |2014-10-21T21:57:57+02:002014/10/21|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Germany|Tags: , , , |10 Comments
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