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”

Studying Abroad in Europe – Myths and Reality

Studying abroad in Europe always comes with a reputation. Among all students the European study abroad programs are rarely mentioned without some of these words accompanying it: Beer! Shots! Party! Beach! Surf classes! Sangria! More Party! Drunk girls! Hot surfer guys! A beer at the beach. The essence of studying abroad? After all, the European … Continue reading “Studying Abroad in Europe – Myths and Reality”

The 2012 Review: Photos, Numbers and Lessons

2012 has been quite the year for me. When I think back, it’s crazy how it went by so fast – yes, such a cliché, I know. But there really has been a lot going on this year. It has been a year full of difficult decisions, travel, and life lessons. From finishing my amazing … Continue reading “The 2012 Review: Photos, Numbers and Lessons”

5 Things You Really Should Do in Lisbon

I love Lisbon. I fell in love with the gorgeous Portuguese capital more than four years ago and this love has been growing stronger ever since. The five months I lived there in 2011/2012 have been filled with enduring sunshine, wonderful people and abundance of indescribable beauty. I dream of moving back every day! Although Lisbon is the … Continue reading “5 Things You Really Should Do in Lisbon”

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 … Continue reading “What Happens in Lagos…”

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… … Continue reading “10 Things I Love Most About Portugal”

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 … Continue reading “Portugal’s Algarve – A Dream Come True”

My Semester Abroad in an Undeservingly Short Summary

Oh, how should I ever be able to summarize my semester in Portugal adequately, and squeeze one little blog post – even my original tumblr on my time in Lisbon didn’t even cover half the wonderful experiences I had in those sun-filled five months. I will try to keep it short: After a rather elaborate application process, … Continue reading “My Semester Abroad in an Undeservingly Short Summary”