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Polaroid Of The Week: A stunning sunset over the Bosporus | Istanbul, Turkey

Posted on 24. Jan, 2015 by .

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This week I had the best layover ever: 12 hours in Istanbul! I got to catch up with my friend Katie, eat yummy Turkish food and to check out a cool neighborhood I hadn’t been to yet.

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Introducing my favorite new travel planning tool: Trover

Posted on 19. Jan, 2015 by .

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I have to make a confession: I am slowly but surely starting to ditch my guidebooks! I used to always travel with a guidebook, no matter if it was a 3-day weekend getaway or a yearlong backpacking trip (which turned into a somewhat indefinite journey, since what I thought would be a one-year trip is […]

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Polaroid Of The Week: Helsinki’s Impressive Cathedral

Posted on 17. Jan, 2015 by .

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I spent most of last week in Helsinki, which was covered in fresh white fluffy snow when I returned from Stockholm! I explored the city in two fun ways: An Amazing Race and a Food Tour!

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Polaroid of the week: Wonderfully white Stockholm

Posted on 11. Jan, 2015 by .

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I was excited to hit the road again last week! My first stop were two new countries in two days: I took a plane to Helsinki from where I headed straight to Stockholm on the overnight ferry!

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Road trippin’ in Southern Israel: Masada and Timna Valley

Posted on 07. Jan, 2015 by .

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Even though the 4am wake-up call was painful, it was well worth getting up so early to see the sun rise over the Dead Sea from the Masada. And my next stop, Timna Park, turned out to be just as spectacular!

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Polaroid of the week: A snowy winter day in Germany

Posted on 03. Jan, 2015 by .

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This week I learned that snow is rather pretty and doesn’t (always) suck, that I can survive two days without checking my emails and that I have pretty amazing friends!

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Life Lately And Upcoming Travels: December 2014 Edition (and a quick look back on the past year)

Posted on 31. Dec, 2014 by .

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Read what I have been up to in the past month, where I traveled to, what went well and what went wrong, where I am off to next, and some reflections on the past twelve months.

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Polaroid of the week: Christmas baking frenzy in Germany

Posted on 27. Dec, 2014 by .

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For the first time in seven years, I spent Christmas with my family in Germany and I had a blast experiencing German Christmas markets, baking cookies and having some quality family time!

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Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem: A home away from home

Posted on 25. Dec, 2014 by .

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It is rare that I get to a hostel and don’t want to leave, but the Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem was just like that – I felt right at home and am already looking forward to return.

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Polaroid of the week: The boys of Jaffna

Posted on 20. Dec, 2014 by .

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I made it all up to Jaffna in the far north west of Sri Lanka, a city still very much marked by the civil war that tore the country apart until 2009. However, I found a hopeful, welcoming community of Tamil people there!

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