Afternoon Strolls: a lovely Berlin Reuterkiez walk

Afternoon Strolls: a lovely Berlin Reuterkiez walk

I spent my summer working and strolling Berlin’s lovely streets. So, my Berlin Reuterkiez walk is all I have to offer in terms of “fresh” travel right now. In response to the fuel shortages in 2022, the German government issued a public transport ticket for 

Bauhaus Dessau – the best place to visit for Bauhaus Architecture

Bauhaus Dessau – the best place to visit for Bauhaus Architecture

Inspired by a recent visit to Weimar… and the Bauhaus 1.0, I thought I can drag out some local wisdom and and write a Bauhaus Dessau guide on visiting Bauhaus sites in Dessau, of which there are plenty! Dessau, and sadly the sites of the 

Great travel on a budget in economic uncertainty

Great travel on a budget in economic uncertainty

Here in Central Europe, we are good at doom and gloom after nearly three years of pandemic and nearly a year of war at our doorstep.  Not to mention other conflicts not so far from us – Israel-Palestine, various environmental disasters, and now… if media 

Actually #1 or Excitement in Suburbia

Actually #1 or Excitement in Suburbia

Between trying to keep this blog fluff and travel (okay and a bit of food) and wishing to talk about everyday stuff, inspiration, travel plans, I never done the kind of “life update” blog posts, although I love reading them on other peoples blogs. But 

Conques Abbey: Romanesque, Romantic and Starkly Modern

Conques Abbey: Romanesque, Romantic and Starkly Modern

Summer 2020… we went on a somewhat different holiday. Conques Abbey was a station of our little road trips to get to know Occitaine  a little better. We had not seen my in-laws for nearly a year, and as soon as travelling rules were relaxed 

A Turkish Hamam Visit – the Authentic and the Touristy

A Turkish Hamam Visit – the Authentic and the Touristy

What can you expect from a Turkish Hamam visit? Have you ever wondered, but not quite dared to visit one? Well… Turkey, and  Istanbul in particular,  is a perfect place for a first-time Turkish hamam visit. What kind of hamam to visit? Only one piece 

Flying Aeroflot: What is it like?

Flying Aeroflot: What is it like?

Update 26. February 2022 +++ Do not travel On 24 February, Russian troops invaded Ukraine and started an unprovoked war. I therefore advise you not to visit Russia and/or use Aeroflot while this war is going on. With further sanctions against Russia looming, you may 

Hotel Review: M-Hotel St. Petersburg, Russia – the perfect mid-range sightseeing hotel

Hotel Review: M-Hotel St. Petersburg, Russia – the perfect mid-range sightseeing hotel

Update 26. February 2022 +++ Do not travel On 24 February, Russian troops invaded Ukraine and started an unprovoked war. I therefore advise you not to visit Russia while this war is going on. With further sanctions against Russia looming, you may be unable to 

My Visa-free Russia Trip

My Visa-free Russia Trip

Now that I have returned from Russia, I cannot wait to give you the full report on my visa-free Russia trip! I booked this a few months ago when I figured out I can visit Russia without a visa, if only for a relatively short 

What to buy in St Petersburg, Russia

What to buy in St Petersburg, Russia

Update 26. February 2022 +++ Do not travel On 24 February, Russian troops invaded Ukraine and started an unprovoked war. I therefore advise you not to visit Russia while this war is going on. With further sanctions against Russia looming, you may be unable to 

My optimistic 2022 Travel Plans

My optimistic 2022 Travel Plans

Just finished a glorious rehash of the previous year, and already off to make 2022 travel plans… well, not quite! We are going through an Omikron Surge right now in Germany, Berlin, where I work, has a seven-day incidence of about 1000 infections per 100.000, 

Se a vida é: My “small but lovely”  2021 travel review

Se a vida é: My “small but lovely” 2021 travel review

Happy New Year to you! I hope you entered the new year being well, healthy , optimistic and full of travel plans! The 2021 travel review is long overdue. As I sit down here at home to write this, I am looking back on one 

Which Airline  in Turkey is better – Pegasus or Turkish Airlines?

Which Airline in Turkey is better – Pegasus or Turkish Airlines?

We recently flew on airlines which both get consistently poor reviews on Skytrax.  At the time of writing, Pegasus gets 3 stars (low cost) and Turkish Airlines gets 3 stars also (full service). But does the experience fit the reputation?  Whether Pegasus or Turkish Airlines 

How to travel through Berlin Brandenburg Airport stress-free

How to travel through Berlin Brandenburg Airport stress-free

In light of recent events, my little guide on how negotiating the Berlin Brandenburg Airport stress-free. With your nerves and purse intact. The autumn holidays have started in Berlin, and for the first time since its opening, the Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) sees anything near 

Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) – the worst new airport?

Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) – the worst new airport?

A few weeks ago, I was excited to travel again.  Also, I would fly from the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) for the very first time. Berlin Brandenburg Airport is the airport that we have waited for nearly ten years. Which, when it was finally