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 

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 

All Signs on Go? My 2021 travel plans- served up with cautious optimism

All Signs on Go? My 2021 travel plans- served up with cautious optimism

Do you have 2021 travel plans? Within the past two, weeks, coinciding with the warmer weather, our incidence rates dropped from close to a hundred to just over twenty here in Germany, and everything seems to be opening up at rapid speed. What does that 

Should I stay or should I go? Travel in 2021

Should I stay or should I go? Travel in 2021

Just over a year ago, I wrote a post on whether to travel or not. Well, it is old hat now! But I am keeping it anyway as a snapshot of the times we were in. And is travel in 2021 actually a viable and 

Where can I travel right now under current restrictions?

Where can I travel right now under current restrictions?

The Holidays are coming – and where will you be going this year?  Where can I travel right now? Until this year, millions of people left for the ski resorts or warm beaches over the holidays, and the holidays were high season for foreign travel. 

Travel in Sicily in times of coronavirus – my socially distant summer holiday

Travel in Sicily in times of coronavirus – my socially distant summer holiday

When the main holiday season, here from the beginning of the school holiday in late June to some time in early September came, we were still at home, watching as our government suddenly offered free (!) COVID tests to all travellers.  Many went abroad for 

Coronavirus train travel in Germany  –  a critical journey

Coronavirus train travel in Germany – a critical journey

As of 15th June, we are free to travel to most countries in Europe again. I haven’t been anywhere but work since 25th of January since I returned from Jordan. Three cancelled trips later, I made my peace with the inability to travel for leisure 

Amsterdam in summer 2020:  Time to travel again

Amsterdam in summer 2020: Time to travel again

Slowly, slowly, I am dipping my toes back in the travel pool. I am going to travel to Amsterdam in summer 2020! But will it be safe and enjoyable? Hotels opened to tourists at the end of May here in Germany, the EU and Schengen 

Bavaria and Occitanie with a chance of Far East Dreaming:  my travel outlook for 2020

Bavaria and Occitanie with a chance of Far East Dreaming: my travel outlook for 2020

As my “MySharona” Diary is nicely emptying out, with an occasional wave of contacts flooding into my clinic, I am picking up hope that travel may be possible again this year and that travel outlook for 2020 might not be so bleak now. As crowds 

Coronavirus and 2020 travel plans

Coronavirus and 2020 travel plans

I just found this in my “Drafts” Folder and thought “…uiiiih, I haven’t posted this yet?” Well, this blog is my hobby. Excuse me if I got a bit slack with the timely posting of time-critical posts. Posting this now seems like a bit of 

Social Distancing is the New Going Out: a snapshot, 16. March 2020

Social Distancing is the New Going Out: a snapshot, 16. March 2020

This blog is “normally” a travel blog, my playground to relax from my job.  Which has nothing, but absolutely nothing to do with travel. But social distancing is creeping up everywhere.  Except, we cannot really travel anywhere at present but to work and the nearest 

Travel ban, pah! Try living in existing socialism

Travel ban, pah! Try living in existing socialism

At present, our travels are grounded or on hold. There is a travel ban for many countries. Its the virus that now appears to travel faster. It shuts down travel more efficiently than we have dared to think even a month ago  in Europe. It 

My decade of travel in pictures

My decade of travel in pictures

Hallo and Happy New Year to you! May 2020 bring you health, happiness and prosperity! How was your start into 2020? And have you thought about your decade of travel? Honestly, I am kind of glad it’s over now. Too much reflection can be a