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Arriving in Berlin by Air: An Easy Berlin Airport Guide

Arriving in Berlin by Air: An Easy Berlin Airport Guide

Berlin is currently the third most popular European city trip, after London and Paris. But its airports are still firmly stuck in the 1980’s. Sure, there is a what was a state-of-the-art airport in 2010 waiting to be put into service, but until then (2020? […]

Only mad dogs do Florence in July?

Only mad dogs do Florence in July?

Ooooh yes, dear friends, me, who’ll waffle on endlessly about preferring independent travel without crowds, is going to Florence for a weekend in July. It sounds a bit bonkers, since I always try to take my holidays outside main season and school holidays. But then a […]

New Year, New Travel – what will 2018 have in store?

New Year, New Travel – what will 2018 have in store?

Yeah yeah, typical, writing this thing about travel plans when half the year is almost over. And I have no excuse. Does this happen to you, when your plans, great and totally practicable in January, become a bit woozy in February, then change again later, […]

Our Jet Set Kitty: An International Pet Adoption

Our Jet Set Kitty: An International Pet Adoption

Since May 2017, we have a Siamese-mix cat whom we adopted from Spain. Here’s our personal story of our pet adoption/ Why adopt? And why adopt from abroad? Our planet has no shortage of cats.  Due to the lax neutering attitude of many people, cats […]

Move almost accomplished!

Move almost accomplished!

At the beginning of a new year, we expect to be full of plans, energy and perhaps some resolutions how to do better  – or maybe have a full list of them? I hope you had a great start to the new year, and that […]

What to do when the trains leave you stranded

What to do when the trains leave you stranded

Hallo, I am back at home! And never been more happy to be home! This is a Europe/Germany-specific post, as we have had the second major episode of widespread train disruption (nearly half the country) within four weeks thanks to weather here in Germany, and […]

Moving Countries with a cat

Moving Countries with a cat

Unlike Holly Golightly, I didn’t plan to leave the cat behind when moving… continents. I was only moving across the English Channel, but it felt like a continent. For twelve years, we have had a little tortoiseshell cat. My then boyfriend and I adopted her […]