A theatre-trip to Antwerp

Nele/ June 1, 2018/ Destinations, Europe/ 0 comments

For many years now I’ve been a member of the theatre group The Hamburg Players, and for even more years, the Hamburg Players have participated regularly in the annual theatre festival FEATS. No different this year. I was home from South America just in time to go to Antwerp, where the festival took place this year. How could I have said no

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Gut Aiderbichl: On a mission to save animals

Nele/ October 5, 2017/ Destinations, Europe/ 0 comments

Gut Aiderbichl is a shelter that takes in mistreated or neglected animals, giving them a new home to live out the rest of their lives in peace. I visited their Bavarian outpost near Deggendorf during my recent trip to the area. The work this place does is great, and I’m always up for a good cause. So let me tell you a

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How to best spend a weekend in Edinburgh

Nele/ June 20, 2017/ Destinations, Europe/ 2 comments

I spend a weekend in Edinburgh earlier this month. It was my second visit to this beautiful city after last year’s Scotland trip. It’s so unique, with its many old buildings and the history that surrounds everything. You feel like you’ve been transported through time to a former century. Except for the cars, that is. And there may not have been so

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How horrible is British food really?

Nele/ May 2, 2017/ Destinations, Europe/ 0 comments

Spoiler alert: the answer is not at all. British food does not have the best reputation. I well remember watching the comic Asterix in Britain as a child and laughing at how the English put everything in mint sauce. And my mum always talked about the terrible English breakfast. Since I have travelled to Britain myself, however, my view of British food has

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5 new things I just learned about London

Nele/ April 5, 2017/ Destinations, Europe/ 0 comments

I have been to London quite a lot in the last few years. To be precise, this March was my fifth time in the city. I travelled with two friends, one of whom was a first-time visitor. That meant we did a lot of the typical tourist stuff, visiting all the major London attractions that I’ve done plenty of times before. I

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How to spend a week in Brighton

Nele/ March 28, 2017/ Destinations, Europe/ 2 comments

Let’s face it, while Brighton is a beautiful town, there’s only so much you can do in it. It’s often referred to as “London by the sea” for the number of Londoners who swarm here every summer for some fresh sea-air, but the title is misleading when it comes to attractions and activities. While London is bursting with things to do, Brighton’s

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Get to know the best Christmas Markets in Hamburg

Nele/ December 19, 2016/ Destinations, Europe/ 0 comments

It’s the season! For me, that means Glühwein, hot chocolate and all kinds of delicious treats on the many Christmas Markets in Hamburg. If you’re in the city and you need an overview of which one you should go to, here are my favourites. Winterwunderland Jungfernstieg The Jungfernstieg is one of the most beautiful parts of Hamburg, directly in the city centre

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The day I met a ghost in Edinburgh

Nele/ November 15, 2016/ Destinations, Europe/ 0 comments

I realise this comes a bit too late for Halloween, but who’s to say you can’t enjoy a nice ghost story in November? And the best things is, this one really happened! Of course, my personal encounter with a ghost could not have happened anywhere other than Edinburgh, ghost capital of the world. Prepare to get spooked! When I visited Edinburgh for the very

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