Close encounters with an active volcano

Nele/ October 10, 2016/ Destinations, Europe/ 0 comments

While staying on Ischia I took a day trip to Mount Vesuvius and the old Roman city of Pompeii. The guide on the day trip was an Italian called Antonio. Fast-talking and completely unconcerned with the incorrectness of his German, he told his group everything about the volcano and the ancient city it destroyed. He talked about events from two millenia ago

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5 valuable life lessons learned on Ischia

Nele/ September 25, 2016/ Destinations, Europe/ 2 comments

In 2014 I spent a week on Ischia, an island off the coast of Naples. While exploring the island with my two travel companions, we learned a lot about the Italian way of life. Or maybe it was the Ischia way of life. Either way, it held a few important life lessons in store for us about how sometimes you simply need

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7 things to do in the Bavarian Forest

Nele/ August 29, 2016/ Destinations, Europe/ 0 comments

This year I visited the Bavarian Forest for the third time, with my friends and loyal Bavaria-travel-companions Nadine and Constanze. That makes it high time for some recommendations of my favourite activities in the region. So, here we go! 1. Take a boat tour on the Danube river – and visit Passau in the process Passau is the place where the three

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A day in Furth im Wald or: Meeting the Bavarian Dragon

Nele/ August 23, 2016/ Destinations, Europe/ 1 comments

Have you ever met a live dragon? No? Then you should visit the little town of Furth im Wald. It’s located in Bavaria, near the Czech border, and admittedly doesn’t sound like much at first. Certainly not like the dragon capital of Germany (if you even thought Germany had such a thing). But that’s only until you meet Tradinno. Meeting the Dragon

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My 10 favourite London spots

Nele/ July 24, 2016/ Destinations, Europe/ 4 comments

After telling you about how much I love London, I decided it’s time to get a bit more specific. I wrecked my brain long and hard to decide on 10 places or attractions I want to introduce you to in more detail. There are lots of others I could have chosen, but all of the places in this list have managed to somehow

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Ghosts, fairies, and a wizard: Visit Scotland

Nele/ July 18, 2016/ Destinations, Europe/ 1 comments

While I was waiting at the luggage belt at Edinburgh airport, I chatted to a New Zealander who had been on my flight. He didn’t understand why I spent my summer holiday in Scotland instead of somewhere warmer and sunnier. Considering that it was pouring rain outside while we had this conversation, he kind of had a point. So, why Scotland? One answer

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Why I love London

Nele/ July 10, 2016/ Destinations, Europe/ 2 comments

London. You wonderful, mind-boggling place. Where do I even start? London was the first city I’ve ever been to in the UK. That was back when I was 18 years old. I stayed for a week, and everything about it instantly took me in. London was big, it was exciting, it was modern and yet so full of traditions. I loved it from the first

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Touring South West England

Nele/ June 25, 2016/ Destinations, Europe/ 2 comments

I’ve been to England several times already, but before last year I had never made it out of London. The only exception was one short trip to Manchester with my sister several years ago. We went to see a cricket match, and while we had beautiful weather the four days leading up to it, on the day of the game it was

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