Category Archives: Destinations

Here you can find all the posts on specific destinations. If you’re looking for an account of my journeys, or my most entertaining travel stories, this is the place to go. Along with descriptions of my travels there are also tipps and recommendations based on my experiences in these places.

How horrible is British food really?

Nele/ May 2, 2017/ Destinations/ 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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4 ways studying abroad in Sydney failed expectations

Nele/ April 21, 2017/ Destinations/ 0 comments

When I spend a semester abroad in Sydney to study at Macquarie University, I had a lot of ideas about what that time would be like. As usual, however, reality turned out to be completely different. Some expectations might have been unrealistic from the start, some simply didn’t happen the way I thought they would. While none of these disappointments was in

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5 new things I just learned about London

Nele/ April 5, 2017/ Destinations/ 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/ 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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6 of the best memories I have of Sydney

Nele/ February 27, 2017/ Destinations/ 2 comments

First I have to admit that title isn’t quite accurate. I spent several months in this city while studying at Macquarie University, and had a lot of time to experience Sydney off the beaten track. It was a time filled to the brim with memorable experiences. They include spontaneous sitcom marathons with my roomies, pub-quiz nights with friends, morning rituals of Pilates

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How to best visit the Spanish Riding School in Vienna

Nele/ February 6, 2017/ Destinations/ 0 comments

I have wanted to visit Vienna since I was a little girl, and only for one specific reason: The Spanish Riding School, or Spanische Hofreitschule as the original name is. You see, I was that girl who was crazy about horses. The one with the horse posters on the bedroom wall, and pictures of horses on her jumpers, and a book-case full

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7 reasons to love the Gold Coast

Nele/ January 10, 2017/ Destinations/ 1 comments

The Gold Coast is on Australia’s East Coast, just south of Brisbane. As I have relatives in Queensland I had the chance to visit this beautiful piece of earth plenty of times during the months I spent in Australia. From the never-ending beaches to the man-made attractions along the coast, the Gold Coast has plenty to offer. If you are contemplating a visit,

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Get to know the best Christmas Markets in Hamburg

Nele/ December 19, 2016/ Destinations/ 0 comments

It’s the season! For me, that means Glühwein, hot chocolate and all kinds of delicious treats on Hamburg’s many Christmas Markets. 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 and next

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When you celebrate your Disney birthday during Christmas time

Nele/ December 7, 2016/ Destinations/ 0 comments

When you were little, did you ever dream of having a Disney birthday? Dressing up in your Disney Princess outfit, meeting your favourite characters, and trying all the rides and shows of Disney World until you’re tired and happy? I certainly did, but I never got the chance as a child. Even though I had my princess dress all ready to go! (It was Esmeralda, in case

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The day I met a ghost in Edinburgh

Nele/ November 15, 2016/ Destinations/ 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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