Xi’an

Walking on planks on top of the mountain Hua Shan Xi’an was our third stop during our trip in China. We took the high speed train from Pingyao to Xi’an which was only three hours. We instantly loved this city. Xi’an is surrounded by a city wall and everything is quite close, especially in comparison … More Xi’an

Pingyao

Our next stop after Beijing was Pingyao. Pingyao is a cute little ancient town only 4 hours away from Beijing if you’re taking the high speed train. It’s the best kept ancient town with city wall in China which already  should be a reason to check this place out. Train tickets can be sold out … More Pingyao

Beijing 

The city that surprised me When we were planning our trip to China a lot of people told us that China would be very crowded and very dirty. Well I have to tell you: those people were wrong when it comes to Beijing! The streets are very clean and it’s true that there live a … More Beijing 

Monterrico

Monterrico: black sand beaches and amazing waves Monterrico (Guatemala) was the last spot we were during our Central America trip. It’s an amazing place if you just want to relax for a few days – which we wanted after our volcano hike in Antigua. The first thing we absolutely loved here was that Monterrico has … More Monterrico

Lake Atitlán

Lake Atitlán: a massive shout out to the hostel La Iguana Perdida When we finished relaxing at the amazing Zephyr Lodge in Lanquin (see my other post), we decided to go to Lake Atitlán. Lake Atitlán is a lake in the Guatemalan Highlands (1500 metres) so be prepared for lower temperatures (around 19 Celsius degrees). … More Lake Atitlán

Warsaw, Poland

The city on the UNESCO World Heritage list & The city with an alternative vibe Warsaw was for me a city that surprised me. And if I say that I mean that in a very good way. I’ve been to this city with my dad (we created a little tradition to do city trips to … More Warsaw, Poland

Antigua

For me Antigua was the most beautiful city I visited in Guatemala. Back in the days, Antigua was the capital of Guatemala. But because of nature’s power (read: a lot of earthquakes) they moved the capital more east: Guatemala City. I stayed in the Jungle Party Hostal which was fun because they had a nice … More Antigua

Dublin, Ireland

As a spontaneous plan I did a three day citytrip to Dublin with a good friend of mine. We stayed in Ashfield’s Hostel which was affordable, had a central location and had a great free breakfast as well (toast, juice, coffee, yoghurt, cereals).  The first day we arrived in the afternoon so we didn’t do … More Dublin, Ireland