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    HOW TO: HOSTEL

    April 25, 2017

    During my trip through Southeast Asia I got to spend some nights in hostels. Hostels have been an accommodation possibility for me to travel on a lower budget on earlier trips as well. They are mostly cheaper than a hotel room, you get to meet other travellers and gone are the days where hostels equaled shabby dark places stuffed with old and dirty furniture – I don’t know whether there actually ever had been a time when hostels looked like that but it’s for sure the image many people still have when they think of hostels. Nowadays, you can find beautifully designed places that all have their own character. Of course, as with all accommodations, there are the less nice ones too but with these few tips you’ll hopefully get to eliminate the bad ones and deal with any unpleasant circumstances that might still come up during your trip. So here are my 5 tips for a better hostel experience:

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    A MODERN FAIRYTALE IN SINTRA

    April 18, 2017

    Once upon a time there was a king with an interest in arts who wanted to build a beautiful and colorful castle for him and his family. Many others followed to live near the king and so there wasn’t only one castle made for princes and princesses but the whole village turned into a fairytale dream. And while generations after generations of aristocratic families with thousands of servants and animals moved in and eventually passed away, the castles still remained there happily ever after. Some show signs of aging and deconstruction, but they will probably stand there for antoher hundreds of years, maybe as long as there won’t be anyone left to admire their aged beauty. Continue Reading

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    STREETS OF ART IN LISBON

    As I’ve already told you in my Lisbon Travelguide (click here to check it out) I loved walking around the small streets, enjoying all the graffiti and beautiful tile you can see all around…

    April 4, 2017
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    A MODERN TRAVELGUIDE TO LISBON

    Just before Christmas, I got the chance to experience two unusually warm weeks of advent: Lisbon is a charming city located around a hill with small streets, beautiful tile covered house fronts and a…

    March 23, 2017