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  • A love for Tuscany and Chianti Classico

    A love for Tuscany and Chianti Classico

    On our trip through the Northern and Central regions of Italy, our stop in Florence was the last but also the longest one. There, we stayed at YellowSquare Florence, which was only two tram stops or a 15 min walk from the train station and thus close to most attractions. Although larger than Venice and…

  • On a culinary mission in Bologna

    On a culinary mission in Bologna

    After exploring Venice along the Grand Canal, the journey continued towards Bologna – home to the oldest university in the world and worldwide known and acclaimed for its Bolognese cuisine. Since we arrived only in the late afternoon, we went out for an aperitivo and then had dinner later. The following day was our only full…

  • Along the Grand Canal in Venice

    Along the Grand Canal in Venice

    While many tourists visit one of Italy’s most picturesque cities for its famous landmarks, such as Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace, Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and Saint Mark’s Square, the city has much more to offer. Due to its small size, the best way to explore The Floating City is by just strolling along…

  • Travel Guide: Backpacking in Costa Rica

    Travel Guide: Backpacking in Costa Rica

    Whenever I traveled in the past, I went with my suitcase. But not this time. Instead, I decided to get a backpack and tour the beautiful country of Costa Rica for 19 days, during which I visited six different places – each being special in its own way. Are you also planning to go backpacking…

  • A year for the books

    A year for the books

    Scrolling through my camera roll at the end of a year always shows me how much can actually happen in only 365 days. And looking at all the pictures I’ve taken in 2022, I also realize how much the person I was at the beginning of this year is different to the person I am…

  • Caribbean vibes in Puerto Viejo

    Caribbean vibes in Puerto Viejo

    Due to a change of plans, I could still make it to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. However, this time I had to travel by public transportation. Thus, Wednesday morning, I met Rieke again at the bus station in Quepos, where we started our journey by first taking the bus to San Jose. Once…

  • Manuel Antonio, where flora meets fauna

    Manuel Antonio, where flora meets fauna

    After some surfing, sun, and fun in Santa Teresa, the next stop on my tour of Costa Rica took me to Manuel Antonio. On Sunday, after meeting Kathi, Sophie, and Hannah in Cobano, we drove to Paquera and took the ferry to Puntarenas. From there, it was another 2.5 hours to Manuel Antonio, and it just wouldn’t…

  • Surfing, sun & fun in Santa Teresa

    Surfing, sun & fun in Santa Teresa

    As mentioned earlier, the trip to Santa Teresa was one hell of a ride. And here’s the short version of why: it all started with taking a different route than Maps suggested. While we first got stuck in a traffic jam due to construction, we again decided to take a different, though more scenic route…

  • Lush greens in La Fortuna & Monteverde

    Lush greens in La Fortuna & Monteverde

    Although I already had an idea about where I wanted to go during my 2.5 weeks in Costa Rica, my initial plan changed the day I arrived in San Jose. Because I meet Sophie and Kathi, both from Austria as well, at the hostel, where I stayed for the first night. And it even turned…

  • City Guide: What to do in Vienna

    City Guide: What to do in Vienna

    I have been calling Vienna my elective home for more than eight years now. Still, whenever I walk through the inner district or discover new places, I get amazed by the city’s beauty. I’d even go as far as to say that Vienna is probably one, if not the most beautiful city in Europe. At…

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