On the flight to Aberdeen, one of our passenger said to me: “Aberdeen is a special city. Everything is grey. The whole city. I bet you’ve never seen so much grey at one place in your life!” Ha. Well, he didn’t know that I grow up in an industrial area in Germany, the “Ruhrgebiet”, a place which was dominated by the coal and steel industry for a long time and which isn’t very famous for… View Post

When you visit Palma de Mallorca, the Passeig del Born will be probably this one special street you will remember when you come to the city. Starting at the beach promenade and the cathedral La Seu it’s like a big, inviting entrance to the city centre on top with more sights like the Plaza Mayor and the old town. A perfect starting point for a day visit in Palma. Nothing wrong with that – but… View Post

Sometimes traveling teaches us valuables life lessons, here is one of the most common: Throw your preconceptions overboard! Don’t you love it when you have your preconceptions about a place, but in the end it turns out to be totally different than you thought? I never thought I’d find such amazing street art in Wroclaw! Surprise: Wroclaw is a street art city! When I stayed in Wroclaw before (see my city guide on Wroclaw) I… View Post

Traveling for work can be different than just for fun. Sometimes you get to places you never would have gone on your own. That’s when traveling really becomes an exciting experience, as you are forced to get in touch with another culture whether you want it or not. Poland – ten years ago and now About more than ten years ago, I went to a few cities in Poland for the first time – and… View Post

I started my trip to Vietnam in Hanoi – and I was genuinely surprised. I don’t know what exactly impressed me, maybe it was the smooth experience at the immigration at the airport (who knew that entering a communist country would be so easy) or the curious girl selling me my first SIM card at one of the tiny airport booths. She was so sweet and curious about my solo trip that I could have stand there for… View Post