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Fifty Shades of Grey in Aberdeen

On the flight to Aberdeen, a 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 grew 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 its beauty. I basically grew up between the rests of a dying industry - so I thought, Aberdeen couldn't shock me.
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Speed Sightseeing in Zagreb

Heading to Zagreb this time. Unfortunately, the days of endless layovers at European cities are long gone. Our stays get shorter and the working days longer. But I still try to get to know the cities I sleep in – and if I have to decide between eating, sleeping or sightseeing, I still choose the […]
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Road trip to Sa Calobra, Mallorca

Unbedingt vor 10 Uhr ankommen, sagt der Reiseführer, damit man sich nicht inmitten der großen Reisebuslawine wiederfindet. Unbedingt nach 15 Uhr wieder fahren, denn sonst erlebt man das Gleiche zurück. Sa Calobra scheint also gut besucht zu sein. Umso mehr dann in diesem Sommer, in dem Mallorca aus allen Nähten platzt. Schöne Aussichten. Sa Calobra – muss […]
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3 of the best secret beaches on Mallorca

The most beautiful beaches on Mallorca? Not hard to find. Just jump into your rental car, switch on Google Maps and you will get there. Mallorca is full of awesome beaches and secluded bays! I have to admit, Mallorca is getting more and more crowded every summer, especially in difficult times like these, when people […]
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Santa Catalina: The new hotspot of Palma de Mallorca

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 […]
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Wroclaw – Street Art City!

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! […]
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Wroclaw – a quick city guide

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 […]
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Jardines d’Alfabia – Mallorca’s tropical oasis

Mallorca – Not only a party island Was there really a time on Mallorca before binge-drinking at the beach and clubbing all night on the Britishs’ and Germans’ favourite party island? Still, to many people Mallorca is the place for a perfect party vacation. Nothing wrong with that, but Mallorca has also a interesting long […]
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Majorca: Market day in Esporles

For over 15 years, Mallorca is sort of my second homebase. Whenever I have some time, I’m visiting and over the years, I got to know the island very well. So I’ll be sharing some island stories and secret spots for your next stay on Mallorca from time to time here on the blog.
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