South American razzle-dazzle

October to November 2019 – My first trip to the South American continent was filled with an abundance of the most diverse experiences imaginable – from teargas filled streets to breathtaking street art in Santiago de Chile, followed by incredible views from Valparaisos historic quarters after jumping over burning barricades and more tear gas, before being dazzled by street performers in beautiful Buenos Aires and its mind-blowing colours and finally arriving in laid-back Montevideo, which has the best cocktail bars – hands down. I am still lying awake at night processing all the quirky moments and unique memories this 3 week trip has given me.

And I cannot wait to come back and explore more of this astonishing continent. 

my long wait for Cabo Verde

May 2019 – … was rewarded with amazing five days on the island of Sal. After almost a decade of longing to go, I finally made it to this beautiful African country, that has so much more to offer than just miles of golden, sandy beaches and warm, turquoise water. With Sal being the most touristic island of Cape Verde, it has a great variety of restaurants, nightlife and sportive adventures waiting to be discovered. Though, what I will remember above all are the kind people I met here and who made this a truly special week.

But there is more to Cape Verde and I cannot wait to discover the islands of Santiago and Fogo. I hope it’s not going to be another decade before I return.

 

finding yourself on Minorca

April 2019 – Minorca’s breathtaking landscapes make this Balearic island my favourite of them all. It definitely took me too long to go there. In early spring, you will hardly meet any people. You can soak up the beautiful views of forests, beaches, farmland and architecture in solitude. Your body will get a great workout on the hiking trails around the island, your mind will find restfulness while staring into the lush greens or the many shades of blue of the ocean, and your taste buds will be treated to stunning meals and amazing wines from local vineyards. The perfect little place to take care of yourself for once.  

living the moment in Sardegna

August 2018 – The South-East coast of Sardinia with its beautiful sandy beaches and incredible turquoise waters, rocky white cliffs and radiant green flora leaves you with an unknown gratitude of Nature’s beauty. In the last week of summer’s break, you can find spots buzzing with people, but even more places of solitude on the coastline or in the countryside. Be prepared to enjoy amazing homemade dishes with local produce in small family run restaurants, get reservations at one of the local ‘Agriturismo’ farms, that serve a majestic six course dinner with endless carafes of wine – you will feel like a Roman Emperor after a victorious battle.

 

 

 

buzzing metropole and quiet country life – that’s Toronto

May 2018 – I have done a lot of walking and driving through Toronto and its countryside during my one week stay but still I have just seen a glimpse of this picturesque country. I gotta say – the stereotype that Canadians are always friendly and helpful is true. I didn’t come across a moose or beaver, so I guess I have to come back for a longer road trip.

 

 

end of summer in Ocean City

October 2017 – strolling around the US East coast summer hot spot during off-season

 

short Jersey time out

July 2017 – sometimes you better focus on yourself than chasing the world