I can't believe it took me two trips and more than three months on Lanzarote to finally snorkel around the Telamon wreck in Arrecife's industrial zone. These are basically all my favourite things, so what was I thinking not going there on my first day?? Read more
So you're wondering where to stay on Lanzarote?
Since my first trip to the Lanzarote was rather spontaneous, I came to the island with no plan on where to stay or what to do there. With friends visiting and leaving again I stayed in several apartments and in different places on the island, which all had their own pros and cons. Now I'm on the island for the second time and was able to move back into an apartment I stayed in before and to discover a new one.
Here are my two cents on where to stay... Read more
With all Lanzarote has to offer, I'm sure you'll also need some time off during your trip. So, let's call it a mental health day. Let's just lay in the sun for a day, swim and snorkel.
I've done some proper research in that field and can show you my favourite spots... read more
Lanzarote is famous for its volcanos, the black sand beaches and the hiking trails around them.
To me this sounded like a geography teacher's, and not really like a place I would enjoy. What I didn't know: Lanzarote is also a wine region... Read more
When Alex and I decided to spend the second wave of Covid somewhere else, we picked Fuerteventura for its accessibility, for being part of the EU and therefore our health plan and for its low infection rates.
We quickly fell in love with this strange little place in the Atlantic and stayed for two months before moving over to Lanzarote, so I'm pretty sure we've seen almost everything on this small island... read more
Are you as obsessed with true crime as me? After binge-watching almost everything there is in this genre, I was very excited to find out that there is a mystical villa in Fuerteventura's desert of Cofete, that may or may not have been built for the Nazis.
The desert didn't look so bad either, so Alex and I decided to go see for ourselves... Read more
Put on your billabong sweater, a beanie and manage to get a little sun burnt: we're going to Lajares.
This small town in northern Fuerteventura is located between El Cotillo and Majanicho, two of the major surf spots. Therefore it became a popular hang-out for surfers and those who'd like to be one, despite not being at the coast at all.
As you might remember, I'm a terrible surfer and have given up on it. But I do appreciate a good vegan burger and also don't mind strolling around shops that specialize in surfboards and knitted hats, so I'm always happy to spend time at popular surf spots... Read more
After a few weeks by ourselves in El Cotillo, Alex and I met up with our friends and their baby just an hour away in Parque Holandes.
This strange village is located in the middle of nowhere, in the desert of Las Dunas, half an hour drive to the next supermarket in Corralejo or Puerto Rosario... Read more
There isn't much to do outside of the ocean in El Cotillo. And I love it.
Apart from a few cute cafés and restaurants, there's really just the beach.
As I'm overly serious about snorkelling, I made it my ritual to go to one of the beaches first thing in the morning during our stay in El Cotillo and to be in the water just after sunrise, only me and the fish... Read more
For many Europeans, including myself, the Canary islands were a spot where our parents loved to vacation in the 2000s. I remember many spring holidays in small bungalows on Gran Canaria, surrounded by other Germans, in walking distance to a pebble beach and a schnitzel restaurant.
I also wasn't keen on changing planes, not wanting to expose myself and others to more possible Covid interactions than necessary.
This left me with exactly one place to go: Fuerteventura, right next to Gran Canaria... Read more
hi! My name is Sarah and I am a travel addict. And I secretly went to the Canary Islands for several months... Read more
It's been a while since I wrote a post about my favourite pieces of street art in Hamburg and you guys seem to still be reading it. While this makes me very happy, one part that I like most about public art is how quickly it changes. Some pieces are gone, some new ones appeared. It's definitely time to go on a new walk through Hamburg's Sternschanze area... Read more
Did you google how to work from home because you can't go to the office due to the Corona virus?
I'm here to the rescue... Read more
I bet you've all arrived at a new place before and weren't “feeling it”. It can be too big or too small, too busy or with not enough going on – simply not what you had hoped for. When I arrived in Eilat in Israel, it was all of that... Read more
We stayed in Portree, the main and only city on the island, with a few cute stores and restaurants.
As neither Ashton nor I were too excited about driving a car, especially not on the left side of the road and definitely not in single lane traffic, we booked a tour, that would take us to the main attractions...
I chose a new area to stay in: The 11th arrondissement. A younger, hipper district with fashionable cafés, restaurants and nightlife.
Stepping out of the Metro and knew that I had made the right choice: while the streets were still filled with people, there were only a few tourists to be recognized as such, but Parisians enjoying the last rays of sunshine in the many cafés around... Read more
Budapest has a beautiful new subway line, worth a visit by itself.
The M4 is an entire new line with ten stops, all of them well designed.
But two of them stand out, not only for their design, but also by being situated on opposing banks of the Danube river, only a few hundred meters apart... Read more
Abdullah, my driver and new friend blasted the first Britney Spears Album on the speakers in his car while he speeded through the desert at night. Nothing but the headlights and the stars to be seen in the dark... Read more
Hamburg is building a whole new part of town – the HafenCity.
The new subway line U4 connects the HafenCity with the rest of Hamburg and is holding up with the architectural standard of the new buildings surrounding it.
Three stops have already opened and are all worth a visit...Read more
over the Great Blue Hole... Read more