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My experiences around the world

Enjoying Myself Again In Verona

I needed a break once again from Munich, somehow I didn’t feel very motivated and organised in May, so my trip to Verona was just the perfect reason to escape the bad weather and refuel my energy! I stayed at an AirBnB apartment with the nicest hosts I ever had! Michela and Fabio, they welcomed me very nicely and I immediately felt like I was at home but at the same time, I also felt like I was in vacation. I explored Verona all by myself the first two days, I just enjoyed the moment and I didn’t even listen to music while I was walking through the streets of Verona. I wanted to suck in the Italian atmosphere, which is full of joy and relaxation for me. The music, the colorful houses, the food – everything gave me so much energy and I felt so happy just to be there. I walked from sightseeing to sightseeing, I went from Castelvecchio to Piazza Bra to la Casa di Giulietta. Then I walked around to Ponte Pietra …

The Tulip Paradise in Keukenhof

Every Easter I travel with my family somewhere and this year my mother wanted to see the tulips in Keukenhof in the Netherlands. The weather was really good with us and we had a lot of sunshine when we visited Keukenhof. It was super crowded because of Easter and I’ve never seen so many kind of tulips. This place was huge and also had two or three garden houses with orchids and probably other flowers. We were just walking by all those flowers because there were so many, even though they were so beautiful. I wouldn’t recommend you to go there on Holidays because it is super packed and if you want to take nice photos you have to wait for ages until it’s ‘less crowded’ so you can take a photo without 50 people photobombing it. The next day we went to Amsterdam to see the city and I finally had my bubble tea which I was craving for some time already. I’ve already seen Amsterdam so the only thing I wanted to do …

A Short Escape To Dublin

After two weeks of being back in Germany I knew I had to travel soon again so I went to visit my friend from childhood in Dublin. We haven’t seen each other for more than six months and I was so happy to see her. She has always wanted to go living abroad and she finally did it. I was just staying there over the weekend and I made it to see everything I wanted to see in Dublin. Dublin is a small city filled with bars and burger restaurants ( you know I love burgers ). The first night when I arrived we went out to have some burgers at Gourmet Burger Kitchen. I had a super long list of what to eat where in Dublin so it was justified to start eating right away when I arrived! The next day my friend took me to Howth and the weather was just perfect for that trip to the beach! At first I didn’t want to go because I thought I wouldn’t be able to …

Big City Life Recovery In Qingdao

It has been a while but I still wanted to post about the beautiful city Qingdao, because it was a great time! I spent Christmas at the beach for the very first time even though it was pretty cold in Qingdao! When my friend asked me to come with her to Qingdao over Christmas, it was a spontaneous decision and I said yes and not even one day after that, we booked our flights from Shanghai to Qingdao. Totally hungover from a party at bar rouge before, we went to the airport to catch our flight to Qingdao. Qingdao is much more smaller than Shanghai, it is also more relaxed and more calm than in Shanghai. We were staying at my friend’s friend’s dorm, it was really cozy! On Christmas Day we went to the beach and enjoyed the beautiful sunset and went to a cozy little cafe at the beach. After that we had an American Christmas with some English teachers from the Qingdao University. We sang some Christmas songs and had traditional Christmas …

10 Things I Hate About China

When I was in China I had a lot of ABCDs ( Another Bad China Day ), but I was not the only one who was from time to time very upset about everything in China. Before I start bragging I want to say that this is only my opinion and I don’t hate China at all, this is only a summary about things I, as a foreigner, don’t get along with in China sometimes. So here are my 10 things I hate about in China: I. The Metro The metro is super big in China, just changing the line can take you up to 15 minutes because you have to walk so long just to get to the next line. Also a lot of metro stations have over 10 exit and entries, which can be confusing for a girl, who has no sense of direction (me). Another thing I hate about the metro is, Shanghai and Beijing are super big cities, I don’t get why the metro stops working after 10.30 p.m. In Germany the metro …

My Semester In China: What changed for me

I can still remember when I first came and had no clue where to go and what to do. Although I could already speak Chinese, I was still scared the people won’t understand me. But luckily I made it to my dorm and the adventure began. A whole semester in China went by so fast, I was fascinated how fast this city is growing and changing all the time. If you are not passing by a place on a daily basis, it could be gone the next week. A coffee shop can be on your way to class and the next week it can be a 10 floor high building. Besides the amazing speed the city grows and changes, the people were from the beginning a little tiny bit annoying. Not the people themselves, but the culture. There were a lot of things which I couldn’t deal with in the beginning, but after a while I got used to it. I appreciate the basic things in my life Courtesy is definitely rare in Shanghai, I had …

Exploring The Heart Of China: Beijing

Beijing is one of the cities I’ve never imagined I would visit one day, I’ve never thought I would visit China in general. When I arrived at the Beijing station, I already knew I will love this city. Compared to Shanghai it is indeed more traditional but I love it. The hutongs smell like my homecountry and I felt like I was home when I strolled through these little streets. My Italian friend and I stayed in Beijing for 4 days and I thought in the beginning it would be too much and 3 days should be enough, but I’m glad we were there for 4 days and afterwards I think 4 days weren’t even enough, but we got to see the main attractions. The days were packed with sightseeing and we took our time to enjoy everything and didn’t rush at all, I think I’ve never had such a relaxed sightseeing tour in my entire life. We always spent a whole day on one place and took a lot of photos and videos and …