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It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.

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 …

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (Dublin)

I love burgers and Dublin had a ton of choices to try! Originally I wanted to go to Bunsen with my friend but it was so crowded, that we decided to go to GBK. The service was super nice and I liked the design of the restaurant itself.If you order, you have to go to the cashier and you pay your food immediately, which is in my opinion more time saving for those who work there and also for the customers, because then we don’t need to wait for them until they give us the bill. The food came fast, considering how crowded it was. The burger was delicious and the bun wasn’t too dry, which is sometimes the case in restaurants. I also liked the fries but you can’t do much wrong with fries, right? What are your favorite food spots in Dublin?

Queen Of Tarts ( Dublin )

Queen Of Tarts really deserve its name. It is a small café located in the Dame Street, they also have a bigger café around the corner but I decided to go to the smaller one ( also because I didn’t know they had a bigger one around the corner ). It is a cozy café with a delicious smell of baked cakes in the air. They have a wide range of breakfast, lunch and brunch, I decided to try the Smoked Bacon and Leek Potato Cakes with poached eggs and roasted cherry tomatoes. The service is really friendly and fast and a lot of people came and went into that sweet café. My breakfast tasted delicious and even though I was full, I still had to try one of those tarts and I am glad that I did! The display of all the sweet things made the choice really hard but in the end I decided to have the chocolate, pear and almond tart and I wished, I could eat this forever when I tasted …

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 …

4 Tips For A Low Budget Travel

The last time I wrote about How To Enjoy City Trips Without Planning , this time I would like to give you another 4 tips on traveling on a low budget: I. BOOK ON AIR BNB Air BnB is a good place to book if you are more than 4 people because the prices are often per night and not per person just like the hotels. I like to book on Air BnB when I am traveling with my friends. It is not only cheaper, we also have a whole house for ourselves and we don’t really have to be careful about being too loud. II. BOOK IN A CENTRAL LOCATION If you book in a central location, most of the time you can explore the city by walking and you don’t have to pay a lot of money for tickets. For example when I was in Barcelona we booked our flat at la rambla – a central point in the city and we could explore the city just by walking. III. TAKE YOUR STUDENTS CARD WITH YOU I used …