In recent years it seems that Switzerland is increasingly popular as a holiday destination. I often see pictures of lush green pastures, happy cows, crystal clear mountain lakes and snowy mountains on Instagram, Facebook and on the front covers of travel magazines. Fortunately, there is a direct flight connection from Hamburg to Zurich and since I have a friend who currently lives in Zurich, I thought why not take the opportunity and visit Switzerland!
A few weeks ago, Tom and I spent an afternoon together on the small East Frisian island of Wangerooge in the North Sea. The island is located, together with the islands of Borkum, Juist, Norderney, Baltrum, Langeoog and Spiekeroog along the Lower Saxony coast. Wangerooge is completely car free. That’s absolutely great. Nevertheless there are a few possibilities to get on to the island – by ferry and the plane (Inselflieger). We were lucky and flew exclusively with our own aircraft – thanks to Pilot Tom. 😉
Malta is rich in breathtaking cliffs, crystal clear waters and hidden bays. The small island in the Mediterranean Sea has much to offer. Not only during the summer season, but also during the remaining months, when the big groups of tourists have not yet arrived in Malta. We spent our time in Malta between January and March, and explored the island by car.
Our travel guide for Malta & Gozo has only about 200 pages, small and compact, just like you could describe Valletta, the (mini-) capital of the country. In the east of Malta, Valletta sits high on a rocky peninsula on the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by historic fortress walls. Without a car, the best way to get into the city, it’s through the city gate. Almost all bus lines in Malta stop there. Crossing the moat over a pedestrian bridge and you’re right in the heart of the city. Valletta – with its charm of the past centuries.
Porto – in my heart it’s my second home. Even when I first traveled to Porto 2010 and was waiting for the metro at the airport, I felt a soft feeling of comfort in my body and I knew “I’m home!”. Since that day, I have experienced many unforgettable moments in the small town at the outfall of the Douro River, which have linked me more and more to the city. My friends often ask me, “What is so special about Porto?” There are millions of answers to this question. Countless Travel Magazines have been talking about Porto as “insiders tip” for several years. Porto is not a secret anymore, but it’s still a tip! Therefore I would like to tell you some of my reasons why you must travel to Porto!
Probably every one of us has already visited London before, taking a ride on the London Eye, waving the Queen at Buckingham Place, done a shopping tour on Oxford Street and visited the fancy shops and markets in Camden Town. The British capital changes every day. But also outside the metropolis there is plenty of British culture to discover. Here are the 4 highlights of our last visit to England:
Your own birthday is probably the best occasion for a trip – to treat yourself with new places and impressions. I already told Tom what I would like for my birthday, just very discreet, of course, haha! 😉
In November we were off to head to the UK – to the south of the country.
A weekend away from the big city – The Mecklenburg Lake District is suitable for recreation and recharging your energy. Deep green forests, picturesque lakes and old red brick houses. Ever since I’ve been living in Hamburg, I wanted to get away from the noise of the city and out into the countryside. Tom had the weekend off – so we grabbed our bags and went on Friday evening. We decided to go to “Plau am See”, an official health resort.