Lisbon never deceives

The red microphone points towards me, the camera frames me and the journalist gets to the essential. “Have you seen the rubbish bags all over town?” “Well, I have watched the Portuguese news… Continue reading

Butterflies in Paris

If you mention City of Lights (Ville Lumière) almost everyone will know that you are talking about Paris. According to Wikipedia that name was given to the French city by the Londoners who were… Continue reading

Girls’ weekend in BCN – Barcelona, Spain

Real friends are the persons you feel perfect with even if you don’t see them for ages but when you meet, it is just as if you had left each other the previous… Continue reading

Dreaming of China 中国 …in Bern

Who has never heard of Bern?!?! Not New Bern in North Carolina, but Bern the capital of Switzerland. Nope, Zürich is not the capital of Switzerland, but Bern is. The Bundesrat (Federal Council),… Continue reading

My Hajj to Leiden

This will not be the only time you will read about Holland on my travelblog… The three main reasons which attract me to that country again and again are: 1. The people 2.… Continue reading

“The Buurman” or “Scary Movie…in Holland”

Storm and rain outside. I hear noises I am not familiar with. I am alone in my sister’s house in Holland. Well, not quite alone, the cat named Juanita keeps me company. I have to… Continue reading

Rio de Janeiro – Cidade Maravilhosa

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, Cidade Maravilhosa…Wonderful City! And wonderful it is although the contrasts can slap you hard if you are coming from a place where the gap between rich and poor… Continue reading

Geneva for FREE

“Nothing is for free in Geneva” said the guy behind the money exchange counter  when I asked him to split my EUR 100 into 20 EUR bills and he pretended that he wanted 10%… Continue reading

5 points to decide: Is Alicante a suitable destination for you?

We added a “last-minute” trip to Alicante in Spain to see some friends who are living there. They were so kind to offer us to stay at their place but we did not… Continue reading

Ich bin eine Berlinerin

What’s that smell? Hmm, smells like weed!!! And all these police anti riot cars, the street full of police men, cameras and a lot of interesting looking young and old folks!? That is… Continue reading