How to Survive Your Erasmus Exchange

How to Survive Your First Erasmus Exchange

This has nothing to do with my current adventures but might be of value to some of my readers who are students or have friends or relatives that are. I am talking studying abroad, or Erasmus exchange to be more precise. I am passionate about all things travel and a firm believer in it being […]

German travel stories to ignite your wanderlust

Germany Travel Stories to Inspire Your Wanderlust

It is kinda strange walking next to ‘the wall’, or the remains of the thing that used to divide Germany and that has left its marks until today. It is the Day of German Unification and I am far away from my own country. But I never celebrated it as despite the erased political boundaries, […]

30 German Castles You Probably Didn’t Know about but Should

One thing that most tourists to Germany want to see is Schloss Neuschwanstein. While it is pretty, has another castle right next to it as well as stunning scenery, it isn’t the only castle worth a visit. I have travelled quite a lot in my country and want to show you some castles I have […]

Hearty, not Healthy – How Czech Food Won Me Over

Hearty, not Healthy – How Czech Food Won Me Over

Confession time: I love unhealthy food. Well, maybe this isn’t such a big confession but after my year of travelling I seriously craved the big savoury German cuisine and dug right in into potato dumplings, lots of gravy and big meat dishes. Since I had been invited to the Czech Republic by Czech Tourism and […]

Active in the Bohemian Forest – Bikes, Boats and Best Ofs

I had done it again; gotten terribly lost. That is not an uncommon thing for me but being left behind in the Bohemian Forest and not sure which path to take after my group left or a scheduled ferry transfer did not create the best feeling in the world. Getting Lost in the Woods This […]

Awesome Places In South Sweden

What do you do after having worked for 6 months in an internship and having 2 more weeks to spend freely before heading back home? Explore!!! And that’s what I did en masse. You can’t believe the lovely summer days I spent in Sweden’s southernmost province, Scania, exploring its many castles, parks and monastries. And […]

Hiking El Dorado Right at Home –
Let’s Explore Jena in Germany

Welcome to Thuringia, my home state. You know what that meant for me as a kid? Music class taught us traditional German hiking songs, school outings meant hiking around the mountains of our town and singing the songs we learnt. This, my dear people, is horror to me. I hate singing in public and I […]

Top 5 Lesser Visited German Towns to Put on Your Bucketlist

You’ve travelled to Germany? Let me guess it was to, Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich? These are the obvious choices for first-time travellers and that is perfectly fine, only that you are missing out on typically old-fashioned German towns. If you eschew modern and seek historical, then you should take a look at lesser visited places […]

How German Are You? Take the Test

I have gotten a lot of questions about how Germany is like. But I wonder, do you also want to know how Germans are like? I have already written a post about Japanese habits and now I want to challenge you to a quiz. Let’s find out how German you are!

Let’s Have a Road Trip – England Itinerary

This post was sponsored. Did you know that for a while I lived in England. It was during my university exchange when I was a student in an obscure and unloved little place called Preston. If you’re wondering (and many people either do or are shocked and feel sorry for me), Preston is near Manchester […]

A Splash of Colour – The Prettiest Houses You Didn’t Know about

Mexico with its houses in all colours of the rainbow, Italy’s Portofino with layered houses colour upon colour and Greece with its typical white and blue paint – all these places are well known and attract myriads of tourists throughout the year. But if you are seeking to escape the sun, chill by the beach […]

To Cheesecake or Not to Cheesecake – An International Question

I was never a big fan of cheese cake. In the first place, why is it even called cheese cake when there is zero cheese in it? Cream cheese maybe but not cheese cheese. Major difference! And then I went to Australia. I didn’t think much of it but one day, drawn by delicious instagram […]

The Top 5 Cities from where to Explore Europe

This one goes out to all those travellers that prefer to have a base or are thinking of settling in one location in Europe but always have the optional of being able to just up and go for a weekend when an unbeatable last minute deal comes along. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t wan […]

How to Celebrate Easter German Style

Easter isn’t celebrated all over the world and even in those countris that do, there are quite some variations and a range of traditions. Painting Easter eggs, having parades and having big family dinners are just a few. I have already shared some German and Swedish Easter traditions on Venga Vale Vamos, but you might […]

Foods You’ll Miss Once You Leave Germany

Even though I don’t get homesick – the travel bug is way too strong – I do get a pang of missing my favoutire foods every now and then. It might be a whiff of sausages while walking past a restaurant or bread on the supermarket shelf, but reaching out and buying said products is […]