Blog Category: Here and there
Nothing to see in Algarve, just vertigo-inducing cliffs all around, misty beaches like the ones at Beliche and Benagil, and old dormant villages. From Silves to Alvor and Sagres, from Albufeira to Portimão and Lagos. Just that. Have a go at it should you find that attractive enough.
Always a good season for visiting Lisbon. And if it is spring, even more – you won’t be bothered by crowds of tourists as in summer – a nuisance especially on the narrow streets, and it doesn’t rain that much. So grab your good walking shoes and get exploring! Alfama? Check! Bairro Alto? Check! Sweet tram ride? Also. Pastéis de nata? Mnom-mnom! Jardim da Estrela? Welcome to the chic-est park in Lisbon and relax! You already ... [read more]
What immediately comes to mind thinking of Germany’s capital city: the Berlin Wall, electronic music and street art! Loads of it! Berlin’s Kreuzberg district is teeming countless thought-provoking street murals, paste-ups, stencils, tags, and bombings.
There are a lot of pieces and projects by many famous artists such as Blu’s Leviathan, Vhils’ controlled explosions carved portraits, ROA’s animals, It’s time to dance by SOBR, ... [read more]
Cappadocia – a place long stood on a we need to go there! list. Fritzi’s and my expectations were far exceeded and we got blown away by the stunning surreal, landed-on-another-planet-like beauty of Cappadocia’s bizarre sandstone chimneys, spectacular rock formations and flowing valleys. The landscape appears like a painting gone wild.
It always seemed to me that Salvador Dali’s paintings are haunted by some kind of dark-side ... [read more]
Istanbul simply fascinates, like any other huge metropole. But beyond the fascination it provokes by its immensity, by its history, and even politics and recent events, it also lends itself to a more downbeat, calm contemplation, should the visitor stay off the beaten track. Then a lot of it seems homey and inviting. So it seemed on my second Istanbul visit. Granted a local guide in Fritzi, we went out to explore the other ... [read more]
This is what we do: wander around. No guide books and no guided tour. We don’t want to cheat ourselves out of the possibilities of an adventure, with its ups and downs. And usually, the less we know about the tourist attractions and hotspots beforehand, the better. It’s sure nice to discover, first hand experience. So as we wanted to escape the Istanbul frenzy for a while, flying to Bodrum thinking of giving us 4 days of ... [read more]