Blog Category: This big beautiful world
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]
It is an interesting exercise to write about visiting a place which was once home. And it is even more interesting to be a visitor of all too familiar places together with the person who is now more home than the place where I grew up. Again, I wanted to show her around in places which still are part of me.
We started off in Vama Veche for a couple of sunrises and bathing fun, as it is there where I believe I grew out of my ... [read more]
This post is about reminders: of us two, being freshly in love, while falling in love with Portugal; reminders of old and of new. We were excited to go on our first short trip together – as couples do! :) Who knew that three years later we would find us again in Portugal, and all these lovely façades of this place, which we came to adore, would turn to be part of our daily life?
Intrigued by the first-time tourist gaze about how ... [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]