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I wanna be in America

I like to be in America! O.K. by me in America! Ev’rything free in America For a small fee in America! This is from Westside Story and I had the song in my head the minute Mr. Betterhalf and I decided to go on an US road trip! I will most likely bore y’all with … Continue reading

Perspectives on Prague

I am finally in the position to add another travel post to this blog – about time, I missed it! As you know, I left my job and had some leftover vacation days to take, so Mr. Betterhalf and I decided to go on a city trip for my birthday. At first, we discussed Barcelona … Continue reading

Perspectives on Ouranoupoli (Chalkidiki, Greece)

Kalimera, readience! Yours faithfully returned from a great vacation in Greece with Mr. Betterhalf a few days ago and is tanned, happy and relaxed! What started off as a trip without any expectations other than good weather and some peace on the beach turned out to be a fantastic experience with great landscape, interesting history … Continue reading

Laach Lake: Travelling with Mr. Murphy

Last weekend finally saw me cashing in my birthday present from Mr. Betterhalf: a weekend away in the Volcanic Eifel by the Laach Lake. The lake is a volcanic caldera lake and carries quite a few myths with it. Above the lake sits enthroned the beautiful monastery of the Maria Laach Abbey. We had been … Continue reading

In search of the winter

Well, how did that happen? We only celebrated New Year’s recently and now February is almost over. I can only repeat myself: time is a capricious bitch! So Winter is nearly over, except there was no Winter in Germany… at least in my part of Germany. I was hoping for snow at Christmas and when … Continue reading

Budapest: There is a crack in everything…

Those of you who have an … achem… equally brilliant taste in music as I do, will of course have noticed the reference to Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem” in the title. So this post on Budapest will be about some cracks but even more about the light that still gets in. If I had to summarise … Continue reading

Perspectives on Austria: Innsbruck

“I feel the earth move under my feet, I feel the sky tumblin’ down” – remember the song? I now know exactly how it feels when the earth moves under my feet! Join me in my earth-shaking review of my trip to Innsbruck, Austria! Earlier this year, I received the invitation for my dear friend … Continue reading

Travel nerves

    source So you’re a productive member of society. You’ve got a proper, rather unspectacular 9-to-5 job and – at least if you’re German – you are entitled to about 30 days off. Not too bad, if you think about it – 6 weeks off… but still, 48 working weeks. So those holidays are … Continue reading

Perspectives on Ireland Part 1

Beannachtaí Lá Fhéile Phádraig daoibh go léir! Today is St. Patrick’s Day and I shall take it as my motivation to show you my perspective on my beloved Ireland! I started to take interest in the country through (how cliché) one of the local Irish pubs here, and later I spent two years travelling back … Continue reading

Perspectives on Hamburg (and Sólstafir)

It’s official: I am truly, madly, deeply in love – with a city and a band! My brand new loves are the city of Hamburg and the Icelandic band Sólstafir. And last weekend I had the chance to have all my loves in one place!!! I have always liked Hamburg. I don’t know what it … Continue reading

Perspectives on Iceland Part 2 – photos

Today I would like to show you some of my visual perspectives on Iceland. If you are also interested in the linguistic and musical side of the island, please read Perspectives on Iceland Part 1 – Language and Music and also check out Part 3! I took about 500 photos when I was there so … Continue reading

Perspectives on England Part 1: Encounters

source After my university degree in Educational Science I decided that you can never have too many degrees and enrolled with a new Master’s programme called European Culture and Economy. It was an international course and the German students were advised to spend a semester abroad. This is how, in 2003 (damn it! That’s 10 … Continue reading