Unique Accommodation: A stay for all your senses at Valguma Pasaule in Latvia

During my many trips throughout the past few years, I have gotten the chance to stay at a number of unique forms of accommodation – from backpacker hostels to luxury hotel suites. I… Continue reading

First impressions of Riga’s highlights

There’s nothing like exploring and discovering a “new” capital city. Especially one that goes under the radar of European mass-tourism. I had long wanted to visit Riga in Latvia, so while being on… Continue reading

Exploring Latvia: Bogshoeing in Kemeri National Park

Rarely have I been in such peaceful surroundings as in the great bogs of Kemeri National Park in Latvia. Surrounded by nothing but stunning natural scenery and silence only broken my crunchy bogshoe-footsteps.… Continue reading

Take tram 28 to visit the cemetery cats in Lisbon

The Portuguese capital of Lisbon is famous for its iconic old trams and none are more popular than tram number 28 that travels between the stations Martim Moniz (east) and Campo de Ourique… Continue reading

Tenerife on two wheels: Mountain biking in the forest of Anaga

I was initially looking to “cheat” and do a bit of e-biking when I recently found myself on the Spanish island of Tenerife. I was on a work trip and had travelled to… Continue reading

MadrEAT – A street food feast between office towers

Amidst towering office buildings, apartment complexes and huge shopping malls, I follow the scents and the sounds of sizzling food that leads me to the tree-covered Plaza de Azca. It is just off of… Continue reading

Café del Art – a unique café experience in Madrid

Wow! Stepping into Café del Art from Plaza de Cascorro in Madrid‘s La Latina neighbourhood, the visual impression blew me away immediately. I had seen the café featured on a blog the day… Continue reading

Travel Tales: A bohemian night with strangers in London

It’s a drizzly autumn afternoon in central London and I have checked in to a backpackers hostel for the night. When travelling alone hostels can provide good company at times that eventually can even… Continue reading

Spain: Whale watching in Tenerife

There are few things as exciting as the sight of a back fin piercing the water’s surface right next to you. And the fact, that for a short moment you’re sharing a couple… Continue reading

Pinta Malasaña is Madrid’s biggest urban arts festival

As if Madrid‘s hipster hot neighbourhood of Malasaña wasn’t already cool enough, every year it gets a new colourful boost during the city’s biggest urban arts festival, Pinta Malasaña (Paint Malasaña). And this year,… Continue reading