Santa Maria is the eastern most and the oldest island of the Azores. It’s also the only one that is located on the African plate (the others are on the Eurasian). It only takes a 15 minutes flight to get there from the main island (shortest one ever). On Santa Maria the clocks go a… Read More Santa Maria – Azores
After 7 months of traveling I queued up at the border in the line where it said “citizens”. I landed on the Azores (which belongs to Portugal, which belongs to the EU). Almost home. The last step… I got there after a sleepless night at the airport and on the plane, hired a rental car… Read More Ilha de São Miguel – Azores
I love to hike. Stunning nature combined with physical activity. Jackpot. No surprise some serious hiking plans were made for our trip to Romania’s Carpathian Mountains. Only the weather sucked. But whatever, let’s get the hike on. Minus 1 degree, fog, but 4 layers of clothes and the new hiking boots would do the job.… Read More Getting Lost in Romania. On A Hill. At Night.
Ever since I saw a picture of Manarola, one of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre, I wanted to go there and check it out. The region is located in Liguria, Northern Italy and as beautiful as can be. It’s easily accessible through the airport in Pisa – that’s probably why there… Read More Cinque Terre – The Five Lands
Coincidently the weekend I chose to visit Dublin with my husband was the weekend the Rock’n’Roll Marathon Series took place there. Must have been intuition! Of course I signed up for the 10k, because you can never go wrong with that distance – even with a hangover or other unpredictable issues the 10k are always… Read More The Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Series in Dublin
I’ve ticked yet another country off my list! It is… Belgium.. Yes, even though I have lived a maximum 5 hour drive away, I’ve never felt the urge or need to go there. I mean – Belgium? What the hell is there even to see (especially if you also don’t really like the movie “In… Read More Suddenly Belgium
Last year I kind of learned how to snowboard – or at least I managed to get down the slope and to do turns without falling down all the time. Learning was –and still is – a hard process and I think everybody who snowboards knows what I am talking about. It’s exhausting to get… Read More Shredding the Gnar! Riding Copious Amounts of White Pow so Hard That Others Are in Awe… Or in Other Words: Trying to Snowboard Decently