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Lake Atitlán

“LAKE COMO, it seems to me, touches the limit of the permissibly picturesque, but Atitlan is Como with the additional embellishment of several immense volcanoes. It is really too much of a good thing.” So… Read More »Lake Atitlán

tamarindo beach costa rica

12 months on the road

Time is passing at high speed, even when you try to take it slow by adhering to the national Costa Rican motto “Pura Vida,” which means something along the line of pure/simple life. Tamarindo was… Read More »12 months on the road

Panama City Skyline Rooftop

Hot November

I always felt I am not a high rise person, always preferred Brooklyn to Manhattan and what seemed to me to be cuter parts of various cities with shorter buildings. Well, that changed here in… Read More »Hot November

In Need of Exercise

We are approaching our last day in Lisbon. What started a bit chilly and rainy has turned into full-on summer weather. In the beginning we had to start the gas heater in the living room… Read More »In Need of Exercise


After traveling for over 30 hours, with a long layover in Atlanta and a short one in Amsterdam, we made it back to Vienna for a 1.5-day stopover, before I headed out on a 15-hour… Read More »Concerts

Print is not dead


I am on day 23 of my Duolingo Spanish streak and I can actually formulate a few useful things by now, sometimes make myself understood and sometimes understand locals. I might take classes at some… Read More »Art

Out of Europe

It’s good to be out of Europe. Europeans are often so Euro-centric and tend to think the whole universe rotates around this continent. I am very happy to have a huge distance to Europe here… Read More »Out of Europe

Start of a Journey

When a friend asked me if I would be blogging, since we are going to have a (digital) nomadic life now and visit a lot of different places, I told her “I don’t think so,… Read More »Start of a Journey