Expectation vs Reality: St Patrick’s Day in Dublin

St Patrick Day is coming up. To be precise, it’s on Friday, the 17th of March.
Last year, I was lucky enough to celebrate it in Dublin. Since it’s THE Irish holiday, everyone gets off work and the city is one big party. I know all the things I expected it to be, so I kind of thought I might tell you a few things that weren’t exactly like I thought they would be, so you could be prepared for what to expect 🙂

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Things to know about Cambodia’s history

Like I’ve already mentioned in my last blogpost, I feel like it is important to know about the history of places. The history of cities, countries and nations that we visit. Because most countries, especially our favorite backpacker destinations, are very rich in their history. And not only in a good way. So I’m trying to gather information every once in a while to share with you guys, so you can be a bit more “educated” about the place you are going to. Or have been to.

Today, I decided to talk about Cambodia, a country I loved very much and whose history touched me deeply. It’s not a random choice but based on a photo exhibition I’ve been to recently at the Museum der Fünf Kontinente (Museum of the five continents) in Munich. The exhibition is called “Shaded Memories” and features photographs by Ann-Christine Woehrl. (If you have the opportunity to go, definitely do so!)

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LION: A movie about hope and never giving up

Since today’s Oscar day, I decided to write my Thoughts post about a movie that is nominated for six Oscars and that I’ve just watched on Friday. It’s a movie called Lion about a little boy that gets lost in India, adopted by a couple in Australia and then decides, 20 years later, to find the family he lost again. Sounds simple, sounds like something you can watch on (at least German) trash TV every week. But it’s more than that. It’s a story that made me cry more than once.

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The Power of Color – Street art around the world Part II: Valparaíso, Chile

I am fascinated by streetart. I am fascinated by the fact that there are people out there who can paint the most beautiful paintings, sometimes in the matter of minutes, with a message that makes all of the spectators think. I am fascinated by the cities that are so colorful that you don’t even know where to look first. And on top of that, those cities don’t even know how picturesque they are.

My post today introduces you to one of the cities I’ve known about for so long and I always wanted to visit because of it’s colorful appearance. I finally made it there in December 2016 (find my blogposts about Chile here and here) and because the street art was just too beautiful not to share, I’ll do it here now.

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Stockholm as a local (and some tourist things to do)

I know I said that before, but I just LOVE visiting people in the cities they live in. Luckily my friend’s are as crazy about moving to different places as I am plus I met so many great people traveling, that I have a few cities around the world where I can feel like a local. And because I don’t want to be selfish, I’ll share all my local knowledge about Stockholm, that I gained the last week, with you guys. Including a few things that are just worth doing when you are visiting. Local touristy things so to speak 🙂

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The Power of Color – Streetart around the world Part I: Dublin, Ireland

I am fascinated by streetart. I am fascinated by the fact that there are people out there who can paint the most beautiful paintings, sometimes in the matter of minutes, with a message that makes all of the spectators think. I am fascinated by the cities that are so colorful that you don’t even know where to look first. And on top of that, those cities don’t even know how picturesque they are.

Today, I want to introduce you to a city I was able to call home for a bit: Dublin. People might not think of Dublin when they are thinking about the best street art cities around, but it still has great art around that shouldn’t be missed. And great artists.

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Photo Friday: Winter wonderland

Winter definitely arrived, I think we’ve all heard on Social Media. I am one of those annoying people who share all the winter wonderland shots on Instagram, Snapchat and/or Facebook. But it’s just too beautiful, isn’t it? See for yourself, here’s my collection of my favourite Winterwonderland shots I took this winter

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Deininger Weiher, Bavaria

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Deininger Weiher, Bavaria

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Deininger Weiher, Bavaria

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Deininger Weiher, Bavaria

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Osterseen, Bavaria

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Grünwald, Bavaria

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Grünwald, Bavaria

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Deininger Weiher, Bavaria

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Weißach, Bavaria

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Weißach, Bavaria

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Weißach, Bavaria

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Deininger Weiher, Bavaria