Rainy Dublin: There are still some things to do

Unfortunately, Dublin is a city with unpredictable weather. One morning the sun is out and you decide to ride your bike to college and suddenly on your way back it’s pouring rain. This means, that also when you are visiting the city (or you live here and friends come over to visit you) that you can never fully plan the weekend without having indoor options. And because once it comes to a situation where you need those options you are always blank and can’t think of anything, here are my favourite things to do in Dublin when it’s raining.

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Tipp: Mehl, Hamburg

I am really picky when it comes to food. I don’t like capsicums, I don’t like tomatoes (raw, cooked ones are totally fine), I don’t likeย olives and I could go on and on with that list. But I am getting more and more “adventurous” when it comes to food. Ever since I started travelling I decided I should try new stuff. Stuff which is famous for that region or just stuff that everyone else seems to love.

And for people like me, who are adventurous when it comes to food, there’s this great Pizza place in Hamburg, called Mehl. (Yes, that just means flour in German.) Obviously, you can just try pre-made Pizzas, where you know what you are getting, but you can also just be surprised by the chefs of the day. So what you basically do is fill out a form, saying what you like, what you dislike and what you are allergic to. And you chose the dough.ย Then you give your Pizza a really cool name, draw a cute picture for the chef and hand this form in.

And honestly, whatever the chef is making out of the information given to him, it’s always delicious! I think I’ve been there four times and I was never disappointed. As if he could guess what I feel like eating that day.

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One of my surprise pizzas – sorry for the bad photo

So yeah. That’s basically what Mehl is about. And on top of that they have delicious special cocktails.
The inside is also really cool, wooden tables, great art work and a long bar full of beautifully looking bottles of liquor.

The prizes are a bit higher for anyone who is used to Hamburg-prizes (a pizza is 15 Euro) but for a nice dinner with the family it’s perfect!
Make sure to make a reservation. It’s not as busy during the week but if you’re unlucky, you might have to wait a bit. So be a bit Germanly efficient and make a reservation beforehand ๐Ÿ™‚
It’s a bit hard to find for those who don’t know their way around Hamburg because it’s located inside the car park of the Thalia Theater in Altona, but if you put it in your GPS system, you should be just fine!

Website: www.dasmehl.com

Travelers’ Tales: Stranded in India and the trust in human kindness

Today’s Travelers’ Tales story is by Steph, the author ofย thepinkbackpack.com. If you want to find out more about the Canadian’s adventures, make sure to follow her on snapchat @thepinkbackpack.

There are times as a traveller when you just have to let go and trust in the universe; trust in the compassion and goodness of other human beings; and trust that everything will work out. Sometimes, you just have no other choice.

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A daytrip from Munich: Taubenstein

And another daytrip, just like promised.

Last week, me and my mum couldn’t really make a decisionย where to go. We have about 5 books flying around our house with the best trekking tours around Bavaria and Austria and we just couldn’t decide. In the end we decided to go to Taubenstein, a mountain close to Schliersee, just about an hour drive from Munich. We took a car but if you take a train into Schliersee, you can also go from there.

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