Last week I finally made it back to Venice Beach after 3 years. I fell in love with this place when I visited for the first time in 2012 and have been dying to go back after my last visit in 2014. I stayed at the wonderful Samesun Venice Beach, right at the beach, Boardwalk… Read More Los Angeles. Back to Venice Beach!
Largo do Intendente is a beautiful square in the city center, a short walk from Martim Moniz along Avenida Almirante Reis. The square was a bit run down and was used as a parking lot but got recently remodeled and now shines in all its glory again. The square is surrounded by houses with the… Read More Lisbon. Exploring Largo do Intendente.
Within the last years we always stayed at Dona Ana Garden when we are in Lagos. It’s a small complex just a 3 minute walk from the famous Dona Ana beach and a 10 minute walk from the town center. Other beaches like Praia do Camilo and Praia do Pinhao are also just a short… Read More Lagos. Staying at Dona Ana Garden.
I wanted to visit Chicago since years but I had never enough time, or flights were too expensive or it just wasn’t the right season (I didn’t wanna go in late fall or winter … brrrr). But this year I found cheap flights from NYCs LaGuardia Airport to Chicago O’Hare for just $110 return! The… Read More USA. Three days in Chicago.
From Madrid I flew straight to JFK and was lucky enough to get through immigration within 45 minutes! A new record for me at JFK, I rememberd the lines to be much longer during last vistits. For this weekend I stayed at International Student Redisidence on 341 Broadway in Williamsburg, right a the Marcy Avenue stop.… Read More NYC. A weekend in May – recap
On my way to New York I had a 21 hour long layover in Madrid and this visit could be summed up as “walk, drink, eat, repeat”. After checking into my hostal on Calle Fuencarral I walked over to the Mercado de San Anton in Chueca. This market sells fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and cheese… Read More Spain. 21 hours in Madrid.
This year we spent the first 6 days of our annual Portugal trip in the beautiful town of Lagos in the western Algarve. As in the past years we stayed at Dona Ana Garden, a 2 minute walk to the famous Dona Ana beach and also only a short walk from the old town. They offer double… Read More Recap. 14 days in Portugal – September 2015
For my birthday last week I bought myself tickets to Milan for a short weekend trip. It was my 3rd time in Italy and first visit to Milan. The famous Duomo, its square and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II were unbelievably beautiful. The mosquitos ( I got 20 bites within the first hour there!) and importunate selfie-stick… Read More Italy. 3 days in Milan.
From NYC I flew to Madrid and arrived at the airport about 10 am. I took the metro to Plaza de Espana and checked into my hostal on Gran Via. The single room costs 30,-€ a night with a shower and sink in the room, just the toilets were shared. It was a beautiful old building… Read More Madrid. Recap – May 2015.
I just came back from my trip to New York and Madrid. For the first 3 nights I stayed at the Bowery House: a former flop-house now turned into a stylish hostel. The rooms (cabins) do not have a ceiling and only thin walls but the price (~$75/night) and location are unbeatable. I loved their… Read More NYC. Recap & favourite Instagrams. May 2015 – Day 1-5