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!
Bairro Alto has always been my favorite neighborhood in Lisbon and I love to stay there whenever I’m in town. During the past visits I stayed at: Casa de Hospedes Dias & Dominguez on Rua da Atalaia Pensao Globe on Rua do Teixeira Pensao Londres on Rua Dom Pedro IV The Independente Hostel & Suites on Rua… Read More Lisbon. My favourite neighborhood: Bairro Alto
We spent the last week of August in my favourite town: Lagos – on the western Algarve in Portugal. We didn’t get to go to all of Lagos’ seven beaches but we visited our favourite ones: Praia Dona Ana: Praia do Pinhao: Porto de Mos: Praia do Camilo: And we took a… Read More Portugal. The beautiful beaches of Lagos.
Healthy & vegan: Plant Address: 8 Buiten St, between Long and Bree Streets / Closed on Sundays http://www.plantcafe.co.za/ // Best burger in town: Royale Eatery Address: 273 Long St / Closed on Sundays http://www.royaleeatery.com/ // In colorful Bo Kaap: Batavia Café Address: 114 Church St in Bo Kaap / open everyday from 8.00 am – 5.00 pm https://www.facebook.com/bataviacafe/… Read More Cape Town. Where to eat & drink – my 15 favorite spots.
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.
In about one month we’ll head to Portugal – it’s my favorite time of the year! Unfortunately we probably won’t make it to Carrapateira this time, but last year we stayed in Carrapateira for three nights. I keep coming back to Carrapateira since 17 years. And in all those years not much has changed: there… Read More Portugal. Carrapateira – my favorite village on the west coast.
As mentioned in my Chicago recap the Millenium Park was what made initially think about going to Chicago and it did not disappoint! This was one of the very rare moments where I took pictures with my camera instead of my phone (I had packed the wrong battery charger, so I had to use the left… Read More Chicago. The Millenium Park.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while you know that I’m a big fan of the High Line in New York – a 2,5 km long elevated park built on an abandoned freight rail line. But while the High Line might be the most popular elevated park, it wasn’t the first. The Promenade… Read More Paris. A walk along the Promenade Plantée – the original High Line.
I visited Signal Hill for the sunset on my third day in Cape Town with City Sightseeing and the “Sunset Bus Tour“. The bus leaves the V&A Waterfront at about 6 p.m. and drives up to Signal Hill via Clifton and Camps Bay. At the top of Signal Hill is a large area to sit… Read More Cape Town. Watching the sunset from Signal Hill.