Spending the national holiday indoors, hiding from this heat that never seems to end, I came to realize it has been quite a while since I wrote on here (…again). In fact, it has been 69 days, or 2 months and 8 days since I wrote my last post 2 years of blogging!. During my extended WordPress break I was mainly occupied with my internship for the months of May and June. Then one day we received the unfortunate news: my mother got diagnosed with breast cancer. CANCER. At first I didn’t really believe it, it didn’t really sink through. It’s something that you hear about all the time, but you never expect it to actually happen in your family. But it did. Luckily, the cancer is only at its early stage, and doesn’t seem to be aggressive. Even though I’m scared, I try to stay positive and support my mother in the best way I can.
The end of June embarked the end of my internship and the beginning of my summer holiday. I finally got to spend enough hours searching the internet to come up with a subject for my thesis, followed by a hunt for a supervisor. This week I finally found one which means I will need to actually start working on it…which I have been postponing very well! (no seriously I should get started) Continue reading “72 hours in Edinburgh”
After I survived my first exams abroad I was in desperate need of a holiday. Luckily I had this week off before I start my internship on Monday, the perfect opportunity to squeeze in a citytrip. Despite longing for warmer temperatures and a bit of sun, I travelled up north, to the capital of Denmark. I had never been in Scandinavia before so I was pretty excited to be headed there. Despite the fact the Scandinvia is more expensive than most other European countries, I managed to travel this one on a budget as well. The weather turned out to be amazing, whereas ( as I’ve seen on the news) people who headed to Spain for their Easter holiday were less lucky. Continue reading “72 hours in Copenhagen: budget edition”
I just got back from my trip to Italy last Saturday, and it was just what I needed! With the sun on my skin and surrounded by the gorgeous Italian culture, I could recharge my batteries for the final weeks of the academic year. It’s been a couple of years since I traveled to Italy, back in 2012 to Umbria and Rome, but I still had some good memories about it and was longing to experience the country once again. Venice wasn’t quite the same as the other places I’ve already been to in Italy. I was afraid it might be overrated or too busy. It sure was busy in some places, but you have to know where to go. Venice can be perfect for any budget traveler, getting lost along the many canals is just a perfect way to get around. Here are some tips on how you can experience Venice without spending your money on overpriced hotels or pasta. Continue reading “Getting lost in Venice: tips for budget travellers”
I always thought Malaga was one of those destinations in Spain where people go to for the nice weather, the sea and the parties. While you can definitely find these in Malaga, the city has so much more to offer! I was surprised by it’s beauty and really think this is could be a perfect place to explore part of the wonderful Andalusia. The airport has lots of connections and is only 6 km from the city itself. Malaga has a train station that connects with other destinations in Spain. I’ll share a couple of things I did during my three-day stay in the city. Continue reading “Why Malaga is a perfect Andalusian getaway”
After visiting Almeria and Granada I had one day to explore the region of Jaén and another to visit Cordoba. This might seem like a very short time, nevertheless I’ve managed to get a good impression of both, without having to run from one place to another. Also this time I decided to stay in a hostel. This one was really great! Very good value for little money. The only issue we had on the first day of my arrival was to find dinner. Apparently it was a local holiday so pretty much anything nearby was closed. For the two evenings (I stayed here to explore Granada as well) we ate at Bomborombillos. This place is so great! Our waiter was very friendly and advised us some good tapas and products from the area. We had fantastic and local food for a great price, definitely a recommendation! Continue reading “Impressions of Jaén and Cordoba”
Lately I’ve been all over Paris. I came back from my trip one week ago, and thought it was a good idea to first share my prior experiences with the city. (here and here) But now I’m considering you might get a bit tired of always the same… So sorry 😛 So here it goes Paris 3.0, followed by detailed posts of each day. Continue reading “Paris on a budget”
So this weekend I was having sort of an identity crisis for my blog. To everyone who gave me feedback thanks 😀 I’ve calmed down and I’m back on track 😛 Just wondering if any of you sometimes have that? Anyways, I had already covered my first three days in Berlin (Berlin on a budget: day 1 and Berlin on a budget: day 2 and 3) time for my last two days is this amazing city.
Continue reading “Berlin on a budget: day 4 and 5”
In Berlin on a budget: day 1 you could read that I explored das Mitte/the center of Berlin on my first day. For my second day, I walked around in the eastern part of the city. Continue reading “Berlin on a budget: day 2 and 3”
I spent the last days of my trip to the USA in the capital. DC surprised me, and although NYC was very impressive, I think I liked this city the most. My overall impression was that it was clean, green and well organised. Same as in NYC, prices are very high here. Continue reading “Washington DC on a budget (part 1)”