A Culture of Lingering – The Coffeehouse of Austria

A Culture of Lingering – The Coffeehouse of Austria

“What do you have to do at the cafe? Just be. You are allowed to do almost anything, but there is almost nothing you have to. The cafe is a place of freedom. The Mocha is just the price of admission.” (Hans Weigel, Viennese writer and theater critic in 1908 – 1991) Austria: One of …

Saarland – The Hidden Gem in Germany

Saarland – The Hidden Gem in Germany

The Saarland is in the middle of Europe, yet little visited. Wrongly, because this region is a paradise for gourmets and lovers of nature and culture. I’ll show you what I have discovered in the Saarland and which highlights you should not miss: 1. Cultural Mix at the French Border The Saarland being located between France and Luxembourg is …

Why Cyprus is more than a Tourist Beach

Why Cyprus is more than a Tourist Beach

My husband Chris and I recently spent about a week on the beautiful Mediterranean island. We have been much on the road with the car. Most visitors come to Cyprus for the beaches. This is understandable, because the beaches of Aphrodite’s  mythical birth island are among the cleanest in the world. But why is the island …

Accompany me on my photo walk in Burano!

Accompany me on my photo walk in Burano!

Burano has been my place of longing for a certain time. I’ve been dreaming for a while about taking pictures of the contrasting colours. The Burano Experience The afternoon sun is still warm  and I am passing houses in many different colours along canals. They look best at this time of the day, which as the …

Breakfast in Lisbon or the Secrect of the Belémian Monks

Breakfast in Lisbon or the Secrect of the Belémian Monks

How Belém came to unexpected fame As a result of Portugal’s liberal revolution of 1820, all monasteries were closed and the monks and labourers expelled, also in the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. This extremely interesting World Heritage Site is located in Belém – now a part of Lisbon – and one of the main attractions of the …