Where history turned into art

After the second world war Berlin was a mess. There was rubble everywhere and the people, a lot of them women, started to clean up the streets. This resulted in some rubble hills, that are now the highest points in the city and are often surrounded by park. The 120 meter high Teufelsberg in Western…

Banja Luka’s best

Banja Luka is Bosnia and Herzegovina’s second biggest city. It’s located in the North of the country, close to the border with Croatia. I had never thought to go to Banja Luka and it’s certainly not on the tourist radar where I am from, but I wanted to explore a different side of Bosnia and…

A little gem called Lukomir

It was August. It was hot. It may not have been the best time to go hiking. But I’d heard about this day hike. I’d seen photos of this day hike. I’d been looking forward to this day hike. I was going to do this day hike! So I set off with a guide and…

Day-tripping from Sarajevo

With only one week of holiday, I didn’t have time to explore Bosnia and Herzegovina on my normal slow pace and so I opted to do some day tours from Sarajevo. After exploring Tuzla for a day, I took an early bus to the capital. As we drove into the city, it felt like coming…

All the way to the throne

In the North-Eastern corner of Germany you can find the beautiful Jasmund national park. This ancient natural area still has forest that have stood her since the ice age and has dramatic cliffs diving into the sea. It’s the perfect area for nice long walk in the shade of the beech trees. While I stayed…

The Spreewald

It seems like summer came on the first of June this year. From pretty chilly temperatures, we went to 28 degrees. What a change! And that on a Saturday! Time to go exploring. It was still quiet on the streets when I walked to the train station. However, at the train station were many people…

Brunching and bathing

On my last weekend in Melbourne I got to catch up with a friend. I’d travelled with her during the summer in Europe. Then I was her guide and now the roles were reversed. I let her plan the whole day and it turned out to be a fantastic way to end my time in…