• with turkish airlines to indonesia - airline review
    indonesia 🇮🇩

    with turkish airlines to indonesia – airline review

    When Turkish Airlines offered me to travel with them to Indonesia and review their business class services together with the connecting hub in Istanbul I said “yes” right away. Some of our very first trips were Asia bound. South East Asia remains one of our favourite destinations since. Too bad that from our home airport Düsseldorf – a medium size European airport –  there is a very limited…

  • Château La Coste - where art meets wine in Provence
    france 🇫🇷

    Château La Coste – where art meets wine in Provence

    One sunny day in Spring we had a half day to spend before heading to the airport and saying “Good bye” to Provence. Since we were based in Aix-en-Provence and have done quite a lot of sightseeing in the area all the destinations we haven’t seen yet were meant to be explored on a day tour, not half day.  I…

  • 48 hours in cologne - things to see and try in germany liveliest carnival city
    germany 🇩🇪

    Top Things to Do in Cologne on a Weekend Trip

    Planning your trip to Cologne? In this post Alexandra shares tips and things to do in Cologne on a weekend trip getaway. Cologne is my dear friend. When I moved to Germany in 2007 I have spent a lot of time there. Living and studying in Bonn – Cologne neighbour – Cologne was the next biggest city to visit. I…

  • best coffee in cologne - my 10 favorite coffeehouses
    germany 🇩🇪

    best coffee in cologne – my 10 favorite coffeehouses

    As every modern city filled with international vibes Cologne has gone far developing it’s way in coffee scene. The city has some good coffee roasteries and cafés serving delicious cuppa. I picked my 10 favorites coffeehouses that to my opinion serve the best coffee. Some are old some are new, but all are great. For the detailed guide on what…

  • Moscow guide: 7 breakfast locations to start your day
    russia 🇷🇺

    Moscow guide: 7 breakfast locations to start your day right

    Sometimes a badly made morning cappuccino (espresso, matcha latte, masala chai, herbal tea: tick what applies) can ruin the rest of the day. This can be especially annoying on your well deserved and much anticipated getaway. For those searching for spots where breakfast in Moscow can’t go wrong, Ekaterina from Moscow Mate Itineraries talks about her favorite go-to offers in Russias capital and…

  • A Weekend in Bucharest - The Perfect Itinerary
    romania 🇷🇴

    A Weekend in Bucharest – The Perfect Itinerary

    Planning your weekend trip in Bucharest? In this post we share our Bucharest itinerary with tips and our favourite places for a 48 hours getaway. I like Eastern Europe. I always feel home there. Countries with similar history and lifestyle each unique in their own way. Spending my first 20 years in St-Petersburg surely does play a significant role in…

  • travel diary: tongariro alpine crossing
    new zealand 🇳🇿

    travel diary: tongariro alpine crossing

    I wake up at 5 a.m. The alarm didn’t ring yet and I turn it off not to wake up my sleeping family. I slide out of my warm blanket and put on clothes which I laid out the previous evening. The air inside the motorhome is cold. Clothes are cool. I put them on layer after layer, warming up…