travel tips

I’m addicted! – Confessions of a Travel Addict

I’m addicted! – Confessions of a Travel Addict

I was twelve years old when I first boarded a plane to travel. The excitement I felt when flying for the first time – “Oh wow!”. This is one of those things from my childhood I remember very clearly – as if it happened yesterday. It was 1997 and I was not on my way to a family vacation like most of my friends, who would then come back and share stories about going places during their holidays. I boarded that flight feeling extremely excited about leaving my life behind. I was not going on vacation. I was about to start a year-long exchange program in a boarding school in Rio de Janeiro....

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Ufenau Island on Lake Zürich: An unexpected piece of paradise in the heart of Europe

Well, here I go: this is the first entry dedicated to 'travelling' in this blog. As a passionate explorer, I often hear friends telling me I should have a travel blog. Well, as much as I love travelling and talking about my trips, I am definitely not going to be writing a diary-like description of my vacations.  So yeah, my travel tips won't be telling you how awesome famous landmarks and destinations are. They will be dedicated to those travel experiences, which I consider special, yet not really to be found in every guide book - something more like little secrets and unusual destinations.Disclaimer: as...

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