Samstag, 20. Oktober 2012

My favorite sun protection

I love the sun, the beach and the sea! But I never expose myself to the sun without layering up on sun screen, because of the damage it does to your skin in general and the increased risk of skin cancer in particular.
So I thought I'd share with you my favorite sun screen:
Anthelios from French brand La Roche-Posay:
I don't buy sun screens with diffrent LSF and match them to how tanned I am already, instead I buy LSF 50 and wear it all year round. Ok, all yearround is a lie, because without beeing able to see the sun from October to March, I certainly don't wear extra sun screen during those months.
Anthelios is paraben free, parfume free and water proof - what more can you ask for really?
You can pick it up in pharmcies (Germany) or most major drug stores (UK and USA), the price is ab around 20€ for 400ml (which literally lasts me all summer, even when I go on holidays for a month or so).
Are you protecting your skin from the sun? Are you more the sun screen and sticking to the shadow kind or the sunbathing kind?

Donnerstag, 18. Oktober 2012

Living in the UK

As some of you might know, I moved from Germany to the UK about a bit more than one month ago. It has been quiet a change, but I managed to settle in and will provide you with regular posts from now on!
Keep your eyes out for some UK-related posts in the next months! And of course some general travel posts about other places, spaces and things.
With winter just around the corner, I thought I'd share with you one of my favorite pictures I took so far. It's taken on the island Titipan, a Carribean island near the Colombian coast.


Dienstag, 25. September 2012

Eating out in Barcelona

As you might know, I've been to Barcelona last month. I thought I'd share with you a few of my favorite restuarants. I must admit, it took me a bit to discover them, but they are absolutely worth trying. The quality of the food is generally very good plus they are reasonably priced, so if you are looking for decent food without going over board with the costs they might be for you!
1Breakfast/ Brunch
C/. Hospital, 81 - Telefone: 933 128 855
This is a small corner café with delicious baguettes, bread rolls, croissants, little sweet treats and exceptionally good coffee. The prices are reasonable (3€ for a huge baguette + coffee) and it is situated just a few meters of La Rambla de Catalunya. Definetly love the atmosphere, because it is such a small cosy place and the two owners are very nice and friendly.
Junta Comerc, 11 - Telefone: 933 428 103
This is a vegetarian restaurant which cooks with organic ingredientes. A set lunch with soup, salad, main course and dessert is around 10-12€. The quality of the food is quiet good and I definetly did not miss having meat. (near La Rambla de Catalunya as well)
Carrer de Casanova, 157 - Telefone: 934 395 107
(between CarrerParís and Carrer Córcega)
This is where you can get proper Spanish food and you won't find a lot of tourists. Definetly don't miss out on the tapas and the delicous fish dishes.
Bar/ Restaurant
Dos Trece
Calle Carme, 40 - Telefone: 933 017 067
Love their tapas that you can order until 9pm, and their cocktails are very good as well. It is open from 10am until 3am. I definetly recommend this place if you are looking to have a nice dinner and want to stay for a good drink afterwards. The atmosphere is very nice, and the waiters were more than attentive.


La Boqueria is a nice food market situated on La Rambla de Catalunya. (this is where the photos were taken!) It is good to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies, but I don't necessarily recommend it for proper eating out because there are very few places to sit. But it is definetly worth having a look at it, even though you might not be up to buying something.

By the way, apologies for the long absence. I just moved to England and it took me a while to get settled in and to get Internet around the house!

Mittwoch, 12. September 2012

Geneva from above

Let me share with you some pictures I took when flying in trough Geneva a few weeks ago. It was a rather sunny day, so I had the chance to capture quiet a bit of the beautiful setting and scenery the city of Geneva is set within. 

The Alpes in the background
The famous Lake Geneva
If you aks me, Switzerland is definetly underrated as a holiday destination. We (me anyways) always want to go South, somewhere warm and sunny (the Carribean for example), and miss out on the beauty that is so close...
Ever been to Switzerland? Can you recommend it?

Montag, 10. September 2012


I promised to reveal where I will be moving in 5 days: Lincoln, located in England and capital of the region Lincolnshire.

Lincoln is a rather small city, with little over 80.000 inhabitants and a stunningly beautiful cathedral.
Thought I'd give you a brief overview about Lincoln now, but stay definetly tuned for the occasional update once I have settled in.

How to get there?
Unfortunately since Lincoln is rather small, there are not a lot of airlines that serve the three nearest airports: Robin Hood Airport, Humberside Airport and East Midlands Airport. You can get there fast and easily by taking a train from London's Kings Cross train station, although prices vary a lot and train tickets can get quiet expensive. The fastest connection takes little over two hours with one change in the nearby town of Newark. Taking the National Express (bus) is far less expensive but it also takes a lot longer, between 4:50 and 5:30 hours.

The Cathedral Quarter is quiet nice and the cathedral itself of course. Apart from that, there is a castle and apparently the anual Christmas Market is said to be a highlight but since I’ve visited in August I did not have a chance to see it for myself. But I am very much looking forward to the Christmas Market this winter.

For a town being so small, I was quiet surprised of how expensive accommodation is. However, there is a large variety of Bed and Breakfasts to chose from and also some upscale hotels, but a youth hostel is nowhere to be found. (prices from 40 Pounds for a double room with ensuite bathroom)

My recommendation:
If you are already near Lincoln, or very interested in catholic cathedrals it is definetly worth visition for a day. Anyways, I assume it would be a good starting point for excursions to the British countryside. I have just been there for a few days, but since I will live there fore nearly one year, be sure there will be a lot more recommentations to come!
If you are hungry, try the Italian restaurant Pomodoro e Basilico (12-13 Guildhall Street) near the Waterside Shopping Mall. It is delicious and excellent value for money, especially their lunch deals.

Freitag, 7. September 2012

Where will I move?


The next and last set of hints about where I will be moving next week is this photograph and a set of clues:

1. It is a city located within a European country.
2. I do speak the language of my new home rather fluently. (If only you'd know what languages I speak :p)
This is an easy one, right? I think the picture says it all... Let me know what you think! I will reveal the name and location of my new home at the beginning of next week.

Mittwoch, 5. September 2012

Can you guess?

I will drop some hints during this week: Can you guess where I will be moving on September 15th?

The first hint are the following two pictures:
Good luck guessing, I'm sure you won't disappoint me!