My Experience: Living in Canada During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Every few hours, I glance at the phone. I know there are messages I still need to answer, but instead, I swipe a notification to the left and clear it. Not today, I tell myself again.
When you are moving overseas, you usually don’t question if you are ready to survive the apocalypse away from everyone. In January, when I was getting ready for Canada, I knew exactly what I was going to do (or should I say: which country I will try next) if things don’t work out. What I didn’t take into account was a global pandemic.
Life in Toronto before the outbreak
My impulsive decision to go to Canada no longer seemed such a brilliant idea when I was boarding the plane at the beginning of February. Read More
Why I Stayed Longer in Barcelona, Spain
January is almost over and my year started differently than expected. I took off for Spain at the end of December believing I will be back in 5 days. My list of things that needed to be done at home was countless. Instead, I stayed in Barcelona for almost a month.
It’s quite well known I am a planner. I plan anything and everything I can. As much as I love spontaneity, I can really relate to John Gielgud, who once said: “I am all in favour of spontaneity, providing it is carefully planned and ruthlessly controlled.” All jokes aside, I believe we must strive to have both. A flexible plan with space for spontaneous decisions. But while I aim for that, I too often put more focus on the first part.
Gaudi’s architecture in Park Guell, Bracelona
When my trip in Barcelona was about to end, I was offered an opportunity I didn’t see coming – to stay as a volunteer and work for the best hostel chain out there (shoutout to my H1 FAM!). Read More
5 Full Days in Magical Cappadocia: All You Need to Know
“See this photo on a wall?” I say pointing to a small restaurant while walking around Budapest at midnight. “That is Uçhisar and it’s my favourite place on Earth.” It is no secret I was madly in love with Cappadocia, Turkey even before I got there. However, once I had finally made it to this historical region, I could not stop talking about how much I want to go back. Although months have passed, I still daydream about the unique moon-like landscape every week.
In this post, I will be sharing what we did, where we stayed and the tips I have for you. In total, we spent 6 nights in Cappadocia. We didn’t visit any other place in Turkey during that trip because our holiday time was limited. I would highly recommend combining Instanbul, Pamukkale and Cappadocia, if you have more time.
Complete Guide to Lisbon, Portugal
I first visited Lisbon back in 2017 and immediately knew I wanted to move there. Although I could barely catch a glimpse of it during my long layovers, I was in awe with everything. Not even all those hilly, winding streets could put me off!
In November I got to spend a week in the capital of Portugal. While this may sound a lot to some (Lisbon can be seen in 3 days), I could easily extend my stay for longer. It is impossible to run out of things to do in Lisbon and as a food lover, I was in complete heaven.
In this post, I will cover everything from what to see, where to eat and where to stay. Read More
Northern Ireland in 48 Hours
Northern Ireland is well known for its natural beauty. Celtic ruins are perched along the coast, green river valleys spread all around, and cities come with a rich history. Although Northern Ireland has a lot to offer, you can still squeeze all the main sights in two days, which makes it perfect for a quick weekend getaway.
TIP: If you cannot fly into Belfast directly, look into Dublin. The bus from there takes 2 hours and costs €10 one way.
Below you can find a list of places that you simply have to visit.
The Dark Hedges
The avenue lined with beech trees twisted branches forming an arch over the road is mostly famous for its short appearance in S2 of the widely popular Game of Thrones. Can you see the similarity with the King’s Road?
What most don’t know, though, is that the trees are dying. Normally beech trees live around 250 years and these ones were planted 240 years ago. Feel free to use this information as an excuse to visit Northern Ireland asap.