We have a confession to make…

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Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

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Ok, let’s be straight open right here. This one is for all of us photographers out there. We know most of you carry at least one camera around all day (thanks a lot, smartphone!) and like to snap away here and there: To keep your memories, this is to send to that aunt who complains when she doesn’t hear from you for a day or two. For fun on social media, aka to increase your … Read More

An insiders guide to Munich's Christmas Markets

An insider’s guide to Munich’s Christmas Markets

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Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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I love Christmas markets! I always look forward to the Christmas market season. The weather has turned cold by the time the markets start so everyone is rugged up against the chilly winter air, and it is sometimes even snowing (unfortunately not yet this year ?). Family and friends seem to make the extra effort to meet up after work or on the weekend or while out doing their Christmas … Read More

How to visit Heidelberg in a day

Why we are delighted we visited Heidelberg and why you will be too

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Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

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During my university years in Barcelona (a long, long, long time ago) I used to spend most of my time among books when I was not sleeping. Probably that’s why I enjoyed Heidelberg so much during our whirlwind tour around southern Germany. You will see why. In 1878, the author Mark Twain arrived in Heidelberg (originally named Heidelbeerenberg, or Huckleberry Mountain in English) by raft along the river Neckar during a trip around … Read More

Travelling off the beaten path to Georgia (the Eastern European country)

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Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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I had never even contemplated going to Georgia until I met a guy at a conference who was working in Azerbaijan at the time and couldn’t stop talking about how much he loved Georgia. He was a part-time photographer and showed me some beautiful pictures of various parts of the country. That was it, I was going to Georgia! Not long after moving to Munich I had a casual talk with … Read More

Why we loved Rothenburg ob der Tauber and can’t wait to go back

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Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, meaning above the Tauber river, has long been on my bucket list, ever since I bought my Germany Lonely Planet not long after I found out I was moving here. Since living in Germany I have met a few people who have visited Rothenburg ob der Tauber and said that it is a pretty town but over-crowded with tourists. Despite this we decided to see it … Read More

An Overview of our Whirlwind Tour of Southern Germany in a Week

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Written by Michelle / Photos by Michelle & David

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I have been living in Munich for more than three years and up until now have only visited Starnberger See, thanks to work, Garmisch Partenkirchen to go skiing and Augsburg and Neuschwanstein which were part of school trips. Since I had my one week autumn break David and I were looking for a cheaper option for our holiday, this is when we came up with the idea of seeing a … Read More

How I ended up living in Germany and travelling the world

How I ended up living in Germany and travelling the world

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Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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I love reading so many of the travel blogs out there. I get incredibly envious of the 20-something year old backpackers that are living footloose and fancy free, backpacking their way around the world, not having a set itinerary or any limit on their time. I wish I had been courageous enough in my twenties to do the same thing. In the beginning… When I was 18 I went back … Read More

Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan, a little slice of paradise

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Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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We’ve all seen those postcard perfect photos on Instagram of dream-like deserted islands. Every time I see one of those pictures I start to drift off to fantasy land and picture myself lying by the pool or on a golden sand beach with turquoise water with a cocktail close by and a good book. When you enjoy travelling, exploring new cultures and going on adventures, and try and do it … Read More

Bali to Gili

How we went from Bali to Gili Trawangan, the harder and more adventurous way

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Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

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There are two types of trips: those that go completely according to the plan and those more interesting ones that leave room for improvisations. Also, there are two types of travelers: those who prefer their comfortable and planned schedule and those that enjoy the unexpected. What type are you? If you are more like the second type, more like us, you would have totally loooooved to join us for our … Read More

The ups and downs of learning a new language

The ups and downs of learning a new language

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Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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So I have a confession to make that I am not very proud of. I have been living in Germany for 7 years and am not fluent in German. The main problem is that my work is completely in English and I know enough people who are fluent who can help me out in desperate times. This is by no means an excuse but it certainly doesn’t force me to … Read More

Bali

Bali Virgins

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Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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This summer we decided to go to Bali and Gili Trawangan (aka Gili T.) for a week before going to Sydney, my home, for three weeks. We know we are a little behind the times when it comes to visiting Bali, especially for an Aussie, and we were sure one week would not be nearly enough time but we hoped we would be able to get a little taste of what Bali … Read More

Oktoberfest

How to Survive Oktoberfest as a Gluten-Intolerant

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Written by David / Photos by Michelle & David

7 minutes

Imagine you’re all set up for your first genuine and worldwide famous Oktoberfest in Munich. Yeah, I know, there are more than 3000 Oktoberfest venues around the world, including Australia, USA, Canada and China among other countries. But the one in Munich is the original and you should definitely experience the real deal. So, you just booked your flight tickets to Munich (the one in Bavaria, Germany, not in North Dakota, USA), … Read More

Why you should take time out in your travel

Why you should take time out in your travel schedule to visit “home”

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Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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Ok so we all visit our home towns to catch up with family and friends, that’s a given. No matter what the reason you may have left the city that you spent growing up in it is always good to go and explore it from time to time to give you perspective and help you appreciate what is good, bad or just different to where you currently call home. I … Read More

Sydney Opera House

Try not to fall in love with Australia (if you can!)

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Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

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Right now we are just back from our last winter Australian trip to visit Michelle’s family and see a bit around along the west coast. For me it has been the first time I set foot in the big continent and I can already say with confidence that I’m officially in love with this country. “Why?” Let me tell you why and maybe at the end of this post you’ll be … Read More

Top 10 essential tips to consider when planning a trip

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Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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No matter how well you prepare for a trip it is inevitable that things will go wrong or not as planned probably about half the time. Some of these are unavoidable and out of your control, like weather and other natural causes and others may have been able to be avoided. Regardless, you will find ten tips, in no particular order, from us below of essential items tips to consider … Read More

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The ultimate traveler’s first aid kit you don’t want to leave behind

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Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

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All of you travelers out there will agree with me that not everything in a trip can be forecasted and planned for, especially when it comes to our health. Little annoyances or even accidents may happen and we or any of our travel companions can get sick away from the nearest medical attention point. And that applies to either family members, friends or complete strangers in need. And we don’t … Read More

Top 10 things to do in Sydney, recommended by locals

Top 10 things to do in Sydney recommended by locals

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Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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This is a hard list to compile as there are so many great things to do in Sydney regardless of whether you are visiting for the first time or are a local, the choice is endless. Ok, I’ll admit, I am maybe a little bit biased when it comes to Sydney this is why we engaged the help of others to help compile this list. Even though Australia is a … Read More

Llançà, Costa Brava, Spain – Part 2

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Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

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Michelle already did a great job in her last post about her impressions as an outsider of my home town, Llançà. A great location on the Costa Brava (Spain) for culture, food, sport, history and relaxed experiences for all budgets. Now it’s my turn to add my insider tips. Ready? Steady? Go! I have to admit that traveling with Michelle back home so many times has given me the chance … Read More

Costa Brava

Seeing One’s Home Town Through Two Different Pairs of Eyes

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Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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We spent last weekend with David’s family in the north of Catalunya (Spain) and realised how different our views of the area, the people, the traditions and the food are. We thought it would be a lot of fun and quite interesting to share some insider and outsider tips with you guys and impressions of the area from the point of view of David and myself. A quick bit of background … Read More