Ramallah, Palestine

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I had the Worst Coffee of my life in Ramallah, Palestine

I love to think back and getting reminded about my travels in Palestine. It was highly interesting to experience both Israel and Palestine by my own, to talk to people, and see the daily life outside the news. We left Jerusalem in the morning, and when we arrived in Ramallah, I felt like a coffee. So we looked around, and walked into an old café: heart-warming people, Arabic music, and the worst coffee of my life! The coffee had caraway in it which is a great spice but not within a mix for coffee. However, as a caffeine-lover I drunk

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Superbude St. Georg in Hamburg - 5 Star Hostel

Superbude St Georg

Hamburg, Germany

Superbude St. Georg is a hip hostel located in a quieter part of Hamburg, which is still close to the city centre. With several amazing common areas, this is the perfect place for families or larger groups. A roof terrace, a cinema, and a little gym including a ping-pong table, ... More about Superbude St Georg Hamburg, Germany

The Keoladeo National Park was hunting ground of maharajas
Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, India

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The Keoladeo National Park was once hunting ground of Maharajas

In a fine morning back in September, 2013, I visited Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, India. Once hunting ground of maharajas, it is now home of birds and pythons and others species. Food and ambiance of it attracts migratory birds. I welcomed with grace our national bird, the peacock. I was overwhelmed by the beautiful birds and nature, and impressed by the engineering talent of the birds. The Place’s enchantment is that you can feed squirrels with your hand. These are the moments you realize that mother earth is the preeminent designer.

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Our morning traffic was a herd of goats - Rural Petrich in Bulgaria
Petrich, Bulgaria

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Our morning traffic was a herd of goats – Rural Petrich in Bulgaria

Having spent 6 weeks in the small village in Petrich, Bulgaria, I must say that it was the biggest cultural shock I have had to date. We went there (11 other students and I) as part of our university course, with the aim to create a geological map for our dissertations. We were staying with a bulgarian family, who didn’t know any English. Hence, the past few weeks before our departure was spent learning the Bulgarian language. The Bulgarian community in Petrich were lovely and we were warmly welcomed upon arrival. One lady came up to us and hugged us all, which was

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Getting lost in Berlin and finding a friend
Berlin, Germany

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Getting lost in Berlin and finding a friend – Travel Story from Berlin

I arrived in Berlin after a confusing train ride and was happy to be just a few subway stops away from my hostel. When I sat down a girl came to me and pointed at my hands: „I like your nail polish“ and then at my suitcase: „Are you visiting or leaving?“. She told me that she was from Sweden and had just arrived to Berlin after traveling the world for a year. We talked for 20 minutes until I realized that I ended up far away from where I wanted to go – I did get on the wrong

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5 Secret Tips for Granada, Spain

5 Secret Tips for Granada, Spain

Are you traveling to Granada in Spain? If you are still deciding if you should do so or not…just go, you will LOVE IT! Granada is one of our favorite cities in South of Spain. The Alhambra is a magnificent building, the Albaicín simply marvelous, and the food, oh boy! And ... read more

Walking solo in a GULAG of the Stalin Era in Russia
Perm-36, Russia

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Walking solo in a GULAG of the Stalin Era – crimes of the past

In Siberia you read a lot about GULAG and their unfortunate guests. So we had to go to Perm-36, a former soviet labor camp where “country enemies” were imprisoned. In a forest 100km northeast from Perm and closed for tick-borne encephalitis, as we discovered after 2 hours in a bouncy minivan, we managed to enter the camp thanks to a kind employee and walked through barbed wire fences and bare dorms with wooden beds. It’s touching to see how people had to live for minor crimes like being late for work or reading censored books.

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