Iceland in November – What to know

“Why the hell are you here in winter?” This is what a guide in Iceland asked me on our third day. And after only been there for two days I was able to say: “Why the hell not?”

Iceland is known as a very cold country. A country, where you know, that you won’t have a warm, sunny and tanning holiday, no matter what time of year you’re going. This didn’t bother me at all, especially since the country has been on my list forever. And when my friend suggested November for it, I didn’t have to think for even a second. I was in. But of course, going in November takes some other planning than going at a warmer time does.


One of the first things we did was book a car. Naive as we were, we booked a tiny little car at first, especially since it was cheap, but the more we read about traveling in Iceland around this time of the year, the more sure we were, that a 4WD was the best car to get. So we did. We booked it via Blue Car Rental and payed around 340€ for 6 days.

Tipp: If you get to KEF airport, you have to take a shuttle to the Blue Car Rental station, which leaves outside the building. It only takes around 5 minutes though.


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Packing is the second thing that’s very different to any other trip I’ve done so far. Important things to remember (next to warm clothes, obviously) are:

  • Warm socks
  • Rain trousers
  • Rain jacket
  • Hiking boots
  • Gloves, Scarf and Hat

Another thing my friend packed, which was very clever, was a thermos bottle which we filled with hot tea every morning and drank from all day. It was super useful when getting back into your car after shooting photos in the freezing cold. On top of that, a normal reusable water bottle is great as well. You can easily drink the tap water in Iceland, so just filled it up in your guesthouse.

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Since food is pretty expensive around Iceland, buying stuff at the supermarket and eating it in your car or anywhere else on the road is a cheap(er) way to get around. If that’s your plan, remember to bring some reusable cutlery with you. (We, for example, always bought Wraps, Hummus and different toppings such as Tuna or Feta.)


Most people who go around this time of the year expect to see Northern lights. And we did. Here are some things you need to know for it: (Keep in mind, I am not expert though!)

  • You might need to stake out somewhere. We got really lucky and saw some Northern lights on a long drive along the East Coast. But normally you should stake out at a certain place with as little artificial light as possible.
  • You need a good camera or a steady hand. I didn’t try to take photos but my friend did and you definitely need a steady hand and some knowledge about exposure etc.
  • You shouldn’t expect a sudden green cloud in the sky. I kind of did at first. But in the end, Northern lights are only turning crazy green when you photograph them. There are stronger and weaker ones, so obviously the color varies with that, but they don’t have to be as green as photos sometimes make them out to be.

PHOTO NORDLICHTER


Check offered tours in advance. There are so many crazy things you can do around Iceland (which obviously varies with the seasons) so make sure to check in advance, which activity might be interesting for you. Hiking, Horseback Riding, Whale Watching, Snorkeling, Glacier Hiking and so on. The possibilities are endless and unfortunately time never really is.


This paragraph is as relevant for summer as it is for winter tourism, but it’s an important one: Money. When we got to Iceland first, we got some cash out of an ATM, just to be sure. And we rarely needed it. There were some Hot Springs where we payed cash and I didn’t see a card machine but everywhere else we were able to pay by card – gas stations, parking lots, restaurants, museums… So don’t even bother to take out too much money if any, since I had definitely had some trouble getting rid of it.


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When it comes to accommodations, I have no real tipp for you. We booked most of our guesthouses two weeks in advance and payed between 30 and 40€ a night per person. Since it was low season, we didn’t really have any troubles finding places to stay at all. Just make sure to book places along the Route 1 and not too far off, since some streets, that are not paved, can be blocked by snow and ice.
Tipp: Most guesthouses offer breakfast as well and it’s not only a great way to save money but you can also try the most delicious typical Icelandic dishes there!


That’s it. A blogpost with all my important tipps when planning a trip to Iceland in winter. I hope it didn’t discourage you to go because trust me, it is so abso-fucking-lutely worth it!!!

48 hours in Madrid – A guide

Okay, confession: We had a bit more than 48 hours, but the things we did can easily be squeezed into 48 hours, so here we go 🙂

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When I stepped out of the plane in Madrid, I noticed that I hadn’t been in Spain for around 8 years. And that’s when I was in Barcelona my first ever time in Spain. Which means: My trip to Madrid in March 2019 was my second time in Spain ever. Crazy. That’s also why I didn’t know what to expect so I was even more pleasantly surprised by how cheap everything was, how absolutely delicious the food and wine was and how stunning everyone looked!

So here we go with the tips. Spoiler: I didn’t find any Matcha Latte. So if you’re from Madrid or know your way around, please tell me about the best Café to satisfy my addiction for my next visit!

I arrived in Madrid by plane and took the subway into the city. It cost around 6€ and you had to get a card (which is basically like an Oyster card in London but didn’t cost anything) that you can top up. Make sure not to put anything else than the fare into the city on it though since Madrid is small enough to walk everything. It would just be a waste.

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Plaza Mayor

We stayed at Mad4You Hostel which is located in Malasana, the hipster party area of Madrid (so definitely check that out, if you feel like having a night out around town). The hostel itself was fine. It had a nice courtyard and included breakfast in the price of around 30€ per night. Only downside: They only had two bathrooms (at least those were the only ones we found), so you might have to queue for showering or even using the toilet.

The first night we went to a bar called Macera, a Gin Bar in the middle of Malasana. It was insanely busy and it took a while to get to the bar but it was worth it. Since I don’t speak Spanish I can’t explain the whole concept of the bar to you, but they have a lot of different variations of Gin on the menu which you can choose from for your Gin & Tonic. My Gin was a berry-based Gin, which tasted delicious!
The area around the bar was super busy all night and I loved every bit of it!

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All the Gins at Macera

In the morning we had reservations at a place called Perrachica. The restaurant was breathtakingly beautiful, with wallpapers at the entrance, comfy couches everywhere, lots of candles and so many more details to discover. The food was very tasty, even though I was still hungry afterwards. That might be me though, so I wouldn’t count on it to be true for you as well. The place also serves dinner and I’m pretty sure it’s just as good as brunch.

After that we started to explore. Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, El Retiro Park… On a sunny day like we’ve had, it was the best way to explore the city. If you’ve got time, make sure to take a little break at El Retiro park. It was so full of life with people having picnics and playing games and just soaking up the first rays of sunshine.

We then ventured towards Plaza de Santa Ana, where we had Tapas at Lateral. Lateral is a chain that you can find all around Madrid. The Tapas were – as always – absolutely delicious and I’ve had some of the best wine there. And all for very little money. Definitely pay that restaurant a visit! They don’t do reservations, so make sure not to get there too hungry. We arrived around 5pm on a Saturday and had to wait only 5 minutes to be seated outside on the terrace.

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Chilling at El Retiro Park

Because Madrid is famous for its rooftops we decided to visit one of the rooftop bars for a drink after dinner. The decision wasn’t easy, because we had a list of 5 or so bars that might be worth a visit. In the end we chose Gymage Terrace which is located on top of a Gym. We got there around 7ish, maybe a bit later, and people were queuing already. It took about 20 minutes for us to get inside and a table. The drinks weren’t the best I’ve ever had (they were very sweet cocktails) but the view was pretty cool!

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Gymage Terrace

The next morning we had breakfast at a small café just around the corner from our hostel: Toma Café. And I didn’t just like it for its world map on the wall 🙂 The café offers different types of breakfast, such as avocado bread or granola, but also sweet stuff like Banana Bread. Because it was so convenient, we also went there on Monday morning. One suggestion for improvement: Matcha for their Menu. Other than that, I really enjoyed it.

From there we headed right to El Rastro, the legend of the flea markets in Madrid. I sometimes get a bit frustrated when I read about “cool flea markets” in cities I visit and in the end it’s basically a market full of the same things – hippie dresses, jewellery, jeans jackets, all from distributors and not private people’s closets. To top it off, the market was extremely packed by the time we got there around 11/11:30 am. There was one thing I loved though: The antique interior stuff. I wish I could have brought some of it home in my suitcase.

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One thing you shouldn’t miss in Madrid: Eating Churros! We decided to check out San Ginés, the most famous place to try Churros with chocolate. I’m not sure if Churros are really my thing (I didn’t really expect them to be) or if it was just hyped to much, but I wasn’t overly excited about them. Which doesn’t mean I didn’t finish them though. Because I mean, I broke lent for that AND they are covered in chocolate. But if I came back there, I would maybe just try them in some nice looking café around town rather than making my way to San Ginés. Maybe.

Very close to San Ginès, there’s Mercado de San Miguel, a food heaven. It’s a big market hall full of food stalls selling different Spanish foods. There’s sandwiches with Iberian ham, Empanadas, Calamari and anything else you could think of! Food is definitely more expensive there than in any restaurant, but the experience is pretty cool.

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Empanadas at Mercado de San Miguel

At the end of the trip we chose to do a Free Walking Tour around town (yeah, I know, maybe we should have done that in the beginning…). There are two tours a day by Madride, one at 11am and one at 5pm and both cover different sides of the city. We chose to 5pm one, which took around 2 hours and brought us around the major Plazas, told us a bit about the history behind the buildings and ended at the Temple of Debod for sunset. We didn’t have time to stay there for the whole length of the sunset, because we had a dinner reservation but from what we could see, it’s really a breathtaking view for that time of the day! (If you don’t mind sharing it with a view hundred people.)
Also: It might be called “Free Walking Tour” but obviously have some money prepared in your pocket as a tip for your guide. They are really good, so they deserve it!

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The sunset around Temple of Debod

For our last supper, we made reservations at Inclan Brutal Bar. We tried to book online, which didn’t give us any tables after 4:30pm, so we walked past there on Friday and booked for Sunday night. So don’t give up, if online booking doesn’t work for your preferred time. Because the food is so worth it! We tried two different tapas as starters and shared a Paella at the end. We though we had to get a Paella, since we were in Spain, but in hindsight, we should have chosen a few more Tapas instead. They were just too good! And again, I had very tasty wine with it.

All in total it’s safe to say that I will come back to Madrid one day. Not only because I stepped on the plaquette at Puerta del Sol. (There’s a plaquette marking the exact middle of the country Spain and rumour has it, if you step on it during your trip, you will definitely come back to Madrid.) The city is so vibrant, full of colour, beautiful people, good shopping and delicious food&drinks. What more can you ask for? (Mabye a few less people. But I’ve been told that’s never really possible there. And it’s not bad enough to keep me away either…)

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A 5 day roadtrip through Norway: Oslo to Bergen and back

Last week I was able to tick another country off my bucket list: Norway.
I am always one to travel far away to explore new things, so that I sometimes forget how beautiful Europe can actually be. I mean, how lucky am I to live on a continent where nature so diverse is only a 2 hour flight away?

On a Thursday night I jumped on a plane to Oslo and landed at broad daylight two hours later, at 9:30pm. It was crazy how I was able to still do some sight seeing after I got to the city center, since it didn’t really get dark. Perfect for a female traveler to feel 100% safe!
To get to the city center, there are 3 different ways: You can either take a bus, which takes around an hour or longer, the airport link or the normal public R train. The R train is the cheapest one (I paid 110 NOK) and only takes around 25 minutes to the central station.

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A little stop on the road to Eidfjord

Day 1

Right the next morning I met my friend at central station, hired a car and drove off towards Eidfjord, one of the Fjords on the westside of Norway. And trust me, renting a car is the best way to see Norway! It’s one of the most stunning and diverse countries I’ve ever seen and I was so happy to be able to stop along the way for photos and picnics and chills.

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Photo opportunities everywhere

Speed limits in Norway are between 60 and 90 km/h and depending on the area you go to, the streets are pretty easy to drive on. There are a few crazy curvy streets along the Fjords, but even those are manageable. And absolutely breathtaking.

In between we stopped around Geilo (which is the funniest name if you are German, even though it’s pronounced Jeilo) and had some food before we headed to what was supposed to be our first hike. Unfortunately the weather around Prestholtseter was so bad (it was crazy rainy and stormy), so we decided not to go. But the nature we saw on our way up there was worth the little detour.

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Prestholtseter

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Houses around Prestholtseter

We then arrived at the Eidfjord around 6 hours later. My Lonely Plant told me, that Eidfjord is one of the more touristy places around the Fjords, because many cruise ships stop here during the summer but I gotta say I didn’t see many of them. We really enjoyed our beautiful, peaceful Airbnb right by the water and a short walk around the area when we arrived. Unfortunately it was raining and most places were closed already, so we just went back home, cooked and prepared some lunch for the next day.

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Our Airbnb right by the Fjord

Day 2

The next day we already left that beautiful house again to go on our first hike: Kjeåsen. The hike was a pretty good one for me to start off with since I haven’t been hiking for over six months. It took us around 2.5 – 3 hours both ways and the hike up was pretty good to handle with a few steps, ropes and ladders in between.

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To start the hike off you walk along the water for a little bit

If you are really not into hiking but you want to enjoy this beautiful view, there’s also a street up there. At the end of the drive up, there’s a 2.5 km long tunnel (you find plenty of them around Norway), which is too narrow for two lanes, so you can only go up there every full hour and drive down on the half hour.

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The view from the top

From Eidfjord we made our way to Bergen, where we stayed at the Marken Gjestehus, a pretty central hostel which had a clean kitchen, bathrooms and lovely staff. We stayed there for one night as well and ended up exploring a lot of the town. It’s a cute little town full of places to discover – cafés, restaurants, shops.

  • The cutest little café just at the bottom of the cable car: Det Lillet Kaffekompaniet
  • There are plenty of Fish stalls around the Fish market down by the water, where you can either get fresh fish to cook at home / your Airbnb or sit down and have a proper fish meal prepared right in front of you.
  • We had dinner and a few drinks at the Zachariasbryggen which is right down by the water as well. We tried some beer from and at the Bergenhus Bryggeri on a heated terrace before we head upstairs to the rooftop for a few more drinks. (Trust me, it’s very weird to sit on a rooftop, drinking and watching drunk people dance while it’s still bright outside.)
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The little streets of Bergen

Day 3

But because we mainly went to Norway for its nature and hiking, we decided to also do one of the seven mountains of Bergen: Blåmanen. We started all the way down in Bergen, but you can also take a cable car up to Fløyen, where you already have a wonderful view over Bergen and can start your hike from as well.

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View from Fløyen

If you want to hike up there, it’s around 1 hour. From there you then start the “real” hike up to Blåmanen, which takes around 1.5 hours. The hike is another gem around Norway and brings you up to a very quiet place that looks like another world. You definitely don’t believe that this is just a quick hike away from a big city like Bergen.

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Half way up

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Same spot just no me

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All the way at the top

After the morning hike we jumped back into our car and took a drive to our next Airbnb in Røldal. Røldal is one of Norway’s skiing areas, which you were able to feel by the temperature, even though it was the middle of June. But no complaining here, it was worth it!

Day 4

Now on to the biggest adventure of the trip on our fourth day: Trolltunga. Trolltunga was on my bucket list for so long, which is probably due to the fact that you see it around Instagram constantly. We chose to go very early and even though the weather wasn’t what we expected at all (very cloudy and misty), it turned out to be one of the coolest days ever. Maybe the weather was even the thing that made it so special.
But I am not going to go into more detail about Trolltunga here because I am planning to put together a whole post just about useful Trolltunga-tips. So stay tuned 🙂

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Mysterious Trolltunga

Day 5

On our last day in Norway we left our Airbnb in Røldal early again to drive back to Oslo. Obviously we didn’t make it in the time the GPS told us, since we had to stop every once in a while to take photos, but it took us around 6.5 hours all together.

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In Oslo we decided to just enjoy the weather while simply being in Oslo. That’s why we started our time there with a Matcha at Espresso House before we headed to the shops – I can never resist going shopping in cities where they have Weekday and Monki. We then headed towards Grünlokka, the “hip” area of Oslo where we strolled around a bit more before having a beer (or three).

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Mathallen Oslo

Our first stop was Mathallen Oslo, a big hall full of different food stalls and a bar. After not being able to decide what to get for a while, we ended up getting some Sushi and a beer and sat in the sun (yes, there was sun in Norway!).

Some other cool bars and/or places we went to were…

  • Tommi’s Burger: They had very basic burgers but very tasty and not too greasy, which is always a plus for me! And the atmos
  • Olaf Ryes Plass: Well, this is not really a bar but it’s a little green square, with a few bars and restaurants lined along it.
  • Blå: This bar was my favourite place. It’s an open air bar right by the water with a huge creative and relaxing atmosphere. Actually, there was another bar right across from it (on the same side of the river) which looked amazing as well!

And one thing I just couldn’t miss about Oslo was its Opera House. It’s an impressive piece of architecture by Snøhetta, a norwegian but known around the world practice of architecture. (I work in architecture and design PR, that’s why I became a sucker for interesting buildings tbh.)

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Snøhetta Opera House

After watching the sun go down (a little bit) from this beautiful building, we headed to the airport, where we spent the night, because our flight left early enough to do so and save some money on accomodation 🙂

All in all, Norway was wonderful. One of the most beautiful places I’ve been to. Some facts you have to know though:

  • It’s expensive. I guess that’s a given since it’s a Scandinavian country, but it really is. Especially since the exchange rate isn’t great for Euros at the moment. But since we cooked at home a lot, it was definitely okay.
  • It can get cold. When we left Røldal at 6:30am, we had around 3 degrees and it didn’t get any warmer until half way to Oslo. So bring warm clothes, even in June.
  • The sun actually does go down, but not for long. I guess it becomes dark around midnight and bright again around 2-3 hours later. So it’s perfect for getting up early or staying up late 🙂
  • Go as long as you can. 5 days definitely weren’t enough, especially since the distances are pretty long and you don’t want to spend all your time in the car.

My Dublin favourites: Food, Drinks, Dance

A lot of times I get asked about my favourite places to go to in Dublin. This is why I put together this list of things I would recommend to everyone who’s ever coming to Dublin.

Favourite Pizza

  • The Big Blue Bus, Bernard Shaw – A pub with a pizza bus in their courtyard. Definitely don’t miss out on it!
  • Di Fontaines – A New York Deli kinda place where I can never not stop by after a night out.
  • Manifesto – SO DELICIOUS.
  • Skinflint – So good that I’ve already written an article about it here.
Skinflint Pizza

Skinflint Pizza

Favourite Bar

  • No Name Bar – This bar just has a super cool vibe, cool crowd and an even cooler smoking area.
  • Chelsea Drug Store – Delicious cocktails and later at night you can even dance to a pretty cool DJ downstairs.
  • Bernard Shaw – Yes, the second mention here, but it’s just a pretty cool pub full of art and creative people.
Courtyard at Bernard Shaw

Courtyard at Bernard Shaw

Favourite Place to Dance

  • Workmans – I just love it there, even though I can’t really explain to you what it is about this place. But it’s great.

Favourite Café

  • Kaph – This is the place where I fell in love with Matcha. And apparently their coffee is pretty good as well. 
  • Queen of Tarts – Definitely don’t go there if you only want a quick coffee. Their choice of cakes is enormous and I’m sure none of you would be able to go out there without trying one!
Oh, the beauty of Kaph's Matcha!

Oh, the beauty of Kaph’s Matcha!

Favourite Dinner Spot

This is really hard because there are many cool places. Obviously the pizza places are all part of it but there are a few more.

  • Musashi – Really delicious Sushi in an authentic surrounding.
  • Yamamori – Another, maybe slighty fancier, Sushi place that I love.
  • Wow Burger – It started off as a Burger Place in Workman’s, but now they have different shops around town. Check it out, their fries and burgers are delicious!
  • Neon – A thai inspired restaurant that serves free ice cream with every dish!
Yamamori's Brown Rice Sushi

Yamamori’s Brown Rice Sushi

Favourite Sweets

  • Marks&Spencers Cookies – This is not really particularly Dublin-ish but whenever I’m there I NEED to get Cookies from M&S because they are just the best things ever.
  • Brownies from Camerino – I am madly into Brownies, which is why I’d recommend the ones from Camerino to you, but I’m pretty sure the rest if their baked goods are just as delicious!

Favourite Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch

FAVOURITE BRUNCH EVER at Taco Taco

FAVOURITE BRUNCH EVER at Taco Taco

Favourite Place to calm down and relax

  • Botanic Gardens – As I’ve said on my Instagram before, I need to spend more time at Botanic Gardens because they are just so soothing and relaxing, especially when you’re in a big city.
Botanic Gardens Dublin

Botanic Gardens Dublin

Lisbon: A local tourist guide to the Portuguese capital

I wanted to go to Lisbon so badly. For ages. The more stories I’ve heard about it, the more I wanted to go. And it really is a city full of treasures and beauty.

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Whatever corner you turn, there’s so much color in Lisbon – street art, tiles, painted buildings. But that’s not the only thing that’s exciting about this city. It’s all the small alleys you can easily get lost in, the authentic Portuguese restaurants and the viewpoints. Oh, those viewpoints. There are so many of them, and one’s prettier than the next.

Miradouro de Nossa Senhora do Monte

Miradouro de Nossa Senhora do Monte

Two of the viewpoints I enjoyed most (together with probably EVERYONE else in Lisbon at that time – meaning it was absolutely packed) are Miradouro de Santa Catalina and Miradouro de Nossa Senhora do Monte. The first one offers a bit more areas to sit and enjoy the view, but they are both equally breathtaking. Definitely go and watch the sunset with a can of beer at least once while you are there.

Miradouro de Santa Catalina

Miradouro de Santa Catalina

We also took a trip to Belém. On our way there, we stopped to visit one of the coolest architectural buildings I’ve seen so far: the MAAT, Mueum of Art, Architecture and Technology. To see this modern piece of architecture with the the Ponte 25 de Abril (the bridge that almost makes it look like you’re in San Francisco) in the background was very impressive to me.

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Belém itself is an area known for two things: Torre de Belém, a tower that was used as a lighthouse and prison before it became the viewing platform it is nowadays, and the Pasteis de Belém. Pasteis are the famous Portuguese pastries that you can actually find in places like Starbucks all around the world. But they are not the originals. So if you go to Torre del Belém, make sure to stop by the Café Pasteis de Belém and either get a Pasteis to go or sit down for a quick bite. It’s definitely worth it!
If you don’t want to take a trip out there (or you don’t have time for it) here’s another tip: The Manteigaria in town offers super delicious pasteis as well! But no matter where, don’t miss out on this Portuguese deliciousness!

Pasteis at Manteigaria

Pasteis at Manteigaria

Talking about deliciousness: There are a few places we’ve tried and I really enjoyed, so I want to give you a few tips:

  • Copenhagen Coffee Lab. I guess that clean Scandinavia look for cafés has found its way into the shabby-chic Lisbon and Copenhagen Coffee Lab is a great example for that.
  • So is Hello, Kristof (can you tell by the name?).
  • Dear Breakfast was a place, we actually didn’t have time to visit but it spoke to me when we walked past it, so I decided to still include it into that post. Also, their Instagram account gives me food envy all the way!
  • Another Breakfast Café (and one we actually went to) is Heim Café. This place was really packed on a Saturday, so bring some time, but the food was really good and I liked the atmosphere there. So check it out!
  • And now for Dinner. We went to a place that was so edgy and cool that I wished Munich had more edges than it actually has: Damas. The restaurant doesn’t have a printed menu, but you can find their dishes written on the tiles next to the bar. Don’t fancy any of the 3-4 main dishes they offer each night? Then you’ll definitely find something among the tapas they have on their menu to share.
    But watch out for the red crosses on the menu – they symbolize that the dish of your choice might not be available anymore.
    And if you fancy dancing and drinking after the delicious food you just had, you don’t even have to go far – the backroom of the restaurant turns into a club with pretty cool electronic beats and the same edgy but cool atmosphere.
  • But if you want to go out somewhere else, check out Bairro Alto, an area full of bars and nightlife that you will definitely find a place you’ll like.
  • Another place, just right down by the water, is Mez Cais. It’s a Mexican restaurant with a big menu full of deliciousness – Burritos, Tacos, Nachos; just anything your stomach might desire. We sat outside, so I can’t tell you much about the atmosphere inside but the little wrestling figures leading the way to the bathroom made it clear that it’s a pretty cool, unique and alternative place that’s definitely worth visiting.

What else? The main thing we’ve basically done during the weekend was walk. From A to B, from B to C and all the way back from C to A. And to many places in between. I guess I’ve told you before, that’s my favourite thing of discovering a city. And during all the walking we did, I couldn’t help myself but to take trillions of photos to share with you. Here are my favourites.

But this isn’t even everything. Probably my favourite activity was our trip to the beach – to Praia da Cresmina to be precise. It’s a pretty cool, wide beach with lots of rocks to climb around on. Since it was December and the sun was about to set, we were the only ones there, which made the trip even more magical!

Me at Praia da Cresmina

Me at Praia da Cresmina

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Praia da Cresmina

So. This is it. A little overview over my time in Lissbon, the places I’ve seen and the pictures I took. Maybe one day I’ll go back during summer and see that side of the city, but I gotta say, December wasn’t a bad time to go. A bit of sun to soak up and way less tourists than in the summer month – a perfect combination!

Expectation vs Reality: St Patrick’s Day in Dublin

St Patrick Day is coming up. To be precise, it’s on Friday, the 17th of March.
Last year, I was lucky enough to celebrate it in Dublin. Since it’s THE Irish holiday, everyone gets off work and the city is one big party. I know all the things I expected it to be, so I kind of thought I might tell you a few things that weren’t exactly like I thought they would be, so you could be prepared for what to expect 🙂

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Stockholm as a local (and some tourist things to do)

I know I said that before, but I just LOVE visiting people in the cities they live in. Luckily my friend’s are as crazy about moving to different places as I am plus I met so many great people traveling, that I have a few cities around the world where I can feel like a local. And because I don’t want to be selfish, I’ll share all my local knowledge about Stockholm, that I gained during my two visits with you guys. Including a few things that are just worth doing when you are visiting. Local touristy things so to speak 🙂

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