Photo Friday: A love letter to Australia

Dear Australia,

I don’t know what it is about you, but whenever I think about you I wish I could jump on the next plane and just hop over for a quick visit. Maybe it is the beauty of your beaches, maybe it is the fact that it seems like it’s always sunny over there (or let’s put it that way: it DEFINITELY has to do with that fact) or maybe it is your people, that seem like the most relaxed people I’ve ever met, like nothing could ever go wrong and if it does it’s not too bad because look, there’s the sun and there’s the beach!
I guess it’s a combination of all that, because in a way you are the complete opposite of Germany. Not that Germany is bad at all, but it could use a little bit of that relaxation amongst the people, of that openness and kindness.

So happy Australia Day and I promise I will be back as soon as possible ❤

Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island

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Harbour Bridge, Sydney

Harbour Bridge, Sydney

Palm Cove, Sydney

Palm Cove, Sydney

Shark Bay, Sydney

Shark Bay, Sydney

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Bondi Beach, Sydney

Bondi Beach, Sydney

Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation

Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach

Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach

Whithaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands

Whithaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands

Central Coast

Central Coast

Seal Rocks

Seal Rocks

Photo Friday: Plane Views

Like I’ve mentioned in my Fun Facts Post, I hate flying. But there’s one thing that always beats the anxiety at least for a little while: The views.
This is why I decided to collect my favourite ones in one post. Here we go.

Amalfiküste

Amalfi Coast

Amerika

Somewhere over America

Bondi

Bondi Beach from above

Chile 1

On our way to Chile

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The Andes

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Once again on our way to Chile

Deutschland

German neatness from above

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Sunsets are the best

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Gloomy Dublin

Hamburg

Hamburg, you beauty

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Number One Plane View

Sydney

SYDNEY

Vietnam

On my way back home from Vietnam

What’s your favourite Plane View Photo? Link me to them on Instagram or whatever and I’ll make sure to check them out!

Photo Friday: Animals of the world.

Let’s be honest, we all know that animals are the better humans. And could you imagine a trip to a foreign country without seeing animals around there? For me it wouldn’t be the same.

That’s why on today’s Photo Friday, I post a few of my favourite animal photos from my trips around the world.

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Monkey Forst, Ubud, Bali

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Wild Horses in Chile

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Another wild horse in Horcòn, Chile

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Kitten in Marrakech, Morocco

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Camel in Morocco

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Cat in Essaouira, Morocco

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Dolphins in Kaikoura, New Zealand

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Sea Lion in Kaikoura, New Zealand

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Puppies in Da Lat, Vietnam

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Puppy in Sapa, Vietnam

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Cows in Colca, Peru

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Llamas in Peru

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Baby sheep in Queenstown, New Zealand

If you fancy to see a few more, here‘s my post about Namibia, where I clearly saw the most stunning creatures on earth and here’s a post about cats around the world where I contributed a photo as well. And if you want to find out more about where and how to take great animal photos, check this post out.
And if you like a photos in general, check out my Instagram @lkf_anywheresperfect or my other Photo Fridays.

 

 

Happy World Ocean Day: My favourite ocean photos from around the World

It’s World Ocean Day. Therefore I decided to move my usual Photo Friday up to Thursday to show you my absolute favourite ocean photos I took throughout my trips. Here you go. I hope flicking through them won’t give you as much Fernweh as it gave me.

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Essaouira, Morocco

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Essaouira, Morocco

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Capri, Italy

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Koh Panghan, Thailand

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Sydney, Australia

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Bali, Indonesia

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South Island, New Zealand

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Sydney, Australia

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Camp Cove, Australia

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Lord Howe Island, Australia

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

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Santa Barbara, USA

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Manly, Australia

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Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

San Francisco: My favourite American city in photos

America is a country I’ve been connected to since I was a little girl. My mum has a huge obsession with the country since she had an “exchange student” (not really, but it was a similar situation) over in Munich when she was 17. So needless to say, as soon as me and my sister were old enough, we jumped on a plane over to the US. We tried to go every 2-3 years and traveled a lot around the country. But there was one particular American city I lost my heart in really quickly which made me also go back on my big trip in 2013: San Francisco.

Here are a few of my favourite photos I shot there, including a few tips for you.

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If you want to see the see lions, just go down to Fisherman’s Wharf (even though it might be the most touristy part of San Francisco) and follow the noise.

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At least he’s honest…

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Make sure to rent a bike (you can do it in many places around San Francisco, especially when you get closer to the Golden Gate bridge) and cycle across the bridge. You can either cycle back again or you take a ferry back to San Francisco from Sau Salito.

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The view of San Francisco

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We made a picnic on the beach

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The way to the beach. Can’t tell you where exactly it was, since a local took us here by car.

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Love the buildings in San Francisco!

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Necessary tourist photo

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Take a cable car up to Lombard Street and enjoy the beautiful view from up there!

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Twin Peaks

I took a Wild SF Walking Tour through the Mission District, which is known as the gay area of San Francisco (hence the flag), and it was great! Judging from their website a lot changed in the last 4 years, but I am sure even though (or maybe even because) they offer different tours, it’s still one of the best tours for San Francisco. But bring your walking shoes, because San Francisco is hilly, as you might know!

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Mission District

The Mission District is also a very unique neighborhood. It’s full of lovely little shops, vintage or not, cafés and restaurants. And none of them are chains! Why? Because the area decided not to let chains in. When Urban Outfitters tried to open a shop there, they refused to give them the space.
Well, this was all back in 2013, but I really hope the area is still as cool, unique and individual as it was.

Photo Friday: Winter wonderland

Winter definitely arrived, I think we’ve all heard on Social Media. I am one of those annoying people who share all the winter wonderland shots on Instagram, Snapchat and/or Facebook. But it’s just too beautiful, isn’t it? See for yourself, here’s my collection of my favourite Winterwonderland shots I took this winter

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Deininger Weiher, Bavaria

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Deininger Weiher, Bavaria

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Deininger Weiher, Bavaria

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Deininger Weiher, Bavaria

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Osterseen, Bavaria

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Grünwald, Bavaria

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Grünwald, Bavaria

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Deininger Weiher, Bavaria

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Weißach, Bavaria

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Weißach, Bavaria

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Weißach, Bavaria

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Deininger Weiher, Bavaria

People of Asia

Whenever I travel, I love to take photos of the people living there. I had to take a taste of my own medicine one time in Hoi An, when suddenly the owner of a little street food stall wanted to take photos of me and my friend while we were eating her food. I guess we’ll end up on trip advisor. But like I said, it was a taste of my own medicine. If i do it to them, they might as well do it to me.

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Photo Friday: Amsterdam

Another Friday and after a while, finally another Photo Friday. Today, the photographs are from one of my favourite cities in Europe, Amsterdam. I wanted to go there to visit a friend on her studies abroad in February 2015 but two weeks before I was supposed to leave, she told me that she’s actually not studying there. For a while, I thought I just wouldn’t go because what am I supposed to do in Amsterdam for 2 days all by myself? (I traveled the world by myself which wasn’t a problem but I did realize that cities for a weekend are a bit harder by yourself than a whole country for weeks.)
After a while I decided to just go with it and I loved it!
Now, almost 2 years later, I went again to visit a friend who actually studies there and I loved it even more. This city is just full of stylish people, romantic little allies and a lot of things to discover!

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