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    Chicago Travel Guide

      My body being used to European time (most of the time), I often wake up in America quite early (usually around 3 or 4am). I don’t know what it is, but I love the feeling of being awake when the rest of the world still seems to be asleep (is it only me?) So when the sun starts to rise and shortly before people begin floating the streets like little ants; that’s when I tie into my sightseeing tour 🙂 Not only is the city wrapped in a majestic light and atmosphere, but also are the common tourist spots a lot less crowded! As I’ve mentioned in many previous…

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    9 Places you’ll love visiting on your trip to Boston

      Boston… Wow! This city really surprised me in all ways. I seriously started to wonder why no one is talking crazy about it. It is such a beautiful and special city.     I guess what fascinated me so much is that even though it is a huge city with skyscrapers all over the place, so many people and lots of traffic; it somehow kept its very unique charm. Tiny streets, big history, incredibly friendly people, large parks and beautiful houses are just a few things from top of my head.   If you’re going to travel there, get excited 🙂   The 9 places I’m about to share…

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    My top 6 travel tips

    These days I am lucky enough to travel on a regular basis and get around quite a lot. With this, a lot of packing and unpacking, destination research and planning comes along the way.   The first few times I was horrible lost – it took me hours and sometimes even days to fill up my suitcase to then empty it again. Every single time I had forgotten something. Eventually I wrote a packing list that I would go through each time.   When my things finally fit into one bag or one suitcase, it was time to sit down and come up with things to see, visit and do.…

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    One day in Mumbai, India

    If you happen to travel through or to Mumbai and only get to stay for a few hours, that’s still amazing! I mean even though it’s not a lot – and India always always has something to explore and discover – a bit of it is still better than none of it 🙂 As always in life there are at least 2 (or more) options.   You may decide to check in at a fancy hotel, jump into your swim suit and relax at the pool. Get in your workout at the gym. Treat yourself like a king or queen by ordering room service. Or have a nice spa day.…

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    Hongkong in 48 hours – what to see and do

    48 hours may not be a lot… But you can make the best out of it. Hongkong is a place with incredibly many things to do, and therefore many many ways to spend 48 hours. Today I am going to share one way to spend your time in Hongkong and some tips on the top attractions in Hongkong:   First of all: If you are planning on using public transportation I highly recommend you getting an Octopus card. There is a one time fee to purchase the card. Later on you’ll be able to put money on that card and use it for all kinds of transportation. It is the…

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    Most iconic views in Paris of Paris (to see for free)

    If I say Paris, you probably have one or two sights in your mind – Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe… In todays post I’ll share some of the most amazing spots in Paris – you can visit for free – to enjoy the most iconic views of those famous sights.   Sacré Coeur Sacré Coeur is a church located on top of a hill. Right in front of the church you’ll have an incredible view over the whole city!   Pont Alexandre III The bridge itself is worth a visit with all its golden statues and gracefully decorated details. As this was not enough, you’ll view the Seine with…

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    Traveling Paris – tipps

      See a lot, do little: The bus line 72 is almost like a hop on, hop off/sightseeing route. If you are tired of walking, hop on at the next station and enjoy the views and sights you’re passing by. Bad weather: During the time we visited Paris it was really cold and rainy/snowy. We thought we would just take our umbrellas or take a pause while eating in a warm mall. But it turned out that once you are cold to the bones and no malls close around the major sights, even an umbrella is not much of an use anmyore.. So here is my tip #1: Jump into…

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    3 perfect days in Paris

    At first Paris seemed so huge and really overwhelming – only 3 days, and so much to see and do… But really all the major sights are quite central and located in a walkable distance to each other.     Sacré Coeur I suggest doing this as one of the very first things upon your arrival. Sacré Coeur is an impossant church on top of a hill, where you can get an impressive overview of the city – even all the way up to the Eiffel Tower. There is a Funicular that may take you up the hill, but if you’re up to walk the stairs go for it 🙂…

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    Vegan in Shanghai

    Funnily I can’t even say if I found it hard or easy to be a vegan in Shanghai. But I guess if I think about it, I would say: there are places where it’s way easier to find vegan food choices. Maybe if you have a little bit of practice and routine of what to eat you’ll be fine, but definitely it is not the most vegan friendly city!   Over time I developed a “travel kitchen” that I bring with me no matter where I go. I never had any issues “importing” those items, but rather ALWAYS have been grateful I had them with me (those late nate hunger…

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    Things to do in Shanghai / Shanghai travel guide

    As usual there is a lot more than the few things and attractions listed in a city travel guide. However I believe it is a great way to get a general overview of what to do in each city. Some like to visit a museum or a temple, while others want to sip a drink in a roof top bar, and yet others want to spend their days in bed partying all night… Possibilities are endless and so are the types of travelers and visitors 🙂 So here are a few of the many sights and things to do while in Shanghai:   Nanjin Road Nanjing Road is the shopping…