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    17 days through Sri Lanka

    Even though Sri Lanka is “just an island”, there is so so much to see and do, that 2 or even 3 weeks are no where near enough to explore and do it all. But who says it was the first or only time to visit? 🙂 No matter how long you will stay on the magical island, I’m sure you will have a great time!   In this Sri Lanka travel guide I will share a way (the way I did it) how to travel around Sri Lanka in 2-3 weeks.     Day 1: Arrival, ride to Colombo city hostel, food shopping/cooking/getting to know fellow travelers Sightseeing: Nothing…

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    Sri Lanka travel hacks & know hows

    While in my opinion Sri Lanka is a country you can just book a ticket, arrive, start travelling and have a good time even though you know nothing about the country, it is always great to have a basic idea of how life in that country works, what to expect as well as a few tips and travel hacks at your fingertips that will make travelling even easier and more joyful.   That’s why I decided to collect and share some of the most helpful things and tips that I picked up and realized throughout my journey:   Planning your route: I met many people along my journey that haven’t…

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    surf, yoga & vegan resort in Sri Lanka

    Resorts and retreats become more and more popular. Not only in Asia (Thailand, Bali, Sri Lanka, India, …) they seem to be very in style, but also in Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy,…) yoga, surf or ayurveda fans can find a happy place for their soul.   During my time in Sri Lanka I was lucky enough to attend such a retreat. Doing so at the end of my 17-days-of-travelling-Sri-Lanka, it has just been the perfect and best way to end my already incredible time on the beautiful island.   My amazing friend Sandra and her husband Jack found a great land in Sri Lanka during their travels and spontaneously decided…

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    Cheap accommodations in Sri Lanka – spending less than 10€ per night

    When travelling, accomodations can add up quite fast, and are often one of the most expensive things throughout the whole trip. Even though I didn’t travel Sri Lanka on a tight budget, it’s always nice to save some money, right? 😉   I decided to spend all my nights in hostels. Not only are they one of the cheapest options around (unless you know someone and get to stay for free with them :)), but also will you be able to meet many, many amazing fellow travellers. Especially when travelling alone this is a win-win situation.   Following there is a list of some great hostels I had amazing times…

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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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    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…

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    Impressions of Shanghai, China

      My first trip to China should be a few days stay in China’s largest city: Shanghai. All the other destinations in Asia I have been to were hot and humid, but looking at the temperature of Shanghai, it was hardly above freezing point – I had no idea what to expect. So I packed my suitcase, jumped on the plane and got myself prepared for a big surprise. Let me share some of the most outstanding impressions with you…   Food Traveling into another country, or even another continent with another tradition will always bring changes. Most of the restaurants showcast their menu outside the dining area so potential…

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    An interview with an Indian shop owner – Gita’s story

    During my stay at Agonda beach I met a young lady who owned 2 shops along the only street that led through the little town. She was known among the visitors and travellers for her good prices. Gita and her husband run the two shops with such joy and honest smiles that I wanted to know more, and asked them a few questions:   Me: How does a normal day look like for you? Gita: We get up at 7am. Around 8am we open the shop and start to prepare it for the day. We set up the jewelry and books on the table and hang up the clothes.  …