• content,  deutschland,  travel

    Impressions from Freiburg im Breisgau

    Say hi to Germany’s hottest city: Freiburg. Well, maybe not action-wise – that would still be Berlin obviously, but they do have the best weather throughout the year. And this is the cause of another good reason to pay this adorable city a visit: their wine. Half-timber houses, small alleys and some of the best food. In the end Freiburg is not much but a likely university town with medieval charm. Pretty similar to Tübingen, I believe. “Old” cities like this tend to evolve into drowsy places, where young people take the first opportunity to leave. Freiburg being a university city, one of the most renowned actually, gives the city…

  • art,  content

    Collection of dreams: Kunstmuseum Basel

    “Basel” and “art” are hardly separable, as the city is home to the most prestigious art fair in the whole world. Today’s post is about Kunstmuseum Basel, of course one of the most renowned collections worldwide and also historically the first art museum that was open to European public. The museum to me is not only my favorite place in Basel, but the most beautiful/inspiring museum I’ve ever been to, I reckon. I’ve rarely seen art set in such a clean and well-designed space. Even if it wouldn’t be some of the most important pieces in art history that are presented here, I’m convinced the crappiest work would look spectacular…

  • content,  travel

    Storefronts of Basel

    The Swiss know how to do it. How to life in style and how to surround themselves with beauty, art and good food. Switzerland never looked better, I thought when I visited Zürich on a perfectly blue skied summer day last year. Once in Zürich, it was soon obvious why this city is one of liveliest in the whole world. It didn’t take long until I went on another trip to further explore this beautiful country – and was not disappointed. As the title tells, this post is mainly about doors, storefronts and street scenes of this incredibly beautiful city. I’ll devote an extra article to my favourite place to…

  • content,  travel

    Old meets new in Wrocław, Poland

    One thing I learned on the other side of the world is, that it’s not only the far destinations, 7 world wonders or instagram hot spots worth aiming for. Traveling starts by exploring your hometown. Turns out there are loads of places in Eastern Germany and neighboring Poland and Czech Republic that I haven’t been to yet. Wroclaw to me is a more manageable version of Krakow. The old town around the stunning market square (Rynek) looks very much alike and also in terms of history (especially german-polish) the city sure has its significance. I hope I’ll be able to visit Warsaw anytime soon to draw an objective comparison. In…

  • content,  pilipinas,  travel

    Filipina for one year

    Dear Philippines, where should I start? It’s been a rough and bumpy year for the two of us. A whole lot of new experiences, heat, realizations about this world, cockroaches, rice, conversations and bliss. When I tell people I went to live in the Philippines for one year, they associate dreamy beaches, nice weather and colorful fruit – holiday mainly: Then they sigh and say: lucky you! An it’s true, I am very lucky. Not only because I got to see those paradise like places, but because of so much more you have to offer. What most people cannot imagine though, is that most of the time I spent with…

  • content,  pilipinas,  travel

    Palawan dreaming

    They say: best leave on a high note. Every good thing is coming to an end at some point and so was our trip. Even though we were in the middle of experiencing all this craziness every day we were aware that it was unreal. Too nerve-jangling to go on forever, too overwhelming to still show appreciation to all the acquaintances, hidden gems and wonders of nature, after all these weeks. Nevertheless we saved the best for last. What a finale. PUERTO PRINCESSA Arrived in Puerto Princessa we met a girl, we instantly started to call Moana, who would host us in her 10m^2 bed room for the night. Moana…

  • content,  pilipinas,  travel

    Enjoy Cebu

    I just realized how little remembrances such as photos/memos/notes I have from Cebu compared to other places I went. It might sound super off-hook, but Cebu to me was just another paradise with loads of tourists on the way as it is together with El Nido the main destination. When you spend a lot of time in a country that’s got dreamy beaches, hidden waterfalls and palm forests around every corner basically, places like that drive you crazy kind of. On the other hand: have you actually been to the Philippines with out visiting Kawasan Falls, the one and only instagram spot? I somehow regret I did haha. Don’t get…

  • content,  pilipinas,  travel

    (Apo) island life

    Welcome to Apo Island, one of THE diving paradises and what I didn’t know: the only sustainable place the Philippines have to offer. Apo Island is located just off the southern tip of Negros. Even though it’s not too far off Apo Island feels like a different planet compared to the busy university town of Dumaguete. Before we started out trip Apo Island was on my list of place I would LOVE to see but because of the popularity of its dive sites and size (around 900 people live on that island) I considered it a somewhat exclusive destination. Too exclusive for our backpacker budget. But I was wrong. The…

  • content,  pilipinas,  travel

    Hitchhiking in enchanted Siquijor

    One surreal day with accidentally just 70 pesos (1,50$) for the two of us. Spent on the empty roads of Siquijor, a dreamlike island that is said to be the origin of black magic. We hitchhiked in a police car, a so-called moving van, treated ourselves at an organic fish spa underneath a magical tree and last but not least visited one of the famous healers of Siquijor. Full story here: http://passionpassport.com/hitchhiking-enchanted-siquijor/

  • content,  pilipinas,  travel

    Hohol in Bohol

    Next stop was the green island of Bohol. People visit Bohol for two reasons: the Chocolate Hills and the tarsiers. It is possible to rush through these two highlights and relax at a dreamy beach in Panglao at the same day. The island has everything a tourist could ask for. But I love Bohol for a lot more than that. Bohol to me is a unique place that values the greatness of nature that was given to them. A place that is efficient and considerate. Visiting Bohol is witnessing one of the wonders of this world. It is driving an overcrowded local bus standing on a sack of rice (a…