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Friday, April 24, 2015

A Food Tour Through Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris



Confession: I'm not a tour person. Maybe I just have a fierce independent spirit that hates not being in charge or maybe I'm just an unsocial loner, but for some reason the idea of going on a tour while traveling doesn't really appeal to me. I like to choose where to go, what to look at and how much time to spend where - can you tell I'm an only child? Now, rationally speaking, I obviously do see the advantage of tours, especially if you're in a new and unfamiliar place with a language you don't understand, but perhaps I have just been on too many boring school trips as a child to be able to truly appreciate guided travel.

I know, I know: Does this post sound pretentious already?

But since travel is all about new experiences and letting go of comfort zones (yes, I know, signing up for a tour isn't exactly wrestling with snakes, but whatever), I have come to realize that I should probably give tours a go more often. After all, I know many people who have very amazing travel experiences this way that I frequently find myself marveling at online and so when Margo suggested joining a Food Tour while we were in Paris in March, I figured it was as good a time as any to start working on that travel resolution.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

10 Places To Visit in Norway



This post originally appeared as a guest post on The Overseas Escape, but since I currently have to devote all my time to just getting my freaking paper done, I figured it was about time I shared this on my blog as well! 

The ten months that I spent studying abroad in Norway were definitely some of the best of my life. I lost my heart to the stunning Norwegian landscape and I am convinced that Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in the world that should absolutely make its way on everyone's travel bucket list. Planning a journey to Norway can be overwhelming because there are so many interesting places that deserve a visit, but these are the ten places that I have been to so far that I have loved the most:

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy Easter! || Weekend Reading #5



The last time I wrote a Weekend Reading list was in the beginning of December - how has time flown by so fast? In other words, I figured it was high time that I shared some of my favorite recent reads from the Internet with all of you again, just in case you are finding yourself looking for some new reading material. My Easter weekend is going to be pretty unexciting: While everyone else seems to be heading out for little adventures, I am going to have to stay at home with my books and my laptop to get some work done. This may or may not have resulted in a pity party at the grocery store yesterday where I decided to treat myself to way too much chocolate and all the ingredients for a home-cooked Steak-Frites dinner, but I actually cherish the idea of having a couple of quiet days to myself.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Goals for April



Happy April everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful March! It feels like so much has happened during the last month that surely it must have been more than thirty days! I spent the first three weeks in Frankfurt while I was interning at a law firm and it was lovely to spend a longer period of time at home at my parents' place again. I went on some day trips - one to the city Wiesbaden and another to a beautiful botanical garden in Frankfurt - and on lots of walks through the countryside and it was definitely nice to have a change in scenery again.

Interning was - as always - an interesting experience and one that gave me new incentives for my studies: It is good to be reminded what I am working for in the countless hours spent in the library! After the internship, I immediately popped over to Paris for a cheeky little blogger getaway with some of my favorite people. We ate way too much and took way too many pictures, but it was so much fun and I already hope we can do it again soon!
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