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A guide to San Francisco’s Sunset neighborhood

Hi everyone,
as some of you know, I was lucky enough to call the Sunset District in San Francisco my home for a year. And while that time happened to be one of the best in my life, I know that the Sunset District wouldn’t be the number one choice of a lot of people for living in. But living out there has its perks: Life has a completely different pace out there, everything slows down, it is an amazing spot to come down from the buzzing excitement the city gives you. Besides, there is, of course, the actual sunset, views over the beach and the golden gate bridge, and a bunch of places to go to and see:

Bars

My list here is quite short, but that doesn’t mean that there are not plenty of places to go out to for a drink, I just tried to limit myself 😉
The Riptide is an awesome small bar with casual atmosphere right next to the beach. My absolute favorite!
The Little shamrock is my first choice when I am longing for an Irish pub. It’s small, it’s cute, it has an awesome atmosphere. The best drinks: Irish coffee and White Russian.
Yancy’s saloon is another super casual sports bar. It offers free popcorn, you can play darts, and ask for dice. And they make great cocktails. If you’re brave, ask for a Bay City Bomber or an AMF 😉 An apple martini is always a safe choice.
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Oslo in Photos

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I posted my travel tips for Oslo a few weeks ago, but I didn’t want to squeeze all my photos in that post. So here is a follow up with a bunch of additional photos. Unfortunately, there are all taken with my phone. I promise I’ll get back to using my DSLR soon!

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I actually thought this beautiful building was a hostel, but it turned out to be an advertisement company. Too bad, I would have gladly stayed there.

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Travel books worth reading

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I am constantly looking for the next book to read, especially before my next trip. I hope some of you feel the same, because I have collected my favorite travel-related books of all time for you. I hope, you’ll enjoy them as much as I did. Let me know, which books are your favorites 🙂

  1. Bill Bryson, Notes from a small Island (Reif für die Insel): This is the first travel-related book I have ever read, which is probably why it is so dear to me. I got it from my great uncle after telling him about planning my first ever solo trip, which I wanted to spend in the UK. After reading this book, I wanted to reread it immediately and plan out the exact same itinerary that Bill Bryson followed as he traveled around the UK. This trip never happened, but it definitely stoked my excitement for travel. It would recommend it to anyone, who is interested in the UK and intrigued by Bill Bryson’s exquisite style of writing.
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Things to do in Oslo

Hi everyone,
it been a while and I am very sorry about that. I started working in a new research institute in order to write my Master thesis and I have been a little overwhelmed by the crazy hours. But now I am back and ready to ease back into it. I am really excited to tell you about my recent trip to Portugal, but I decided to finish my little Scandinavia series first.
And therefore I’ll proudly present to you my five sightseeing tips for Oslo:
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Things to do in Aarhus, Denmark

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this is the second part of my little Scandinavia feature, where I am telling you all about the trip to Denmark and Norway that I took. The tips and photos from Copenhagen are already up. Next up is my post about Aarhus. Since my stay here was a more personal one where I visited a good friend of mine that I hadn’t seen in quite a while, I won’t be sharing as much of what I did, but I will give you tips on what you could do 🙂

Aarhus is the second biggest city in Denmark and really popular amongst students and artists. Here are my favorite things:

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My year in travel – 2015

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as this year is certainly coming to an end, I want to look back for a minute or two and remember all the fun things that I did and discovered this year. Hope you’re joining me on the ride!

4 new and foreign cities, 3 new capitals and 3 new countries. (And so much more.)

I can’t even tell you, which of the trips I found most exciting. They were all awesome and I got to discover new things everywhere. However, my trip through Denmark to Oslo in Norway was special, since I got to meet up with so many of my international friends along the way. Since I have so much to tell you about this trip, I am still working on individual blog posts about each of the cities that I saw. I will, of course, link them here as soon as they’re up. The post about Copenhagen is already up. You can find it here.

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How to survive Christmas without your family (and away from home)

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since Christmas is near and I remember quite clearly how it was to spend my first Christmas without my family two years ago, I wanted to collect some tips for all the people out there who are currently on exchange or away from their families for other reasons.

  1. Celebrate anyways: I know the temptation to just skip the holidays it definitely there. Don’t do it, it will feel wrong as well. Instead, find ways to make it a happier time for yourself.
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10 Things to do in Phoenix, Arizona

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while I am super busy this week preparing for my Biochemistry GRE, I found the wonderful Mariah from staywithmeonthis.com, who offered to help me out by writing a guest post on this blog.

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Mar is a recent graduate from Arizona State University, a proud supporter of the Devils, and blogs about planners, DIY’s, makeup, fitness and random life adventures. Today she will be telling you about the top 10 things to do in Phoenix, Arizona. Enjoy!

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