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The US National Parks – a bucket list

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some of my favorite things about the US is the huge number of National Parks. In my opinion, they are taken care of so well, they always make for a good road trip, and the variety of ecosystems and landscapes in the parks never ceases to amaze me. As the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday this year (this week to be exact), I thought it was only appropriate that I told you about the National Parks that are on my bucket list. Well, to be honest, after I got an annual pass for all National Parks for my birthday (greatest gift ever!!), I pretty much put all 58 parks on my list (see infographic below). Talking about all of them in detail would probably be way too much for one blog post. Therefore I proudly present you my top 10 US National Parks:

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100 Things to do in San Francisco

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as promised and to celebrate my imminent move to the San Francisco Bay Area, I wanted to share my bucket list for that area with you. Similar to my Berlin bucket list, this one is composed of items from my own list and of things that I have done myself and can strongly recommend. I am planning to edit the list as I go and add links and more recommendations, so come back once in a while. Enjoy!

Food

  1. Dottie’s True Blue Cafe
  2. Twirl & Dip Ice Cream Truck
  3. Smitten Ice Cream
  4. The loving cup
  5. Trouble Toast Coffeeshop
  6. Sightglass Coffee
  7. Brunch at Zazie’s
  8. Dynamo Donut in Mission
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10 Things to do and not to do in Prague

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Prague is a very beautiful and unfortunately also very touristy city. To help you avoid some of the worst tourist traps, I compiled this list of things to do and not to do in Prague. Some of the very famous sights will definitely appear on the not to do list, which doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to cut it out of your itinerary, just take my negative experiences with those spots as a warning. In general, there is a high risk of getting pickpockets in this city, so be careful with your belongings at any time. And last but not least a little disclaimer: We are all different and what is a negative or uncomfortable experience for one of us doesn’t necessarily mean it will be the same for everyone else 😉
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Things to do
1. Strolling through the big park in the western part of the city: This was one of my favorite spots in the whole city. There was plenty to discover in that park and on top of it, you have an amazing view over the city (for free). There are also little cafés for refreshments and some snacks.
Adventure walking: This is what I call walking around a city without a definite aim and an idea how to get there. Prague was a perfect city for random discoveries by walking. I haven’t found any shady areas, so it is super safe to just explore
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Chocolatiers Fassbender & Rausch in Berlin

[featured photo by Caribb  Creative Commons]
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today I have a different kind of post for you. Instead of giving you top 5 or 10 of anything, I just wanted to share a fun experience with you. Over the easter weekend I had friends in town, so we went out exploring together. I always enjoy these visits, because usually my friends have a few ideas about where to go and then I get to check out some new spots in Berlin.
That’s exactly how it was this time. After I showed my girls my favorite spots in Berlin, and then they told me about the Chocolatiers Fassbender&Rausch they’ve read about on the internet. So we went to see their shop and restaurant at the Gendarmenmarkt.
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A guide to San Francisco’s Sunset neighborhood

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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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Things to do in Oslo

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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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Two Days in Copenhagen

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I am finally starting with the recap of my one-week Scandinavia trip that I did at the end of May this year. Within 10 days, I visited Denmark and Norway, stopped in three very different cities (Copenhagen, Århus, and Oslo), took three different kinds of transportation, meet a lot of new people, and got to see a bunch of old friends. Come, join me for the first part of my recap and get some useful tips on the way. Enjoy!

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10 Things to do in Heidelberg

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this is a (late) article for the September Linkup over at Kiki’s Blog (this month together with Dave and Beka from SunshinetotheSquareInch.com). The prompt was to blog about our hometowns and I decided to take a little bit of a different spin on it and make it into a travel post. Also, Heidelberg is not exactly my hometown, but at this point I am not really comfortable with talking about the little village I was raised in (you would basically know my address then). However, I spend most of my life in the area around Heidelberg, studied there, and I tend to refer to it as my hometown. So here are ten things you shouldn’t miss when you’re visiting this beautiful city. Enjoy!

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100 Things to do in Berlin – Berlin Bucket List

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since school started already for me, I am back in Berlin now. I have a love-hate relationship with this city. The winters are horrible, the summers are awesome, and it is always stressful for me. In order to turn this love-hate relationship into a love-love relationship and to make the most of my (probably) last year in this beautiful city, I decided to come up with a Berlin bucket list. Some of the things are already checked off, but I wanted to share them with you anyways. Maybe this list is helpful for any Berlin bound travelers. Enjoy!

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