Helsinki: design, architecture and nonchalance

Helsinki, the capitol of Finnland, had fascinated me from the beginning due to its charm and its lovely residents. More than 300 small Islands belong to the metropolis which contains round about 600.000 inhabitants.  Fans of beautiful design, a relaxed rhythm and architectural highlight will get one’s money worth. Finns are simply cool. And on top real sport enthusiasts. Enjoy my top-tips for a short trip to Helsinki.

Our girlfriend vacation with children

I know Croatia quite well through various holidays, but I have never traveled in this constellation before: Tina Ruland with her two sons and I with my two children travelled together to the adriatic coast. Whether boat tour, old town of Zadar or “The Monster”, largest water bouncy castle of the world – we have a lot “two tell” about this girlfriend vacation with children in Croatia.

Tallinn for a day – the best tips

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, totally surprised me with its mix of historical charm and modernity. Founded in the Middle Ages, the city looks back on a long history. Still it contains futuristic everyday things that are just quite crazy such as centrally controlled buses without drivers. Here are my best tips for those who only have one day for a Tallinn city trip.

Lisbon – immerse and enjoy!

Lisbon immediately inspired me, right from my first visit about 15 years ago. Since then I have been there four times. Each time, however, only to work as a moderator for various international companies. All the more I tried to use the breaks between my appearances efficiently. You can find out what I discovered here!

The Tricity of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia – Poland’s Most Beautiful Side

The tricity at the Polish Baltic Sea consists of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia and has honestly knocked me down with its flair. No wonder that this region of Poland is a real tourist magnet. Because every city enchants in its own way. The three cities are situated right next to each other and are connected by their unique location on Gdansk Bay. Nowhere else have I found three so completely different cities in one place that impressed me so much. And that even in the cold winter!

*This blog post contains restaurant and hotel tips and is therefore advertising*.

Sparkling Dubai – the best hot spots of the desert metropolis

For the past fifteen years I have been traveling to Dubai frequently as friends of mine live there. And every time I discover something new! Of course Dubai is made of superlatives. Constantly something is under construction and new attractions arise. But there are also many unknown parts and fascinating spots. Recently I had visited my  beloved holiday destination and again I discovered new hot spots!

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London – always worth a visit! My insider tips!

London is always worth a visit! I’ve been to London several times as I either had a job there or I went to visit my brother with his family. They have been living in London on and off for the past 20 years. London always gives me a great feeling as I honestly worship the internationality and the diversity of the city and its inhabitants. Here you will find my personal insider tips!

Lugano – pearl of Switzerland

Friends of ours have a holiday home in Lugano with a view on the lake. They have been inviting us for a while and every time I saw pictures of the place I was really taken with it. This summer we finally went. All in all it took us 10 hours to drive there with a stop over night near Bodensee lake. The last part of the way through the so called Heide-country was really pictorial.