A Splash of Colour

Around this time of year, I am starting to get a little tired of winter. I start longing for brighter, longer days and more colour in my life. Thankfully, the world seems to slowly wake up: the first spring flowers are growing, and the first fresh green leaves are starting … Continue readingA Splash of Colour

The American Dream

There are few places that symbolize the American Dream and are so deeply connected to the history of the United States of America as Ellis Island. From 1892 to 1954, nearly 12 million immigrants arrived at the shore of New York City hoping to find a better life in this … Continue readingThe American Dream

The Seven Bulls

The Seven bulls are a popular tourist attraction in Kyrgyzstan. The massive stone formation is particularly beautiful in late spring and early summer when the rich greens of the surrounding valley contrast the red stone. The legend of the Seven Bulls tells the story of two Khans who were fighting … Continue readingThe Seven Bulls

Coffee Break

Now that the days are getting shorter, I enjoy a cosy day inside wrapped up in a warm blanket, a book in my hands, and a hot drink right next to me. As much as I love a cup of tea, I enjoy freshly brewed coffee just as much. But … Continue readingCoffee Break

Outer Space

Exactly 60 years ago, the first human travelled to outer space: On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth for the first time. After is save return back to Earth he quickly became a world-known celebrity travelling around the world. He had a reputation as an adept public figure … Continue readingOuter Space

Winter fun

Usually, February is the time when winter starts to get a little boring. And even though I like the cold, I start longing for warmer days when the sun puts a smile back on peoples faces and nature shows itself from its most colourful, lively side.  Especially during a global … Continue readingWinter fun

Nostalgia

Normally, this would be the time when you meet friends at a Christmas market after work, drink a cup of hot mulled wine, and indulge in the Christmas lights, cheesy Christmas music, and scents of pine trees, herbs, and Christmas foods. And no Christmas market visit is complete without a … Continue readingNostalgia

The Wounded Shooting Star

When thinking of Barcelonas must-sees, many people think first of its architectural icons such as the Sagrada Familia by Gaudí. A close second is probably the sea and sandy beaches. So it comes at no surprise that the Barceloneta neighbourhood is a popular place among tourists and locals alike as … Continue readingThe Wounded Shooting Star