Berlin / Spreewald

It was time to visit Berlin again. So we took a plane and made our way. IMG_2145

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Martin found his lookalike

 

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One main reason for visiting

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Also two main reasons for visiting (Nana ignoring me taking a photo of her)

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we hung out at playgrounds 

 

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had ice cream

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and pastrami sandwiches

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We also took a trip to a region called “Spreewald”. This was one stop before our destination.

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That’s the place to be.

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Well, lots of old folks chillin’.

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We decided to take a boat tour . 

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Through the spree forest and its rivers

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some houses can only be reached by boat

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Snaakes! (blindworms)

 

 

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it was really serene

 

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the fire department 

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no sport

 

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have you ever heard of the famous “Spreewaldgurken”? You better! Cause they have lots of different gherkins! 

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Quarkkeulchen taste pretty good too!

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We took a walk to a more busy area

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gherkins!

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gherkins!

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flying gherkins!

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martin posed next to another lookalike

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i posed in front of a tiny door

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they even have a museum dedicated to gherkins!

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look at that barrel! imagine it, being filled with gherkins, back in the days.

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all in all, it was pretty nice

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we even brought back some gherkins! 

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before we headed back to berlin

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to hang a  bit more with the cutie

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and them cuties

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and to eat a bit more food

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food didn’t last long

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so we got more

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martin didn’t want to leave without having hackepeter and bulletten as a side. don’t even ask.

 

 

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Foreign Affairs / Luxembourg

I’ve been lazy with this blog recently. Anyways: sundays offer time to go through photos and upload them here. Some weeks ago, Flo, Klaus and me went to Luxembourg to take part in the premiere of our friends documentary called “Foreign Affairs”where he follows the foreign minister of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn on his travels.

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The landscape

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The tiny horse

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The location started to fill up pretty quickly. Notice the police guys on the left?

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They were here to look after these guys, also known as politicians.

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Full house at the screening. (Photo by Sven Becker)

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Q&A Time with Jean Asselborn (minister of foreign affairs in Luxembourg), Pasha Rafiy (director) and Jean-Louis Schuller (producer).

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Shake Hands with the president-time. (Photo by Laurent Blum)

You are curious about the movie? Here is a litte trailer of it:

 

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There was also an exhibition of photos from the shoot. Mingle time!

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Party time!

 

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Next day: Hangover Time

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So we hung out in Luxembourg

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Looking at fruits

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LOL

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We also found Pashas Book! Fame!

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Last but not least: we had great homemade food by Pashas mom.

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Wiener Restaurantwoche / Bristol Lounge

My friend U. and me decided to dine out again and check out the Bristol Lounge on the occasion of the Wiener Restaurantwoche, which means you can eat a 3 course menu for a price you normally would get the entree for (kind of).

The place itself was beautiful and the food divine, so if you have the chance, go there (you can do so until Sunday) – highly recommended!

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London / Weekend

I just came back from a short and sweet trip to London.

I tooke some pictures and thought i upload them instanly (otherwise it takes me 5 months to do that.)

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Protein!

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Vice UK

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Had to.

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Dalston Ice Tea

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Cowsmopolitan and Damien Hirst

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The Old Blue Last

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Hangover Breakfast (veg. Fish & Chips)

Hangover Breakfast (veg. Fish & Chips)

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This is a tea store. I instantly fell in love with it.

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Those socks were the softest socks i’ve ever seen. Unfortunately not my size.

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Scotch egg! A perfect snack!

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Yo raW!

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They had hot jellied eels. Anybody tried that before?

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Meringue girls

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The ladies and Ian. (London / Paris / Greece / Italy / Austria / Netherlands /Romania / Ireland)

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Links:

Tiosk 

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The Dove

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Meringue Girls

The Old Blue Last 

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Restaurantwoche Wien / Restaurantweek Vienna

Ever since i moved to Vienna more than 10 years ago, i loved going to restaurants and check out different food with friends and family. Still even after all those years i am not nearly close to have seen them all.

Two days ago, my friend U. invited me to join her for dinner at Die Küche at Palais Hansen Kempinski to sample a three course menu. The reason for that was the fact that an event called “Restaurantwoche”  (Restaurantweek) will take place in Vienna  from September 14 – September 20 again which means you can dine in high class restaurants for a fixed price. So far i can totally recommend you try the restaurant we sampled (or any other as you would pay way more under normal circumstances)  – everything was delicious and the service top notch!

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Joseph Bread with homemade spread, butter and cheese to warm up.

U. had falafel with pak choy and lychee. I had a bite and it was divine.

U. had falafel with pak choy and lychee. I had a bite and it was divine.

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The main course was served in really cute pots. U. had sage gnocci with lemon and butter.

While i opted for chanterelle again (season is short!). This time hidden in a parmesan risotto with tomatoes.

While i opted for chanterelle again (season is short!). This time hidden in a parmesan risotto with tomatoes.

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For dessert, we ordered this little treat made of almonds, filled with nougat and topped with fruits.

As well as a pear-tart with chocolate.

As well as a pear-tart with chocolate.

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Last, but definitely not least, we got a little sweet treat.

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Mexico / Isla Mujeres / Tulum

It’s been a while since our Mexico trip. You might find some pictures familiar – that’s cause we went to places, where we’ve been before. No sightseeing, just relaxing this time.

Landed in Cancun and strolled around while waiting for our ferry

Landed in Cancun and strolled around while waiting for our ferry

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The place where we stayed in Isla Mujeres looks pretty normal from the outside. Once you enter the door, you beg to differ..

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Our room was pretty perfect too

Our room was pretty perfect too

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The cat of the house was called Bruno. He looked like a Jaguar.

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On a good day, you could see Cancun on the horizon.

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The best way to explore the island is by golf cart.

The best way to explore the island is by golf cart.

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Can you spot the iguanas?

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After a few days in Isla Mujeres, we have planned to visit Tulum again. It’s such a nice place to hang out, eat good food and unwind and it’s easy to reach by bus. Tulum is also known for its pristine crystal clear Caribbean beaches. Unfortunately, nature does not always act the way you want it to and so we were greeted by a lot of sargassum seaweed.

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Like, quite a bit.

Like, quite a bit.

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so we had to opt for a pool at some point

The place we stayed at was beautiful as ever.

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And the food delicious as can be (ZAMAS HUEVOS RANCHEROS!)

And the food delicious as can be (ZAMAS HUEVOS RANCHEROS!)

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After some days, the beach like we knew it came back!

After some days, the beach like we knew it came back!

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And the food was still good.

And the food was still good.

as well as the mescal

as well as the mescal

As well as the mescal

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Martin got a donkey

Martin got a donkey

but traded it for a drink

but traded it for a drink

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A visit to Tulum town

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the food was still spicy

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Separated at birth

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more food!

more food!

more fire!

more fire!

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i would like to own a bungalow

i would like to own a bungalow

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Martin doing the Leonardo di Caprio walk

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Me doing the posing with my new coqui coqui bag

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And suddenly it was time to leave. (If you look close enough, you can see Venus right next to the moon)

Back to Cancun

Back to Cancun

Back to real life

Back to real life

Casa de los Sueños

Coco Tulum

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Restaurare (Vegan food)

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Gitano (Mescal Drinks)

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Passport Nostalgia

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
Anita Desai

I had to renew my passport recently. Flipping through the pages of my old one, remembering all the travels i’ve been to. Onto the next passport with lots and lots of stamps to come!Foto 2 Foto 3 Foto 1 Foto 5 Foto 4 Foto 3 Foto 1 Foto 5 Foto 4 Foto 3 Foto 2 Foto 1

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