Paulina on the road...

A Travel Scrapbook in English & Español

Welcome to my little Travel Scrapbook about hidden travel gems off the beaten track! All of them are packed in short travel stories in English & Spanish. I'm the happiest when I travel slowly in an eco-friendly way like biking, hiking or boating. Positive side effects are mindfulness and time to interact with foreign cultures. That's why many of my posts focus on an intercultural aspect of traveling. Most of those articles can be found in "Travel Reflections".

 

Oh, did I introduce myself? I am Pauline from Luxembourg - Paulina for the Spanish - and a passionate travellette currently re-settling down in my native country... after an expedition of a lifetime: Boat HitchHiking over the Atlantic Ocean!

 

Here your can read more about my quest for the unknown and why I actually write in Spanish and English! My Travel Scrapbook brings you the hidden gems straight from the travel road!

 

I invite you to lean back and Discover, Learn & Embrace the Unknown!

 Let's hit the road together! - ¡Vámonos de viaje!


To be on the road is about...

Experiencing the unexpected.

Spotting the hidden gems.

Letting go & getting lost.

 

And it's about finding yourself at the end of the road.



Latest Posts

20 Photos That Inspire To Travel to Cape Verde

cabo verde, cape verde, que hacer, what to do, beach, playa, hiking, trekking, mindelo, senderismo, hotel, resort, holiday, portuguese, language, sal, kite, santo antao, ferry, flight, cheap, sailing, fruit, capital

Almost 1 year ago I first set a foot on Cape Verde. Through our Boat HitchHiking trip, my partner and I found a boat which sailed from Tenerife via La Gomera to Cape Verde. We originally had planned to cross the Atlantic Ocean straight away. But as usual, life is what happens while we make plans.

 

That's how we got to discover one of my favorite travel destinations so far: Cape Verde.

 

[Versión española abajo]

Read More

10 Cosas Que Hacer en Liechtenstein

liechtenstein, que hacer, capital, senderismo, alemania, vaduz, montana, suiza, austria, como llegar, restaurante, hotel, vacaciones, viajar, esqui, idioma, apartamento, banco, dinero, rico,lamas, alpaca, gente, espana, viaje

El Principado de Liechtenstein es uno de los países más pequeños del mundo. Parece estar literalmente a la altura del dicho "pequeño pero valiente": en sólo unos pocos años, el principado pasó de un estado agrícola a uno de los países más ricos de este planeta.

 

A pesar de su tamaño reducido, este micro-estado se posiciona en las primeras posiciones de muchas clasificaciones internacionales. Económicamente, Liechtenstein tiene el producto interno bruto por persona de los más altos en el mundo. La tasa de desempleo es una de los más bajos del mundo en el 1,5%.

 

Pero Liechtenstein no sólo es fuerte en números sino también un destino turístico atractivo. Especialmente si te gustan los panoramas de montañas impresionantes y los deportes al aire libre.

 

Descubre las mejores cosas que hacer en este pequeño y lindo país de sólo 160 kilómetros cuadrados.

Read More

Cabo de Gata: Best Beaches near Almeria (+ 1 No-Go)

almeria, cabo de gata, beach, resort, holiday, car, rental, apartment, camping, food, restaurant, what to do, airport, fly, cheap, budget, spanish, spain, andalusia, capital, how to, hiking, trekking, las negras, san jose, genoveses

One year after visiting Almería capital on my own, I went back to visit one of my fiancé’s numerous cousins. Last year I wished I could have visited the natural park of Cabo de Gata.

 

But as I was on a backpack/solo trip, I couldn’t find any mean of transportation that could bring me there.

 

One jump ahead: Cabo de Gata is off the beaten track. Maybe that’s why it was able to preserve its authentic, rough charm and its virgin beaches.

Read More

Santo Antao - Cabo Verde: Una Isla para Senderistas

Post escrito por Fernando Guarch

cabo verde, cape verde, santo antao, ferry, hiking, trekking, senderismo, mindelo, blog, travel, viajar, comer, food, restaurant, sao vicente, hotel, resort, tour, holiday, travel, capital, airport,

Hoy hemos salido de la isla de San Vicente con el propósito de conocer su isla vecina la isla de San Antón es la isla que queda en la parte más occidental del archipiélago y por lo que nos han dicho es muy interesante de conocer por su vegetación y sus cultivos. Parece ser que es una isla que se está preparando para el turismo de senderismo pues tiene unas vistas espectaculares desde sus picos el más alto de dos mil metros aproximadamente.

Read More

Where To Stay in Tenerife - The Ultimate Guide

where to stay, tenerife, canary islands, holiday, holidays, resort, hotel, apartment, food, restaurant, all-inclusive, villas, cheap, villa, all inclusive, tenerife, hiking, beach, adeje, costa, airport, flight, luxury, family-friendly, budget, family

I keep preaching: Tenerife is much more than holiday packages. Unfortunately most people have a kind unflattering image of Tenerife: cheap beach&sun holidays, tipsy young folks from UK, concrete mass constructions and all-you-can-drink sangria parties.

 

But Tenerife is far more than this. By limiting this little volcanic paradise to the aspects of mass tourism, you'll miss one of Europe's most promising destinations when it comes to natural landscapes and hiking trails.

 

After living in Tenerife island for several months, I want to show you the best places to stay according to the expectations of your holidays.

Read More

Luxembourg's First Blog Award

luxembourg, blog, blogger, travel, award, wort, kachen, food, ceremony
Your vote means the world to me :)

I am so excited to share the news: Luxembourg is organizing its first blog award!

 

First you might think: Luxembourg? Where/What is this?

 

(This question is not as absurd as it might initially seem: too many people asked me this during my travels or my expat stay in Spain...)

 

For clarity, take a look on my travel section on Luxembourg!

 

Ok, we got it, Luxembourg is a country

 

It's just a city, right? Like Liechtenstein isn't it? Ehm... nope!

 

Ah, got it, it's a tiny country in the heart of Europe... but is there actually more than one blogger? - Oh hell yes!

Read More

Glamping en Belgica: Desconexión total en Barco, Nieuwpoort

glamping, houseboat, belgium, belgica, flandres, flamenco, casa flotante, barco, brujas, barco, catamran, que hacer, antwerpen, bruselas, costa belga, comida, hotel, restaurante, idioma, viajar, dormir, comer, pescado, comida tipica, frances, excursion

Cuántos de vosotros han probado el "glamping" alguna vez? Tengo que admitir que nunca lo hice y por lo tanto fui aún más feliz cuando tuve la oportunidad de tener mi primera experiencia "Glamping" en una casa flotante en Nieuwpoort, Bélgica.

 

Casi no tenía ninguna expectativa en absoluto ... y probablemente por eso terminé por enamorarme de idea de dormir en una casa flotante. Lo prometo, el efecto relajante de estar constantemente rodeado de agua no podría ser mejor. ¡Y finalmente, después de una aventura épica del Barco-Stop, estoy de nuevo sobre el agua!

 

Quier presentarte a una verdadera joya de alojamiento escondida en la costa belga: el HomeBoat - Loft sobre el Agua en Westhoek Marina, Nieuwpoort. 

Read More

Visit Saarland: The Villeroy & Boch Discovery Centre in Mettlach

saarland, sarre, villeroy&boch, mettlach, museum, castle, boutique hotel, senderismo, alemania, germany, castillo, orscholz, saarschleife, saarbrücken, hotel, restaurant, outlet, rio, saar, fabrica, nature, hiking, naturaleza, museo, centro, discovery, ca

Now  that I am back in my tiny home country, Luxembourg, I want to discover its surrounding area as much as possible. Does this sound familiar to you? You come back from a long trip and settle down again in your native country and… you have the feeling that there is nothing left to be explored? At least that’s how I felt in the beginning when I came back after my Boat-Hitchhiking trip from Cape Verde to Barbados and decided to settle down in my home country with my partner.

 

In order to avoid boredom, I decided to explore the surroundings of Luxembourg as much as I can. That’s how I got to Mettlach and discovered one of the most picturesque museums of a mighty family empire: The Villeroy & Boch Discovery Centre and the exclusive castle Schloss Saareck, formerly a private property of the prestigious Boch Family, in Mettlach (Saarland/Germany). Let me take you to the roots of one of Germany’s most prestigious entrepreneurial families and their fairy-tale castle… which can actually become yours for a night or more!

 

[Versión española abajo]

Read More

6 Cosas Que Hacer En São Miguel, Azores

sao miguel, azores, como llegar, que hacer, senderismo, sendero, naturaleza, bici, navegar, ponta delgada, donde comer, restaurante, hotel, lago, lisboa, avion, barco, furnas, ballena, té, plantacion

 

Las Azores podrán ser el secreto mejor guardado de Portugal. Hasta muy poco, solo unos cuantos aviones conectaban al archipiélago con el continente europeo. Ahora, con la llegada de las líneas low-cost a Ponta Delgada, la capital de São Miguel, esta joya poca conocida se convertirá muy pronto en uno de los destinos más preciada de Europa. 

 

São Miguel es perfecto para los que disfrutan de actividades al aire libre como montando a caballo, haciendo senderismo, ir en bici or bucear. 

 

Déjame enseñarte los rincones más bonitos de São Miguel que van desde baños termales a plantaciones exóticas de té. Asegúrate de visitar estas islas preciosas antes de que llegue la invasión de turistas.

Read More

Write Me!

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.