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.

Paulina on the road is about hidden travel gems off the beaten track. All of them packed in short travel stories in English & Spanish. I'm happiest when I can 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: I try to transmit what I've learned by meeting cultures that are different from my own. 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. The article's photos are not edited: I want the natural beauty to shine through! 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!

Luxembourg's First Blog Award

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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!

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How Studying Abroad Changed Me

Post written by Ariel Weihl

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We missed our original flight to Dublin due to train issues, but when I got there and saw this view, I didn’t so much mind the fact that I had spent an extra $80 on a new ticket

Making the choice to study abroad in Paris for a semester was the craziest thing I’ve done in my life. I was about to embark on a four-month adventure in a country I had never been to, at a school that I knew pretty much nothing about, and in a city that had, for some unfortunate reasons, recently been in the news.


This was my first trip out of the U.S. and I was going to spend it flying solo for four months in a place that, frankly, my family wasn’t thrilled with me visiting at the time.


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Hiking in Luxembourg: Fairy-tale Castles in Hollenfels and Ansembourg

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Hikers, Luxembourg is made for you! There are so many trails in this tiny country that I guarantee you'll not be able to do them all in 1 week. After being on the road for almost 6 months and hitchhiking the Atlantic ocean, I can't wait to discover the hidden gems of my lovely little Luxembourg.


Maybe, the only Grand-Duchy in the world cannot show off with super high peaks, but it can definitely exhibit some of the most romantic fairy-tale castles in Europe. Without any exception, all of them can be combined with exciting hiking trails. In this post I want to show you 2 less known castles in the country's center: Hollenfels and Ansembourg.

[Versión española abajo]

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25 Photos That Will Make You Want to Travel to Tenerife

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Tenerife is much more than package holidays! The island has infinite hiking options, delicious and exotic food. Its people are some of the kindest I met on my travels.


After working 3 months on this beautiful Canarian island, I realized that Tenerife is not only a perfect destination for expats but that a natural paradise is hidden behind the hotel blocks.


In order to show you the other side of Tenerife, I put this little selection together. I hope that these photos will make you want to travel to Tenerife...NOW


Oh, and as always, the pictures of the post are not edited. I wanted to let the natural beauty shine through them.


[Versión española abajo]

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How to Make Memories That Will Last Forever

Post written by Ingrid Kirita

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Descending from San Giusto Castle in Trieste, towards the city center

As long as you live you learn. Or at least that is how it should be. And I'm not talking only about studying, the years and years spent in school or the training done at work. I'm talking about learning from life, from experiences every day bring your way. While in school, my favorite subjects were history and geography and I was always the best in class.

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6 Cosas Que Hacer en Sao Vicente, Cabo Verde

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¡São Vicente es mucho más que Mindelo! A pesar de que el 93% de la población de la isla vive en la capital, São Vicente tiene mucho que ofrecer a sus visitantes. Y si quieres desconectar del estrés de la ciudad y sus infinitas opciones de ocio, entonces una excursión al campo de São Vicente es justo lo que necesitas.

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6 Top Hikes in Santo Antao, Cape Verde

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Santo Antão, the second largest island of the Capeverdean archipelago, is a paradise for hikers and trekkers. Breathtaking views, monumental valleys, houses built in almost vertical valley sides, vertiginous trekking trails... All of this surrounded by still intact nature and an agriculture nourishing entire Cape Verde. The trails are well maintained and often used on a daily basis by locals. Don't be surprised when a granny carrying a big basket full of vegetables will overtake you on your trek... Most trails connect several villages and are well indicated. In case you get lost, just ask locals mentioning the name of the village that you are heading to. Some of these 8 creole expressions might be very helpful as well. 


The number of hikes that you can do on Santo Antão, seems to be infinite. After staying 10 days, we've only seen half of the island and there were still some trails left that we wanted to explore. Here my selection of Santo Antão's most spectacular hikes and trails!

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