Welcome to my little Travel Scrapbook about slow and eco-friendly traveling! All of my (mostly outdoor) adventures are packed in short travel stories in English & Spanish.
I'm the happiest when on a hiking trail, cycling path or a sailing boat... Positive side effects of this kind of travelling are mindfulness and time to interact with foreign cultures. That's why many of my posts focus on the 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!
I invite you to lean back and Discover, Learn & Embrace the Unknown!
Let's hit the road together! - ¡Vámonos de viaje!
Experiencing the unexpected.
Spotting the hidden gems.
Letting go & getting lost.
And it's about finding yourself at the end of the road.
... and more in Press.
After writing mostly “useful and resourceful” posts in the last time, it was about time to write something more reflective again. Sometimes I just feel this urge to write, especially when I notice a change within myself or when traveling changed my perspective on things.
That's exactly what happened when I had my first golf lesson, while being convinced that I'd totally hate golf. And ending up enjoying it. A lot.
Lake Garda in Northern Italy is well known as a little paradise on earth: quality wines, mild climate, breathtaking mountain panoramas and a lake whose ends can hardly be seen. And of course amazing Italian food!
Understandably, all this attracts loads of people. Especially during the summer months.
Thus why not visit the enchanting region of Lake Garda, with its most popular gems Sirmione and Verona off-season when autumn foliage is at its brightest and only a few nonnas are walking through the narrow, winding streets?
Regreso de un fin-de largo en Bélgica y debo decir que los belgas saben comer bien... y mucho! Incluso varios días después de mi estancia de 3 días aún puedo sentir mi cinturón demasiado apretado...
Quizás crees que la comida belga es sólo patatas fritas, cerveza y chocolate. Bueno, no totalmente equivocado. Pero sabes que la variedad de estos tres elementos en Bélgica es todo menos simple!
Déjame ahora guiarte por un tour gastronómico por Bruselas, donde el arte de elaborar la cerveza y el chocolate se elevan a un nuevo nivel.
Together with Belgium, Uniquely Phenomenal I visited Liege, the off the beaten track town in Belgium's Far East. From the 3 cities that we visited that weekend (among Brussels & Antwerp), it was the one that I knew the least. Even though it is sooo close to Luxembourg, I only passed a few times through when travelling by one of my favorite means of transport: by train.
Remembering thus only its epic train station, I couldn't wait to discover what Liège is holding for avid travellers.
Tras pasar un par de dias descubriendo las playas maravillosas y las cascadas preciosas de Trinidad, hemos decidido descubrir el sur de la isla de Trinidad. En este momento ya sabíamos que nunca íbamos a llegar a visitar la isla vecina Tobago.
Como solo nos quedan 3 dias antes de que salga el avión a Barbados, hemos decidido quedarnos en la isla mayor de Trinidad y Tobago. Que lástima que no llegamos a ver la isla de Tobago, ya que cada persona que hemos conocido de Trinidad nos habló con ojos luminosos de Tobago. Desde entonces la isla de Tobago se encuentra en mi lista de "lugares que visitar".
Como a mi pareja y a mí no encanta viajar despacio, hemos decidido dedicar los días que nos quedan al sur de la isla de Trinidad. Queríamos descubrir los lugares que hacen de Trinidad un destino único: su cultura hindú.
I am just back from a longer weekend in Belgium and I must say, Belgian people know how to eat well and A LOT. Even days after my 3 days stay, I can still feel the tensioning sensation of my belt...
Many of you might think that Belgian food is just about fries, beer and chocolate. Well, you are not totally wrong, but don't commit the mistake to think that the Belgian world of fries, beer and chocolate is plain and simple. Nothing less than that!
Let me take you on a foodies tour through Brussels where the art of beer brewing and chocolaterie is raised to a new level.
Let me tell you a little secret... There is a hidden design and gourmet gem right on Luxembourg City's most bustling square: Design Hotel Le Place d’Armes.
Rather unimposing from the outside, a paradise for art lovers, architecture enthusiasts and gourmets is hidden inside this former printing house. Who’d know that after passing this inconspicuous little house so many times, that it would hide a veritable little palace?
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Spain is one of the hottest travel destinations on this planet. Although it was only in the late 60's when the Spanish tourist industry started to grow as dictator Franco decided to open the country and liberalism started creeping in, Spain is nowadays one of the most visited countries.
Today Spain is ranked second in the world, in terms of being a foreign tourist destination.
With millions of visitors in 2015, it was the third most-visited country in the world. And with the crisis in several Arab countries, former coveted travel destinations, Spain’s popularity is only growing more.
Post written by Hugo Lisbona
Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is one of Europe's coziest capitals, thanks to its large parks and stylish architecture. Despite its relative isolation, Copenhagen is a melting pot that welcomes people from all over the world. After spending an extended weekend trip in the Danish capital, I want to share with you my top five highlights from Copenhagen.
Within the scope of the first Blog Award in Luxembourg, Kachen.lu organized yet another opportunity to gather Luxembourgish bloggers. This time we were invited to spend a lovely afternoon in one of Luxembourg City’s most fancy hotels: Hotel Le Royal.
Even though I passed many times along Hotel Le Royal and was well aware of its sophisticated hospitality, I never set a foot inside before.
Well let me assure you that especially after tasting its fine cuisine, I definitely got a reason to go back to the lovely Hotel Le Royal...
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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.