Almost 10 years had passed since my last dive. How did that happen? How did time fly by so fast while I wasn’t able to log at least a couple of sub-aquatic experiences? Continue reading Alicioustravels: Getting back into diving
It’s been less than two weeks since I returned from Colombia. What had initially been a trip to attend my good friend’s wedding turned out to be a most memorable holiday – and Colombia made it very easy for me to not want to go home by the end of it. Continue reading Alicioustravels: My Colombian experience
Yep, Colombia. South America.
That particular friend of mine who so far has been the reason for my biennial visits to Chicago has now decided to get married.
In Colombia. Continue reading Alicioustravels: Colombia
New York City. There is barely any other city in the world so much has been said, written or sung about. Everyone you’ll meet will have their own stories about this city – whether they are actually their own or someone else’s does not matter. Continue reading Alicioustravels: New York City or Travelling with Mum
While you are reading this, Mum and I are on our way across the Atlantic, if we haven’t already touched down at NYC’s JFK airport.
It’s the first holiday with Mum – except for that oh-so-relaxing spa weekend at Die Wasnerin last spring – since 2005 and we’ve both really looked forward to spending a whole 10 days together. Continue reading Alicioustravels: Off to New York
It’s already been a couple of months since my holiday in Portugal, yet I’m not nearly done in showing you the beauty of this country that often came unexpectedly. Continue reading Alicioustravels: My favourite impressions of Lisbon
I have been used to going on holidays from a very young age. As soon as I considered myself old enough, I started travelling on my own. Most of my friends will consider me “well-travelled” while I will look at a map and see all those places I have never been to – and many more that I would love to see again. Continue reading Alicioustravels: NEW SERIES Travel Essentials
We hadn’t put in a lot of detailed planning when boarded the plane to Lisbon. I mean, I had turned the pages of my Lonely Planet guidebook and there were places that I wanted to go to as well as places friends and family had recommended. Still, my arrival at Lisbon was with a relatively fresh mind, open to explore the city without too many expecations. Continue reading Alicioustravels: My favourite places in (and around) Lisbon
On Saturday Mr A and I set off on our long-awaited holiday in Portugal and for the first time ever we didn’t really have a plan.
We had flights booked as well as accommodation for our first few nights in Lisbon and also a rental car. We knew that we would want to walk along a beach and visit the faro at Cabo de Sao Vincente – but that was pretty much it! Continue reading Alicioustravels: Portugal unplanned
When I was five years old we moved from an apartment in a town of 50,000 to a house with garden to a village of a few hundred. It’s the place where my maternal grandfather was born, called Wald which – aptly – translates to “forest”. Continue reading Aliciouslife: Picking wild blackberries