Malta_ Gozo and a Boat trip to Comino and the Blue Lagoon

Gozo, or Għawdex in Maltese, is the second largest island of the archipelago of the Republic of Malta. Don’t miss out visiting this small beauty for an overnight stay or even a day trip. When coming from Malta you can reach the island easily by one of the daily ferry’s departing from Ċirkewwa – the…

Greece_Athens and a Road Trip through Peloponnese

Greece. Thousands of islands scattered all over the Aegean and Ionian Seas… doesn’t sound much like a road trip? Well… we tried exactly that and it turned out pretty fascinating. We decided to hire a car exploring the Peloponnese starting from Athens. Our route led us further down south to the island of Elafonisos. True,…

Jordan_Wadi Rum_One Night under the Desert Sky

Living in Jordan for almost four years it’s not a surprise exploring the desert more than once. Undoubtedly, Wadi Rum is worth several adventures – and because of that I was pleased being invited to this magical place once again. But this time it should be different… As you may remind from one of my…

Malta_Ghajn Tuffieha and Golden Bay – The Beach Life

Its Malta, it’s an island, there must be plenty of beach! Some people say so. It’s more of a rocky island with cliffs and grottos – there is no sand in Malta. Other ones told me before I went there. Well, lucky me that I can tell you the truth; both were wrong 😉 Perhaps,…

Malta_Blue Grotto and Popeye Village

Both the ‘Blue Grotto’ and ‘Popeye Village’ are quite frequented destinations for a daytrip, even in summer, because of having the opportunity for a cool-down just by the sea. You may be curious about the story behind the ‘Popeye’ place. Well… Anchor Bay or Popeye Village is the film set of the Popeye movie performed…

Malta_Msida and TA Xbiex – My hood for the time being

Msida and TA Xbiex are those neighbourhoods in Malta where most of the locals live and work – so it’s not the area where tourists are usually  around. Doesn’t mean those areas haven’t nice corners too. I lived in Msida. Right away I shall note it is among the most unattractive area when it comes…

Malta_Valletta and the Three Cities

Some of you already know, but at least the ones who closely follow my Instagram updates, I spent the last seven months in Malta. Certainly, I was not there for work only, but also to travel the island, getting to know people, culture and the island’s hidden places. One thing being said ahead, mixing southern…

Jordan_Travel Report of an Expat

Three years ago, when my husband and I had decided to leave our Austrian lives behind and to emigrate, or as we had in mind, to dare to have an adventure, we were not quite sure what we would run into. Would we regret it? In the year of our emigration (2014), the still ongoing…

Jordan_ Aqaba… where the ocean meets the sand

Jordan is desert. Well… there is the Dead Sea, spectacular and beautiful, and oversaturated with salt. Breathtaking nature, but harsh environment for life. But that’s not all Jordan has to offer – there is one small edge, where Jordan reaches the Red Sea shore. It’s Jordan’s very south, the bay of Aqaba. It’s where the…

Jordan_Kerak Castle and Dana Biosphere Reserve

First year in Jordan was like a continuous road trip throughout the country; in my opinion the best way to get to know the culture and to explore new places. One of the most exciting ones was the trip from Amman to Kerak Castle with an overnight-stay in Dana – the good part was definitely…

Portugal_Lisbon: City of Colourful Tiles

Lisbon, nowadays everything else than unknown for a short city trip in Europe, pretty ‘en vogue’. A must visit when in Portugal – and I truly can’t deny that. We spent three nights in Lisbon and I could have spent few days more so easily. It wasn’t a surprise that the city amazed us from…

Portugal_Countryside: Òbidos – Medieval Town and a Portuguese Vineyard

As mentioned in my last article ‘Portugal_Atlantic Ocean: Algarve and North Coast – Praia de Mira’ we spent the next few days in Portugal’s countryside. One place I didn’t like to miss was romantic medieval Òbidos, which I stumbled over by watching the impressive images in social media by road.memories. To absorb the according feeling…