Mexico City | A little bit of History repeating – National Museum of Anthropology

Mexico is one of these colorful countries that bursts in history wherever you lay foot on. A visit to the impressive Museo Nacional de Antropología, nestled beautifully into the green lung of the city, Chapultepec Park, is a wonderful way to explore the country´s rich heritage presented in world-class architecture. And the best, admission is completely free on weekends! Continue reading

B.S. Taqueria – A Mexican Jewel in Downtown L.A.

Making your way into downtown L.A. and craving for some delicious Mexican cuisine? Then check into B.S. Taqueria, L.A. native chef Ray Garcia´s playground. Continue reading

Munich | Art & Antiques 2017

We all love museums. But isn´t it sometimes frustrating that all that you can take home with you  from the visit is either an overpriced picture postcard or simply your memories? Well, at the Kunst & Antiquitätenmesse (Art & Antiques) in Munich you can not only marvel at extraordinary contemporary and antique art and furnitures, you can actually do take it home. If you wanted to. Continue reading

Mexico City | Eight Terrific Interiors that You Must See

I had my first flight ever 19 years ago to Mexico City and I have never gotten anywhere close to getting tired of discovering all the hidden gems that this wonderful city has to offer. This time, I was on the hunt for extraordinary interiors. And boy did I find some… Continue reading

Mexico City | El Balcón del Zócalo

Just around the corner of the majestic Catedral Metropolitana, on top of the Zócalo Central Hotel, lies the chic and trendy Balcón del Zócalo restaurant and rooftop bar with splendid vistas onto the church and the Plaza de la Constitutión. Continue reading

Mexico City | Culture, Kahlo & Folklore

Even though I had originally planned three full-day excursions during my four nights layover in Mexico City, I had to step down from the gas pedal as the tour to Santiago de Querétaro had been more strenuous as expected. Silly me had forgotten sunscreen and my lucky charm hat at home and so I did not only bring wonderful pictures and memories back with me, but also quite a bad sunburn on my arms, my neck and my head. So instead of crawling up and down the streets of Puebla and Cholula underneath the merciless Mexican sun, I decided to stay in Mexico City itself and take it slow. As it proofed in the end, not a bad idea at all. Because there is always something to do and see! Continue reading

Mexico City | A Day Trip to Santiago de Querétaro

Full-day excursions from Mexico City are a great way to explore other parts of Central Mexico and offer a nice retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city itself. It has been a full year since I last came here, so I was more than ready to hit the road once again and explore the beautiful historic parts of Santiago de Querétaro, 213 kilometers northwest of Mexico City in the state of Querétaro. It is also referred to as the “Pearl of the Bajío” and the safest city in whole Mexico with the highest quality of life.  Continue reading

Koningsdam | 10 Days Southern Caribbean – Oranjestad, Aruba

When it comes to travel planning these days, there is one thing that has become more and more difficult to predict: The weather. While some time ago, November had been the perfect month for any Caribbean getaway, in 2016 the hurricane season did finally come to an end that month with Otto. A category 3 storm that formed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea close to Nicaragua and which strength very much impacted our highly anticipated visit to the last of the ABC-islands, Aruba. Continue reading

Celebrity Reflection | 7 Days Western Caribbean – Labadee, Haiti

My intention to travel is always the discovery of the destination by experiencing as much as possible authentically. Local people, local food, local places. Labadee on Haiti on the other hand, is so much of a fake cash machine for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and her subsidiaries, that once you have been on it for the first time, you may skip all future stops without feeling guilty. At least when you are like me.

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