It’s quite easy to say you trust the universe when things are going well. It’s when things are not going your way (or the way you envisioned them) it becomes a bit of a challenge to just surrender and believe that everything is going to be fine. Here’s the thing. I know that everyone is struggling at one point in their lives. Most likely there are a few speed bumps in the way. The older you get, the more experience you have overcoming those bad times, and as bad as they seem at the moment, you’ve always managed to get yourself out of them somehow. To deal with any sort of struggle takes everything out of you, and the sadness and the pain often paralyze you to the point where you just can’t s

Fry’s Cave in Kiama or the fear of the unknown

I don’t remember the exact day but it was about 2 years ago when we stayed with friends in their house in Kiama. One Saturday my boyfriend and I went for a morning walk down to the headland when he had the sudden idea to jump into Fry’s Cave. Ever the adventurous soul I started to get excited, not knowing what to expect. We ran down through the grass and climbed over rocks and when we finally stopped I looked down and I started to feel dizzy. By the looks of my boyfriend I know that I must have transformed into a ghost within seconds. He laughed and climbed even higher up. “We’ll jump together, ok?” I swallowed and stuttered: “Ok.” What I meant was: ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND? I WILL DIE HERE

The Art Warehouse

The Art Warehouse in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua In October 2014 I travelled to San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua where I stayed for about 3 months. During this time I met artist Manu Barso who left her native Argentina 4 years earlier with only $600 cash in her pocket to find a life closer to nature and the ocean. After spending some time in Costa Rica and Panama, she travelled to San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua and felt right at home. She started working at a local tattoo shop and later on in a clothing store. As time went by it became quite clear that this charming surf town would become her long-time home – but something was missing. Manu loved the relaxed vibes of San Juan but there was this

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I'm Alex and this is my travel and lifestyle blog. I suffer from Destinesia. I also call it go-with-the-flow travelling. It's when you have a travel itinerary but then you meet someone and change your plans completely or you just love a place so much you stay much longer than expected. You just go with what feels right. This is what happened to me in Nicaragua. You can read more about it here.

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Christmas is coming. It's approaching fast. If you're in Europe, don't miss out on visiting one of the many traditional Christmas markets and have some delicious Glühwein/Glögg. Enjoy!

Packing list

You're going on a trip but don't know what to pack? For some reason you always end up with way too much? Don't worry, this happened to me so many times.

Here some tips:


  • Travel light. Pack versatile clothes and shoes and use travel-sized cosmetics for a hassle-free trip

  • Roll your clothes and stuff your shoes with socks and stockings

  • Plastic bags double up as shoe covers and storage for dirty clothes

Check out my article about smart packing for more tips. It definitely helps to print out a packing list you can check off, so you don't forget anything important.

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