A visit to Hong Kong reminded me of why I love travelling so much

It’s been an week since we landed in my native Austria after eight exciting days in Hong Kong, a metropolis with almost seven million inhabitants that could house almost everyone in my entire home country (approx. 8.8 million Austrians). Before we landed in Hong Kong we stayed for over nine months in Australia, and even though we travelled within the country, it wasn’t the same as exploring a new culture. You start using all of your senses again When you set foot in a new country your senses are suddenly sharpened and you are more alert to what’s going on around you. Everything smells differently, people look differently and most of them seem to speak a different language. What are they are

Why are we so addicted to being busy?

I was reading an interesting article not too long ago about the importance of making space within our busyness to re-focus. I was immediately drawn to it and read it a couple of times. Not because I am particularly busy and stressed but because there is a trend to almost glorify our busyness. It seems like it’s impossible to sit down with friends for a catch up and avoid talking and proudly complaining about how busy everyone has been lately. Are we addicted to our stressful lives? Do we only feel accomplished when we fall into bed at night totally exhausted and with a throbbing headache? Is being busy in a modern-world a drug? Don’t get me wrong. It’s not a bad thing to get involved in thin

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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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Enjoy looking around here for some inspiration and most of all, have fun exploring the world!

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I'll post something travel-related here weekly. Watch this space!


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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