A balanced travel plan

travelling is exciting... but so is planning for your trip I get excited when I plan an upcoming trip. Like a kid in a candy store. I start pulling up all kinds of maps and websites on the web and immerse myself deep into best-of, what-not-to-miss and must-see lists until my eyes hurt. I pull out my notebook and frantically scribble down lists paired with pieces of information, timetables, prices, etc. Total planning craziness When I finally come up for air I realise that I’ve done it again. I’ve planned a trip that is bursting with to-dos, and even though every single place, activity, restaurant & bar I’ve put on my list is worth a visit, I know that it’s humanly not possible to execute thi

Discovering La Boca in Buenos Aires

Last week we visited Buenos Aires and during our stay we also managed to check out the famous district of La Boca (=mouth in Spanish), which is known for its colourful houses and fanatic football fans. This part of town at the mouth of the river Matanza-Riachuelo bursts with liveliness. Touristy yet nice to stroll through: the district of La Boca The Caminito, a little (touristy) walk in the area, lead us past multi-coloured houses and Tango performances while we listened to our guide and her stories about this part of town - a melting pot, where most of the early settlers landed from the Italian city of Genoa. In addition to that, Spanish, French, German, Eastern European and many other nat

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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.

I'm also a writer/copywriter/translator. Here you can find a link to my online portfolio and my CV. I'm always looking for new projects and interesting collaborations. Check here for more contact details and get in touch:

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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