The other side of travelling – our trip to Pacasmayo in Northern Peru

Travelling for most of us means to get to spend our precious time at an incredible location. Maybe exotic, sometimes serene, most of the time just beautiful and right out of a travel catalogue. Travelling off the grid doesn’t always lead you to picturesque places But the truth is, when you’re travelling to many different countries, and especially to places that are not very touristy, you might end up somewhere less picturesque and more eye-opening. The beach close to our place resembled a Mad Max movie set We flew to Lima and drove for 10 hours up north along the coast of Peru. Our trip led us through bizarre desert landscapes without a soul around but also through a couple of busy cities, w

Valparaíso – art capital of Chile

Friendly street dogs and colourful houses: only good vibes in Valpo You probably know by now that I am a sucker for street art. I just love it. So it was not a coincidence when visiting one of the capitals of street art – Valparaíso (called Valpo by locals) in Chile - that we booked a 2-hour graffiti tour to check out the city’s street art scene. So far, this has been one of the highlights of our trip (next to our bike ride through the Atacama desert). We met with Sebastian, our friendly tour guide in the morning, and were surprised that we were the only ones on the tour. Off to a good start we started chatting with him and didn’t stop until we said good-bye on top one of the many hills of t

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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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