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To my dad

To my dad Who I haven’t seen in a year Who has left us without saying goodbye Whose heart just stopped beating Who didn’t give us a warning A phone call, then silence I didn’t believe it was true I hung up and started walking Not in any particular direction Just moving from one room to another Crying, screaming my dad’s name Not believing he was gone My father Who was my best friend Who I could always share a laugh with Who was there when I hit hard times Who never asked me whose heart I’d broken Or who’d broken my heart There was this deep understanding between us Maybe it wasn’t deep enough, though I should have known that his time was running out My father’s time Which was so precious to

Go-with-the-flow-travel: Meet Mira

1. Can you introduce yourself quickly in one or two sentences? Hiya, I'm Mira from London. Currently living and working in London but always planning my next adventure! photo credits: Mira 2. Mira, Lac and I met you at the awesome Casa de Olas hostel in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Since then, you have been travelling to various places. Where are you at the moment? Nicaragua feels like so long ago (because it was!) but that was an amazing trip! As I said, right now I'm back in London working - I'm actually in my office as I write this :( but good news is that I am currently planning my next trip which will be Sri Lanka! 3. Do you have any favourite country/city/place? I love Mexico! I spen

My very first meditation and writing retreat

A couple of weeks ago I went on my very first retreat. Writing, meditation, yoga, it sounded very promising. All in the magical surroundings of Malaga in Southern Spain. A proper adventure not knowing what or who to expect on the other side. Our group with Samm - photo credits Suzie I met the three other participants at the airport, where we were picked up and driven through the charming landscape until we arrived in a town called Coín and pulled up in front of a wide gate. Bags in hand, Suzie, Georgie, Ad and I said goodbye to our taxi driver and were greeted by Robbie, our yoga teacher who showed us our accommodation. Stepping into a magical world It was like stepping into a different worl

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Hello there!

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:

alexmaria.huetter@gmail.com.

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

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Weekly travel tip

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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