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Baklaan Sa Balkans

  Greetings from Belgrade, Serbia! I’m currently writing this blogpost quickly on my phone while waiting for my brunch at this restaurant just outside our apartment rental in a pretty hip street just outside of the Old Town. I’m traveling around for the next 4 weeks to Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Israel (just me) with […]

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Screams and Surprises at Heide Park

  If you’ve noticed lately I’ve been blogging prolifically last week. I mean I cranked out 4 blogposts in a week! That’s crazy prolific for someone who doesn’t believe in blogging about every single thing in life and adding more noise to the already noisy and über-saturated interwebs. So you went to a bar last […]

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“There is no return to normalcy after that.”

  There is no return to normalcy after that. This sentence sums up my life since that day 6 years ago – has it been that long? – when I quit my job to move to Europe and study for 2 years as a scholar of the European Commission. I wanted to chase and live […]

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Is this my work and purpose as a travel blogger?

PRESS PLAY: Manu Delago feat. Isa Kurz – Disgustingly Beautiful   I am imploding with stories. …and I can’t seem to write them. Life is happening so fast sometimes I couldn’t even catch my breath. One day I’m in the Philippines, the next day I’m back in Germany. When I wake up I’m somewhere in […]

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The Christmas Gift Guide for Bon Vivants with Impeccable Taste

  I’m almost tempted to title this post as “15 Cool Things You Should Already Own” because really, you must buy all of this pretty rad things for yourself. Most of the gift guides floating around the internet are either peppered with stupid, tacky things like notebooks and photo frames (shudder) or ridiculously expensive stuff […]

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How to celebrate your freaking Forever 21st birthday in style

I’m sitting here in our hotel room in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines furiously typing away because I’m happy. I mean I almost always am. I have a perpetually happy disposition in life. Today is my birthday. It’s not just any birthday though. I’m entering a new decade – no, it’s not the 40’s yet! – […]

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You live out the confusions until they become clear

  I’m alive. Not writing on this blog for more than a month feels like forever in internet years. I know you’ve been looking for me. To readers who care and emailed to ask if I stopped blogging: I’m still here. I did not leave. This space will not disappear. It’s my baby. It’s my […]

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$300 East Dane Giveaway Winners

I just recently celebrated one big milestone in my life when I moved to Europe 5 years ago on August 23, 2009 with a $300 giveaway from East Dane. Thanks to everyone who joined and participated. After all the work of assigning numbers to all the entries and using random.org to determine the winners, here […]

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Win $300 from East Dane to stay stylish on your travels

  To celebrate the day when I first set foot in my dream continent and start my adventures of a lifetime that lead me to where I am now, I am giving away $300 worth of shopping moolah from East Dane to my readers and subscribers. That day was August 23, 2009. Tomorrow I will […]

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I Don’t Think You’re Ready for This Jelly

So it totally freaked me out that the Beyonce poster I bought when I watched Beyonce in Cologne, Germany a few months back had the same Chevron wallpaper pattern as my renovated “office”. I only saw the poster again when I bought a big-ass frame for it last week and was surprised to see the […]

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