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“Hygge” in Denmark – A city guide of Copenhagen

Denmark is known for its ‘hygge’; which can be defined as ‘creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.’ The moment I set foot in the Danish capital I experienced this warm atmosphere for myself. No wonder the Danish are some of the happiest people in the world. During my trip in Copenhagen I …

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Down south in the Netherlands: a city trip to Maastricht

Traditional pie, books and a fire brigade On our first morning we decided to go for breakfast at De Bisschopsmolen, the first 100% spelt bakery in the Netherlands. We didn’t go because of the spelt, though. Then why did we? Well, it’s one of the best places to go for ‘Limburgse vlaai’ (traditional South Dutch pie). Spelt nowadays has a …

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Welcome to the Labyrinth of Marrakech – Part 2

I met Lahcen at The Madrassa. We get some mint tea. “I am working in another Riad later tonight. Come by if you like.” Since I have nothing else to do than waiting for my brother to arrive, I might as well. According to Google Maps Riad Dihya is 750 meter away from The Madrassa. As you can see it …

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Welcome to the Marrakech Labyrinth – Part 1

Marrakech: I need to find The Madrassa Hostel. According to the pin on my phone it should be somewhere near the big square. “You are walking the wrong way, the big square is that way,” a guy in his early twenties tells me kindly. I smile and start telling him enthusiastically that I just arrived: “Marrakech is a real maze,” …

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A weekend in Vienna – This are the newest hotspots in the city!

If you think of Vienna you probably think of Princess Sissy, the most imposing buildings and Wiener Schnitzel. I couldn’t disagree with you that all these things are part of Vienna but this city has a whole different side to it. I was very surprised by a vibe that almost felt like Berlin; graffiti on the quayside of the Donau …

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