Manchester has been a city I have grown to love ever since my little sister did an exchange year there and I visited her. Since then I have visited the city many times, especially since my friends and I became regulars to the close by Rebellion-Festival in Blackpool. Manchester might seem rougher than London and less picturesque, but be assured the café, arts and creativity game is strong here. So if you plan a visit to this city make sure to check out these few of my favourite hangouts.
“Aren’t you ever scared?”, I get asked a lot about my travelling by myself, closely followed by “Don’t you get bored?” I don’t and I am not – usually. But I do have my set of hacks and guidelines that so far have helped me make the solo-travel-life enjoyable and incident-free. Touching wood it stays that way. And of course, happy to share my experience. So here is how I stay entertained, happy and safe on my travels.
I love to read and I love outdoor adventures and I love to read about outdoor adventures. So with the weather being all grey and rainy this weekend I put together a reading list to get your wanderlust going and make you want to head for the Western USA and Alaska immediately.
Joshua Tree is one of my favourite places in the US, partly because I have family there and am so lucky as to call the place a home away from home, but also because even though I am a mountain person I find the desert truly magical and because the tiny town of Joshua tree is a great place to hang out. So here is my top seven things to do in this wonderland of rock and dust.
One can never read to many pieces of wise advice before heading out into the wild, I always find. So here is my share of wisdom, or at least things which to know I found useful. As in “Do bring a sewing kit” and “Don’t bring Thoreau’s Walden”.
There was a certain magic to the moment – the tiny baby turtle slowly stepped off my hand, took his first uncertain steps in the wet sand and then suddenly quite sure of what he was doing started making his way towards the ocean at a rather suprising speed. With the next wave flooding the beach and pulling back into the sea, baby turtle was gone. “Back to Nature”, the old Balinese man next to me said smiling. He takes care of the baby turtles in a unique project that combines turtle conservation with eco-tourism. Read More