A Taste of the Silk Roads at “Of Silk and Salt” in Patan

From Turkish Menemen Eggs for breakfast to Vietnamese Salads and Peshwari Burgers for dinner, the restaurant “Of Silk and Salt” takes you on a journey along the Hippie trail to the food secrets of the silk road. I had the pleasure of staying with its owners Anne and Jerome during my time in Kathmandu and to talk to them about their restaurant.

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Karma, Coffee, Crêpes – My favourite Hipster-Hangouts in Patan

While I love to travel and experience new cultures, every now and then I need some comfort food from home and of course some good coffee. Good thing, hipsterism has arrived in Patan too and provided me with both. Find here some of my favourite hangouts in this southern neighbourhood of Kathmandu.

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Flowers, Festivals, Holy Cows – A temple tour through Kathmandu

Kathmandu is a city of festivals and temples. I have not yet been able to count how many little temples I pass on my way to work here and how many festivals have been celebrated since I arrived. Just wandering around will bring you by countless temples and shrines. But do make sure not to miss these five. Read More

7 places not to miss when in Manchester

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.

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Queen of Scottish Mountains – A Hike up Ben Loyal

We discovered the stunning Ben Loyal mountain range, when we looked for a spot to set up tent one night. We drove down a little dirt road, discovered a nice patch of grass by a lake and there it was: Ben Loyal in all its glory in the evening light. And it’s not only quite a sight from below, you can enjoy the view from the summit with a nice little day hike. Read More

Feel the Wrath – An overnight hike from Sandwood Bay to Cape Wrath

Spectacular cliffs, wild moors, a beautiful beach and curious seals will make this overnight hike one to remember. And if you need a bit of an extra challenge try to squeeze the three-day hike into two days. Legs of steel and a beautiful camp night with fantastic views on the most north-westerly point in mainland Britain will be your reward!

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