10 Things I Love About Dublin

half_penny_bridge_dublin1. Dublin is not as big as you might think. Everything is within a walking distance. It is also quite easy to run into someone you know – even if you are new in town.

2. Bicycles…bicycles everywhere. Thanks to the government’s cycle-scheme, cycling became one of the most popular sports in Ireland in the last decade. Dubliners cycle to work every day or get together on the weekends and go to the nearby Howth and enjoy the view over the Dublin Bay. Continue reading

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Denali: Into the Wild

Denali, Mount McKinleyMount McKinley/Denali

The moment I decided I was going to live in Alaska, I knew I will finally get the chance to visit Denali National Park and cross one more thing from my bucket list. I couldn’t wait to experience it’s diverse wildlife and to see the highest mountain of North America.

Some of you might know this area by the name of Mount McKinley National Park. The name was the subject to local criticism for decades. The word Denali means the high one in the native Athabaskan language and refers to the mountain itself (6,194 m). Continue reading

Harry Potter Studios vs. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

As a massive Potterhead (yes, I said it) I can’t explain how happy I was to visit both Harry Potter themed attractions that exist.

I started reading about Harry’s world when I was 11. I grew up with him. To actually see all the things I read about and to try the things he and his friends ate and drank – was an overwhelming experience for me. Continue reading

Top 5 rides from hell

Thanks to the fact that I can’t sleep in the public transport, I experienced a lot of weird things while on the road.

The bus driver stopping the bus to fist fight with the passenger, a girl that suddenly went blind, a lot of different animals riding the bus (from chickens to a goat) and my personal favorite: a man who was smiling while looking at his briefcase filled with knives of all sizes and a Bible on the top. None of these rides made my ultimate top 5 horror list. Continue reading