Leave the road, take the trails.

According to my blog statistics, it seems like you enjoyed the first "Let's hike!" - post (read here), therefore I decided to do one again this year. Even though I didn't hike as much as I'd wanted to, I still managed to go to a few places which I wanna share with you today. 
As always, if you're from around my area, this one may not be that interesting for you, as you'll probably know about all of these places. However, if you're from anywhere else in the world, may I introduce you to the beauty of Styria - the so called "green heart" of Austria ?


Once upon a time... -that's how fairytales start. 
On Sunday I went to the castle grounds in Laxenburg - a small town right outside Vienna. Having seen lots of pictures on Instagram and Facebook of this place before, I knew it was going to be the perfect destination for my autumnal Sunday afternoon 'adventure' :b About 90 minutes later I parked my car in one of the car parks and headed for the entrance. 


Oh wow, it's been a while again. Approximately 80% of my blog posts start with me either saying how long it's been or apologizing for my absence. I honestly don't know why it's so hard for me to blog regularly. But that's not the point now. You know these days when you feel a little sad without anything bad happening? A while ago I had one of these days. Even though I love my lazy Sundays from time to time, not doing anything, being alone got to me that day. Therefore I decided to do something about it the next day. So when I came home after work, I packed my backpack and got into my car - hello Teichalm & hello Sommeralm!


This one has been sitting in my drafts for nearly a year now - an empty post with just a title. To be precise, since last October when I got my third tattoo - the one on my left arm. Maybe you've seen it in one or two of my Instagram pictures, though I never made a big fuss about it. As it's probably the most personal of all my tattoos, I mostly kept it private. So of course, ever since I got said tattoo, people have been asking me "What does it mean?" and mostly I told them to google the Morse code-alphabet and find out for themselves. (cause I knew they'd be too lazy for that) Until today I only opened up to my closest friends about the meaning. Because I never found the right words to describe my thoughts and back-story, but maybe I never will... that's the best I can do & hopefully you'll understand what I'm trying to say.

enough tattoo


Hey again! This is the last of my Santorini posts that I'll actually write from here, as I'm currently sitting in the hotel lobby and waiting to be picked up for the airport. Understandably, I'm leaving with mixed feelings. On the one hand, I can't wait to be at home with my loved ones again, but at the other hand it's just so beautiful here and we really enjoyed our vacation. Today however, I wanna tell you more about the trip we took on Wednesday - "Caldera & Sunset in Oia"


Greetings from Santorini! 

And may I tell you, it really is as beautiful here as I'd imagined. I saw so many photos beforehand and oh my word, it really does live up to the expectations. My friend Tanja and I also explored the island a bit, as chilling at the pool and on the beach all week long would've been to boring. So today I'll share with you some of the photos that I took the day before yesterday (Aug 1st) in Fira.


Hey there!
'Lately' I have been in a kind of writing slump .. writers block.. whatever you wanna call it. My Madrid Travel Diary is still sitting in my drafts, waiting to be finished - I went to Madrid nearly two months ago... Lately, I just never felt like writing. To be honest, I even considered quitting blogging for good. More and more often I caught myself  thinking "But what for? Nobody's gonna read it anyway."  And maybe that's true, maybe it's not. However, if there's at least one person out there reading this now, it was worth it. And if not, then at least I can look back at it months from now, reading it like an entry in my diary.

Apart from that, I also thought if I blogged about something, it had to be something world-changing. Perhaps, that's not true. Perhaps it can also be something really random - like me telling you about my hike with my mum on Saturday and showing you some of the photos that I took.