2017.

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Since there is only one day left of the year, I really wanted to do a 2017 Recap 🎆🎉. This year had been really great especially travel whise. As you may know I LOVE traveling. So these are the places I’ve been visiting this year:

  • 2017 started off with a weekend trip to Hamburg together with my friend Christina💜👭 We saw the Musical „Aladdin“, had great food and went shopping 🙌🏽. We stayed in a really cozy AirBnB and felt right at home.💘💘

 

  • In March my sister Lena and I traveled to Venice. And I can definitely say this was one of our favorite trips E V E R. The beauty of this city is just breathtaking 💘 We enjoyed every minute we spend there and I would definitely love to come back. If you would like to read more about our trip to Venice read my Travel post Here.

 

  • In April we spend a few days in Prague. I actually didn’t had any expectations and I was more then surprised about how pretty this city actually is 📸. There are so many pretty streets and corners. I also really liked our boat ride on the Moldau river. And the food was definitely a highlight 😱 If you need some more inspo you can find my travel post HERE

 

  • In July my boyfriend and I enjoyed a week in Ischia / Italy.🍋 I absolutely fell in love with this island. It is just sooooooo pretty. We also visited Neapel (briefly) and Pompeii. I would really recommend Ischia for a summer vacation.🏖️ For more inspiration check out my Travel Diary HERE !

 

  • I also stayed a weekend in beautiful Munich with my friend Alexandra 💜🛍️. We visited the „Glamour Beauty Convention“ which was really fun. We had some nice insta food 🥞🍓and totally made the most out of the 2 days.📸👭 Link to my Munich post HERE

 

  • Next one on the list : Breslau / Wroclaw. In September my sister and I traveled together with our grandfather to his birthplace in Poland. We really enjoyed exploring the city where my grandpa and his family used to live. And by the way we discovered that Wroclaw is a really pretty city. Find my Travel Diary HERE !

 

  • October was all about a weekend anniversary trip to Cologne. We stayed at a really fancy hotel (read my article HERE), went to the Ludwig Museum (really recommend this place, lovely art and the interior is amazing) and had a really great breakfast with some French toast, Pancakes and more😍🙌🏽

 

  • Last but not least : Amsterdam in November together with my sister. We’ve both been to Amsterdam before but we really love this city with it’s cute cafes, shops and streets called Grachten. I’ve wrote a couple of posts about Amsterdam so feel free to follow these links if you just want to read about our Amsterdam trip in general HERE , about where to eat HERE , or my favorite shopping areas HERE.

 

I really hope you enjoyed my travel recap of 2017. And I can’t wait for all the things coming in 2 0 1 8 🎉🎆Where have YOU been this year and what was your favorite trip?

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Amsterdam – where to eat.

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OH MY GOD ! The Food.  Amsterdam is great for food lovers.

There are so many cute and hip cafes and breakfast spots in Amsterdam, it’s hard to chose.

The Trip Advisor App came in real handy while we were looking for places to eat. There are recommendations from „real people“ and also all Informations listed that you will need, like „is this place great for vegetarians“ / „Opening hours“ / „do they serve breakfast“ etc. (this is not sponsored, just a App that I found really helpfull and I would love to recommend to other fellow travellers 🙂 )

So here’s a list of all the places we really enjoyed to eat at.

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Anne & Max 

Located a bit off the centrum, you can find this cute cafe near „The Hallen“ in Amsterdam (where you can shop at independent Boutiques, stop at the Food Corner with a lot of Food trucks etc.) We ordered the „Breakfast for Two“ (which you can see at the very top photo in this post). And all I can say is : the BEST breakfast we EVER had. Just look at all these goodies. 12,50 Euro each (a total of 25 Euros) for this more than big breakfast is a great deal. We T O T A L L Y recommend this place

Anne & Max / Tollensstraat 57 Amsterdam

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Mook Pancakes

When you visit Amsterdam, you HAVE TO eat some Panekooken !

Mook Pancakes has the BEST Pancake Menu you can think of. We ordered the „Chocolat Sensation“ and the „Blueberry Deluxe“ Pancakes. And Oh my Gosh, they we’re sooo good. And also look at this Interior. This is one thing, I really miss in Germany. Cute and stylish Locations with great food. The service was really nice, and they serve a fantastic fresh Mint tea. And I really think those food pic’s speak for themself…

MOOK Pancakes / De Clercqstraat 34H Amsterdam

Website Mook Pancakes

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Le Pain Quotidien

A fancy, organic cafe. We ordered the Oatmeal with fruits and cinnamon, some french toast an side baguette with jam. This spot also serves gluten free food and, as already mentioned they only use Organic Ingridients. The portions of food are fine, but a bit expensive.

Le Pain Quotidien / Spuitstraat 266 Amsterdam

Website Le Pain Quotidien

Vinnies

A really cute and cozy place. We enjoyed a nice breakfast with bread, scrambled eggs and fresh herbs. I also ordered a Chai Latte and we had some organic apple juice. I really loved the relaxed vibe. The interior is lovely, the girls who worked there we’re really nice and the food was tasty aswell.

Vinnies / Haarlemmerstraat 46 HS Amsterdam

Website Vinnies

Traveldiary Amsterdam

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Here are a few impressions from our Amsterdam trip. My sister and I have been to Amsterdam before, so this had been our second trip to the Neatherlands. This time we just enjoyed the little streets and corners, the shops and cafes. We really had some relaxed and nice days.

We took the plane to Amsterdam, which was really easy and quick. I would recommend flying to Amsterdam if your having only a few days to visit the city. The easiest way to get around in Amsterdam is taking the local transportations like the bus (from the Airport) and the tram inside the city. To explore the little streets, called „Grachten“ I recommend just walking or renting a bike.

Tipp : Buy a 48h ticket on the tram, 12,50 Euro per Person and you can use this ticket for 2 days, as often as you like.

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My favourite parts of Amsterdam are „Harlem“, „Jordan“ and the „9 Grachtjes“. They are located close to the center DAM Square. There are so many cute cafes and shops located there. I loved wandering around the little streets and exploring some hidden locations. But I don´t want to give away to many things, because I have already planed another blogpost about where to eat and where to shop in Amsterdam. So stay tuned !

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If your interested in art like me and my sister, I would recommend visiting the „Rijksmuseum“ which is located in the Museums Square. You can adore Rembrandts „Night Watch“, Vermeers „The Milkmaid“ and also a few of Van Gogh’s paintings. If you like the art of Van Gogh you can also viste the huge „Van Gogh Museum“ , close to the Rijksmuseum. Or if your more interessted in Modern Art have a closer look at the „Stedelijk Museum“.

I also recommend downloading „Trip Advisor“ from the app store. I found this app really helpfull to find breakfast / lunch spots and also to find museums and important sights in the city your visiting.

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Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If so, what are your favourite spots to visit?! I would love to read about it in the comments, or maybe you could link your own travelpost about Amsterdam underneath this post!

xx Lisa Marie

living in a gallery

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Hey everybody,

todays post is a new one for category „Travel“. Last weekend my boyfriend and I decided to go to Cologne for 2 days. Just to escape daily struggles and also to celebrate our 7 year anniversary.

I love fancy hotels. So when I discoverd the 18th Art Hotel I knew I had to book it. Every room in this hotel is designed by a different artist. We stayed in the room „Love Lyrics“, which was designed in a plane white with a red wood floor. I really loved the details such as the quotes and poems written on the wall and the cute heart shaped bedside lamps. If your visiting cologne soon someday you should definitely check out 18th Art Hotel.

It really is like your „Living in a Gallery“ 🎨💘

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Another one of my highlights of this hotel, has been the amazing bathroom. I loved the wall (look at the golden mosaic stones😍) and the rainshower. But you should definitely book this room only with a person your really comfortable with because the only thing separating the bathroom with the bedroom is a glass door and wall.. so theres ZERO privacy 😂.

Another great feature has been this Samsung tablet which every room offers. It comes in great handy when your looking for some great spots to eat or go out.

So I hope you enjoy todays post.

Ischia Travel Diary

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We´re back.

We spend the last week in beautiful Ischia in Italy.

Italy always has a special place in my heart. In a weird way I always feel a strong connection to this country. Since i´ve already been to Venice, Praha and a weekend in Munich this year, my summer vacay lead me to Ischia. It is an island near Naples and close to Capri.We had a great time, very relaxing. We enjoyed Italian Gelato and Pizza and saw a lot of great spots close to Ischia, like the Vesuv and Pompeji.

So here´s a glimpse of our trip to Ischia and our very own Italian Days !

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Weekendtrip Munich 

Currently I am on my way back home, after a great weekend girlstrip to Munich. Me and my friend Alexandra stayed at the beautiful Motel One in Munich. 
If you’re looking for a nice, stylish hotel, close to the city but also in a quiet area, choose Motel One ! You will probably find a few cheaper Hotels in Munich, but the Interior, Service and Location pays off !! 

So here are a few impressions from our stay in Munich. Hope you enjoy 💜

 

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Die Feiertage über Ostern (& den Geburtstag meiner Mamutschka) habe ich in der Tschechischen Hauptstadt Prag verbracht. Ich muss ehrlich gesagt gestehen, dass ich mir vorher keine allzugroßen Gedanken zu Prag gemacht habe.. Umso überraschter war ich von dem, was mich dort erwartete.

Ich kann euch Prag für einen Städtetrip wirklich nur empfehlen. Es gibt unheimlich viel kulturelles zu sehen, viel Natur und auch die Shoppingangebote sind nicht zu verachten.

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Wir sind Freitags gegen 6:00 Uhr mit dem Auto losgefahren, mit knapp 5 Stunden ist die Strecke auch gut zu bewältigen. Nach einem kurzen Stop im Hotel, ging es auch gleich auf Entdeckungstour in die Innenstadt. Hier ein erster Tipp, wer nicht „Lauf-Faul“ ist kann alles gut zu Fuß ablaufen, ansonsten gibt es überall Haltestellen der Straßenbahn.

Top Sights to See

  • Karlsbrücke
  • Wenzelplatz
  • Rathaus und Astronomische Uhr
  • Prager Altstadt
  • Wallenstein Palast
  • Rudolfinum
  • die Tanzenden Häuser
  • die Prager Burg
  • die Deutsche Botschaft
  • …….. mehr findet ihr unter  tripadvisor.de

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Prag ist eine moderne, hippe City, die aber dank der tollen Architektur (ich habe gefühlte 1.000 Fotos auf meinem Handy nur von Häuserfassaden 😀 ) unheimlich charmant ist und Flair hat. Eine wirklich perfekte Mischung wie ich finde.

Es gibt viele verschiedene stylische Cafes und Restaurants, riesige Shoppingmalls mit Shops wie Sephora, Topshop, Kiehls usw. Eines meiner Highlights war das Spielwarengeschäft Hemleys London, ein echtes Paradies 😍😍. Ein echtes Shoppingparadies!! (Tipp: Geld umtauschen könnt ihr fast an jeder Ecke in Prag)

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Eine Schifffahrt auf der Moldau eröffnet einem nochmal einen ganz anderen Blick auf die Stadt. Bootsfahrten werden an fast allen Touristischen Hotspots angeboten, wir haben uns für die „Venice Canal“ Tour entschieden (hier kommt ihr zur Homepage).

Einen tollen Blick „von oben“ auf die Stadt habt ihr vom Metronom im Park Letna, man kann die ganze Stadt überblicken und entkommt dem Trubel der Innenstadt.

Eine tolle Übersicht über alle Highlights und Must-See´s findet ihr auf dieser Seite !

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Daytrip to Burano

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Wie ja bereits berichtet, habe ich die vorletzte Woche mit meiner Schwester in Venedig verbracht. An unserem vierten Tag hatten wir uns einen Ausflug nach Burano vorgenommen.

Ausflugsboote bieten an jeder Ecke Fahrten nach Murano und Burano an, die kleinen Nachbarinseln Venedigs. Man kann sich aber auch „auf eigene Faust“ auf den Weg dorthin machen und einfach die (deutlich günstigeren) öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln (Wasserbus) nutzen. Es gibt eine Haltestelle an der Fondamente Nove, gegenüber der Friedhofsinsel San Michele.  🚤

Wir haben einige Stunden auf der Insel verbracht. Es gibt einige kleine Restaurants und Gelateria`s 🍦🍦🍦. Das besondere an Burano ist, das jedes Haus in einer anderen bunten Farbe gestrichen ist. Der Legende nach dienten die bunten Farben den Fischern zur Orientierung bei Nebel, oder um nach einer durchzechten Nacht ihr Haus wieder zu finden..

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