Hortensien Sao Miguel Azoren

The hidden gem on the Atlantic Ocean – the Azores

(Deutsch) Der Sommer und der heißbegehrte und langerwartete Sommerurlaub rücken immer näher. Wahrscheinlich haben die meisten von euch, ihren Urlaubsort schon gefunden und den Urlaub gebucht. Falls ihr noch ratlos seid und nicht wisst oder euch nicht entscheiden könnt, wohin es gehen soll – habe ich den ultimativen Tipp für euch – nämlich die Azoren!
Tom und ich reisten im September letzten Jahres für zehn Tage auf die Azoren. Über Lissabon flogen wir nach Ponta Delgada, die Hauptstadt der Insel São Miguel. Von Deutschland sind es ca. 3,5 – 4 Flugstunden zu den Azoren. Wir wollten unbedingt mehrere Inseln besuchen. Die Vielfalt kennenlernen. Die Entscheidung viel schwer, aber dann auf die Hauptinsel São Miguel, Pico und Faial. Alle dieser Inseln haben einen kleinen Flughafen. So kann man entweder mit dem Flieger (SATA Airlines Azores) oder mit der Fähre Insel-Hopping betreiben. In diesem Beitrag möchte ich euch einzelnd etwas zu den drei Insel erzählen und was man auf diesen so erleben kann. Es war für uns einer der schönsten Urlaube und wir fliegen definitiv nochmal hin.

Tom, Emil und ich

Lifeupdate #1 – New Job & New Home

Hey guys! You haven’t heard from me for a long while. For almost 6 months there hasn’t been anything new on thestorybooktravel.com, but this has an end now! Honestly, the whole last year was first a roller coaster ride and then everything was suddenly paused. I wanted to tell you about so many great trips and things, like the Azores or our life with our dog Emil. But there it was … or not: The motivation lack. So I want to give you a little life update, what has happened since last year. Let’s start:

Bagpiper auf der Royal Mile in Edinburgh

Love at first sight: Edinburgh

Edinburgh is known for whiskey, bagpipes and men without underpants (under their kilt). Of course, the best ingredients for a city trip. Before the flight, I had looked at some blog posts and videos about the city and did some research. Nevertheless, I never thought that I would fall in love with this city so intensely. Edinburgh is not too big to be overrun by people and yet it’s a hodgepodge of history, monarchy, modern and funky neighborhoods (Stockbridge!) And the cutest gift shops I’ve ever seen. Every corner wants and needs to be photographed. I’m still thinking about when to travel to Edinburgh again  …

Mailand Duomo di Milano

Milan – Explore Fashion & Culture

All roads lead to Rome. But not this time! On my itinerary is the Italian fashion city of Milan. Famous for their cathedral, or better known as “Duomo”, Prada and Italian women on murderous high heel shoes. In Milan, you can satisfy your shopping pleasure and at the same time glance at the detailed antique buildings. I would like to show you my favorite sights and places and give you tips for your shopping tours!

Zürich Uetliberg Zürichsee

Switzerland: nature and city life in Zurich

In recent years it seems that Switzerland is increasingly popular as a holiday destination. I often see pictures of lush green pastures, happy cows, crystal clear mountain lakes and snowy mountains on Instagram, Facebook and on the front covers of travel magazines. Fortunately, there is a direct flight connection from Hamburg to Zurich and since I have a friend who currently lives in Zurich, I thought why not take the opportunity and visit Switzerland!