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My 2017 Travel Highlights

Eat well and travel often

With the year coming to an end, it is time to start thinking about the new countries and travel destinations to explore in 2018.

I hope that maybe my 2017 highlights will inspire you. I know for sure that I will revisit some of these places.

Share your 2017 travel discoveries, favourite countries or cities! I am always looking forward to recommendations.

Czech Republic

The Ore Mountains

Trying cross-country skiing for the first time in the magical winter wonderland was certainly not only one of my travel but also sport highlights. Massive thanks go to my friends for their fantastic support, patience and a helping hand when picking me up from a pile of snow.

Ore Mountains

Ore Mountains

Israel

Tel Aviv

A short trip to Israel was just what I needed during my first winter in Berlin. Nothing beats the winter blues like glorious sunshine, delicious food and interesting surroundings of Tel Aviv.

Habima Square

Habima Square

Jerusalem

Visiting Jerusalem was thrilling and memorable to say the least.

The Dome of the Rock

The Dome of the Rock

Germany

Saxon Switzerland

Amazing hiking trails and with stunning views? Oh yes, Saxon Switzerland has it all. I cannot wait to go there again to explore more places and maybe next time round treat myself to some spa treatments. Gold medal goes to my friend Katy for being my hiking buddy!

Saxon Switzerland

Saxon Switzerland

Poel

This beautiful Baltic Sea island is perfect for running, cycling and walking.

Insel Poel

Insel Poel

Italy

Lake Como

One of my favourite travel discoveries. Northern Italy is just beyond beautiful and Lake Como stole my heart.

Menaggio

Menaggio

Milan

Style and sophistication at its best – that is what you get in Milan. A fantastic place for a city break.

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Bergamo

What a gem! I am really glad I stopped there to explore the old town of Bergamo.

Bergamo

Bergamo

Germany

The Harz Mountains

Visiting the Harz Mountains was about taking part in the mighty 51 kilometers hike called Harzquerung. It was an incredible experience and I am glad I got to share it with my friends.

Harzquerung 2017

Harzquerung 2017

Wittenberg

Since 2017 was a year of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I decided to visit a town of Martin Luther and see the All Saints’ Church where it is said he has nailed 95 theses to the door.

Wittenberg

Wittenberg

Portugal

Porto

It is always good to be back in Portugal and even better to discover new places. Porto has been one of my travel highlights without doubt.

Porto

Porto

Spain

Mallorca

Despite living so close to Mallorca for two years I only got a chance to visit this popular island now that I moved to Germany. It was one of my summer highlights and I hope to see more next year. I feel that I only scratched the surface – Mallorca has so much to offer!

Mallorca

Mallorca

Poland

Warsaw

If home is where your friends are, then Warsaw is one of my homes. Always a pleasure and a lot of fun.

Warsaw

Warsaw

Spain

Madrid

Mad love for Madrid. No more to add except that I would like to live there.

Madrid

Madrid

Toledo

Not too far away from Spanish capital, Toledo is grand and beautiful and I am glad I finally had a chance to visit it.

Toledo

Toledo

Segovia

Segovia is a city of a jaw-dropping Roman aqueduct and charming old town. Discovering this place is definitely one of the reasons why I love travelling around Spain.

The Aqueduct of Segovia

The Aqueduct of Segovia

Cuba

My biggest 2017 trip and a fantastic adventure I could share with my friend Zofia. Thinking about Havana still makes me want to dance. Live music and salsa are simply the best in Cuba.

Plaza Mayor in Trinidad

Plaza Mayor in Trinidad

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