Tag Archives: Holidays

Moodboard: Orient express

30 Oct

Moodboard_Orient_Express_1Today is Friday, the weather is crispy and there is a beautiful, faded sunlight that shines through the fog. Work has been hard this week but we’ve had great results and I’ve been able to balance all the crazynes with my French lessons. So after a couple of hard months, things are looking up. Besides, we are planning a little trip before Christmas so we are really excited. Our first thought was something like this, in fact one of the first posts of the blog, back in 2012, was about that fantastic resort. We were dreaming about a white Christmas, hot chocolate and soft blankets. But then we thought about other possibilities: what about a romantic train adventure? That’s when we remembered the most fabulous of them all, the Orient Express. This train has always been part of my travel phantasies: when I was a child I would see my mum reading old Agatha Christie novels and she would tell me about the misterious Orient Express, how sophisticated and elegant it was. Then it was feautured in so many movies and… who doesn’t remember that beautiful Chanel campaign with Audrey Tatou in the Orient Express?

So did you know that apart from the classic routes from Paris to Venice or from Paris to Istambul, they offer day trips to London or Paris and from 2016 they will open a new line between London and Berlin?

Of course it’s pricey, but it’s unique. Maybe this trip will remain in our fantasy for a while, but we know that some day we will experience the intrigue, luxury and romanticism of this historical train. Remembering the golden age of travel could be the best way to celebrate an anniversary or the most romantic holidays, don’t you think?


New traditions

8 Jan

christmas_photodiary_15This week has been hard. We miss Spain. Sigh! But thinking about our last holidays we have realised that during the last four years we have created our very own, touristy Spanish traditions… Continue reading

Let the festivities begin!

19 Dec

holidaysThe Christmas season has well and truly arrived and therefore we are packing our suitcases (last minute, obviously) and heading to Spain tomorrow. We’ve already planned lots of meetings with friends and family and we just can’t wait. We won’t forget the blog, though. We will change our routine a little bit during the next days, but expect at least three post per week.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for daily updates. You know the drill: lots of pictures of food, nice places, pretty landscapes and the occasional ootd ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Picture via Pinterest

A little update: On holidays, spinning classes and a happy new year

5 Aug

back from holidaysWe are baaaack! After two weeks in Spain we feel like we need holidays to get over our holidays. We have no energy at all (Running after our nephew and niece on the beach was harder tan expected),  we feel weird in Germany (Where are the bars? And the people? And the olive oil?) and we have so many things to do that we don’t know where to start (168 mails this morning. Seriously?). I have an article due on Monday and I haven’t even started, we haven’t posted since Friday, our house needs a serious make over… well, at least we have unpacked and the refrigerator is full.

We want to go back to our beloved/hated spinning clases this afternoon. Well, you know what? I’ve been attending these clases regularly for about three months now and I surprised my doctor: I haven’t lost a gram, nor have I gained any muscle. So what’s the point? I guess working out makes me go to sleep with a clear conscience. Please tell me that you work out and look like you don’t work out too. Or are you all like those people in Instagram with their amazing before/after pictures (Just four months? Really?) and #bodybyiza imposible exercises? Am I alone here?

Anyway, this week we have to work a little bit on the blog. We want a new lay out, new collaborations and brand new content. Because the new year is almost here with its resolutions! And yes, I’m talking about September. Am I the only one that feels that September is the new January? For me it is. So here we are: back from holidays, looking forward to Autumn. Every year it’s the same: tartan and velvet are back in September and so are my  thoughts about loosing weight, write more and have a (more)wonderful life. Let’s see what happens…

In the meantime stay tuned for some travel diaries!  I have made short videos! Now I have to fight with the video editor… I hope I win!!

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A charming Summer: Isle of Harris

10 Jul

DCF 1.0We continue our search for the most charming places to spend an unforgettable Summer in Europe. Today we travel to the Isle of Harris, in Scotland.
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Off to Italy!

13 Aug


Off to Italy, yay! We’ve left some scheduled post for you… In the meantime: pasta, ciao bella and Spritz for us!


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Bye bye Spain!

6 Aug

bye bye

Today we are heading back to Germany. Sad face. Our Spanish holidays are over. Super sad face. We’ve had a great time with our family and friends and now it’s time to go back home and get used to our routine. We’ll miss the joyful days at the beach in Cádiz with our family, the vibrant life in Madrid, the reunions with old friends in the rooftops of Seville and the lazy days full of laughters in Málaga.
This time of the year usually seems to be a new beginning: back from holidays you are supposed to have the energy to face new challenges and projects. That’s how I feel every year for August and September are my January. Not this time, though. I really don’t know how I’m going to cope with work, that terrible German weather and the constant fear of missing important moments of our family and friend’s life. Any ideas? How do you get over this difficult back to reality time?

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The island between three continents

25 Jul


Wether you are reading this from your office, your sofa or a nice sunbed in a wonderful beach, I’m sure you will enjoy a little getaway to one of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean. Cyprus, the island of Aphrodite, lies sensually between three continents: Europe, Asia and Africa and faces the shores of Siria, Turkey and Lebanon. As you can imagine, its geographic proximity to such different cultures has made Cyprus the perfect culture kaleidoscopie.
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Off to Spain!

19 Jul

let's go

Today we are leaving our little wooden house in Bremen and we are heading to our sunny back yard in Madrid! Yay! Weirdly enough, the weather has been amazing the last days here, so we will miss the lazy picnics and the walks by the river, activities that we love to do in this little town, but are only possible in those few days when the sun shines. Anyway, our friends and family wait for us in Spain. Crazy days in Madrid, long walks in the fantastic beaches of Cádiz  and lots of laughs in Málaga. We just can’t wait!

We will keep you updated via Twitter and Instagram. Hope to see you there!

Lazy sunny days in Portimao

23 May


Finally, here you have our Portuguese photo diary!!! I warn you: this post is all about sun, food, sea and good massages. It doesn’t get deeper than that!

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