A Day Trip to London

Hey my loves,

It seems a little weird to write a blog post about travel while the whole world is dealing with something so unclear, but I truly just wanted to share my day trip to London, because I had so much fun there. I wanted to write this blog post so much earlier, but I just haven’t found the right time for it.

In the middle of January my bestie and I went for a day trip to London. We had the BEST time, so I thought I would share some of my impressions with you. We had around 12 hours to see as much as we possibly could and we squeezed in a lot.

We were so lucky with the weather it was supposed to be raining, which early in the morning it did, but instead we had a gorgeous blue sky and sunshine. The day started with a really early flight from Cologne to Stansted, but honestly it was so worth it having the night view of flying and it was weirdly calming to not see how high we actually were. We decided to take the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street since we found a good breakfast spot close by.

Right when we got to the London we went to The Breakfast Club and had an epic breakfast and coffee, which was needed. I went for an avocado rye toast, which was extremely good. We also had booked a viewing for Sky Garden around elven-ish, so we had a little time and just wandered around.

We had a pretty good idea of what we wanted to see, so we just took the tube everywhere or walked as much as possible. In preparation for our day trip I planned rough routes which led us alongside some great sightseeing points, but we just used it for a rough outline.

We walked a lot this day but also experienced the London tube, because some distances, especially from Marble Arch to Notting Hill, would have been too long of a walk. For Lunch we actually stopped at a Pret right at the Marble Arch, so we could sit a little and soak up the lovely sun. We also had a little wander around Covent Garden and looked at the entry to Chinatown.

I really want to go back to London and do some more sightseeing since we actually haven’t seen everything we wanted. Maybe this time we stay a little longer than 12 hours. But honestly, it is a real quick flight and definitely worth a trip. When everything settles with the current situation and life gets back to normal a trip to London is high up on my list of things I want to do.

For more pictures you can always check out my Instagram, I posted pics throughout the first three months of 2020 of my London trip.

XoXo, Jasmin.

Berlin – A Short Weekend Away

Hey my loves,

in today’s blog post I am sharing some of my favorite spots me and Miri discovered on our short weekend in Berlin.

We arrived on late afternoon on Friday, so we basically did not do anything that day. So we ordered some pizza, which was NOT great, sadly, and just went to a local super market to grab some things for the upcoming day. On Saturday we basically hit up everything we wanted to see. We walked SOOOOO much, I think I almost hit like 20000 steps or something. All I remember is that we were absolutely smashed that night. But it was worth it and I had so much fun.

We first went to the Holocaust Memorial, which I took photos off, but out of respect for everyone who was involved and affected by it will never share with the internet. It was quite emotional to see it and just to feel a part of history. I would highly recommend going there and just taking it all in.

We basically walked from there to the Brandenburg Gate, which is really impressive and cool to see our most known landmark in person. From there on we walked to the government district. I should mention that we didn’t actually went into anything since we did not really want to spent any money and some of the lines were really long. We then just had a quick look at the Reichstag building and the Bundestag.

We then took what felt like the longest walk ever from the Brandenburg gate to the Siegessäule and I just googled it that alone was a walk of almost 5 km. After that we took the bus and the trains to get to the Upper East Side area of Berlin.

We had some food and rested for a little while before we explored the Humboldt university, the opera and the Berlin Dome. The Berlin Dome was one of my highlights, it was definitely the most beautiful and impressive building and landmark I have seen in all of Berlin. It is so huge, you really feel small beside it. For height comparison you should check out my insta.

Last but not least we went to the East Side Gallery where parts of the Berlin wall are still standing. For more pictures you should definitely check out my Instagram.

Have you ever been to Berlin? What were your favorite sightseeing spots? Let me know in the comments, I would love to know.

I wish you all a wonderful day.

XoXo, Jasmin.

Travel Tip – Landschaftspark Duisburg

Hey my loves,

another Travel Tip from me for you. A couple of weeks ago I went to the ‘Landschaftspark Duisburg’ with a friend and we had yet another little photo session. It was also kind of the first day of the year where the weather was actually warm enough so you could wear less clothes. It was so sunny and beautiful there that I decided to write you a little post about it. But, before I share some of my favorite scenic photo opportunities with you, go over and check out my first ‘Travel Tip’. Have you seen my latest? Travel Tip – Düsseldorf Altstadt

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If you love architecture and a history to a place, you will enjoy the ‘Landschaftspark’. There are so many great places to take photos at, whether for a more edgy look or something more soft and glam. On that day we saw three actual photo shoots going on. A bridal, a prom and a group photo shoot. So it’s THE place to shoot there! And I cannot even imagine how beautiful it will look in summer when all of the greenery is blossomed. I will definitely go back there!

What are some of your local top spots for photo shoots? Tell me in the comments. And also, have you ever been to the park in Duisburg then tell me as well or link me on your photos.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Travel Tip – Düsseldorf ‘Altstadt’

Hey my loves,

as some of you might now I love Düsseldorf and so it seemed more than natural to me to do a travel tip for you about my favorite part about the city, which is it’s ‘Altstadt’. If you have ever been to Düsseldorf you now which part it is, because it is the best part of the city with a perfect view of the Rhine.

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A couple of weeks ago I went on a little photo mission with my friend Miri to show you some of the places. We went along the Rhine, we even went into some small streets, which I never have been to and ended up somewhere in the Art District. I had so much fun, and I hope that these photos make you want to stop by and visit Düsseldorf. So here is a quick look at some of the photos we took.

 

Have you ever been to Germany? Tell me in the comments where you have been, I would love to know.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

March 2018 Instagram Highlights

Hey my loves,

in today’s post I am sharing my March Instagram posts and talk about some of my highlights.

In March I was so focused on finishing my term papers that I didn’t really get to go out much. But I did redecorated my kitchen with my aunt, mainly we just put in another shelf and also bought a new fridge. Other than that I visit my favorite city at the moment, which is Düsseldorf.

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I really enjoyed the trip and Miri and I took a lot of photos which I have been sharing on my Instagram the entire month. We also went to the ‘Filmmuseum‘, but sadly we weren’t allowed to take photos in there. But, if you’re ever in Düsseldorf, you should check it out.

Over Easter I was at my grandma’s and spent the entire weekend there. It was so relaxing and I really needed some down time. Next week, Uni starts again and then everything will be a lot more stressful. So having that time with her, really pushed me to be motivated.

What were your highlights in March? Tell me in the comments.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Die Neue Pinakothek – My Holiday

Hey my loves,

last week I talked about my visit to the Chiemsee, if you want to read up on that than do that: My Holiday – Bavaria – Chiemsee.

In today’s post I’m sharing some pictures with you I took with my iPhone while my aunt and I visited the “New Pinakothek” which is a museum in Munich that shows European art from the 19th century. I thought it would be nice to share my Top 5 art pieces that I loved the most.

I can highly recommend going to the Pinakothek and myself and my aunt already planned to check out the “Pinakothek der Moderne” next time I’m visiting, because we really enjoyed the visit.

Peonies | 1871 – Anselm Feuerbach

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My aunt and I immediately fell in love with this piece. We even zoomed in and made a background for our phone.

The Dancer Loie Fuller – Francois Rupert Carabin

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I feel in love with this statue. It is so small but so beautiful detailed and I don’t know it just spoke to me. I really love this piece.

Fountain in the Park of Sanssouci Palace near Potsdam – Theo van Rysselberghe

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This one though, so amazing. If you look closely you can see that the entire painting is painted with dots. That must have been so much work and had to take super long, but I really love it.

Der Schmadribachfall – Joseph Anton Koch

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While I liked the picture, it’s a little darf for my taste, it still shows up in my Top 5 because I thought it was super smart to hang it in front of this vibrant read wall. I personally think that the picture stands out way better and I kinda love the contrast between the darkness and light. What do you think?

Amazon – Louis Tuaillon

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This one I loved because it reminded me of one of my favorite movies of all time: Wonder Woman. Who gets this reference? Let me know in the comments.

I hope you enjoyed my last entry about my Holiday. Make sure to check out the other two entries.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.