Art on the street. Athens, Greece. Part II

Street art by INO, Athens, Greece. Wander Women blog

About one and a half years ago Anneloes visited Athens, the capital of Greece. She wrote a few posts about her adventures in the capital and one was about the most beautiful street art she encountered on her walks. I just got back from an 8 day trip to Athens and it’s surrondings and I also looked around when I was wandering trough this amazing city. Funny enough I found completely different murals from Anneloes. Athens has so much street art. A lot of it was commissioned, mostly before the Olympics of 2004. Also, the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens even offers a course on street painting. So no wonder the artists (like for example INO) are really good and famous around the world.  [Read more…]

Just across the border: Leer, Germany

Leer, Ostfriesland, Germany - Not so stuffy blog

Note: A newer version of this blogpost is on our new blog Wander Women:  https://wanderwomen.nl/en/2018/06/21/a-daytrip-to-leer-in-germany/. Please visit and follow us there!
Admitted: a daytrip to Leer was never appealing to us. I mean: it’s too small, has nothing special to offer, it’s just 10 kilometers across the border… A couple of years ago we were there by coincidence in December. It had already been snowing, temperatures were below zero and we did not have any tires on the car that were suitable for winter circumstances on the road. So a Christmas market in Oldenburg or Bremen was off limits. We decided to go to Leer, as it was just across the border. But our hearts kept shouting: we really want to go to Oldenburg, a REAL Christmas market in an actual cool German city! You can probably already guess our experience in Leer that day wasn’t a good one. And we left after about 30 minutes. Now we were planning on visiting Tecklenburg but we did not have money to spare for an overnight stay. A one day trip to Tecklenburg, which is about 200 kilometres and just a little village, sounded a bit too far. So we decided to give Leer another chance. Let’s go! 
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Money saving tip for holidays: have you ever tried this?

Walking from East London to Canary Wharf

We love to go on a trip as much as we can: short, long, a city, a roadtrip, a relaxing beach holiday… But unfortunately our budgets are a little short to travel as often as we want. That’s why we always look for cheaper options so we can go more often. It’s always a good thing to accomodate your destination to what’s on sale in a certain period. And we also love to stay over in friends, or family’s houses or swap house with someone we do not know really well.  [Read more…]

Veggie food in Hannover (Germany)

In May we visited Hannover for a couple of days: a very colourful city with a lot to offer in different areas. The question remains whether or not this city has plenty to offer when it comes to veggie and vegan food. Of course we tried to find as many veggie food places as possible during our 2 and a half day trip to this German city. This is what we found…
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