Hallo from Berlin

Hola everyone.


And welcome back to my blog and another week. I hope you all had a great weekend and that you’re all doing well. I for my part had a quite busy weekend, meeting up with my family and saying goodbye to most of them. It’s insane to think that I’ll already be back in London in six days. Feels like an eternity since I left in March and like no time at all, as if I just blinked once and the past six months wooshed by. And now it’s already September and time to go back to real business. Absolutely insane.

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On the one hand I’m sad to leave, as I haven’t spent this much time at home in a very long time (the last time I’ve been at home for longer than three months was in 2015), and I’ve gotten so used to being with my mum and dad and my babies everyday. But on the other hand I’m also super happy and excited to go back to London. And now that I’m moving into my first very own flat with my friends, I know the upcoming months will just be the best ever. But besides that, I’ve also just missed the city. Don’t get me wrong, I love the countryside. It’s what I know best, being born and having lived on the countryside for most of my life. But cities give me those sparks of excitement and thrill that the woods and endless fields can’t compete with. They’re both incredibly beautiful, but cities will never feel like hills and mountains and those will never make you feel the same as when you’re walking through the streets of a busy city.

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That is just one of the reasons why I was super happy when my friend Lauren agreed to go on a trip to Berlin with me a few months ago, which is what I want to share with you all today. As most of you guys will know, I’ve always thought of Berlin as a third home – the first being my true home in Austria and the second one being both London and Brighton in one. Back when I got to live there for a few months in 2017, I couldn’t help but fall head over heels in love with this amazing city and I’ve been craving to go there again ever since, so even though a pandemic was sweeping over the planet, Lauren and I were quick to decide on our trip and to book everything we needed. And in the middle of August, just one week after our time in Belgium, we met up again in Berlin and spend another incredible seven days there.

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To be honest, the trip couldn’t have been any better. I think we did and saw nearly everything there was to do and see in Berlin that week (apart from the stuff we had already seen and places we had already visited in the past). We went to the cinema – twice even (for the first time since March, which is still absolutely shocking to me) -, went to some amazing restaurants, visited some cool museums, the lovely botanical garden and even my old flat, spent a lovely evening chilling at the river Spree and, as some of you will maybe have seen from a past blogpost, I even went and got two new tattoos – click here for that post. And, very importantly, I also got to visit my second home in Berlin again, Dussmann, which is only the best bookstore ever. And on the last night we got to watch the sun rise and its rays shine on the beautiful city after we had spent the whole night watching a The Wrecks live gig online (worth all the sleep we missed out on). All in all the trip was an absolute dream and if I could, I would go back in an instant. I couldn’t be happier about our decision to really go, despite the whole madness our world is currently stuck in. It was so worth it.

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And yeah, as you can probably guess, I had my camera with me nearly the whole time we were in Berlin, so I’m more than happy to share these beautiful shots with all of you. Please enjoy.

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And yeah, there you go, guys. These are my favourite shots from our adventures in Berlin. I truly hope you enjoy this post and the pictures. As always, I’d love to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to leave your thoughts and comments down below. I wish you all a great week and, of course, thanks for reading. x

I’m back (ft. new tattoos)

Hola everyone.


How are you all doing on this beautiful Friday? I hope you’ve had a nice week and a lovely day so far. And, as a matter of fact, I hope you’ve had some amazing past four weeks, because that’s how long I’ve been gone for. I know, you’re probably thinking ‘where the hell has she been???’ and, to be honest, I don’t even know where to start the explanation. Going into this summer filled with uncertainty and discomfort, I would’ve never thought it would turn out like this, but I guess I straight up made the best of it, because in the past month, I’ve not been on just one, but two holiday trips and I’m already packing up for another one next week. Can you believe that? I’ve been to Belgium to surprise my friend Lauren, then we went to Amsterdam, then I was home for a week, then we flew to Berlin for a week, now I’m home again and I’ll be leaving for Italy on Sunday with my mum for our yearly mother-daughter trip. There is just soooo much going on, holy moly.

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As you can probably guess, this has led to me piling up a huge stock of topics, events and themes I want to talk to all about and share with you guys. It’s massive, that I can tell you – starting from me attending my very first Tomorrowland (still can’t believe that happened), to all my trips and up to a very special online gig I attended with Lauren at 4 in the morning a few days ago. So much amazing stuff coming up, so please stay tuned and excited for more.

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For reasons of actuality, today’s post is about something very very very special that kind of connects to everything I just talked about. Looking at the title of this post, you can probably already tell what it is about. That’s right – I got new tattoos, as in more than one. As in two, to be precise. As you all know, I’m overly in love with tattoos and have my goal of getting like half of my body covered with them set as a personal mission. For all of you who know how Marzia Bisognin-Kjellberg, Pewdiepie’s wife, looks like, including her amazingly tattooed arms – that’s what I want right there. And as the stubborn person that I am, I’ve spent the past years working towards that goal, with all the passion and love for ink that you can possibly imagine.

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I know some people get tattoos of designs that they like, but for me it’s always been essential that I have a special meaning connected to every single one of my tatts – the most recent two being no exception. First of, I got a teeny-tiny heart on my left wrist to symbolize the three months that I spent in Berlin during my first ever stay abroad. It may not sound like much, but I was alone for the very first time in a new city and new country and looking back, I think it was the most vital time for my personal development. I don’t think anything has ever had such an impact on my personality as those three months. They made me who I am now. So that’s that.

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And for the second one – well, that’s just too special to even put it into words. Before I booked my appointment, I knew that I wanted it to be something that would re-connect me with my grandpa. I know I’ve never really talked much about him on here, but back when he was still here (he died in 2009), he was the most important person in my life, apart from my mum. He was my best friend. And I just loved him so so so much. And as I am a very sensitive and call it “esoteric” soul, I still feel like he’s always close to me, watching over me and watching me grow into the person I am destined ot be. Thus, I wanted a tattoo dedicated to him and after much deliberation, and lots of drawing on myself, I decided on getting a picture of us both together tattooed on my arm. I had already found the perfect artist in Berlin – her name is Daana Avni and she’s literally a tattoo wizard (check her out here) – and after I had initially messaged Daana, it only took a few hours until we had fixed the appointment.

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The appointment itself was absolutely amazing and to my surprise it all went down pretty quickly and pain-free. Daana was an absolute angel and made me feel super welcome and appreciated and listened to all my thoughts and answered all my questions. I think what made the whole process even more special though was that it all happened in Berlin, one of my favourite places on earth. Before I had even decided on getting a tattoo, getting some new ink done in Berlin sounded like an absolute dream, a rather impossible one too, but now I’m back at home with these two beautiful new pieces of art on my arms and I couldn’t be happier. I love both of them so much I can’t even put it into words and I’ve been proudly showing them off every day. Tattoos really just are the coolest things ever. 

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And there you have it, guys, these are new tattoos. I hope you liked reading about their story and I hope you like their look as well. As I already said, I’m utterly obsessed with them and can’t wait for the next ones – getting closer to my goal, tattoo by tattoo. As always, I’d love to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to leave your thoughts and comments down below. Also, once again, sorry for disappearing for so long, hope you didn’t mind too much. I wish you all an awesome weekend and, of course, thanks for reading. x

The Incredible World of DARK

Hola everyone.


How are you all doing on this fantastic Friday? I hope so far you’ve had a great week and that you’re all feeling well. Personally, I’ve had a super busy week, juggling free time with my new job at my mum’s company and my also new job as editor-in-chief of our uni magazine LDN (link here), which the team and I have been trying to give a huge makeover and thereby rejuvenate it and turn it into the amazing paper it can and should be. And I know it sounds a tad stressful as a whole, but, actually, I’ve really been enjoying it. I’d rather be busy and happy doing more stuff, than wandering around the house, not knowing what to do with myself. And it kinda makes me enjoy and savor some chill and free time even more, which is actually what I want to talk about today – a very specific, but incredibly amazing TV show that has been ruling most of my free time the past two months. As seen from the title and the cover picture, you can probably guess which show I am talking about. Exactly. DARK. Probably the best show I’ve ever watched in my life. But let me start from the beginning.

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For those of you who don’t know DARK yet – my god you’re missing out -, here’s a short intro: DARK is a German sci-fi thriller series co-created by the great Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese and produced by Netflix. Set in the fictitious German town of Winden, the show starts right during the aftermath of a child’s disappearance, which exposes the secrets of, and hidden connections among four estranged families as they slowly unravel a sinister conspiracy which spans several generations. Throughout the series, DARK explores the existential implications of time and its effects upon human nature.

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I’m purposely not going to reveal any more about the plot, as literally everything is a spoiler and as this is literally one of the best, if not even the best series I have ever seen, I don’t want to spoil this perfection of a show for anyone. What I need to add though is that the show is in German (although it has been dubbed and translated into many other languages), so if you don’t speak German, I would highly highly highly recommend watching the OV version with subtitles. No dubbing can come close to how perfect the voices of the German actors go with the show and with the overall feel of it. Seriously.

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I think what makes this show even more special for me, is that I got to watch it with my best childhood friend Maria, who I usually very rarely get to see as I obviously live in London and she lives and works in Vienna. But – and this is going to sound super insane – thanks to the quarantine (crazy, I told you), we were both forced to stay at home and as we only live minutes apart from each other, we spent most of the quarantine watching movies and tv shows together. And DARK was one of those shows – or more like the one show that ruled our weekly and daily tv marathons. I remember googling which shows to watch on Netflix and DARK immediately seemed like the most promising and interesting one, even before I had watched the trailer, which then sealed the deal. Usually, I am not that attracted to German-produced movies and shows, so I think both Maria and I went into that first episode with a bit of uncertainty.

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But after like the first five minutes, that was more than forgotten. I can’t remember the last time I had such a fantastic, thrilling, and exciting TV/movie experience. We fell in love with the main character Jonas in an instant. And the amount of times this show has made us do multiple facepalms, made us cover our faces in shock, even made us jump off the couch out of utter surprise. It’s truly insane but in the best way possible.

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So far, we’ve seen the first two seasons of the show (I even watched it twice) and as the third and last season has been released last Saturday (happy apocalypse day btw, for all my DARK lovers out there), I couldn’t be more excited to finally get behind all the mad secrets and hidden stories of Winden. But as much excitement I feel towards the prospect of finally getting to see the new season, the thought also gives me this somber, even sad feeling. It’s sad to see this show end. But I know the last season will be a hell of a ride. And I’m more than ready for it.

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I probably don’t have to mention that I HIGHLY recommend watching this show, I think I’ve made it very clear that you all need to watch this show right now. Honestly. You will not regret a single second of it, I promise. And for all of my fellow DARK fans, I’d love to hear what you think about the show – but no spoilers, please – so don’t hesitate to leave your thoughts and comments down below. And until then, I wish you all the best weekend and, as always, thanks for reading. x

Berlin – Black and White

Hola everyone.


So I know, this is usually the moment I do my little update about my life in Berlin, but actually there is nothing much to say.

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Basically I’m just adjusting to the city and the life here, getting used to it, doing stuff, seeing things and enjoying it as much as I can. And a part of that is walking around with my camera. Unfortunately winter is coming which means the sun is already saying goodbye when I’m just getting out of bed on weekends. So yeah, pretty stupid. And yes, I really sleep that long and yes, I love it.

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But I thought, how could I take nice pics without bothering what time it is. And then I remembered how fascinating black and white pics are and I just made a whole project out of it – my view of Berlin at night in black and white (that rhymed).

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So, down there you can find all of my fave pics I took – of course there are more – and I really really hope you like them as much as I do. I had a lot of fun taking them.

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And as usual, if any of you want to talk, I’m here. And until then I hope you enjoyed this post and my pics and, as always, thanks for reading. x

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Berlin update #2

Hola everyone.


As you probably all know – or some of you – I’m currently living in the beautiful city named Berlin. And I thought I’d give you a little update on how life is going and has changed since the last update.

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So, it has been two weeks of living here and I have to say, compared to a week ago, life here has really changed, but in a very good way, thank god. First of all, I think I finally got more used to being here. I mean, I still can’t realize that I am in Berlin, but hey, at least I am now comfortable in the city.

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Also, the reason I’m better is probably because of the Panic! concert. It really brought me a lot of happiness and inspiration, enough to be as happy as I can for the whole week and maybe even the next one too. And of course I got to know the city more. Google is my best friend at the moment. I strolled through the city all week, looking where all my favorite shopd are, where my washing salon is located, how I can get from A to B and so on. And that really helped.

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Oh and on the last part, my friend Lisa and her boyfriend visited me for four days and that just made everything so much better. I was so happy to see them, talk to them, go out and habe dinnee together and so on. It felt really good to actually see someone from home again. Those days were really amazing. Oh and speaking from home, I’m planning on flying home at the beginning of december and that is making me so freaking happy. I’m already looking forward to doing nothing but cuddle with my two babies and see my family again.

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Besides that, I’m really glad that I have internet here, the aspect that I’m talking to my friends and family every single day from day to night makes me feel less alone and just really happy. Oh and me and mum are calling eachother every single day, that’s our strict rule and we stick to that.

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So yeah, that’s my life currently here. So far, every single day here has been an adventure and something new for me. Which is really exciting. Overall, I can say that I’m happy that I decided to do this, although I miss home like crazy. But that’s the price I have to pay.

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If any of you want to talk to me about my life here, don’t hestitate to hit me up. And until then, I hope you enjoyed this post and, as always, thanks for reading. x

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Berlin Update #1

Hola everyone.


Sooo, I basically just wanted to update you guys on how I’m doing in Berlin. It’s been five days so far and I can already say that I have made a lot of experiences.

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First of all I have to say that I really really REALLY love Berlin. It’s a really cool, really modern and chill city and I feel honored to live here for those three months. And I love the apartment I get to stay in for the three months, really. And with my good decoration skills I already turned this flat into a home – my home.

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Apart from my happiness of being here, I’m also sad about being away from home. It’s the first time I won’t be home on a weekend or will see my parents next week. And that is quite scary. And heartbreakingly sad of course. I had to say goodbye to my parents yesterday, which was really hard. And I mean, of course I miss them. Everyone. More than anyone can imagine. But I’m extremely happy that they stayed here in Berlin for this long, so the actual moving and adjusting to the new city thing was a lot less complicated and scary for me. And I could still spend some time with them, which was even more awesome.

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So, I’m slowly getting used to being here and on my own. But I still haven’t been able to realize it all, so yeah, I’ll just wait for that to sink in.

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The good thing is that my friends will be visiting me here in Berlin, so I won’t be alone as much as I thought. And apart from that I have wifi and everything here so I can call and text my family and friends whenever I want and that makes everything a lot easier for me. And being here really shows me how much I love being at home, the place I belong to, spending time with the people and pets who I love the most. But it also shows that I am able to go on such a big adventure on my own and be drawn away from everything I know.

Overall, being here in Berlin has already tought me a lot about myself and what I want to do in the future and how. And although I’m away from home, I can’t describe how happy I am that I seriously get to do all of this, it’s soooo damn crazy, for real. A dream come true. So I’m hoping that it will get better and better and better and once be a part of my life I’ll look back to with a smile on my face.

And that’s all I can tell you guys. So, as you can see, I’m doing quite well here in Berlin. Oh and I’m sorry for not posting anything on Friday, I just had a packed week and didn’t get the chance to write. I’m really sorry. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post and if any of you want to chat, I’m here. And until then, as always, thanks for reading. x