15 Things To Do in Mannheim and Heidelberg in Autumn

Heidelberg Old Bridge

Article published October 2015 and updated June 2023. Mannheim² Leben im Quadrat – Life. Squared Mannheim is a city located in the South-West of Germany, about an hour from Frankfurt. It´s mostly known for its grid layout translating every street into a coordinate. e.g. F2. This chessboard structure is why Mannheim is referred to as the “Quadratestadt” (square city). Internationally speaking Mannheim is not that well-known – and neither in Germany it is – however…

What happened to our 10 hopes after we hit the road?

Hitchhiking out of Porto

We finally arrived in Germany after 9 days of hitting more than 2000 km of road, spending 200 hours under the open sky, going through climate changes from sweating to freezing, from beach towel weather to heavy rainfalls, sharing our stories with 26 drivers and that in four different languages. It was our first hitchhiking experience together on such a long distance from Portugal to Germany. In our journal we kept a record of our…

Hitchhiking Europe: Our Tough Journey from Portugal to Germany

Hitchhiking in Viseu

Day 1: A Difficult Start Porto – Aveiro – Viseu – Vilar Formoso We thought it would be a good idea to start our hitchhiking tour from Portugal to the North in Porto. We took the train in Lisbon Oriente for 24 euros per person. A train ride is always something special for me as trains belong to the expensive means of transportation. I like to look out of the window: cornfields are passing by…

Hitchhiking – 10 hopes and wishes before we hit the road

It’s been 10 months that we moved to Lisbon to work and travel. We’ve gone through winter, Christmas, spring, Easter, summer and autumn. Winter will begin soon, whereas Portugal has one of the mildest winters compared to the rest of Europe. There are a lot of things we’ll miss for sure. The blue skies and the bright sun sending warmth and happiness so that there’s no way to not wake up. A look out of…

18 things away from being fascinated by the Azores – São Miguel

The Azores are a family of three main island groups with São Miguel representing the biggest. After being introduced to low-cost airlines, more and more people take the chance, to explore the mysterious archipelago. A far-reaching history of high activity in three volcanoes has created space for incredible nature, exotic birds and unique adventures. This sounded like the best call for us to book a flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada at a price, that…

De 12 mooiste uitzichtpunten voor zonsondergang in Lissabon

Als onze benen moe zijn na het verkennen van een nieuwe stad en de zon op het punt staat onder te gaan, verlangen we naar wat ontspanning. Na een lange dag is de zonsondergang een ideaal moment om te rusten, eventueel met een drankje erbij, en om na te denken over wat we op deze nieuwe plaats hebben gezien en wie we daar hebben ontmoet. Tijdens onze tijd in Lissabon hebben we veel zonsondergangen meegemaakt…