Friday, April 20, 2018

PERU after Paddington Bear - a travel guide (for solo female travelers)

I don't get Paddington bear: how could he have left Peru? This country - divided into the geographic areas sierra, selva, costa,  i. e. mountains, jungle, coastline - has so much to offer!

I'm sure this little boy would have adopted Paddington and gave him a good home.

Not only lots of geographic, but also cultural, culinary, and spiritual variety, so that everyone gets to simply love Peru. Everybody but stupid Paddington who went to England of all places!

Friday, April 13, 2018

SÃO PAULO - a tour 'guided by' muralist Eduardo Kobra

Christ the Redeemer? In Rio de Janeiro. The jungle? At Manaus. The waterfalls? In Iguacu. So when in Brazil, why go to São Paulo?
Why? Because it's the coolest and most artsy city of Brazil and you will get inspired and have a great time; that's why.

Probably Kobra's most political mural, raising awareness for indigenous people being threatened by a factory being built in the city of Altamira in Belo Monte.

Talking about cool and artsy: Let one of the most glorious sons of São Paulo guide you through the city to different neighborhoods and iconic buidings - let's hear it for Mr. Eduardo Kobra!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Paris Airport Charles de Gaulle: Instant Lounge, Instant Leisure

I didn't know anybody who was excitedly looking forward to a stopover in Paris - notably at Charles de Gaulle airport.

Soyez bienvenus at the - free! - transfer lounge of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
It's not only comfy and cozy, it's most of all hyper classy!
(Photo: Gwen Le Bras / Aéroports de Paris SA)

Well, this changed dramatically, and I'm here to show you what you are missing out on when you choose not to stop there.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Reality in Black and White

I'm very much into art. After having seen trizillions of beautiful, alluring, enchanting works of arts, I enjoy it most when an exhibition - or even an individual artist - surprise me.

Soft strokes become sharp splinters.
Robert Longo Untitled (Bullet Hole in Window, January 7, 2015)
(Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac © Robert Longo/ VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018)

Last weekend, I got surprised by Robert Longo - he baffled me with reality in black and white.

Friday, March 30, 2018

a few words about learning a few words

Considering that at least in Germany is advertising a lot, to my surprise I don't know anybody actually learning with this online tool.

a few words about learning a few words. bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels
A pictogram might be the last resort when you are unfamiliar with a language; but to get to know a country and its people, you should rather use words - their words.

Anybody but me that is. And I will tell you why I love using it.

Monday, March 26, 2018

BRAZIL - travel guide (for solo female travelers)

Actually, I think that there are countries that are automatically on every traveller's bucket list: Australia, India...and Brazil is a country like that, too.

Brazil / bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels
These are only three highlights Brazil has to offer - kind of an appetizer.

For me, the danger with these standard bucket list countries is that since they are permanently there, I feel no rush to visit. I always knew that I wanted to explore Brazil one day. Yes, one day....

Friday, March 16, 2018

plan'n'organize your individual trip to perfection

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I have to remind myself that this blog's focus is travelling, and although this comes along with the extra-niche art - including art trips to exhibitions just around the corner, since my around the corner might be your around the globe -  I sometimes focus too much on art and artsy people. This has to stop, I need to get back to the root of this site: travelling bye:myself.
Especially after my book review on Meike Winnemuth's trip hopefully made your mouth water for more travel.

Don't worry, you don't have to walk this adventurous trail alone - I'll help you to plan and organize your trip safely.
(Photo: © Mimi Green )