Midway Island: Venue of an Environmental Tragedy

Have you ever heard about the Midway Island? I did not. A friend of mine mentioned Midway Island and some seabirds filled with plastic, during our dinner last week…So when I came home I started searching for more information about this curious island. I was speechless after reading, because Midway Island is the venue of an environmental tragedy.

Midway Island

Midway Island is also called the Midway Atoll and belongs to one of the most remoted islands on our planet. The 2.4 square-miles atoll is located in the North Pacific Ocean, about 1312 miles northwest from Honolulu, Hawaii. Midway belongs to the Insular Areas of the United States . That means it neither belongs to one of the 50 US states nor to the District of Columbia (the federal district of the U.S.). From above Midway Island looks like a ring-shaped coral reef, with three different islands. The left island which you can see on the map below is called Sand Island (486 ha) and the right one is called Eastern Island (135 ha). In the middle of both islands you can see Split Island with a sizes of only two football fields (2 ha).


Midway Island from above (

Geographically Midway Island belongs to the northwestern part of the Hawaiians Islands, but it doesn’t belong to the US state Hawaii. The Midway Island is, like any other island group, of volcanic origin. In 1987, 2300 military and civilian employees lived on the former uninhabited island. Because at that time, Midway served as a naval base of the United States Navy. Today, only 40 scientists live on the atoll.

A brief history of Midway Island

Midway Island was discovered in 1859 by N.C. Brooks. He was the first western person who visited the island beside the indigenous from Hawaii. Seven years later he claimed the Midway Atoll for the U.S, based on the Guano Act. Than means that the Americans where authorized to occupy the islands for a certain time to obtain guano. Midway Island got his name because of its unique position between the U.S. west coast and Japan. The Island was first used as stopover for trans pacific ships.

Still today you can see old weapons of the war on Midway(

Later in 1903 the islands were used as residence for the worker who layed a trans-Pacific telegraph cable. In the mid-1930s Midway Island became more and more important for the increasing air traffic across the ocean, because of its perfect position. So Midway became very important for the military. In 1940 the navy began to build an air and submarine base. Two years later the battle of Midway between Japan and the USA began. The battle was considered as an turning point in the WWII. In 1992 the air base were closed, because after the war the strategic imortance of the Midway Atoll declined. In 1996, the control of the atoll were given to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service on direction of the government. At the same time the United States Fish and Wildlife Service designated the Midway Atoll as National Wildlife Refuge. From 1996 Ecotourists where allowed to visit the Midway Atoll. Since 2006 the Midway Island is a part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

Death of plastic

Midway Island is the home for about three million seabirds. All in all seventeen different species can be found on the small island. The rarest of all is the so called Short-tailed Albatross als known as the “Golden Gooney.” In the early 1900′s the population declined dramatically because of feather hunters who killed adult birds on the nesting areas.

Short-tailed Albatross were very popular because of its golden feathers (

As if the hunting isn’t enough…Midway Island receives a significant amount of marine trash each year from the so called Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This washed up trash consists 90% of plastic (toys, bottles, buoys etc.) and accumulates on the beautiful beaches of the island. This large amount of debris represents an uncommon threat to the fragile ecosystem of the Albatrosses. Shocking to me is that in almost half of the Albatross populations digestive system plastic has been found. From the approximately 20 tons of garbage are washed up on the Midway beaches, adult Albatrosses use 5 tons to feed their chicks.

20 tones of washed up garbage every year (


Albatross chicks grow up in a world of plastic (

The reason for this is quite simple: During aging an Albatrosses mixes the colorful and shimmering plastic up with small marine fish or squid. Because of this fatal mistake one-third of the Albatross chicks die. Unfortunately an Albatross chick is not able to develop the reflex to regurgitate the plastic pieces during his first four month of living. So the plastic will stay in their stomach for good. In the end they suffer a death of starvation. Albatrosses are not the only species on Midway Island who are affected by the plastic pollution. Also seals and sea turtles confuse plastic with maritim animals when seraching for food.

An Albatross got killed by eating plastic (

Plastic in the stomach killed Albatroos(

Dead Albatross on the beach of Midway Island (


Another dead Albatross body filled with plastic washed up by the ocean (

The Midway project

The Midway project is a beautiful but at the same time sad and horrifying journey into an environmental tragedy of our time. Photographer, artist and enviromentalist Chris Jordan shows the world with his photographs and documentary what happens with the helpless Albatross population on Midway Island. Chris Jordan returned with his small team to the island over several years to be witness of the cruel cycle of life and death.

Chris Jordan made several photographs of death Albatrosses filled with plastic

Chris Jordan showed the whole world what garbage can cause

MIDWAY is not only a stylistic environmental documatary film…Because the movie MIDWAY will take you on an emotinal and breathtaking guided tour into our fragil world.


A green island made of plastic bottles – The story of Richart Sowa


We all know that feeling of having an ambitious idea and then not following up on it because you see too many possible problems on the road ahead of you. Lucky enough there are also people who just start working on crazy ideas and make it happen. Richart Sowa (a.k.a. Rishi) is one of these people and he made the impossible happen by building himself several green islands made of old plastic bottles.

The beginning of a beautiful dream

It all started on Richart Sowa’s balcony somewhere in Germany in 1977. Richart (born in 1953) had moved from Middlesbrough to Germany and worked as a carpenter at the time. His real passion was drawing and on that balcony he draw the image you can see below. It represents one of his first ideas of a green island which is floating on plastic bottles.


It all started wiht this drawing (©

A life crisis with a happy ending

Not long after the joyful period above, Richart Sowa went through a pretty dark era in his life: The relationship with his wife did not work out and his family decided to move back to England. Rishi decided to deal with his sorrow by travelling the world and finding his true self. He joined different religions like the Mormon culture and the Jehovah’s Witnesses, played music on the street, travelled in the USA and ended up in Mexico in the end of 1996. He was highly impressed and inspired by the Aztec farmers who would build floating islands to create arable landmade for themselves. Seeing this reminded him of the idea he had twenty years earlier on a balcony in Germany.

Richi’s first attempt

Richart Sowa decided to build his floating island on a beach called Zipolite located in San Pedro Pochutla. Zipolite is famous for the hammock and hippie colony as well as the liberal use of drugs. It is also still the only nudist beach in the whole country. Richart Sowa started to collect a lot of empty discarded plastic bottles which he put together in several nets. He used these nets with empty bottles to carry a structure of plywood. On top of this he build a small hut made of wood. Although it was just the beginning, he felt like his dream came through because he had build his first green floating island near the coast of Mexico.

Rishi collected as many PET bottles he found (©

A blessing in disguise

Unfortunately the residents were not happy about his floating island made of plastic. They called the police and as Richart Sowa had no rights he had to leave the village. Although he was sad about his dream falling apart he followed the orders and left. Interesting enough this ended up saving his life, because three days later hurricane Pauline destroyed the whole village and his island. This must have been destiny.

A floating island made by Richart Sowa (©

A second try: Spiral Island

It was 1997 when Richart Sowa gave his dream of a green eco-island a second chance. This time in Puerto Aventuras, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Once again he collected empty plastic bottles which he put in nets. On top of the nets he constructed a “floor” of bamboo and plywood. By planting mangroves on top of that, the island got even more stable. The roots of the mangroves would find their way into the water and strangle around the nets and plastic bottles. The plants loved the wet and sunny circumstances and the island became greener than Rishi could have ever imagined.

Richard on the water in front of his floating island (©

A luxury home with Solar Oven

This time Rishi was more ambitious than the first try. After he got a permit he created a home with three beaches, a garden with vegetables and flowers and a house with two floors, a roof terrace, a composting toilet and even a solar oven. He also collected rain water for the shower. Richart Sowa is a real environmentalist. That means that he always will try to build the island as sustainable as possible. He never would build something what would further pollute the earth.


Spiral Island surrounded by a beautiful sky (©

Seven years of work destroyed in several minutes

In July 2005, the Spiral island was fully destroyed by hurricane Emily. Richart Sowa could save his dogs and himself but his lifework was vanished. He had been working and living on Spiral Island for 7 years and this was a devastating blow for Rishi. In the end, just before the hurricane, the Spiral Island was made of 250,000 plastic bottles and was 66 by 54 feet large. A impressive achievement!

That’s the end…is it?

Richart Sowa was done and ready to give up when an investor with a green heart offered him the financial help to build one last floating island. His name was Oscar Constandse and he gave Rishi 20.000 Dollar to rebuild his island. Because this story got a lot of publicity more investors were willing to chip in some money and soon the amount was doubled. Richard Sowa decided he could not let down all these friendly people and was willing to give it one last try.

One last one: Joysxee Island

Richart Sowa started to rebuild his floating environment island in the waters of Isla Mujeres, located near Cancun. Joysxee Island contains about 100,000 plastic bottles and measures a size of 82 feet in diameter. Richart Sowa’s newest island also contained three beaches, a beautiful house, even a solar-powered waterfall, a small river, a wave-powered washing machine and solar panels. Volunteers from all over the world came to visit Joysxee and Rishi to help with this unique project.
A touristic attraction

Joysxee Island has been a very popular touristic attraction. People want to see the floating island and the impressive construction in real. It is just fascinating to see what can be done with only natural material. Richart Sowa used to give tours on the island for a small fee. At this moment it is unclear if you can still do a tour on Joysxee Island. Read the next paragraph for more information the status of Richart Sowa.

Richard Sowa’s last island: Joyxsee Island (©

What happened to Richart Sowa?

Richart Sowa is one of these impressive people who pursued his dreams and made things happen. He did not see all the troubles which might occur but just started. The result inspires people every day.

As we could read in a personal comment under this article, he is currently back in England because of illness. Bad weather and thieves demotivated him to keep working on the island. Obviously this is very sad for someone who always wanted the best for the environment and the world. Rishi writes in his comment that he will go back to Mexico this year (2019) so let’s hope he can still find the motivation to give the green island one last boost.

Keep us posted Richart!

Rishi playing the guitar with some friends (©

The Great Bear Lodge in Canada

The Great Bear Lodge in Canada

Feel the wildlife of the Rainforest in east Canada by staying in the Great Bear Lodge. You can reach the completely self-contained floating Lodge by airplane from Port Hardy. The Great Bear Lodge is located at an outstanding wildlife viewing location, in the last great unspoiled nature sanctuary of North America. It belongs to one of the most popular places in the world to observe grizzly bears. Beside the grizzlies you can also observe other animals like wolfs and eagles in their natural habitat.

The Great Bear Lodge in the woods

The Great Bear Lodge in the wilderness of Canada (©


The Great Bear Lodge in Canada

Here you can still watch grizzlies in their natural habitat (©

Equipment of the Great Bear Lodge

The simple furnished Great Bear Lodge offers eight double bedrooms with a shared bathroom in the corridor. The power for warm water and light is totally generated by wind and sun energy. After an personal tour of the owner through the spectacular wilderness you will enjoy a great gourment meal together. The Lodge only uses local and organic products, especially fresh salmon from the river. The Great Bear Lodge offers a cozy and comfortable common area where you can relax with a glas of wine and listen to the exciting stories of the owner about the wilderness.


The lodge is simple but comfortable furnished


The comfortable interior of the Great Bear Lodge (©

The Grizzly Bear Tour

The Great Bear Lodge is only open from early May till late October. It is possible to join one of the the grizzly bear observing tours for two up to seven days. The tour will start in Port Hardy and also end there. A 4-day trip costs about 1330- 2400 Euro per person and varying by season. The tour includes the following:

  • A experienced wildlife biologist who will guide two grizzly bear observing sessions per day
  • Accommodation in a private room at the Great Bear Lodge
  • A Wilderness-gourmet cooked with local ingredient
  • Discussions with experienced wildlife biologist
  • Several nature activities such as interpretive walks, kayak excursions or wildlife viewing
  • To and Back flight from Port Hardy to the Great Bear Lodge
  • Rain coats and boots on request as well as observing gear

Have fun on your trip!

Whale Killing at the Faroe Islands

In my article about the production of 1kg of meat I explained how important it is that we are more conscious about what we eat and what we use during our lifetime. Obviously it is very important to think about what you use, but eating meat is nothing compared to the disgusting photos I am going to show you today.

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Whale Killing at the Faroe Islands

Every year the people on the Faroe Islands have a ridiculous tradition. They think it is necessary to slaughter hundreds of whales just because there ancestors use to do that. Boats surround the whales and force them into the bay where young men are waiting to slaughter them. The whales are not killed directly but cut several times and they suffer very much during this disgusting tradition.

Whale hunting Faroe Islands 2

A disgusting tradition on the Faroe IslandsThe killing will not stop till the sea has turned red from the blood of the whales, as you can see on the photo above.

This has to stop!

Obviously there are many animal-associations who are already protesting against this cruel and ridiculous tradition. This has to stop as soon as possible, especially because the pilot whales, which are often killed during the slaughter, are already a threathened species.

Whale Killing at the Faroe Islands

The whale killing is mostly done by young men


Whale Killing at the Faroe Islands

The disgusting sight of the beach, after the whales have been slaughtered


Whale hunting Faroe Islands

The whale killing at the Faroe Islands has to stopSource of the images:

Richart Sowa: A green island made of plastic bottles

Last weekend when I visit my parents my mom gave me a really cool magazine where I found an interesting story about Richart Sowa alias “Rishi”. He made the impossible possible. Richart Sowa build himself a green island made of old plastic bottles at the beach of Mexico.

The beginning of a beautiful dream

It started on Richart Sowa’s balcony somewhere in Germany in 1977 with a simple drawing of an UFO. The funny thing is that he wasn’t an artist at all. He just moved with his family from Middlesbrough in England to Germany to work as carpenter for a company who builds kitchens. After a few years of uncreative work as carpenter he started to draw nature pictures for different customers. It seems that he sold quite view because he decided to quit his job to fully dedicate himself to art. Around this time his marriage went wrong till the day his wife left with the children back to England.


It started wit a simple drawing of an UFO

A deep life crisis with a happy ending

The separation from his wife and children was obviously not easy to handle. Richart Sowa fell into a deep life crisis. He decided to travelled the world to find his true and final destination. He even joint different religions like the Mormon culture and the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Rishi also drew portraits and played as musician on the streets of Europe to earn a little money. After spending years in Europe he travelled quite a while through the USA till he found 1996 his final destination in Mexico. The Mexican history of Aztec farmers build floating islands to create arable landmade made him remember of his UFO he draw on the balcony. That was the decisive event he decided to build his own green island made of PET bottles and other recyclabe.

Spiral Island

It seems like Rishi enjoys quite much playing the guitarr (©

Rishis first green island made of plastic bottles

Richart Sowa decided to build his floating island on a beach called Zipolite located in San Pedro Pochutla. Since the early 70’s is Zipolite famous for the hammock and hippie colony as well as the liberal use of drugs. It is also still the only nudist beach in the whole country. Rishi started to collect a lot of empty discarded plastic bottles which he put together in several nets. The nets with the empty bottles carried a structure of plywood. On top he build a small hut made of wood. Unfortunately weren’t the residents happy about his floating island made of plastic. They called the police. Richart Sowa had no rights to build this island, so he had to leave the village. This occasion saved his life because only three days later hurricane “Pauline” destroyed the whole village and his island … Blessing in disguise!!!

Spiral Island

Rishi collected day by day as many PET bottles he found

A second try with Spiral Island

1998 gave Richart Sowa his dream of an green island a second try in Puerto Aventuras, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Once again he collected empty plastic bottles which he put together in several nets. The nets with the empty plastic bottles carried a structure of bamboo and plywood . On Top he poured sand which came up against the rock pier and planted several different plants which grew great and kept the old plastic bottles underwater together and the island cold. Rishi kept building till there was enough space to build a house made of palm fronds. This time he even got a permit from the community for his island. In a time of four years his green island grew into a grandiose living space with three beaches, a garden with vegetables and flowers and a house with two floors, a roof terrace, a composting toilet anda solar oven. He also collects rain water for the shower. Richart Sowa is a real enviromentalist. That means that he always will try to build the island as sustainable as possible. He never would build something what would further pollute the earth.

Spiral Island became more and more famous in the neighborhood. Even tourists wanted to visit the island and asked if they could help Rishi. Once again were the residents annoyed by the floating island. They threatened to lift the island out of the water. Richart decided to dragged his island to the mouth of the Puerto Aventuras Canal. Away from the annoyed neighborhood.

Spiral Island

Have you ever seen a island like this? (©



Spiral Island is his second hand-build fully recycled island (©


In July 2005, the island was fully destroyed by hurricane “Emily”. Richart Sowa saved his and his dogs life by making the decision to go with a good fried south. Rishi lost in a view minutes a work of seven years. A island made of 250,000 PET bottles and a size of 66 feet by 54 feet.

Finally Joyxee Island

It seemed that Rishi and his dog Bongo lost everything they had…but help was close. Oscar Constandse, leader of the local ecological park loved the idea of an floating environment island. He gave Rishi 20.000$ to rebuild his island. Even other investors were enthusiastic about the Project. In a short time 40.000$ were collected to start new.

Spiral Island

You would belive that this is a sleeping room on green island

Richart Sowa started to rebuild his floating environment island in the waters of Isla Mujeres, located near Cancun. Joyxee Island contains about 100,000 PET bottles and measures a size of 82 feet in diameter. Rishi’s new floating green island has also three beaches, a beautiful house, even a solar-powered waterfall and a small river, a wave-powered washing machine and solar panels. Volunteers from all over the world come to visit Joyxee and Rishi to helped with this unique project. Richart Sowa keeps building day by day, so Joyxee will always be a work of art in progress.

The government of Mexico declared Joyxee island as an ecological boat and therefore Rishi had to take care that the island comply with all boating regulations. Now he has to provide life vests, boat lights, a fire extinguisher and of course a first aid kid before he leaves the lagoon.


I have to say that I am really impressed by Richart Sowa. Even though his wife left him and he didn’t knew for quite a viewed years where he belongs …In the end he found his final destination. He made his dream come true. Rishi always believed in his island and did not give up. I hope he is well and happy now!

How to become a green traveller: 11 tips for a sustainable holiday


When you have been reading several articles on Greentravelife, you have probably noticed that the term green travelling is used on several occasions. Although many people heard of the term, not everybody exactly knows what green travelling means and how you can participate in it. This article should explain what green travelling is and also help you to become a green traveller yourself.

What is green travelling?

Although the words green and sustainable have different meanings, they basically mean the same thing when we are talking about travelling. Both of them focus on paying attention to the environment when you are not at home. With more people travelling to destinations all over the world, green travelling becomes increasingly important every day. The least we can do while enjoying this beautiful planet, is try to be as conscious as possible.

Deers in Sri Lanka (© Greentravelife)

Become a green traveller

Below we have listed 11 tips for people who want to become a green traveller. Obviously you do not have to fulfil all of them but it already makes a difference if you can change your behaviour on a few of them. To be clear up front: Just because I am writing this does not mean I always take care of all 11 tips in this article. You do not become a green traveller from one day to the next but hopefully these tips can help you focus on a few things.

Here are the tips on how to become a green traveller:

1. Pack as light as possible

Green travelling actually starts before your trip. Just because the flight company allowed you to bring 20 Kilo to your travel-destination does not mean you have to bring that full amount. If you can bring less, bring less. This is not only nice for your own back and arms but also means the plane, train, bus or car has to transport less kilograms. Although we are not talking about a massive impact here, it still makes a difference if many green travellers follow this tip. Keep in mind that most of us will travel about 2-3 times a year for the next 30-50 years.

2. Choose the right destination

Deciding on your next travel-destination is also a moment where you can think about the environment. A general rule of thumb is that destinations closer to your house are better for the environment. Unfortunately the journey itself is one of the most polluting parts of travelling. Therefore you might want to consider visiting one of the beautiful closer to your home instead of flying 20 hours. It is totally understandable that you want to see some exotic countries on the other side of the world, but maybe not every year.

The Sunset in Ghana
The Sunset in Ghana (© Greentravelife)

3. Train is better than Plane

This tip is directly related to the previous one. If you decide to stay close to your home you might be able to travel to the destination by bus or train. These are more environmental-friendly transport method as planes and cars. If you are into a sporty holiday you might even decide to do a bike-trip with some friends. It will save you money, help you stay in shape and you can feel like one heck of a green traveller.

4. If you fly, fly non-stop

If you decide to travel by plane, you should try to book a direct flight. This does not only save you time and many hours of waiting on a shitty airport, but also because it is better for the environment. It’s the takeoff and landing which cause the most of an airplane’s carbon emission so direct flights are better for the environment.

Isla de Ometepe from the Ferry (© Greentravelife)

5. Do not buy water in plastic bottles

Especially when you are visiting a warm country, you have to make sure that you drink plenty of water. The easiest way to do this is buy plastic bottles in stores or supermarkets. It is recommended to drink several liters of water a day. This would mean you would buy over 20 bottles of water every week. A simple, cheap and effective way to be a green traveller would be bringing your own drinking bottle. You can even make sure you can hang it around your neck for additional convenience.

6. Have food in local places

When you have been travelling for a longer period of time, you probably noticed how much you can miss the food from home. When we were in Ghana I remember missing a proper pizza or things like crispy fries. Smart investors know travellers have this graving and therefore you will often find big restaurants with “western food”. If you want to become a green traveller, keep in mind that these places are almost never owned by local places. Obviously you do not have to survive without pizza for months but make sure you also support local restaurants which mostly offer local food.


Local food in Nicaragua

7. Consider not using electric devices

We are all used to our mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices. We love to watch some Netflix-movies when we come home from a long day of sightseeing. But for the sake of the environment we try to not use our electronic devices during our holidays. A great benefit of not using your mobile phone for a while is the fact that you will be able to better relax when you are travelling. Not being in touch with social networks, friends and things like work or your university will help to “shut down”.

8. Choose the right way to get around

Obviously it is awesome to rent a large SUV and drive through all the rough part of a country. If there is no other way to do a certain trip, this is fine. But most of the time travellers are renting such a car to visit just a few real 4WD-trips in several weeks of holiday. All the other days of the trip they will drive with the same car on normal roads, which is not necessary and is very unsustainable. If you want to become traveller you could travelling with smaller cars or even better, the bus.

Cheap Transport Sri Lanka (© Greentravelife)

9. Stay at local guesthouses instead of resorts

Besides trying to eat local food (see tip 5) it is also important to avoid large resorts. First of all these accommodations are bad for the environment, second of all you will not have the chance to meet local people who can give you insider tip which are not written in the Lonely Planet. Personally I liked staying in a small guest-house in Nicaragua much more than any hotel I’ve ever stayed in.

A small guesthouse in Nicaragua (© Greentravelife)

10. Never ever buy wildlife-products

Although this tip seems obvious, it is way to important to leave out of this list: If you want to be a green traveller and enjoy spectacular safari’s with your children you should remember this simple tip: Never ever buy wildlife products. They might be a nice souvenir and you might even impress some people with it, but when you are reading this article I know you know better.

11 Save water as much as you can

This is an obvious tip and besides green travelling this is also something you should do at home. Especially when you are travelling in specific regions where not much water is available, you should really shower as short as possible. Also when you are using water for cooking or drinking, try not to spill too much.

My Bucketlist: Five Cities in Europe

Travelling is one of my favourite things to do. It is just awesome to see different cultures, beautiful cities and learn new languages. I have travelled to Australia, Asia, Afrika and New-Sealand before, but there are still many great places to see in Europe. Today I am presenting my bucketlist for cities I still want to visit in Europe.

1. Nuuk (Greenland)

Nuuk is the capital and largest city of Greenland. Because I love nature and green-travelling, I have to visit Greenland once in my life. Nuuk only has 17.000 habitants and it can bevery cold up there. But the landscape is looks gorgeous and I would love to take a hiking-tour there. I would not visit Greenland for a weekend but would defenitely like to go there for a week. You see whales, experience the dog sledging and see the beautiful Northern Light.


Nuuk in Greenland (© Wikipedia )

2. Kiev (Ukraine)

Right now it might not be the best time to visit Ukraine, but I would love to go there once in my life. Kiev has about 2,9 Million habitants and there are plenty of cool activities in this city in Ukraine. The Dnieper River is floathing through the city and you can visit attractions like the Saint Andrew’s Church, St. Sophia Cathedral and the Mariyinsky Palace. Ukraine and Kiev are defenitely on my bucketlist for cities in Europe.

3. London (UK)

Although London is not very far away, I have never been to London or even the UK. That is why it is on the second spot for my bucketlist with cities in Europe. I see myself walking around in London and visiting great attractions like the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and St. Mary Axe. Obviously I would also love to do some shopping in London! Unfortunately you have to check the weather-forecast because the weather in the Uk is not as good as in Spain for example.


London (© )

4. Bucharest (Romania)

I have been to Budapest already and I would love to go a bit more east. Eastern Europe is great because the cities are very beautiful and everything costs about half as much compared to western Europe. In Bucharest you can also find an Arc the Triumph and there are some very impressive Museums there (National Museum of Art for Example. If I look ats some photos of Bucharest I see a lot of interesting streets and funny squares: I think Bucharest would be great for a long weekend or a midweek.

5. Madrid (Spain)

As last city on this bucketlist for european cities I would like to visit Madrid once. Everybody has been to spain but normally you will visit the coast and I have been to Barcelona once. The tickets are not so expensive and the food and weather in Spain are very attractive. I would love to see some highlights like Puerta de Alcalá, Plaza Mayor and Cibeles Palace and I guess my boyfriend would like to see a football match of Real Madrid and Christiano Ronaldo.

Cibeles Palace in Madrid (©