It is March and I can say that I have a real life here now. A great family, real friends, hobbies and lots of fun. My Spanish is so good now that I just talk and don't have to think about every other word. Of course it is not flawless, but that is not a problem. Then sometimes I even put a grin on the faces of the Ecuadorians. I know that it is not meant badly. Honestly I never thought I would feel and think like I do now. My life here is pretty perfect at the moment. I haven't been homesick for ages either. The last time I think during Christmas and New Year's Eve. I'm going to start telling you about that too.

Highs and lows

Christmas was the saddest time for me here in Ecuador. I love the Christmas time in Germany. That was simply the reason why I was not so happy here during this time. It was different. Just not Christmas at all as I know it. At that time I had wished that it would just drop out like some friends because the families have different beliefs. But now that it's all over, I'm glad to have been there.

Traveling with children is a test of patience for many parents. Even a short car ride makes you want to dig your fingernails into the steering wheel. The reason is the constant whining like e.g. "Are we there yet?" – and that's before you've even left the residential area. So the prospect of a six- to eight-hour flight will send a shiver of stress down the spine of even the most relaxed adult!

But don't worry, help is on the way! Here are ten tips to keep your little ones entertained and happy during those long hours in the air.

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Traveling to the USA without any knowledge of English is almost unthinkable nowadays – and this for several reasons.

On the one hand, almost everyone has picked up some English vocabulary at some point, because in almost every school the world language is an integral part of the curriculum. On the other hand, there is no other language in the U.S. – except for Spanish in some parts – that can be used if the local language does not work out.

More and more brands are labeling their collections as green and sustainable, but it's not uncommon for this to be nothing more than hot air – here's how you can recognize greenwashing

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I liked the idea immediately: three days, two countries, one trip – as a German-French travel team on the road in Strasbourg and Karlsruhe. First Laurène shows me the highlights of the Alsatian capital, then we discover together the second largest city in Baden-Wurttemberg.

And so we meet at the train station of Strasbourg on a picture-book autumn day. It's a work of art in itself: colorful on the outside, flooded with light on the inside, where a glass construct docks with the old building.

Can you go on vacation in Fuerteventura despite Corona? This is one of the most frequent questions that readers of the Fuerteventura newspaper have asked us in recent weeks and months.

The answer is clear: Yes, you can vacation in Fuerteventura even during the Corona pandemic.

Sooner or later Bahamas tips appear in most travel guides – and not without reason. After all, the Central American archipelago is one of the most popular destinations among sun worshippers who want romantic moments with sun, beach and sea for their summer vacation. The dream islands of the Bahamas are counted as part of the Caribbean, and that's exactly what visitors notice on site, because perfect vacation feeling is pre-programmed here. White sandy beaches lined with tall palm trees, crystal clear water that stretches towards the horizon in all colors from light turquoise to dark blue and untouched nature provide idyll and relaxation. If you like, you can enjoy the sun all day long here. But those who want adventure and entertainment will also get their money's worth in the Bahamas. The Frequent Traveller has therefore compiled a list of the best Bahamas tips for a visit to the Caribbean paradise.

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As long as you can remember, you always knew exactly what you were going to do next. You didn't have to think too much about it. Every school year came and went. But now you have your high school diploma in your pocket and suddenly the next steps are no longer so clearly predetermined.

In this post you can find the restaurants and snack bars in the highlands of Vietnam where we ate. We only spent a day or even a few hours at each place, so unfortunately I don't have more recommendations for you. But I'm also sharing at the end of this post the addresses of restaurants with vegan options scattered throughout Vietnam that I found while researching or discovered on site on a Google map.

If you want to hear more about the Easy Rider Tour and our impressions and tips about the central highlands of Vietnam – apart from the food – you will find them at the very end of this article.