Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart is the sixth largest city in Germany. Stuttgart is speed across variety of hills (some of them vineyards), valleys and parks which is unusual for a German city and a surprise to some of the visitors who associate this city with its industrial reputation as the home of automobile.

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Flight: Lufthansa via Frankfurt (25 minutes flight from Frankfurt to Stuttgart)

Country Code: +49

Currency: Euro

Hotel Options:

  • Le Meredien
  • Pullman Stuttgart Fontana
  • Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport
  • Steigenbeger Graff Zepellin Hotel (Service is blah, great location)

 

Where to Eat?

– Cube Restaurant (Top floor of the art museum of Stuttgart, beautiful overview over the city – Reservations Recommended)

– Zierbelstube (One Mechiln Star)

– Christophorus Restaurant at the Porsche Museum (Located on the top floor of the museum)

– Olivo Restaurant (Michelin Star – Spanish/French)

Cube Restaurant

Cube Restaurant

– Cavos Taverna Stuttgart 

– Amici (Fine Italian – Reservations Recommended)

– Pier 51 (Known for its fresh lobster)

– El Camino (Argentinian beef & delicious tapas)

Cafe Stella (Light Brunch/Breakfast)

Udo’s Snack Burger (Burgers, fast food)

Udo

Udo’s Snack Burger

 

SHOPPING

– Milaneo Shopping Center

– Breuninger

– Mitzingen Outlet (An hour away by train)

– The King Street (Koenigsstrasse)

Milaneo

Milaneo Shopping Mall

 

Sight Seeing:

* Mercedes-Benz Museum

* Porsche Museum

* Town City Tour

Mercedez Museum

* Birkenkopf

* The Wurttemberg Museum

* The Calwer Passage

* There are a lot of big beautiful parks, I walked randomly into many! Google them, and go walk around.

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There are a lot of towns around Stuttgart, ask your concierge or feel free to send us an email for the details. The ones I saw and recommend are Esslingen & Fellbach.

 

Esslingen

Esslingen

Recommended nightlife; bars & pubs by other websites:

  • Ciba Mato Bar | Lounge 
  • MutterMilch 
  • T-O12
  • WARANGA
  • AER Club

 

XOXO, Hello965

XOXO, Hello965 Team

Long Flights On Flight Tips

Long flights used to kill me. I used to get off feeling tired, drained and completely out of energy. Through out my trips, I learned some tricks that made the general experience much better.

 

  • Window Seat VS. Isle Seat 

It’s very simple, really. If you’re the sleeper type (Like me!) then a window seat is definitely for you. If you can’t sleep much on a plane, and you’re a frequent visitor to the toilet, then an isle seat is for sure yours.

 

  • Stretching 

Stretch in your seat regularly

 

  • If you’re two travelers, book window and Isle seat. Most of the time if the flight isn’t full, the middle seat will be empty.

I’m occasionally lucky haha, but I try.

 

  • Freshen-up after a nap/sleep
Travel-Kit

Get your own kit to freshen up after your sleep. Brush your teeth, comb your hair, wash your face & put some face moisturizer then go back to your seat. (If you like.. Hah!)

 

  • Drink less coffee, more water

Coffee dehydrates your body. Try to limit your coffee intake during a flight and increase your water intake instead.

 

  • Keep on moisturizing

Keep on moisturizing on flight. Lip palm, hand cream, face cream, etc. regularly

 

  • I never depend on flight movies (Although the newest movies are always there). However, I always get with me either my Laptop, or my iPad to watch shows/movies on it. Usually, the first few hours of flying I watch a movie, and eat then sleep. OR, Eat, sleep then watch a movie. Either way, a movie is in the equation. 

 

  • If you can’t normally sleep on a flight, try a sleeping pill or herbal aid. 
  • Use your own headphones and Noise Cancelling Devices.

  • Stay away from the last row of the plane if you can avoid it. The seats may not recline, and they may be right next to the lavatories.
  • If you can survive without an extra legroom: Avoid the exit row seats or bulkhead. They do provide extra legroom but often these seats can’t be reclined and some don’t have adjustable armrests.
  • Finally, I always get bored during take off and landing since most flights don’t allow electronic use (not even on flight mode), so I suggest you take a book or a magazine to kill that specific time.

 

Cheers & Safe Travels,

Hello965 Team  

Ecuador

Hello hello travelers!

Let me start off by saying NO, I’ve never been to the Ecuador. However, one of my close friends was there just a few weeks ago and shared with me her itinerary and photos. IT LOOKS AMAZING.

Let me tell you one thing: This itinerary is for the adventurers mainly. If you’re not an adventure kind of person, this is not for you.

Now, enjoy!! 😀

Country Code: +593

Capital: Quito

Currency: USD

Official Language: Spanish

Emergency Services:911

Fire Department: 102

 

Day 1: Arrive to Quito and see the city

Quito, formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador. Checkout the old town (see the Plaza and Monastery of San Francisco, the Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande), La Compañía de Jesús and the Museo de Arte Colonial), see museums and galleries, or take the teleferiqo to see spectacular views over Quito’s mountainous landscape.

Quito is surrounded by a variety of places that could interest all kinds of tourists. A couple of hours on a bus ride is all it takes to reach them:

To the North, all tourists should visit the province of Imbabura, which has beautiful lakes such as Yaguarcocha and San Pablo. Hikers and mountain climbers can also ask for adventures in Cayambe National Park, home of the 3rd largest volcano in Ecuador.

To the North West of Quito lies the region of Mindo, a subtropical rainforest paradise, full of rivers, majestic waterfalls, unique wildlife and more. The region is home to a variety of animal wildlife sanctuaries, and is famous locally and internationally because of its beauty.

To the east, lies Papallacta which is a thermal water resort town if you’re into spas and relaxation.

Day 2: Tour to San Miguel de Ibarra

Ibarra is located at the base of the inactive Imbabura Volcano and is the capital of the Imbabura Province. The tour to Ibarra is through a volcano route where you can see the Chimborazo and the route of the volcanoes. In the top of the volcano, there is a lagoon. Return to Quito & Spend the night in Quito. (Two hours drive)

Day 3,4 and 5:  Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz Island

Fly to Santa Cruz Island, (Known to be the best of the islands in Galapagos). Galapagos Islands are volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean. Santa Cruz, is the second largest island in the Galapagos. On your way from the airport,  visit lava tunnels and a sea turtle reserve, and stop at Charles Darwin Station to learn about the islands’ animals and Darwin’s observations, as well as the islands’ conservation efforts. Also, see Las Grietas.

Day 6: Fly from Galapagos (to José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport) spend the night night in Guayaquil

Guayaquil is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador. Famous for Barrio Las Peñas which is shown in the picture above. Take the 465-step climb to the top of Santa Ana Hill and see the beautiful views and have the chance to stand on the site of the city’s birthplace.

Day 7: Trip to Cuenca

Cuenca is closer from Guayaquil (3:30 hours driving). In Cuenca, you can take a double decker bus, then you can go to a Mineral Natural Spa – one of the most beautiful things to do in Cuenca.

Day 8Cuenca and Ingapirca Ruins, Tour of the falls route in Baños

In the end of the afternoon travel to Baños (3 hours driving) – 01 night in Baños and do extreme sports the next day!

Day 9Travel to Puyo, 01 Night in Puyo, Amazon

Trip to Puyo – 01 night in Puyo – Amazon

Day 10  –  Tour to the Amazon and Indian group

Day 11Flight from Quito back home

 

Hope this helps? Cheers! xx

Hello965 team