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SALVE, I AM ULRIKE

SICILY TRAVELLER, PHOTO ENTHUSIASTS & GRAPHIC DESIGNER

AUTHENTIC, ENJOYABLE CAREFREE JOURNEYS

Stroll carefree through the colorful markets  OR  have a drink on the piazza watching the old gentlemen discussing  OR enjoy a culinary  dinner on the rooftop  terrace overlooking the majestic volcano OR explore the picturesque villages and cultural sites AND  celebrate the dolce-fa-niente (doing nothing), capturing all these moments in your pictures.

WOULD YOU LIKE THIS KIND OF HOLIDAY ?

 

I introduce you to beautiful cities and exciting places, to interesting people, typical bars and excellent restaurants and,

of course, to the most beautiful photo spots.

WHY I DO LOVE TRAVELING

Ever since I can remember, traveling has been part of my life. I certainly inherited the travel gene from my father, who, even at the age of 83, spends every free minute planning trips to near and far away countries.

 

I love the unknown, discovering new cities and countries. I love getting in touch with people, getting to know and understanding their way of thinking. My travel focus is on Europe. I have already traveled to many countries on our beautiful continent, but a few are still on my list.

 

Has this ever happened to you? There are places where you feel at home right away, and then there are places that you don't warm up to, even though they obviously have a lot of beautiful things to offer.

 

A country that particularly fascinates me and that I keep being drawn to is Italy, especially the southern part of the boot. Most German-speaking tourists don't make it this far and often get stuck in the northern part. In my opinion, here in the South a certain magic prevails. I love the originality, the beauty and the serenity that radiates from this piece of earth. 

HOW I DISCOVERED PHOTOGRAPHIE FOR ME 

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WE TAKE PHOTOS AS A
RETURN TICKET TO A 
 
MOMENT OTHERWISE GONE.

As a graphic designer, I have always been fascinated by images, shapes and colors. The enthusiasm to shoot my own pictures came from my boyfriend at the time, who was a photographer. I remember clearly when we flew to Nice in spring of 2005 to shoot street scenes for an advertising project. I had previously purchased my first digital camera and I thought "Wow, I'll pull the trigger and immediately I get the image on the small display." I was excited and started experimenting with framing and perspectives.

 

Since that trip, the camera has been my constant companion, not only when I travel, but also when I'm in Munich or in my hometown Sulingen. My family is always wondering what there is to photograph in our small town.  But no matter where I am, I see pictures everywhere.

TRAVELING TAKING PICTURES

10 years later, in 2015, I started to combine both passions, traveling and taking pictures, and started organizing city trips in Europe. The tours took me to Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Rome, Florence, Palermo, Munich, Kiev,  Amsterdam ...   and of course, to Nice, where the story began...

 

Since 2005, I've very likely spent many thousands of hours looking through the camera and snapping many thousands of photos, walked hundreds of miles through cities to explore them, and tested quite a few restaurants to discover the best places for my travels. 

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With the utmost passion I plan all trips myself. I do research on site, ask residents about special places, scour the internet, read books and magazines and listen to podcasts. What inspires me is inhaled, visited and tested. Since January 2021 I have been spending many months a year in Sicily and southern Italy, which means I can thus expand my travel repertoire always and unrestrained.

MY TRAVELS ARE  FOR ALL THOSE ...

 

who love

to photograph along the way and to capture the special moments, the magic and the colors in their pictures. 
 

who, like me,

feel incomplete when out and about without a camera.
 

that are open

and like to immerse themselves in the travel destination, seek new experiences and like contact with the locals. 
 

who like to eat  well and enjoy,

want a break and want to spend the days carefree in an inspiring small group.
 

who are looking for new impulses

and like to make contacts to exchange ideas with like-minded people  and to learn from each other.

 

Does that sound good to you? Then I am happy if I can inspire you to discover Sicily and Naples with me. 

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