Follow our Paper City Winner on her Journey Around the World with Radisson Blu

Her bags are packed and she’s on her way!

We’re delighted to say that the winner of our summer Paper City competition – Katharina from Germany – is off on her once-in-a-lifetime global journey with Radisson Blu. Check back here often for updates from Katharina as she describes the amazing places she visits.

First stop – the Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik:


What’s your favorite thing about Iceland?

Iceland has been blessed with beautiful nature. The air is wonderfully clear and so is the water. We were lucky enough to catch the Northern Lights and they are truly as marvelous as everyone says!

What are your top 3 ‘must-see’ things in Reykjavik?

1) Visit one of the public thermal pools. The pools, which have a temperature range of 8-44°C (46-111°F), offer the perfect opportunity to strike up a conversation with the locals.

2) Coffee with a view at the top of Perlan.  Perlan is situated on top of a hill and gives you a great vantage point for photos.

3) Rent a car and explore Reykjavik’s surroundings. We were inspired by the traditional Golden Circle tour. Our favorite stop was at Seljalandsfoss, which actually isn’t a part of the Golden Circle itself. The head manager of the 1919 Radisson Blu hotel recommended for us to add this waterfall to our tour because it actually allows you to follow a trail behind the waterfall!

What did you love most about the Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik?

We absolutely have to go with the staff! Marc and his team went the extra mile to make sure we felt welcomed and comfortable in Reykjavik.

Second Stop – the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Cape Town


What’s your favorite thing about South Africa?

We loved the history of South Africa. From the colonization of Africa, to the relatively recent end of Apartheid, the city has a lot of stories to tell.

What are your top ‘must see/do’ things in Cape Town?

The top thing to do in in Cape Town for us was going to Boulders Beach and seeing the African Penguins.

Sadly we weren’t able to go up the Tafelberg as the cable car to the top was out of order due to strong winds. One night though we opted to watch the sunset from Signal Hill and it was marvelous.

What did you love most about the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Cape Town?

What we loved most about the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel in Capetown was the view from our balcony.

We were looking right at the waterfront which also had a little harbor. Nothing compares to a relaxed breakfast on our balcony while watching the sun making its way about the sky!


Stay tuned for Katharina’s next update…


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