Phils Adventure

Phileas “Phil” Penguin traveled around the world in 80 days. Today he doesn’t want to be in a constant rush anymore. Phil loves to go with the flow and to live the life of a free bird 🐧🌍✌️
Living in: Munich, Germany
  • Day36

    Warsaw's Craft Beer Scene

    Yesterday in Poland

    Even though vodka has long been established as Poland’s national drink, it’s not the only boozy beverage the Poles are proud of 🍺

    The craft beer game in Poland is really strong. From hoppy IPA’s and floral Saisons to sweet, dark Porters, Warsaw’s craft beer scene won’t disappoint when you want to share a pint with your mates.

    Na zdrowie!
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  • Day35

    Spa Day in Warsaw

    December 16 in Poland

    Even a real travel bird needs a lazy Sunday from time to time. Especially when it’s cold and snowy outside, there’s no better way to recharge than to treat yourself to a relaxing spa day. Be careful with the local sauna etiquette though. I just had to learn the hard way that nudity is NOT appreciated in saunas all over the world. So make sure to comply with the local sauna code to avoid ending up being the only naked weirdo in the room 😂Read more

  • Day33

    XMAS Spirt in Warsaw

    December 14 in Poland

    Warsaw’s old town is blazing with XMAS lights. No matter how hard you try to resist, this city will get you into the Christmas spirit ✨ But be sure to pack a warm coat. For me it felt like home, but I know you humans can get a bit squeamish when it comes to temperatures❄️🥶❄️

  • Day28

    Tallinn: A mix of old and new!

    December 9 in Estonia

    Tallinn - medieval architecture with a modern vibe. The Estonian capital’s old town reminds me of a film set in Game of Thrones, but the city’s spirit is very forward-thinking and entrepreneurial. Old warehouses are converted into spaces for business (i.e. Skype was invented here) and the Estonian government formed the world’s first ever paperless cabinet. The creative atmosphere and open-minded residents make it very easy to bond with the place (especially after a vodka or two 😇), so make sure Tallinn is on your European travel bucket list for 2019!Read more

  • Day24

    Foodporn in Bolzano

    December 5 in Italy

    I tasted my way through the local cuisine of South Tyrol: Pretzel, Polenta, Sachertorte and Strudel as well as amazing pasture cheese and Speck (cured ham). Typical food in South Tyrol is unlike anything you’ll eat in the rest of Italy. Head to the region’s principal town of Bolzano (Bozen) and treat yourself to a day enjoying savory and sweet local specialities. Don’t miss to try a glass of Lagrein, a red wine grape native to the region and related to Syrah and Pinot Noir.Read more

  • Day16

    Rio de Janeiro

    November 27 in Brazil

    Snow back home in Munich! Why bother? I’m about to enjoy a caipirinha at one of the most famous beaches on the planet: Praia de Copacabana 🇧🇷

    The iconic boardwalk, the clean blue ocean and the jutting mountains make for the classic Rio beach experience. And if there's a fashion theme here, it's "minimalist"👙 Across the street, there are delicious restaurants, but just because you've stepped off the beach, that doesn't mean that people have stopped wearing their beach outfits.

    So whether you want to soak in the sun, go for a swim, grab a caipirinha or just watch beautiful girls in tiny bikinis 😉, Copacabana beach is a must-see while in Rio!

    And don’t forget to check out the world’s most beautiful staircase: The Escadaria Selarón. A staircase covered in 2,000 pieces of colorful tiles, mirrors and ceramics donated from all over the world. In 2013 the Chilean-born artist Selaron, who transformed the stairway into one of Rio’s most popular tourist attractions, was found dead on the mosaic staircase he spent 20 years creating. Now, the steps serve as a source of optimism and inspiration as well as a reminder of the artist who created them.
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  • Day14

    One night in Berlin

    November 25 in Germany

    Stopover in Berlin – the capital of German nightlife and the ideal setting for a penguin who loves to hit the dance floor. So after raving the night away in Xberg, I ended up at Minibar (Graefekiez). Very small, very crowded, but awesome vibe and a great place for meeting people. Even if you can’t remember anything: if the party ended in this bar, you most probably had a good time 😊

    And don’t forget to stop at close-by Albatross Bakery (Graefestr. 66) before you head home. Best sourdough, croissants, pastries and a fantastic Flat White.
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  • Day3

    Sagres, Portugal

    November 14 in Portugal

    With temperatures starting to drop back home in Munich, I felt like it was the perfect time to kick off my travel adventures with a sunny autumn beach break in southern Europe. So I chose Sagres, Portugal for my first stop 🌊😎🇵🇹☀️

    A favourite with surfers and home to the most impressive landscape in the Algave. However, my stay started a little uneasy as I had some trouble with a local fisherman who tried to misuse me as a fishing bait. Luckily, I was able to convince him of penguins eating fish - and not the other way round. To digest this unpleasant encounter (see photo), I needed some days to relax at the beach and go for a surf. I caught some sick waves out there, even though the swell couldn’t compete with Pen Gu Island where I took part in a surfing competition some years ago. Anyway, whenever you’re in this area check out Sagres South. It offers some decent hollow barrels and challenging breaks. The only downside: The spot is pretty popular with humans – both visitors and locals – who desperately tried to copy some of my tricks. Without any success. Free of doubt, Penguins are much better surfers than humans. That being said, I have a fabulous time here in Portugal. I’ll stay for a couple of more days, I guess…

    Here my top three things to do in Sagres with my two-legged buddies and loyal Instagram followers:

    1. Head to the Lighthouse of Ponta de Sagres. The south-western tip of mainland Europe. The Algarve ends there in a rocky, high cliff with sparse, treeless vegetation. Watch the beautiful sunset and have a Bratwurst at a little grill called "The last bratwurst before America".

    2. Have a wonderful dinner at the "Cervejaria Talizé". It's a small local restaurant run by a really nice and fun family. Choose a fish and have it cooked on the grill right in front of the restaurant. Really delicious food! Best thing: I didn't even have to catch the fish myself (which doesn’t happen very often when you are a penguin).

    3. Explore the hidden beaches. If you are willing to go a little off road (no worries, a normal car and a bit of attention is fine), you can find cool beaches with less people. I recommend "Ponta Ruiva" beach, the longest left point break in the area. Or Praia Baranco, a hippie beach where people might welcome you with soap bubbles.
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  • Day1

    Hey guys,

    I’m Phileas, but my friends call me Phil. I'm about one week old and a stuffed penguin. Down to the present day I’ve worked at the FindPenguins office at Gärtnerplatz, Munich. I can't complain about my job or colleagues, actually, the FindPenguins team is really awesome. But office routine is just not for me, so I asked for a sabbatical. At first, my boss Tobias wasn’t too happy about letting go his best employee (and the one and only real penguin in the team). But I can be very persuasive and a real pain in the ass. And luckily Tobias is a dedicated globetrotter with much understanding for wanderlust. So he agreed to my travel plans after all.

    And now? Now, I’m about to explore the world. Not for the first time, though. Quite a while ago, I travelled the world in 80 days. But let me tell you, the whole journey was too much of a rush. Not chilled at all. This time I’m much less ambitious. I’ll just go wherever the road takes me. No plans, no intent in arriving.

    So stay tuned & follow my footprints. Here my farewell photo with the fantastic FindPenguins people.
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