Ski Season 2017/18 – Summary

It seems like winter finally bid goodbye to the Northern hemisphere. Most of ski resorts have already stopped operating their lifts and shut down their slopes. Looking back, this ski season was amazing in terms of ski conditions, but I haven’t skied as much as I hoped I would. Even though, I’ve managed to revisit two of my favourite ski resorts (Grindelwald & Melchsee Frutt) and visited two new resorts (Lenzerheide & Stoos): Continue reading

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Counting the days till trip to Mauritius

Where?

Mauritius

WHEN?

From 27th April to 6th May 2018

WHY Mauritius?
  • Stunning beaches
  • Underwater world
  • Wild dolphins spotting
  • Beautiful unique nature

My dad is turning 50 this year. As this is kind of a big deal anniversary, my mum, husband and I are taking him to Mauritius, a tiny island in the Indian ocean, situated east of Madagascar. Once described by Mark Twain with those words: “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.” seems like an ideal destination for dad’s 50th birthday celebrations.

In order to make my dad’s birthday trip even more memorable, I would like to ask YOU my dear readers for some assistance. If you have already visited Mauritius, what are your favourite places there? What attractions are must see? Which beaches did you like the best? Where is the best snorkelling? What activities would you recommend? Where do they serve the best food? What local delicacy must we try? Any suggestion would be highly appreciated!

Blast from the Past: Bern

It has been a while since the last Blast from the Past (a blog series in which I’m reminiscing my past trips and travels). Don’t worry, I did not run out of photographs. There are still some left to share – starting with gorgeous Swiss capital Bern I’ve visited with my friends few years before I moved to Switzerland, on the first day of the year 2009. Stroll through the snowy cobbled streets and squares of Bern’s old town was a lovely way to start a year, wouldn’t you agree?

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Video: Sirmione on the Lake Garda in Northern Italy

A year ago I travelled to Italy with my friends and husband. One of the places we’ve visited on that weekend-trip was lovely Sirmione located on the south bank of Lake Garda (Lago di Garda). We strolled the cute narrow streets and alleys, ate some delicious Italian gelato, marvelled the Scaligera Fortress, visited ruins of an ancient Roman Villa called Grotte di Gatullo and admired the amazing sunset over the Lake Garda. Here are some snaps from that trip:

Have you ever been to Sirmione? Did you like it?

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South-East Asia trip: Overview

On our trip to South-East Asia in autumn 2017 my husband and I visited three countries – Singapore, Cambodia and Thailand. We slept in five different beds, took seven flights, and walked uncountable distances while exploring numerous cities and temples. It was another great trip, full of amazing unforgettable memories.

Itinerary:

Day 1 & 2:

First two days of our trip were dedicated to traveling. Our Singapore Airlines flight took off from Zürich in mid-day. Twelve and half hours later, we arrived to Singapore.

Merlion and Marina Bay Sands

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Three years of Slovenian Girl Abroad

On 17th February three years ago my blog came to existence. To celebrate this special occasion I would like to get more personal with you and share with you answers to some of the questions asked by my fellow bloggers and readers over those past three years:

  • What inspired you to start your own blog?

After I moved to Switzerland, I mainly communicated in German and I’ve lost contact with English. I started to notice my written English was getting worse and worse. I needed practice and blog seemed to be a great tool for that. So, three years ago, I decided to give blogging a go and Slovenian Girl Abroad came to life. Continue reading

Chocolat Frey Visitor Centre in Buchs, Switzerland

Switzerland is country well worth a visit not only for its majestic mountains, beautiful lakes, and lovely cities, but also for delicious Swiss chocolate. One of the places where the public is allowed to see how chocolates are made, and of course eat some chocolate is Chocolat Frey Visitor Centre in Buchs, close to Aargau. I’ve visited this chocolate experience few months ago and would highly recommend it to sweet-tooths of all ages.

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Winter stroll around the Tribschen quartier in Luzern

It has been a while since I last virtually took you around Luzern. Way too long! For that reason, I took my camera with me when I went for a walk around the Triebschen neighbourhood few days ago. I snapped some photos of this lovely area I would now like to share with you.

German name for Lake Lucerne is der Vierwaldstättersee, French is Lac des Quatre-Cantons, Italian Lago dei Quattro Cantoni and Rhaeto-Romanic Lai dals Quatter Chantuns – all can be roughly translated as “the lake of the four cantons”.

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Dark Side of Elephant Tourism in South-East Asia

I’m very fond of watching documentaries about nature and animals. When I was a little girl I used to watch them all the time. I remember, elephants were one of the animals that fascinated me the most. They are not only largest land mammals, but are also highly intelligent and sociable animals that are known to develop strong, intimate bonds with other members of their family. They have excellent memory and even mourn their dead. And they live in a families led by a female! No wonder, two of the my greatest wishes since childhood, were to see an elephant in the wild and to interact with the domesticated elephant. When my husband and I decided to travel to SE Asia, I knew I need to fulfil my at least one of my childhood dreams.

Because I’m very cautious when it comes to interactions with the animals, I wanted to learn more about Asian elephants and choose the best possible way to interact with them. More I’ve read, more I realised there is a dark side of elephant tourism many people are unaware of. Continue reading

Video: Singapore

The first and the last stop of our recent trip around SE Asia was Singapore, where we’ve spent three and half days in total. You can see some of the moments of our trip caught on camera in the video bellow. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

More about our trip around SE Asia coming soon…