4-Lake Hike from Melchsee-Frutt to Engelberg

Few weeks ago, my husband and I went on one of the most scenic hikes in Central Switzerland, on a 4-Lake Hike from Melchsee-Frutt to Engelberg.

The starting point of the 4-Lake Hike is Melchsee-Frutt, which is accessible via cable car or hiking trail from Stöckalp. Continue reading

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10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Travel to Mauritius

I have a confession to make. I have a bit of a writers block. I simply don’t find neither motivation for writing, nor the right words to describe the beauty of Mauritius. Because they say a picture is worth a thousand words, here are ten of my favourite photos I took while exploring this beautiful island in the middle of Indian Ocean. I hope you’ll enjoy them.

Snorkelling at Le Morne

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My 10 favourite YouTube Travel Channels

I always enjoyed watching travel shows. They were not only a tool to learn about different countries and cultures, but they also evoked travel bug that inspired me me to start travelling and exploring the world. Since I got my GoPro and I started making my own travel videos (which is btw also the reason I don’t post as much as I should on my blog), I discovered the world of YouTube travel channels – a fun and inspiring alternative to travel shows. Here is a list of 10 channels I currently enjoy watching:

American couple Kara and Nate are full time travellers on a mission to visit 100 countries by 2019. They vlogs are interesting, fun, informative and their bubbly personalities makes me want to just pack your bags and join them on their adventures.

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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

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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