Football fever in Lyon

In July, when UEFA Euro 2016 in France was in full swing, my husband, who is a big football (soccer) fan, asked me if I want to attend one of the matches of the tournament. Of course, I would never say no to attending one of the biggest sports event of this summer so we started planning our trip.

At the time, there were still many matches at the tournament to be played. After considering our schedules and the convenience of the locations of the venues, we decided to attend the semi-final match held at the Stade des Lumières in Lyon. At the time, we didn’t know which two teams are going to play. With the progress of the tournament it became known our match will be the played between Wales and Portugal. Because my father-in-law is huge fan of Portugal’s star player Christiano Ronaldo, he expressed the interest in him and and mother-in-law joining us. Just the few days before the match, we somehow manage to buy the additional two tickets for them. We’ve booked them the plane tickets and voila, what was meant to be trip of two, became a family trip. Continue reading

Lake Oeschinen hike

On a warm sunny August Sunday my husband and I went exploring the jewels of one of the most beautiful regions of Switzerland – Berner Oberland. Our destination was beautiful Oeschinen Lake (Oeschinensee), a stunningly beautiful alpine lake located in the mountains above the village Kandersteg in Oeschinen Valley.

Beautiful Oeschinen Lake (Oeschinensee)

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Alpabfahrt Kerns 2016

Every autumn ceremonial descent of the herds from the summer pastures in the mountains take place all across the Alps. This festivities are in Switzerland known as Alpabfahrt, Alpabzug or Desalpe. Few weeks ago, I’ve visited one of those events: Alpabfahrt in Kerns village in Zentral Switzerland.

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Blast from the Past: Lenzburg

It has been a while since my last post, but now I’m back with a brand new post from the Blast from the Past series – a series in which I’m remembering my past trips and travels. This particular post is dedicated to the lovely town Lenzburg in Swiss canton of Aargau. This set of photos was made on various occasions during the summer 2013 when I was volunteering at the lovely Lenzburg castle.

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Blast from the Past: Valldemossa

After amazing road trip around Slovenia, I’m now house-sitting my parent’s home, trying to refill my batteries. While I still have to sort out my thoughts and impressions of this great trip, my memories of the holidays in Mallorca in September 2012 are already all sorted out. I’ve visited this great Spanish island with my husband and we had amazing time there. This particular set of photos included in my Blast from the Past series are dedicated reviving my memories of the visit of the scenic village of Valldemossa. Hope you’ll enjoy them!

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Traditional Slovenian Wedding

Previous weekend, my husband and I traveled to Slovenia to attend a wedding of our dear friends. The wedding was held in the north-eastern part of Slovenia in a region between rivers Drava and Mura called Prlekija. The traditions in this area are still very much alive and our friends got married in a traditional way.

Šranga aka groom proving he’s worthy of the bride’s love

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Cows of Switzerland – Part 2

Every summer, Swiss farmers take their cattle up to the mountains where they spend the summer grazing on the vast mountain pastures in fresh mountain air and eating a summer diet of nutrient-rich grasses. This old tradition survived to this days in many alpine parts of Switzerland. If you found yourself in those areas during the summer months, it is highly likely a cow or herd of cows will cross your path. Here are some of the those I’ve meet during my trips to the Swiss Alps:

Brienzer Rothorn

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Blast from the Past: Lindos

The summer is in its full bloom here in Luzern. Despite I love this time of the year, I’m still dreaming of escaping to the seaside. Chilling by the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne) is great, but nothing beats the relaxed atmosphere of the holidays in the Mediterranean. Today’s post from the Blast from the Past series is therefore dedicated to one of my previous holidays in Greece – more precise holidays on the Island of Rhodes (Rhodos). This set of photos was taken in September 2004 in the lovely town Lindos.

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Iceland. Day 3: Dyrhólaey & Sólheimajökull glacier hike

On our third day in Iceland, my husband and I left Vík for Reykjavik. On our way there we stopped at the Dyrhólaey and Sólheimajökull glacier.


Dyrhólaey is a 120 metres high promontory located 10 km west of Vík and is of the most famous sights in Vík area. We followed the Road 281 which took us directly to the rocky plateau where we left our car and went out exploring. The views from there were breathtaking. We admired impressive views to Reynisfjara beach and Reynisdrangar, we’ve already admired on our first day in Iceland. This time we saw them from different direction. Continue reading