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

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

Hiking to Bannalp

Previous weekend we were blessed with sunny summer weather – a perfect weather for trip to the mountains. My husband and I decided to explore the area we haven’t yet visited – the Bannalp.

Lake Bannalp (Bannalpsee) at Bannalp

The Bannalp is a hidden gem of the Central Switzerland. It is situated in the Engelberg Valley, high above the villages Oberrickenbach and Wolfenschiessen. It can be reached by foot or by public transport – via two cable cars from Fell: Fell-Chrüzhütte and Fellboden-Bannalpsee. Because my husband and I were up for a challenge, we decided to hike from Oberrickenbach – Fell all the way up to Bannalpsee. Continue reading

Summer evening in Luzern

Few days ago, when the sunny weather and summer temperatures finally reached Switzerland, I went for an evening cycle ride around Lucerne. Despite I already walked and cycled those areas many times before, I massively enjoyed the ride. It was great to rediscover the beauty of the place I now call home on such a lovely evening.

Hope you’ll enjoy the photos I took during my ride as much as I enjoyed making them.

Lake Lucerne or Vierwaldstättersee as it is called in German is the fourth largest lake in Switzerland.

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