When our friends come to visit us in August, my husband and I decided to took them to the picturesque village of Mürren and 2,970 m high summit Schithorn in Berner Oberland (Bernese Oberland). With its majestic mountains, charming little villages, and unspoiled nature is one of my favourite regions of Switzerland.
Singapore, Cambodia (Siem Reap) & Thailand (Chiang Mai, Krabi)
From 29th October to 11th November 2017
WHY SOUTH-EAST ASIA?
South-East Asia was on our radar for a while, but somehow it was never the right moment to travel there… Not until this year, when I found really good deal for the direct flights to Singapore. After a quick research on Singapore, we didn’t hesitate much before we’ve booked our flights there. Reasons?
- Interesting architecture
- Melting pot of cultures
- Colonial history
After our research, we knew two weeks in Singapore would be too much for our travel style, so we’ve started looking into other places in South-East Asia which we could also visit. Singapore is a travel hub with affordable connections to numerous destinations. It was hard decision, but after taking into consideration different factors, (like weather conditions, transport connections, things to see, etc.), we’ve decided to travel to Siem Reap in Cambodia and Chiang Mai and Krabi in Thailand. Why?
Siem Reap, Cambodia:
- Siem Reap temples
- Cambodian history & culture
Chiang Mai & Krabi, Thailand:
- Stunning beaches
- Thai food
- Thai history and culture
- Limestone rocks formations
- Adventurous activities
As usual before departing to my trip, I would like to ask you my dear readers for some assistance. What are your favourite places in Singapore, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai and Krabi? What attractions are must see? Which market must we visit? Where do they serve the best food? What local delicacy we must try? Any suggestion would be highly appreciated!
I guess I’ve reached this age when most of my friends already decided or are deciding to tie the knot. In mid-August my husband and I attended wedding of our dear friends held at the gorgeous Otočec castle in Dolenjska Region (Lower Carniola Region) in the South-Eastern Slovenia.
Dolenjska is often overlooked, but is with its charming landscape of green meadows, vineyards, vast woods, green rivers and lovely towns with rich cultural heritage, well worth a visit. Continue reading
If you live in Europe or you are basketball fan, you might have heard European basketball championship or EuroBasket 2017 came to an end on 17th September in the most amazing way I could imagine. Slovenian team won the gold medal and I was there to witness this historical moment. It was unforgettable!
Days are getting shorter and shorter and temperatures are slowly, but steadily dropping. Winter is well on its way to the Northern hemisphere. I’m already dreaming about snowy sunny winter days at the ski slopes. While counting the days till then, I’m reminiscing about my past ski trips, more precisely about one particular trip – trip to Klewenalp Stockhütte in Central Switzerland where I’ve skied on a sunny day in March.
Want to know more about this trip of mine? Click on this link and read all about it!
Last week I’ve asked you about your favourite memories of being active on your trips and travels and you’ve responded. I have had a great time reading your stories, so thank you your contributions! Now, it is time to announce the winner. The winner is (drum-role please)… Katy from Untold Morssels, with her blog post about exploring Copenhagen by bike. Congratulations Katy!
1st August is Swiss National Day – the public holiday celebrating the foundation of Swiss Confederation. On that particular day in 1291 the representatives of three original cantons Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden (today split into Obwalden and Nidwalden) formed an alliance. This action is now regarded as the founding of Switzerland and is annually celebrated all across Switzerland with different events and fireworks.
My husband and I spent this year’s the Swiss National Day in a very Swiss way: we went hiking. Our destination was 1.898 m high mountain Grosser Mythen located in canton Schwyz. Continue reading
If you follow my blog, you’ve probably noticed I enjoy being active on my trips and travels. To mention just few of my favourite sweat-filled activities: hiking the glacier in Iceland, cycling in Kyoto, skiing in the shadow of mighty Matterhorn, sledding at Mt. Rigi and many more. While you can read all about those travel memories on my blog, I would like to hear from you about your favourite active trips and travels! To encourage you to share your stories with me, one of the posts will receive the perfect active traveling companion as a prize. The Aaptiv App – great for on-the-go sweat sessions, an on-demand audio fitness app that combines the guidance of a personal trainer with different workout programs.
Like every year in the summer, my husband’s parents came to visit us in Lucerne. Because they recently got crazy about hiking, their visit was supposed to be a series of hiking trips around Swiss Alps. Unfortunately due to the rainy weather, we’ve only managed to do one hiking trip. This was the trip to Pilatus, Lucerne’s home mountain.
On a sunny Sunday in June I’ve visited gorgeous Oeschinen Lake (Oeschinensee) for the second time. Some of you might remember, I’ve already been there previous summer and I loved the area. When friends invited us to go hiking there, my husband and I didn’t hesitate long before we accepted the invitation to this stunning alpine lake in the midst of the Swiss Alps.