Blast from the Past: Évian-les-Bains

Blast from the Past is back and is taking you to lovely spa town on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) – to Évian-les-Bains. I’ve visited this French holiday resort five years ago in spring. Here are some pictures I took during this day-trip. Hope you’ll enjoy them.

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2016 – A YEAR IN REVIEW

Another year has flew by and again it is time to look back and remember all the awesome things I’ve experienced in this past year. Here is a quick recap of my 2016:

  • I’ve visited 2 new countries, Iceland and Seychelles, biding goodbye to 2016 with total count of 26 visited countries.
  • I’ve visited Scotland for the first time.
  • I’ve swam in Indian ocean for the first time

Brúarfoss, Iceland (May 2016)

  • The longest time I’ve been away from home in 2016 was 14-days trip to Seychelles in November and December

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Cats of the world

Hi, I’m Urška and I’m a crazy cat lady. I also love to travel. Wherever in the world I meet feline creature I try to befriend it or at least take a picture of it. No wonder there are plenty of cat photos in my photo library. Here below are some of those pictures of the cuties I’ve met and photographed on my travels:

Raggi – Reykjavik, Iceland

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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

Blast from the Past: Colmar

December is here it’s time for the Christmas related Blast from the Past post. Last year in the early December, my husband and I went to Colmar with our friends. We visited its famous Christmas Market and we loved it.

Colmar is fairy-tale-like town full of gorgeous buildings. Decorated with Christmas lights and decorations and accompanied by the smell of mulled wine coming from its Christmas Market is a great place to visit in December. Continue reading

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites I’ve visited (up to date)

Every year UNESCO World Heritage Committee gather to discuss the world heritage. One of their tasks is to discuss cultural and natural sites of outstanding universal value submitted by the state parties. If those sites meet one or more of 10 criteria they can be included on the World Heritage List. This year UNESCO World Heritage met for its 39th session in Bonn, Germany. Out of the 36 sites that were examined this year, 24 sites from Mexico, Italy, Korea, Jordan, France, Denmark, Iran, Turkey, Uruguay, Mongolia, Israel, Norway, Saudi Arabia, USA, Singapore, Japan, Germany, UK, China and Jamaica were granted world heritage status, increasing the total number of world heritage sites to 1,031. Up to date, I had a chance to visit 41 of them. Here is my pick of 10 sites (in random order) I liked the best:   Continue reading