Autumn Sunday in Vaduz

On a last weekend of October, my husband and I spontaneously decided to visit Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. We didn’t do any planning in advance, we just went there and explore the city without any prior knowledge about it.

Vaduz Castle

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Japan. Day 11: Himeji castle & Osaka

Eleventh day of our trip to Japan in spring 2015, my husband and I went to a visit Himeji and Osaka. Early in the morning we left our hotel in Kyoto and boarded the fast shikansen train to Himeji.

The reason we traveled to Himeji was the castle Himeji-jo – one of twelve original Japanese castles that hasn’t been damaged or destroyed in the wars or in natural disasters. It is actually pretty remarkable that the castle is still standing. During World War II the Himeji town was completely destroyed by the allies, but the castle remained intact. Luckily the bomb that landed on the roof failed to detonate. As it is still in its original shape and because is considered to be the finest example of the classic Japanese feudal period architecture it has been inscribed to UNESCO World Heritage list. Continue reading

Blast from the Past: Bosa, Sardinia

While I’m packing and preparing for my trip to Seychelles, I’m remembering my past travels in yet another post from the Blast from the Past series. This time I would like to take you back to warmer days of June 2013 when I travelled to beautiful Sardinia in Italy. My husband and I spent our holidays touring the island, enjoying its beautiful beaches and exploring lovely towns and villages. This particular set of photos was taken in Bosa – one of most picturesque, but also most quiet and boring towns we’ve visited in Sardinia.

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Meggenhorn Castle

Meggenhorn Castle is a lovely 17th century castle located on the peninsula of Meggen on the northern shore of the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne). It is one of my favourite places in Luzern area. The estate has been open for public since 1974 and has no entrance fee. It’s scenic and peaceful spot, popular with the locals, but not yet discovered by the masses of tourists.

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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: Bellinzona

Blast from the Past is back! Today I’m taking you back to the warm days of early September 2010 when my husband and I visited beautiful town of Bellinzona in Italian speaking part of Switzerland.

Bellinzona is the Capital of Ticino and is a home of one of the most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage sites in Switzerland: Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-town of Bellinzona. Here are some of the photos my husband and I took during our trip: Continue reading

Celebrating love and friendship in Edinburgh

Life as an expat has a lot of challenges. Nourishing friendships with people who you used to be friend before you left to live abroad can be challenging. Some friendships fade away, but there are friendships that neither distance, nor lack of communication can’t kill. With some friends it doesn’t matter how long how long you don’t see each other, when you meet, you just continue where you left when you last time saw each other. I was blessed with some such friends. When one of them got engaged and invited me to her wedding, I didn’t hesitate to book the trip to Edinburgh to celebrate her wedding day with her.

Beautiful Edinburgh

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Predjama Castle

Predjama castle (Predjamski grad) is a picturesque castle in a small village of Predjama, near Postojna in Slovenia. It was built high up in a vertical cliff, above river Lokva, at the entrance of a underground cave system and is considered to be the largest cave castle in the world.

Predjama castle

When my husband suggested to visit Predjama castle during our visit of Slovenia in November, I said yes without hesitation.
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Romantic weekend at Slovenia’s Oldest Town

At the beginning of the August my boyfriend (now husband) and I went to Slovenia for a romantic getaway to the Slovenia’s oldest town Ptuj. The city is located in the Styria Region (Štajerska) in the North-Eastern part of Slovenia and is best known for its thermal springs and annual spring carnival. We spent a weekend at Terme Ptuj enjoying its spa and wellness and exploring Ptuj’s Old Town.

Ptuj Old Town at the banks of river Drava

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Blast from the Past: London

Today’s Blast from the Past post is taking you to one of my favourite cities – to London. I’ve spent a year there studying towards my masters degree. That year was definitely one of the best years in my life. Living in city that has to offer so much and exploring it with a group of amazing friends was an experience I will never forget.

This particular set of photos was made in september 2013, after I already left London, but I returned for a few days to attend my graduation ceremony. This time showed this fabulous city to some of my favourite people: my family and boyfriend. We wandered around town and exploring all major sights:

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