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

Japan. Day 8: Arashiyama

On our eighth day in Japan, we left Hiroshima and travelled to Kyoto, a former capital of imperial Japan. Travelling between both cities by super fast, clean and comfortable bullet train – shikansen was again a pleasure.

Bamboo grove in Arashiyama

After arrival in Kyoto, we found our hotel, checked-in, left our luggage in our room and went out exploring. We decided to go to the to Arashiyama, a lovely district at the western outskirts of the town where the famous bamboo grove and some of Kyoto’s most popular temples can be found. Continue reading

Short but sweet trip to Amsterdam

Amsterdam was one of the places I longed to visit for a long time. No wonder, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity joining my husband at his short business trip to capital of Netherlands.

Amsterdam’s picturesque architecture

Flying from Basel airport, we arrived at the Schiphol airport late in the afternoon. We went straight to the hotel nearby airport we’ve booked. While my husband prepared for his meeting, I browsed the internet for the information how to spend my limited time in Amsterdam most efficiently.  Continue reading

Blast from the Past: Palma de Mallorca

When the days are getting shorter and shorter it is time for Blast from the Past post to take you back to warmer days of September 2012. Back then, I’d just submitted my master’s thesis and travelled to Mallorca Island with my boyfriend (now husband). We’ve spent our well deserved holidays enjoying beautiful beaches and exploring lovely towns and villages. This particular set of photos was taken in island’s capital Palma where we’ve stayed for a few days.

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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.

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Summer stroll around Luzern

A past few weeks had been busy for me and my boyfriend. We had members of our families visiting. First we’ve explored the beauty of Swiss Alps and enjoy at the beaches of Lake Lucerne with my boyfriend’s grandmother and his parents. Soon after they left, my brother came to visit. On the first day of his visit he was tired of a long night train ride from Slovenia, so we just relaxed and enjoyed the gloomy summer day strolling around Luzern.

Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument)

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Japan. Day 2: Exploring Tokyo

Day 2 of our Japan adventure started early in the morning. In Japan sun rises earlier than in Switzerland – already around 4.30 am. The night before we’ve admired the amazing view from our window and we forgot to shut the curtains. Our room was facing east and first rays of sunshine woke us soon after the sunrise. Still a bit jet-lagged, we couldn’t fall asleep anymore. We woke up, got dressed and went to the breakfast. As we expected, hotel offered a broad variety of Japanese and Western dishes. We were not yet ready to try Japanese breakfast, so we’ve grabbed some coffee, bread, croissants, butter, marmalade and some fruits. With our bellies full, we were ready to get out and explore Tokyo.

Night view from our room

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