I would like to greet first a “Happy Thanksgiving Day” especially to all my American friends around the world! I hope you are having a wonderful celebration at the moment!
Back to the main topic. It took me quite awhile to search a photo album in my external hard drive that contains the travel photos I took in Ireland this year. I am happy to finally found it.
A folk music night where Irish Musicians performed in our hotel in Lisdoonvarna during my 7-day trip in Ireland last March 2013.
That trip in Ireland was a superb one. We did only experienced many places but we also witnessed some of the Irish cultures and traditions. One night in our 3-star hotel named Hydro Hotel in Lisdoonvarna, we had this so-called “Irish Folk Music Night”. (more…)
Have you been to any of the automobile museums in your area? Did you visited any of the oldtimer show either? I guess, I am lucky enough to see historic automobiles like cars, motorcycles, bicycles and the like. I visited one of this so-called Oldtimertreffen or Oldtimer show in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate) in Bavaria, Germany.
some of the oldtimer motorcycles in the Oldtimertreffen in Neumarkt.
If you love historic automobiles visiting events or shows like this is perfect for you. (more…)
It was winter season in Spain during our holiday. I expected it to be very cold but the weather in Andalusia region was very friendly especially in Seville. It is the beautiful capital and the largest city of Andalusia. It is also the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain. The city is situated on the banks of Guadalquivir River, which divides the city into two, Sevilla and Triana.
The wonderful winter weather in Seville, Andalusia, Spain. I love the blue sky and the sunshine during our visit. The building in the middle is the Seville Cathedral. It was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the Alcázar palace complex and the General Archive of the Indies. (more…)
It was already my third time experiencing a cruise trip. I thought, I cannot do it staying or sleeping in a swimming hotel but I finally conquered my fear on sea sickness. I just need a good cabin where it is located somewhere in the middle part of the ship and a cabin with window and I will be good for it. Most important of all, I need to be in condition before and during the cruise trip.
A live band who performed during our recent trip in Baltic region including St. Petersburg, Russia. Sorry guys, this is not really a good shot as we were quite far from them and I left my good camera in our cabin.
Cruising can never be boring. There are a lot of show and entertainment at the ship. During the recent cruise trip I had with friends in the Baltics last summer this year, there were a lot of entertainments in the ship. (more…)
This is one of the greatest historical pageants I experienced in Europe. The Landshuter Hochzeit or Landshut Wedding Festival is truly a must-to-see for every tourist. It is held every four years in Landshut in the state of Bavaria, Germany.
Musicians at the Landshut Wedding Festival during my first visit there. I visited it again this year in July.
I always love witnessing historic happenings like this. I especially love watching the participants with their colorful and interesting medieval attires like what you see in this picture here. (more…)
The city of Lisbon is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, in Portugal. This historical city has many ancient cathedrals, churches and monuments.
The Jeronimos Monastery is the place where the explorer Vasco da Gama is buried. Visitors will be able to explore the cloisters of the monastery. The Sao Roque Church is a famous church, considered to be one of the most expensive churches to be built. This church was built using gold from Brazil. The decorations were carved from agate, ivory, gold and silver, and part of the church is decorated with colourful mosaics. Nearby visitors will find the baroque Santa Catarina Church.
Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal. Thanks to my friend Jean for this photo. (more…)
Turkey has been one of the countries that is included in my bucketlist. I thought it was just a dream when I visited it but I was truly there! I can’t believed that this country has a lot of interesting sights to see including its history, culture, traditions, its people and all its historic monuments and buildings. There are simply a lot of things to experience in Turkey!
The hot springs and travertines in Pamukkale, Turkey. It is located in Turkey’s Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year. These petrified waterfalls/travertine are a UNESCO World Heritage site. (more…)
Planning to visit Madrid in the future? Never ever miss going to Plaza del Sol! This is a great square in Madrid to experience and witness many things. This is one of my favorite squares in the city after Plaza Mayor.
The fountain in Plaza del Sol in Madrid, Spain. I am happy to explore this city twice.
One thing I love in Plaza del Sol are the artists and performers scattering around. One time, when I decided to go there on late afternoon, I witnessed this group of musicians playing really good music. Most the songs they played were in Spanish language. (more…)
I am back here again! I have such a busy life that I was not able to post some updates here. Besides I just came back from a trip in Italy and still trying to regain some lost energy from that trip. I am glad that I am here again to give you an update.
The House of the Blackheads in the Old Town Square. The original building was erected during the first third of the 14th century for the Brotherhood of Blackheads, a guild for unmarried German merchants in Riga.
Let’s go back to Riga this time. Time flies so fast that it is over a year now since I visited Latvia’s capital city. It was autumn last 2012 and the weather was already cold in this pat of the Baltic States. I have been to many capital cities in Europe and I would say, Riga has its won beauty. No wonder it is also visited by international tourists from around the globe. (more…)
The world’s largest fair has just started! Today, marked the beginning of the 180th celebration of Germany’s most famous festival. Everyone is welcome to visit and party in Theresienwiese, the area where the festival is held in Munich.
At 12:00 noon today, October 21, 2013, Christian Ude, the current mayor of Munich tapped the first barrel of beer in the “Schottenhamel” beer tent. Christian Ude is a member of the German Social Democratic Party and has been the mayor of Munich for two decades. With two strikes, Ude drove the tap into the barrel and spoke the magic words: “O’zapft is!” – “It’s tapped!”
view of the Oktoberfest while on top of the Ferris Wheel.
Mr. Ude handed the first mug of beer to the Bavarian Prime Minister, Horst Seehofer. Since this will be the last term of office, somebody else will serve the beer to Horst Seehofer next year. Ude has already reached the the maximum number of terms, thus he can no longer run for office again. (more…)