It was the third day of sightseeing in Turkey. We stayed in a nice hotel in Ayvalik and from there, the bus will start rolling going to our next destination which is Sardis. That morning, I set the alarm at 5:30 and even set it two times to make it sure that I will wake up at the right time. I need to be ready before before going for breakfast which starts at 6:00. At around 7:30, the bus already started its journey.
The Altar outside the entrance of Artemis much older than the temple, from as early as the 6th century BC. In the Hellenistic period the altar was incorporated into a large stepped platform that still exists.
The sky was gray and cloudy when we left Ayvalik. After an hour driving on the road, the sun was slowly shining. This is the advantage of going in a group tour, everything is already organized and you don’t need to worry about accommodation, meals and transportation. (more…)
Summer time is almost here! I am so glad that the weather is getting friendlier the past days. No more sub-zero temperature in our area and most of the times, I can already wear t’shirts outside whether I go for walk or do some gardening. I simply love spring and summer too!
Participants and musicians during the parade at the Samba Festival in Coburg during our visit last year.
Summer time also means festival time especially in Germany. If you happen to witness the Samba festival in Coburg, you will surely have fun. This Bavarian city is referred to as “Europe’s Capital of Samba.” In 2014, the Festival was pleased to be awarded the title “Best Samba event outside Brazil”, from the Edison Carneiro Prize. (more…)
Happy Easter! I hope you did had a wonderful and peaceful celebration of this season. As for me, it is quite okey. I visited some families during the weekend and last night, I was also invited for a dinner. I did not know that it was my friend’s husband’s birthday. It was quite a lovely evening seeing friends again. The weather was not really friendly because we are having a four-seasons weather since last week until today. Bu then, everything is fine!
I love these live performers in our hotel in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland. They are quite in the age but still, they performed great Irish folks songs that night. Cool performance indeed!
Let me share a bit about my travel in Ireland last 2013. One of the places we visited was in Lisdoonvarna. It is
a spa town in County Clare in Ireland. The town is famous for its music and festivals. One of its famous festivals is the so-called “Matchmaking festival” held every September. I visited the place in winter 2013, so sorry for me, I have not witness this celebration. (more…)
It was a memorable trip last summer 2014 in Poland. You know why? It is where I celebrated my birthday. One of the places I visited was Opole. It is a city in southern Poland on the Oder River (Odra). The city is also known as the capital of the historical region Upper Silesia.
I had the chance to go around the city with other German tourists. We actually had a tour guide that time. After the tour, we were given the time to explore the place on our own. For now, let me just share this photo of a beautiful fountain in Opole since I am slowly going to workland.
The fountain on the Daszynski’s square in Opole, Poland, sculpted by Edmund Gomansky.
It was one of the most memorable travels I had last 2013. That cruise in the Baltic Region of Europe was indeed a great experience seeing various cities and countries in the region. One of the cities we visited was the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. The sightseeing tour we had in the city was all worth it seeing its most historic sights from Medieval Old Town, Raekoja Plats and its Town Hall, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, City Wall and more. We also passed-by its famous Viru Gate and here a photo of this gate.
The Viru Gate is an entrance to the Old Town of Tallinn. One of two remaining towers that were once part of a larger fourteenth-century gate system.
The sky was gray during that visit. It was winter and this is what you can expect during this season of the year. Regensburg is one of my favorite cities especially in the region of Bavaria, commonly known as Bayern in German. It is a beautiful city and its medieval centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I can’t exactly remember how many times did I already visited the place but when I have visitors from afar, I always take them here.
Regensburg, also known as Ratisbon in English is a historic city and it is considered as one of the oldest town of Germany. It was founded by the Romans in 179 A.D.