The weather was perfect! I thought it was cold during our visit in St. Moritz lately but we were lucky because the weather was really friendly with sunshine the whole day. I packed with me umbrella and raincoat during that visit to this city. I did not check the weather forecast before our trip there. Besides, there is no free WiFi in our hotel and it was quite expensive if you want one. I guess 5.00 Euros per hour. Unlike with the other Italian towns and cities I visited in the past, 6-hours of WiFi only cost 5.00 Euros and sometimes it is for free. I need to buy a Web stick soon so that I can have an internet connection in most European Union countries. It is also not so expensive compared to internet charges at the hotels.
The UNESCO World Heritage RhB in St.Moritz, Switzerland during our visit last June 12, 2013. © www.webbloggirl.com
With the weather we are having right now, I wish I am in Budva. This famous coastal tourist town in Montenegro is truly a worth to visit. I am happy to stay for four overnights in one of its famous hotels, the Avala Resorts and Villas. This hotel is located near the Old Town of Budva and just a few meters away from the beach.
A Church in Budva, Montenegro during my holiday last April 2013.
I can’t believed I was able to visit the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean. Yes, it is in Ephesus located in today’s place called Selçuk in Izmir Province, Turkey. It was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the coast of Ionia. I can’t even believed that I stepped to where Jesus walked before in this area. That was truly a memorable moment in my life visiting historical places like Ephesus.This historical ruins is truly worth to visit when you plan to go to Turkey.
The great Theater in Ephesus, Turkey. Taken during our 10-day trip in Turkey last 2011. © www.europetravelpad.com
Many dreams came true since I migrated in Europe. I believed I am a lucky jobless traveller. Imagine a jobless who keeps on travelling? There is a secret on that. One thing you need to do is to be wise in spending your money. Just save and save and save money if you can and you can surely visit places you dream to go to.
The Spire of Dublin during my trip to Ireland last March 2013. Dublin is one of the many capital cities I visited in Europe.
A friend who had a cruise in the Mediterranean last 2011 told me it was a great experience for her and to her whole family having a cruise in this part of the planet. One of the cities they visited was Dubrovnik, Croatia. Even before my friend told me about this city, it is already included in my places-to-see.
The Old Port of Dubrovnik, Croatia. You can see the walls of the city and one of its gate in this photo.
I just waited for the right time when I can find a cheap trip going to Croatia. I waited months and almost 2 years and finally, it did happened. Last January, I found this cheap trip to the Balkan Peninsula. One of the places included in that travel is Dubrovnik. I did not wait too long but immediately booked the trip before it will be totally sold-out. I was lucky because there are still some seats available. When I booked the trip, I was also asked if I will also buy a travel insurance for that holiday. I declined because I already browsed one at Down Under Insurance. If you are patient enough, sometimes, you can really find cheap travel insurance. (more…)
This is one thing you will experience in most capital cities in Europe. There are always street performers proliferating in the most visited corners of the city. If you go to Paris, Madrid, Rome, Vienna, Budapest, Oslo, Copenhagen, Brussels, Luxembourg, Berlin, etcetera, you will always find them. One thing I remember during my second visit in Amsterdam lately, was the musicians who performed at Dam Square. I heard when them playing music but I never had the chance to go nearer to them. They surely shop for cheap music instruments and gadget like an affordable mxl 990. They played good music but since our time was limited during our visit, we really did not hear their whole performance in Amsterdam’s famous square. We were busy taking pictures and we were catching the boat for a canal cruise in that city.
National Monument in Dam Square, with the Hotel Krasnapolsky on the right.
The Dam Square, or simply the Dam, is a town square in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known and important locations in the city.
It was my second visit in this city but still I never had the chance to experience everything. I might be backed there again when time and finances are available.
I was browsing some photo albums this afternoon. I landed in one of my albums taken in San Francisco, California. It is around 8 months now since my visit in this city. I experienced a lot there and I am so thankful about it. I only did not met good friends but I also experienced many interesting sights due to them. To Ate Mary, Brianna and Jacky, thanks for being great hosts and tour guides. I and my sister are forever grateful about it. You are simply awesome!
The famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
San Francisco (Spanish for “Saint Francis”) was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for St. Francis of Assisi a few miles away. The California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. (more…)
I finally visited one of the capital cities I long to see in Scandinavia and in Europe! The dream of visiting Copenhagen finally came true. It is the beautiful capital of Denmark. I am glad to step on this lovely city. It was only a day visit but I am already contented of what I saw and experienced.
The lovely fountain in Amalienborg palace in Copenhagen, Denmark. (more…)
I just smile when I read a friend’s comment in facebook, telling that I am rich because I travel from time to time. How I wish I am really rich so that I can start buying silver coins as investment. Sad to say, I am not! I do agree that traveling is an expensive hobby but I always believed that it is the only expensive thing that will make you rich. I hope you know what I mean when I say this. (more…)
I can’t still believe that I visited the capital of Croatia lately. Yes, I was in Zagreb and I am happy and contented to explore this city for some hours. We actually had a tourist guide during our sightseeing. After that, we were given more than one hour to explore it ourselves. During my walk around the city, I landed in a beautiful park. There is a fountain in that park and I took some pictures of it. I also found more water fountains for gardens while we were taking a tour around the city of Zagreb.
A fountain somewhere in Zagreb. It is not too far from the Ban Jelacic Square. You can also see a gazebo at the background.
The trees around this park are still not bearing leaves but the grasses on the ground are turning to green already.
Zagreb, the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia is worth to see if you have the chance to visit there.