This is the perfect time of the year to travel in Europe. If you love to see and witness any festivals, there are a lot going on at the moment. Whether you are going to Germany, England, Belgium, Austria, France and other cities and countries in Europe, you can always experience any festivities going around.

These summer festivals are quite great choices;

1. Tomorrowland in Belgium
2. Glastonbury Festival in England
3. Sziget Festival in Hungary
4. Colours of Ostrava in Czech Republic and a lot more Read more… »

For some fun and entertainment, it is a must to go out with family and friends going to a festival like the one we are having in the area right now. Today is Friday so after work, I have to go grocery shopping and ran some errands. I also went to the doctor and after everything were finished, I decided to drive back home. In one of the grocery stores where I always go for shopping, I met a friend who invited me to go with her in the “volksfest”, a German word for people’s fair or festival. Read more… »

Hello April! Hello spring season! I have to admit  spring  is one of my favorite times  of the year. When the weather gets nice and the first spring flowers started to blossom in my backyard, aren’t these fantastic? Yes, there are indeed some flowers  that are growing in the  garden right now. Tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and more are currently blooming!

This is also the sign that the spring festival is slowly starting in many parts of the world  especially in Europe.  There is a spring festivals going on in some cities in our area.  I can’t wait to visit such festivities so soon. It has been a long time since I was not there.  This is the fault of my full time job that keeps me busy. lol! Read more… »

Proposing is a magical moment for you and your partner. You are showing them how much you love them. And that you are ready to spend the rest of your life with them. When you decide you are ready to propose to your partner, you need to decide where and when to do it. It’s great to make it a unique experience that you both won’t forget. Here are five exciting proposal ideas that will make your partner so happy.

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At her Birthday Party

This one is definitely great if she loves to be surrounded by a lot of people. Read more… »

Yes, Fasching or carnival season is here again especially in the German-speaking countries like in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. I was watching some Fasching or carnival shows  in a Germany television awhile ago and I was quite entertain with it. I actually love it better when I see it in person.

As you know this season is also the season to have fun. One reason why I love witnessing Fasching or Carnival parade in Germany is watching the street entertainers especially the musicians who are performing with their musical instruments like portable keyboard, guitars, drums, cymbals and more. If you witness any carnival parade in Germany or any countries celebrating it, you will surely have fun!

Carnival snapshots to be posted soon! Don’t miss watching this event when you are in Germany.

I am back here! I know this is quite too late but let me wish you first an awesome year of the monkey! I hope that you first weeks of  year 2016 is doing great. So far, I cannot complain for the moment and I am thankful for everything that comes around.

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The Sultan Ahmed Mosque has one main dome, six minarets, and eight secondary domes. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I.

Let me share this photo in memory of the victims of the suicide bomber’s attack in Istanbul, Turkey  last Tuesday, January 12, 2016. It happened  in one of the my favorite spots in this historic city, the Sultanahmet district. This is also the same area where you can find one of the  famous and must-see sight  in Istanbul, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque.  Prayers and condolence to the family, relatives and friends of the victims of Istanbul attack and all the victims of inhuman acts in this planet. .  May the souls of the victims rest in peace.  Also sending my prayers and Read more… »

It was a wonderful day despite the cloudy weather in Budweis, known as České Budějovice in Czech language. Visiting the largest city in the South Bohemian Region as well as its political and commercial capital was a lot of fun. I did enjoyed my walk in the area especially at the Ottokar II Square where the Christmas market is currently held.

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The building with the 3 towers is the Town Hall with its murals and bronze gargoyles, and the 16th century Black Tower (“Černá věž”).

One of the things, I love when visiting an event like this is to taste its local foods. I tasted a lot that time. I enjoyed watching and listening to the choir who performed that day.  Read more… »

The sun is shining in this part of the planet! This makes me feel good and it always brightens  my day. How are you folks? I am doing okey  but I miss traveling again. I know  I just returned from my recent travels  but here I go again planning for the next trip.  After cancelling two trips for next month due to career change, I picked-up the phone again awhile ago and booked for a  trip in Europe. I super love this beautiful continent.

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The picturesque town of Perast in Montenegro. It lies beneath the hill of St. Ilija (873 m), on a cape that separates the Bay of Risano from that of Kotor, and overlooks the Verige strait, the narrowest part of the Bay of Kotor.

Let me finish this post before going to work. I have to accept the truth that I fall in love with Montenegro the first time I stepped on it.  When I visited it for the first time back in 2013, I told myself that I wanted to go back there again.  It did materialized during  my recent round trip in the Balkans last month. Read more… »

Hello September! Hello folks! What’s up? I hope you are having a wonderful time during this month. I am doing good so far and I do not want to complain about life as it is still beautiful inspite of many trials and hardships. There are more things to be thankful of than things to complain. One of it is the blessing to wake-up everyday. More on that, there are a lot of things to deviate ourselves to make us happy and one of it is the Oktoberfest that is going on right now in Munich, Bavaria’s capital city in Germany.

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One of the beer tents at the Okotberfest held in Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany.

If you are in Germany currently, why not experience the world’s largest fair and Bavarian’s culture and most famous festival. Through this fair, you can taste local delicacies, the best beers in Germany, experience carnival rides, fun and entertainments are waiting for you especially the live bands that perform in every beer tents.  Read more… »

Hey folks! How things going on out there? I hope everything is fine and under control. I can’t complain at the moment as the things are doing good for me and I am thankful about it. I just wish that I am somewhere out there, exploring places.

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The pool deck at the cruise ship.

Back to the cruise trip I did last spring time. I can say, it was a wonderful  cruise  and I experienced a lot of  islands and places in Greece including Turkey. I also met new friends and two of them are from my home country who are  currently living  in Germany. Read more… »

 

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Traveling has always been her passion. Ruby wants to share her travels, adventures and personal experiences in Europe and maybe from around the world. The reason why Europe Travel Pad was created. Discover Europe virtually through this blog and travel with her as the journey goes on.

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