It has been a while since the last Blast from the Past (a blog series in which I’m reminiscing my past trips and travels). Don’t worry, I did not run out of photographs. There are still some left to share – starting with gorgeous Swiss capital Bern I’ve visited with my friends few years before I moved to Switzerland, on the first day of the year 2009. Stroll through the snowy cobbled streets and squares of Bern’s old town was a lovely way to start a year, wouldn’t you agree?
A year ago I travelled to Italy with my friends and husband. One of the places we’ve visited on that weekend-trip was lovely Sirmione located on the south bank of Lake Garda (Lago di Garda). We strolled the cute narrow streets and alleys, ate some delicious Italian gelato, marvelled the Scaligera Fortress, visited ruins of an ancient Roman Villa called Grotte di Gatullo and admired the amazing sunset over the Lake Garda. Here are some snaps from that trip:
Have you ever been to Sirmione? Did you like it?
The first and the last stop of our recent trip around SE Asia was Singapore, where we’ve spent three and half days in total. You can see some of the moments of our trip caught on camera in the video bellow. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
More about our trip around SE Asia coming soon…
If you live in Europe or you are basketball fan, you might have heard European basketball championship or EuroBasket 2017 came to an end on 17th September in the most amazing way I could imagine. Slovenian team won the gold medal and I was there to witness this historical moment. It was unforgettable!
I love London and for that reason I think it deserves to be featured in my Blast from the Past series for the second time. This particular set of photos was made in November 2014, when I visited London with my husband and friend in order to attend the UEFA Qualifier football match between England and Slovenia. We didn’t just support Slovenian team at the Wembley, but we’d also (re)explored this awesome town.
On a last weekend of October, my husband and I spontaneously decided to visit Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. We didn’t do any planning in advance, we just went there and explore the city without any prior knowledge about it.
In July, when UEFA Euro 2016 in France was in full swing, my husband, who is a big football (soccer) fan, asked me if I want to attend one of the matches of the tournament. Of course, I would never say no to attending one of the biggest sports event of this summer so we started planning our trip.
At the time, there were still many matches at the tournament to be played. After considering our schedules and the convenience of the locations of the venues, we decided to attend the semi-final match held at the Stade des Lumières in Lyon. At the time, we didn’t know which two teams are going to play. With the progress of the tournament it became known our match will be the played between Wales and Portugal. Because my father-in-law is huge fan of Portugal’s star player Christiano Ronaldo, he expressed the interest in him and and mother-in-law joining us. Just the few days before the match, we somehow manage to buy the additional two tickets for them. We’ve booked them the plane tickets and voila, what was meant to be trip of two, became a family trip. Continue reading
Few days ago, when the sunny weather and summer temperatures finally reached Switzerland, I went for an evening cycle ride around Lucerne. Despite I already walked and cycled those areas many times before, I massively enjoyed the ride. It was great to rediscover the beauty of the place I now call home on such a lovely evening.
Hope you’ll enjoy the photos I took during my ride as much as I enjoyed making them.
Life as an expat has a lot of challenges. Nourishing friendships with people who you used to be friend before you left to live abroad can be challenging. Some friendships fade away, but there are friendships that neither distance, nor lack of communication can’t kill. With some friends it doesn’t matter how long how long you don’t see each other, when you meet, you just continue where you left when you last time saw each other. I was blessed with some such friends. When one of them got engaged and invited me to her wedding, I didn’t hesitate to book the trip to Edinburgh to celebrate her wedding day with her.
Few Sundays ago my husband and I went on a walk along the banks of Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee). We walked all the way from Ufschötti beach to Lido beach at the other side of the bay. Despite the changing weather (one moment we had sun, the very next it snowed), it was a nice walk. Here are few impressions from it:
A foggy December evening in Ljubljana turned out to be a great conclusion of a day that started pretty bad. But I won’t bore you with that story, I would rather invite you to enjoy the photos my husband and made during our stroll around Ljubljana old town:
What to do when you find yourself in Zürich on a sunny December morning and you have some time to kill? You stroll around the town and take some photos of the city in its festive attire, like I did. Here are some snaps from my morning walk:
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
Today’s Blast from the Past post is taking you to Hungary, more precise to it’s capital Budapest. This set of photos were made in January 2010 when my husband and I visited Budapest to attend one of the matches of Slovenian national team at 2010 UEFA Futsal Championship. We didn’t just support Slovenian athletes, but we’d also explored this beautiful city.