It has been a while since I last virtually took you around Luzern. Way too long! For that reason, I took my camera with me when I went for a walk around the Triebschen neighbourhood few days ago. I snapped some photos of this lovely area I would now like to share with you.
On my recent trip to Serbia I’ve visited the Museum of Yugoslav History (Muzej istorije Jugoslavije) located in the Dedinje district of Belgrade. As its name suggests, the museum is dedicated to the history of Yugoslavia. Unfortunately, it is only dedicated to a history of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, a country that existed from the end of WW2 to 1990s. An era of its predecessor the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, which existed from the end of the WW1 to the 1945 is not included.
The main emphasis of the museum is the persona of the former lifetime president of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito. In fact, the main exhibition at the Old Museum (one of three museum buildings), is a collection of the Tito’s personal objects, thousands of batons used in the annual “relay of youth” which took place on 25 May each year to celebrate Tito’s birthday and the gifts Tito received by various foreign dignitaries, statesman and delegations. Moreover, the museums premises also contain the so-called “House of Flowers“, which is the final resting place of Tito. Therefore, the much more accurate name for the museum would be “Museum of Tito”. Continue reading
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.
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.
It’s time for the first Blast from the Past post in 2016! On this cold winter day, I’m remembering warmer days of September 2006, I’ve spent in Egypt. While on holidays in Hurgada, my boyfriend and I took a day-trip to Cairo and Giza. In the morning we’ve explored Egyptian archaeological heritage at Giza, in the afternoon we spent some time exploring Cairo. Here are some photos from that trip:
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.
Amsterdam was one of the places I longed to visit for a long time. No wonder, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity joining my husband at his short business trip to capital of Netherlands.
Flying from Basel airport, we arrived at the Schiphol airport late in the afternoon. We went straight to the hotel nearby airport we’ve booked. While my husband prepared for his meeting, I browsed the internet for the information how to spend my limited time in Amsterdam most efficiently. Continue reading
Rijskmuseum is national museum presenting Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages to the present day. Its rich collection consists of about one million artworks and historical objects, of which only eight thousand are being put to display. At four floors of an amazing old building visitors can admire not only some of the masterpieces by Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Van Gogh et others, but also interesting objects presenting Dutch heritage and history. As such, it could be said, Rijksmuseum is a Dutch equivalent of English British Museum, French Louvre and Swiss Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum.
On our second day in Hiroshima my boyfriend and I left our hotel to get some breakfast. We found lovely Danish bakery Andersen. We bought some pastries and sandwiches and took them with to the Peace Memorial Park. We found a bench with a view to the A-bomb Dome and ate our breakfast there. With our bellies full, we moved towards the Peace Memorial Museum. On our way there two Japanese students approached us and asked us to help them fulfil their English class assignment. They had to approach the tourists and ask them some questions in order to practice their English skills. We agreed to help them. We answered their questions and took photos with the them, then we bid goodbye and continue our walk towards the Peace Memorial Museum.
The Peace Memorial Museum is a museum dedicated to the WW2 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. After paying the symbolic admission fee of 50 JPY per person, we’ve entered the exhibition area. Continue reading
Today’s Blast from the Past post is taking you to one of my favourite cities – to London. I’ve spent a year there studying towards my masters degree. That year was definitely one of the best years in my life. Living in city that has to offer so much and exploring it with a group of amazing friends was an experience I will never forget.
This particular set of photos was made in september 2013, after I already left London, but I returned for a few days to attend my graduation ceremony. This time showed this fabulous city to some of my favourite people: my family and boyfriend. We wandered around town and exploring all major sights:
During my last visit of London in November 2014, my friend, boyfriend and I had some time to kill before heading to Wembley to see the football match between England and Slovenia. While we were in the Marylebone area and my friend is a Shelock Holmes fan, we decided to take a look at Sherlock Holmes Museum.
My hometown Maribor is second largest city in Slovenia. It is located at the North-Eastern part of the country, in Slovenian Syria (Štajerska) region. Nested between the Pohorje Hill at one side and wine-growing hills at the other is a lovely place worth visiting.
Here is the pick of things to do, I usually recommend to my friends who would like to visit Maribor: Continue reading