stories and photos of a simple Filipina who found her second home, Wolfenbüttel, DE

Monday, September 28, 2009

Wandering in Harz

moin moin! guys! :-)

Yesterday, Sunday in Harz National Park - We went wandering again. Michael and I always take the chance to go somewhere on weekends it doesn't matter if it's in the city or in the nature. This weekend we choose to leave the city and in to the forest.

The waterfalls is so calming make us want to stay there and just sit and stare and listen to it's sound. We also saw some mushrooms on the way, and took pictures of it of course.

Maybe it's our last chance to enjoy the good weather for this year, but maybe not... but yesterday was really a good day for us to be in the nature...

Have a wonderful week everyone.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"the city of a thousand towers"

Prague - also known as "the city of a thousand towers" or "the city of spires"...

It was late in the afternoon already when we arrived to Prague. About 150 to 200 kilometers away from Hradec Kralove. It was snowing so hard and cold, we look for a place to stay, then we ended up in a tourist information office asking where we can find a nice hotel to stay for two nights. They arranged everything for us and told us how to get there, and we are lucky to find the hotel easily. After checking in and bringing our things in our room, we went to the city. The hotel is bit expensive ( 80 Euro per night ) but includes our breakfast.

We took the tram for about half an hour and then we are in the city center of Prague. It was wonderful to be in this city, everywhere you look it's beautiful. Michael my husband said, there's a famous beer brewery in Prague called U Fleku, and they have also of course good CZ food. We decided to eat there (late lunch) and also Michael can get his Pilsener beer. It was full of tourists as we enter the historical brewery restaurant. Some are totally drunk already and making trouble so the "big guys" came and took them out of the place. It was not cheap there but still the food is good and Michael was so happy to get his beer after driving a long time and happy because he don't need to drive that day. Not so far from U Fleku we walked to the Moldau River with those beautiful buildings from 19th Century.

Then suddenly, we had been in Karl's Bridge, came another strong snow storm and we hurried back to our hotel with the tram. After relaxing, we went to an Italian restaurant near the hotel. The pizza was surprisingly good. Then we are so "kaputt" (tired) we watched tv and then fall asleep. Next day is another action day... means, a lot of walking around the city.

to be continued...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Venice trip

I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs,

A palace and a prison on each hand,

I saw from out of the wave of her structure's raise,

As from the strokes of the enchanter's wand,

A thousand years their cloudy wings expand,

Around me, and a dying Glory smiles,

O'er the far times, when many a subject wand,

Look'd to the winged Lion's marble pines,

Where Venice sate in state, throned on her hundred isles.

by : Lord Byron ( George Gordon Noel Byron )

Venezzia - 21/ 05/2007 - It was a long line, "lange schlange!" 10 o'clock in the morning at last the bus boat leaves. I got my video camera and Michael with our normal camera. After 100 kilometers away driving from Verona we reached Venice.

I can't believe my eyes that i am in Venice! being in Venice is such a wonderful experience. Never in my life i saw such a beautiful city, so enchanting and like they say... once you see Venice, you will fall in love with it, and we did.

Piazza San Marco - St. Mark's Square. Is the main square of Venice. I will never forget this beautiful city, the bell tower the Ponte di Rialto, and everything!

the poem by Lord Byron said it all, i've been to Venice, and i will never forget this trip in Italy. My husband and I hope someday we can go back there again... and fall in love again and again to Venice...

by: maricar