Holiday in Hamburg, part 1

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all fine. We’ve just got back from our five-day trip in Hamburg. Hamburg, a major port city in northern Germany, is connected to the North Sea by the Elbe River. It’s crossed by hundreds of canals, and also contains large areas of parkland. Near its core, Inner Alster lake is dotted with boats and surrounded by cafes.

Here’s the view from our room.

We walked along the Alster lake.

Here are the main train station and the theatre.

Here’s me in front of the town hall. The city’s central Jungfernstieg boulevard connects the Neustadt (new town) with the Altstadt (old town), home to landmarks like 18th-century St. Michael’s Church.

We went to see the International Maritime Museum. There’s a huge collection of model ships, art, uniforms & photographs in Hamburg’s oldest preserved warehouse.

Sunset from our room.

Last but not the least, our hamburger in Hamburg.

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So, what made you smile this week?

For: TToT – 8/18/17 , Weekly Smile 85 #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, Nurt Thurs – Lessons from Cameras, Skywatch Friday – 17 August 2017 Edition , ALL SEASONS – GOING SOUTH (Aug 20), End of Summer Pie (Sundays In My City), Jo’s Monday walk : Simply Church Stretton, Tell Me Something Good #71

Ten Things of Thankful

Our Austrian Trip

Hello everyone! Just got back from our Austrian holiday and we had a smashing time. We drove to Mittersill, which is around 3 hours away from Munich, passing by St. Johann, Kitzbuhel and other lovely towns and villages.

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We reached the castle where we stayed for 4 nights. Here’s the view from our balcony.

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Here’s my back while I enjoyed the view. What a life!

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Some of the food we’ve had. Delicious!

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We walked during the day. On the first day we walked to Mittersill town.

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“These boots were made for walking.”

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On the second day, we drove to Salzburger Land and walked up the mountains. That was hard work! But worth it!

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The horses were so cute!

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We reached Hinter See and stayed there to have our picnic.

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“The hills are alive with the sound of music!”

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So, what made you smile this week?

For: TToT – 8/04/17 , Weekly Smile 83 #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, Nurt Thurs – Oh the Lessons!, Skywatch Friday – 3 August 2017 Edition , ALL SEASONS – AUGUST (6) FUN, Faux Summer of Love Street Signs at de Young Museum (Sundays In My City), Jo’s Monday walk : Hovingham

Ten Things of Thankful

Our Malta experience

Hello everyone! Just got back from our five-day Malta trip. It was our second time to visit Malta and we really had a great time. Here’s our view from our balcony.

On the first day we walked around Valletta, its capital. The walled city was established in the 1500s on a peninsula by the Knights of St. John, a Roman Catholic order. It’s known for museums, palaces and grand churches. Baroque landmarks include St. John’s Co-Cathedral, whose opulent interior is home to the Caravaggio masterpiece “The Beheading of Saint John.”

St John’s Co-Cathedral is a gem of Baroque art and architecture. It was built as the conventual church for the Knights of St John. The Grand Masters and several knights donated gifts of high artistic value and made enormous contributions to enrich it with only the best works of art. This church is till this very day an important shrine and a sacred place of worship. It is also a venue for cultural events.

We went on a harbour cruise which started from The Strand at Sliema. This trip took about two hours. First the boat visited Marsamxetto Harbour and then it went out in the open sea and from there it entered the Grand Harbour. Magnificent views and scenes that were very difficult to forget. Amazing!

I have to do a second post for the rest of our holidays. For now, have a lovely week!

So, what made you smile this week?

For: Jo’s Monday walk : Lovely Llandudno, Weekly Smile 77 #weeklysmile, Skywatch Friday – 22 June 2017 Edition

Photo Blogging Challenge (May 2017): Look up

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our apple blossoms – hopefully we’ll have good harvest this year!

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blue sky, white clouds – like the colour of our Bavarian flag!

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entrance to the beer garden – after an hour’s cycle, we’ve made it!

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some trees and our favourite jazz band – a great place to be!

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more trees and blue sky 🙂

For: Photo Blogging Challenge (May 2017): Look up, Skywatch Friday – First Skywatch in June Edition

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-05

Four years ago, I went on a tour with my friend in college. I flew to her place and together we joined the tour. Güngor was our tourist guide and he was a very good guide. We started in Antalya, travelled to Cappadocia, then other parts of Turkey and back to Antalya after a week. The rest of the group stayed there for another week for their sea/beach holiday. The holiday was a success!

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rock castle
rock castle
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fairy chimneys
the love valley
the love valley
the charm of Cappadocia
the charm of Cappadocia
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three boys
yabbadabadoo...
yabbadabadoo…

Other “traces of the past/heritage”:

For: THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-05, Heritage – Photo Challenge, Nurt Thurs – State of Mind, Skywatch Friday – 18 May 2017 Edition , framed… , #MySundayPhoto – Hyde Park, ALL SEASONS – LIGHT and AIRY (May 21), Getting Older Does NOT Suck (Sundays In My City), Jo’s Monday walk : Sitio das Fontes

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