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?

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Weekly Smile 74 #weeklysmile

Hello everyone from a cloudy Bavarian morning.

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Oh well, we can’t have lovely weather everyday. Last week was brilliant, though. We were able to cycle around. Him Indoors is on holiday for a month, so he was out gardening most of the time. Sharing with you some of our new flowers.

Last night, we had dinner at the Greek’s – the place was full, people were outside and the food was really delicious!

By the way, I’ll have a break from blogging. We’re going on holiday for two weeks – in two countries – yay! I’ll tell you all about it when I get back. For now, have a lovely week everyone!

So, what made you smile this week?

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Good morning!

Good morning everyone! I’m sharing with you some chocolates from yesterday.

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It was raining a couple of days before.

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And today, woke up to this sunny and bright day! Sharing with you our garden this morning.

So, what made you smile this week?

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Hello everyone from a very cold Bavaria. The forecast for the next couple of days is more snow rain, oh well, good thing I haven’t put my winter stuff away yet. But we’ve just changed our tyres to summer tyres last week.

Having said that, I’m still smiling. I rang my mother yesterday and she’s fine, she’s been to her doctor’s and her medications have been adjusted to her needs. She also went to a dermatologist for her allergies. The renovation in her terrace is finished, so she’s back doing her day-to-day routines.

Him Indoors and I have booked some of our upcoming holidays. Next month, we’re going to the UK (his parents’ diamond wedding anniversary) and Malta (for his birthday and our anniversary). In July, I gave my friend a “wellness” gift – overnight stay in a thermal bath/spa hotel in Bad Fussing (I’ll be with her, of course!). In August, Him Indoors and I are going to Hamburg and Zell am See. In November, I’m going to Madrid with my cousin from Dormagen and my friend from Dusseldorf. Then in December, Christmas in the UK (to celebrate his mother’s 80th birthday), then New Year’s Day in the Philippines (for my mother’s 80th birthday, too). We’ll be staying in the Philippines for a couple of weeks, then travel to Singapore and Bali. Looking forward to travelling and celebrating.

Have a great week everyone. What made you smile this week?

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Bamberg – The Changing Seasons

Bamberg is a town in northern Bavaria, Germany, laid out over 7 hills where the Regnitz and Main rivers meet. Its old town preserves structures from the 11th to 19th centuries including the muraled Altes Rathaus (town hall), which occupies an island in the Regnitz reached by arched bridges. The Romanesque Bamberg Cathedral, begun in the 11th century, features 4 towers and numerous stone carvings. (Wikipedia)

Hello everyone! We’ve just got back from our three-day visit in Bamberg. It’s a very charming place and we had fun walking around and discovering it. The weather might be a bit cold, but we didn’t mind. We took a train from Munich and it was a two-hour ride on the ICE-fast train. I just slept through the whole trip. Our hotel is near the train station so we’ve been walking around the town. The old town is brilliant, with all the canals, that’s why Bamberg is known as “Little Venice”. We visited their Residenz museum, very impressive, shame we couldn’t take photos inside. We also took their “hop on hop off” tourist bus when we couldn’t walk up the hills anymore. All in all, we enjoyed our holiday, our smile this week. So, what made you smile this week?

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First Maß, swan lake and sushi

First Maß, swan lake and sushi

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is fine. We had a lovely weather last Sunday and we went cycling to our favourite park. And we had our first Maß of the year! (Mass – literally, 1 liter of Bavarian beer). We also shared a big brezen and I had an ice cream when Him Indoors had his second Maß. We had a great time.

We enjoyed people watching and swan and geese watching in the lake, our very own Swan Lake.

We watched “Beauty and the Beast”. It was brilliant! Then we went for sushi and sashimi later.

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So, what made you smile this week? Happy Easter everyone!

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