The city is literally in the valley of a circle of mountains. Almost each time you look up you are bound to see the peak of a snow-capped mountain. Its a small city in which you can travel around by bus and tram. The Sightseer bus is especially useful for tourists to get to the main attractions around Innsbruck. You can take a train or a tram up to Hungerburg mountain which has a great view of the valley where the city resides.The food was good, the hot chocolate great!
So far Innsbruck has been the loveliest stay of all despite the fact that I got a bit sick in the middle and had to sleep in half a day. It was peaceful and relaxing here.
Wonderful Praha! It’s like stepping into a fairy tale and walking around the streets of Far Far away from the Shrek movie. Most of it’s earliest architecture has been kept the same including the cobblestone streets and roads. It really gives the city a charming medivial quality. There is lots to do in Prague- city tours, castles to explore, parks and gardens, concerts, craft workshops, museums, etc… If nothing else you can just meander the streets and take in the sights and enjoy the many cafes and restaurants along the way. I will definitely be coming back here for my next trip!
Florence was quaint and pretty. We took a best of tuscany tour which brought us to Sienna, San Gimignano and Pisa. We saw wonderful countryside, medivial towns, vineyards and of course the ever famous leaning tower of Pisa. The architecture was ancient and beautifully preserved in these places. Of course the food was epic in Italy. I totally had my fill of pastas and pizzas.
The ancient ruins such as the Coloseum and Roman Forum was mesmerising. The tour guide’s stories really brought me back to those days giving me an idea of how they lived. Rome has preserved its pieces of history very beautifully right in the midst of their urban living. The streets of Rome are filled with amazing ancient architecture and monuments here and there. It was amazing to walk along and suddenly find a fountain or a monument or beautiful church just in front. Lovely time in Rome.
Just returned from a 5 day vacation in Malaysia, Kuching. All we did really was eat, walk around the neighbourhood a bit and languish in our wonderful hotel room. The bathroom was so great I could gladly have lived there… Shows how little time I spend in 5-star hotels…
Then as I got back into the office, I got snowed under a heap of emails and work. After clearing a bulk of it, I decided to poke my head in before my followers forget me 😉
During my vacation I noticed something about people. People these days are so enamoured with their tech tools… It’s all fine and dandy to take a few photos, but to capture everything every few seconds? Let’s say you are on a tour and there is a small dance performance, do you really have to rush to the front and capture the whole performance with your iPad (yes we know you have an iPad and you love it, but we don’t, so get out of the way so that the rest of us can watch the damn show!)? I mean where are the days when we sit back, relax and really appreciate what it is we see, as opposed to rushing to capture it all digitally? Photos are great, don’t take me wrong, but we do need to once in a while put away our gadgets and enjoy life by really looking at it without the camera lens in between. Just my observation, that’s all…
That aside the vacation was a great time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. All I did was eat, sleep and re-read my Harry Potter books- not necessarily in that order. Now it is time get my head back in gear for normal life (whatever that constitutes) and get cracking on….
It’s fun to ask ourselves random questions and ponder about ourselves, isn’t it? Oh what’s that? Ok that’s just me then…. But wait it’s surely fun to ask other people and nose into their lives….Anyhoo, I am starting something called Monthly Musings. Do read on…
Rules for Monthly Musings: Every start of the month 3 questions will be posted up to be answered. Copy and paste the questions to your blog post or Facebook timeline, answer them, and share it! You might find out some pretty interesting things about your friends and even about yourself! Do add the link to my blog post (https://mindurspirit.wordpress.com) at the end, so people know where to find future questions.
1. If you could live in any country besides the one you are living in now, where will it be?
I would love to move to Queenstown/Auckland. Ever since my trip to NZ in Dec 2011, I have fallen in love with the country and the people. Its amazing, the beauty of the landscape, the pace of life, the friendly people…
2. If you could choose, would you rather live beside the ocean or under mountains/hills?
I would love to live beside the ocean. I love the beach, and taking a morning walk along the beach everyday is a wonderful notion!
3. Beach paradise or urban paradise for your next vacation?
I always prefer beach paradises for my vacation spots. Nothing I like more than lazing at the beach with a good book…
Readers feel free to suggest questions for my next Monthly Musings :))
By the way this an adapted version of what I found 5crookedhalos, called 5 Questions Friday. Check it out if you like.