Saturday, 25 January 2020

Rome in July

Colosseum




Roman Forum

Roman Forum

Victor Emmanuel  II





River Tiber



Piazza Navona


Borghese Gallery and Museum


Last summer I visited Rome with my friend Arlene and it was my fourth visit to the city. Suffice to say it is the last time I will go there in the summer. Yes I knew it would be hot but it seemed to be hotter than usual.

We saw the outside of the Colosseum, we walked by the Roman Forum, saw the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Piazza Novona, Piazza del Popolo, Borghese Gallery and Museum and Campidoglo. This was lots of walking and stopping for refreshments.

My next trip will be to Berlin in February, which I am looking forward to, Alessio hasn't been before so will be planning stuff that hopefully he will like.

Enjoy your weekend

Sunday, 12 January 2020

365 Book Photo Challenge Days 145 to 160

Thursday 21st Nov

Friday 22nd Nov

Saturday 23rd Nov

Sunday 24th Nov

Monday 25th Nov

Tuesday 26th Nov

Wednesday 27th Nov

Thursday 28th Nov

Friday 29th Nov

Sat 30th Nov

Sunday 1st Dec

Monday 2nd Dec

Tuesday 3rd Dec

Wed 4th Dec

Thursday 5th Dec

Friday 6th Dec


I have a lot of catching up to do in my book posts and I changed the format a bit and put the dates under the photos instead of the actual days.

Day 145 - The Secrets We Keep - by Lara Prescott - I learnt some history reading this one

Day 146 - The Vanishing Stairs by Maureen Johnson - second book in the series

Day 147 - Frankly in Lovely David Yoon - one of my favourites in 2019

Day 148 - The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren - I have so much reading this one

Day 149 - City of Bones by Cassandra Claire

Day 150 - My possible tar pile for December

Day 151 - Illumicrate for November

Day 152 - My Perfect Girlfriend - Karen Hamilton

Day 153 - Two books I bought

Day 154 - At the Book Brocki in Zurich

Day 155 - Look Alive 25 by Janet Evanovich - always love to read about Stephanie Plum

Day 156 - Murder at the British Museum by Jim Eldridge - a new series for me

Day 157 - The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins, which I still have not read

Day 158 - Books in the bookshop

Day 159 - Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver - a very good historical fiction book

Day 160 - Books in a Spanish book store

Hope you all had a great weekend

Saturday, 4 January 2020

2019 Holiday Recap

Singapore

Barcelona

Bratislava

Scotland

Kiev

Rome

Orkney Islands, Scotland

Vilnius, Lithuania

Barcelona, Camp Nou

Hampdon Park, Scotland 


Happy New Year and welcome to 2020, we are back to Zurich after a lovely time in Scotland with my family. As usual I do a recap of my adventures in 2019 and they look like this:

Jan - I was still in Bali, then along with Arlene we returned to Singapore for a day or so

Feb - I went to Barcelona with Arlene and we met up with my father, also Arlene and I went to Andorra.

April - The beginning of this month Alessio and I went to Bratsilava, Slovakia and then in the school holidays to Scotland

June - I went to the Ukraine with Arlene

July - Again with Arlene we went to Rome

August - Saw us back to Scotland, where I went to Edinburgh and with my parents to the Orkney Islands.

October - Alessio and I went to Vilnius, Lithuania

Dec - I went to Barcelona with Alessio and again met up with my father and finally the ended the year in Scotland

My travels plans for 2020 are already quite planned for until the summer. Who has already made plans for this year?

Enjoy the weekend

Saturday, 21 December 2019

A Boat Trip on Loch Katrine, Scotland















In April this year during our Spring holidays, Alessio and I, along with my parents went for a day trip to Loch Katrine. Loch Katrine is situated in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, it is a 13km fresh water loch. The driving time is over 2 hours from Broughty Ferry.

The name Loch Katrine comes from the Gaelic cateran meaning Highland robber, on the Northern shores of this loch was born the most famous folkloric outlaw turned hero Rob Roy Macgregor. Also for Outlander fans from season 2, episode 13 some scenes was filmed here.

We took a 45min boat trip on the historic Sir Walter Scott steamship, it was very busy trip. You might want to make sure there will be tickets available. The views were outstanding. Suffice to say it was rather chilly but the sun was shining too. Afterwards we had some refreshments at the cafe.

This Christmas we will be going to Scotland and hopefully doing some day trips as well as family get togethers.

Hope you are all having a great weekend