I know you guys had to wait for this a little, but here it finally is: the first blogpost of my Bali Travel Diary. Keep reading to see more pictures of our adventure and to find out what we have been up to so far.
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My mommy is Italian. Her father came from Padua and her mother from Venice, where she lived the first few years of her life. From time to time they moved to Switzerland. In the past time we visited Venice a few times but never got the chance to participate at the carnival. This year, her childhood dream got real!
During this summer we had a lot of hot days which is really unusual for Switzerland.. But since two weeks the weather sucks again. It’s cold, cloudy and rainy the whole time..
Autumn is here.. and with that, all the cozy sweaters, tights and jackets can get unpacked!
But before this is going to happen I thought it would be a good time to write about my relaxing summer holidays which I spent with my family in Chalkidiki, Greece.
Early in the morning we drove to the airport. While we were waiting for the departure we joined a breathtaking sunrise.
I’m really sorry for not being so active the last few weeks. I had some really important tests for school. But one week ago on Wednesday I wrote the last one in the morning and went for a break to Hamburg, Germany in the afternoon.
I travelled with a little group from the Lions Club Baden and my family. We stayed in the hotel called Hotel Hafen Hamburg. From there it took us only five minutes to the port of Hamburg.
On the first morning of our little trip we made a little bus-tour through the port and through the thousands of containers. In the afternoon we went on a boat to Blankenese which is a district full of stairs! But as soon as you reached the top of it, you got an amazing view over all the beautiful white houses and over the river Elbe.
Friday morning we had the privilege to get a private guided tour trough the Elbphilharmonie! For all those who never heard about it before (including me :P) : It’s a huge building made out of glass which is going to be the highest of Hamburg (110 meters high). The conceptual design of the windows and of the roof is reeeeeaally complicated – belive me! As they started to build it in 2007 they planned the finish costs about 80 millions and should have been complete it in 2013. Now the costs stay more or less at 790 millions and the new expected date for opening is in spring of 2017! A hotel, three concert halls and some appartements will be placed into this incredible “house”!
In the afternoon we got finally some time for shopping :D! I found my new beloved Timbis and new summer shorts.Timberland shorts: Scotch & Soda
At eight o’clock in the evening the musical called Phantom of the Opera started. I didn’t like it that much because the style of music wasn’t one of my favorites.. Instead of this I can really recommend the musical The Lion King! I saw it some years ago also in Hamburg and could watch it over and over again!
Saturday morning we made a little boat tour (Fleetenfahrt). Did you know that Hamburg has got more bridges than Amsterdam and Venice together?!
In the afternoon we visited the Karolinen-district. There we went trough a really big bric-a-brac market and walked down the market-street. There we found some really funny stores! Like the shop called Hot Dogs! There you will find old original stuff which is 15 to 70 years old! I think we stayed inthere like over an hour.. we always found some new interesting things haha
In one of the other stores I found a new friend – he’s called Whisky but don’t take this wrong!! Whisky is a nine months old beagle. I played the whole time with him while my parents tried some clothes on 😛
On Sunday we had to say goodbye to this amazing city, but we’ll see us soon Hamburg – pinky promise!
What are your experiences from Hamburg?
Last Wednesday I travelled with my family and my boyfriend to a city in Spain called Malagà. We stood in the little hotel VINCCI which is located in the middle of the old city on Pasillo de Santa Isabel. As soon as we put our luggage into our rooms we went to the old town and enjoyed our first typic lunch with tapas with a glass of delicious cava.
On Thursday we drove with a bus for one hour to a little city called Nerja. We went to the beach and made some walks through the narrow alleys. As we took a taxi to a village up on a hill we had a really beautiful view because all the houses there were white!
As we tried to get home, it took us almost 3 hours because in Spain they celebrated easter with the Semana Santa. That means thousends of people were on the street and watched how disguised people were carrying some extremely heavy sculptures on their shoulders. Some of them played with trumpets or with drums and everybodyelse was singing. They had their processions till over midnight or even till the next morning which was a little bit troublesome for falling asleep!
On Friday we made a carriage ride and in the afternoon we went to the beach of Malagà where we spent the rest of the day and had the pleasure to watch a stunning sunset.
Saturday was our shopping-day! We visited some shopping malls and some little cute shops in the old part of the city. Later I will show you some of my new outfits! (: In the afternoon we visited the Picasso Museum and had a fabolous snack in the oldest tappas bar called El Pimpi.
Sunday was our last day. As soon as we got our luggage together we left the hotel and had our last lunch at the port before we flew back home.
It was once again an unforgettable adventure, maybe see you soon again Spain!