Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I had the good fortune to visit castle Ringeberg overlooking lake Tegernsee in Bavaria. The weather has been extremely kind to us. Two gorgeous "Indian Summer" days, with the nature around us being breathtaking!!
I don't know exactly what it is, but I find Bavaria a very welcoming place.
In a post to follow, I will give you some more info on the interesting history of the castle we stayed at.
Monday, September 16, 2013
With a lot of gratitude to the wonderful people in my life, I continue to travel around the globe.
Here, I present to you the Santa Monica pier in Los Angeles.
As I learned, Los Angeles is a city of 18 million people! Almost twice the population of Greece!
Fun fact about Los Angeles, even though they do have a metro, they also call "metro local" the bus service. When I expressed my sincere "WHY???" to a local he seemed a bit puzzled. It was not strange for him at all :)
L.A. is a mosaic of cultures and people with beautiful weather. I will definitely go back one day!
Quiz: where was I today around noon?
Cheers to my co-travellers of the World! Thank you for the refreshing weekend. Yes, it was raining all day long on Saturday, but no pun intended... :)
Gilles and Kostas, you were deeply missed and by no means forgotten. By public demand, you are hereby forced to attend the next meeting.
Looking forward to meeting you all very soon!!!
Lots of love,
Saturday, July 13, 2013
I walk past the field of the photograph twice per day, when going to work. I saw these plants grow from grass, to becoming almost as tall as myself. Now they have produced seeds and have d(r)ied.
Time flies, as they say. I have been in this part of the World already 4.5 months now. Strange place, interesting place.
I do miss you old friends...
Friday, March 29, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Finally! It started to feel a bit like spring in this neck of the woods.
Today, the magnificent
I guess, it falls in the same category for some people (like me...) that in a picture is "meh.." but in person is jaw-dropping. I particularly like the fact that it is visible from various parts of the city, rising above the buildings. Well done Genevois, well done.
This fountain, has an interesting history that I welcome you read here.
Vitamin D, I missed you so!
Saturday, March 2, 2013
As many of you know, we both have changed locations. For many reasons, we are going to keep the name of the blog intact.
My journey continues in Geneva, Switzerland. Unfortunately, the weather did not allow for a better picture, but there you have it, a first impression of the city. I welcome you to have a look at the map. Geneva and many other cities are located around a gorgeous lake. The boat you see on the picture, is part of the public transportation system!
Fun facts about Switzerland, there are four official languages: German, French, Italian, and Romansh. In this area of the country, the most frequently spoken language is French, which means it is time for me to learn a new language... Fortunately for me, Geneva is a very international place with almost half of the population being immigrants. This of course means that the locals are used to dealing with foreigners. Many major international organizations are located here, including the United Nations, CERN, and the Red Cross.
It seems I am going to have a lot more impressions to share with you in the next months. Here's to new beginnings!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Time to go...
This city has given so much to me the last 3.5 years.
I leave you with one of the landmarks, the Frauenkirche. Unfortunately one the towers has been under renovation during all my time here, so I do not have a pretty picture. But, if you have a keen eye, you might spot me in the picture!
From the bottom of my heart a huge Thank You to all my friends for the wonderful time we spent together! I hope meet again soon somewhere in the World!
Monday, February 25, 2013
Late flight to Krakow tonight. Chopin airport is almost empty already and being cleaned for tomorrow's passengers.
Since many years, when I spotted the lights of an aircraft in the sky, I envied its passengers. Tonight, for the first time I envied the lights of the cars in a random bavarian suburb. I feel I'm growing older.
Nevertheless, this blog has several more airports to visit. And I still like it.
Next is GVA. Stay tuned!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
This is the church of St. Peter and Paul in the Royal Street of Krakow, just close to the castle, however all the apostles are there preaching on the fence. I really have no idea who the guy in the statue is. I don't know whether he knocks on the door or protests or preaches or he has no connection to the church at all. But it doesn't really matter. Still an atmosphaeric evening
There is a Foucault's pendulum installed in the church. I haven't visited yet. It's one of the things I want to do but I postpone for "next weekend".