The Streets of Rome – Wanderlust @63

“Italy will never be a normal country. Because Italy is Italy. If we were a normal country, we wouldn’t have Rome. We wouldn’t have Florence. We wouldn’t have the marvel that is Venice.” -Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy Rome is such a busy place… with its history, ruins, monuments, arches, fountains. Yes, i know…

Monochrome November in Prague

“Prague does not have its name for no reason – in truth,  Prague is a threshold between the life on Earth  and Heaven, a threshold much thinner and narrower then in any other places…”  ― Gustav Meyrink As you can see in my posts, I really, really love Prague. Whether in colour or in monochrome Prague…

10 Places to Visit while in Rome – Wanderlust @62

“Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.” -Giotto di Bondone, Renaissance painter Rome is the capital of Italy and is a cosmopolitan city, with ancient ruins, a headquarters of the Roman Catholic church, has a display of the arts and architecture. This is one place that you…

Weekend Wedding

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”– Unknown Went to my friend’s daughter’s wedding on the weekend. It wasn’t your traditional wedding. Ceremony was in a country church In Bacchus Marsh and lunch was in the camping site – Camp Sunnystone and…

Seats, benches and Chairs

“Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. We need hours of aimless wandering or spates of time sitting on park benches, observing the mysterious world of ants and the canopy of treetops.”- Maya Angelou We had been here before but haven’t noticed the abundance of seats, benches…

Doors in Amsterdam, Doors in Germany

“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and door will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” – Joseph Campbell A view from the canal during a water cruise in Amsterdam. What a relaxing way to learn about a country’s history, lifestyle, economy and architecture! For Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge. In the…

Memories of Prague!

“No matter how many countries you’ve traveled to or where your going, Prague will sweep you off your feet.” – unknown Went on a holiday in Prague about five months ago. I really love the place and it is just fitting to put it in this challenge from Debbie Smyth, Travel with Intent – Memory….

FOTD – Pink Bouquet

“All the flowers of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” – Indian Proverb I plant a little seed in the ground I water it to make it grow The sun shines on it to make it healthy But alas it still wilts and dies I continue to water it The sun continues to…

Assisi in Italy – Wanderlust @61

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”– Jo Walton Assisi is a hill town in central Italy’s Umbria region, which is the birthplace of St Francis. He is one of the patron saints of Italy. The Basilica is a 2 level massive church and is recognised…

Colourful Burano… just a Boat Ride Away! Wanderlust @60

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life”– Michael Palin Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon which is known for its colourful houses and intricate lace work. It is a perfect day trip from the main island of…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #42 – Creativity

“Art is an evolutionary act. The shape of art and its role in society is constantly changing. At no point is art static. There are no rules.”  ― Raymond Salvatore Harmon Here are some streetart that shows the creativity of people. This was featured on the streets of Frankston, a suburb in the Southeast of Melbourne,…

FOTD – Red, Yellow, Pink and a Bee

“The flower doesn’t dream of a bee It blossoms and the bee comes -Mark Nepo It is a great day for a walk in the park. It is still a public holiday here in Melbourne So it is still quite busy at the Botanical gardens. Here are the autumn flowers… In red…pink…and yellow. For Cee’s…

If the Walls Can Speak – Wanderlust @59

“A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.” -Arthur Symons. Imagine a city interconnected by canals and bridges … a romantic gondola ride … an Italian serenade … waterfront palaces … winding canals … colourful facades of buildings … It is like you are transported to…

14 Places to See and Things to Do in Venice – Wanderlust @58

“I will never forget experiencing Venice for the first time. It feels like you are transported to another time – the art, music, food and pure romance in the air is like no other place.” – Elizabeth Berkley Venice is known as the “City of Bridges”, “The Floating City”, the “City of Canals” and many…

FOTD – April 20, 2019 – Shades of Pink

“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” – Helen Keller There are some Camelias in the garden There’s light Pink, Fuschia Pink And white with Pink. So pretty and in bloom, Showing the world its Pure beauty. Cee’s…

Doors In and Around Melbourne

“Nothing in life has happened to you. It’s happened for you. Every disappointment. Every wrong. Even every closed door has helped make you into who you are.” – Joel Osteen Found these doors in one of my walks near my daughter’s place in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Fitzroy is the most trendy area for hipsters. It is home…

Ice Cream Seats and more…

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”  ― Charles M. Schulz For this week, I am posting photos of restaurant or shop seats from about just everywhere.. For Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge With my hubby on an Ice cream shop in Daylesford, Victoria. A restaurant in Budapest…

Venice at Night – Wanderlust @57

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”– Eleanor Roosevelt Arrived in Venice during the golden hour and the colour of the sky was spectacular! As the sun goes down, and the lights turned on, the view of Venice…

It is the time to Worship!

“We come to church not to hide our problems but to heal them.”- Dieter F. Uchtdorf Every time I go on a tour, I am always impressed by the beauty of the churches. The exterior or the interior, they have so much history and are very intricately done. Here are some of the churches from…

A few hours with Romeo and Juliet and Verona – Wanderlust @56

“And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”– Randy Komisar Verona is a city in Northern Italy’s Veneto region and is best known for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and…

Notre Dame Engulfed in Flames – Wanderlust @55

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and focus on what could go right”– Anonymous It is sad to think that one of the most iconic structures in the world is now destroyed, as the Notre Dame was engulfed in flames. The fire is now contained but there is still so much to be done to…

Sunny Lugano – Wanderlust @54

“I travel because seeing photos in brochures wasn’t good enough for me. It was to be there, that was everything”– Wiremu Ratcliffe Lake Lugano is a lake which is situated on the border between southern Switzerland and Northern Italy. This lake is so beautiful with breath taking views. The Churches of Lugano Chiesa di Sant’ Antonio Abate Chiesa…

Getting Lost in Lucerne – Wanderlust @53

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”– William Least Heat Moon Another start of a beautiful day in Lucerne, Switzerland….

Lake Lucerne in Switzerland – Wanderlust @52

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”– Eleanor Roosevelt Lake Lucerne or also called Lake of Lucerne is a lake in Central Switzerland. It is definitely one of the nicest place in this country. We went on this…

The Swiss Alps – Wanderlust @51

“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.”– Anita Septimus Excellent day trip from Luzern to Mt Titlis… an amazing place in the Swiss Alps. Titlis is the highest mountain in this portion of the Uri Alps. This…

Next stop is Heidelberg, Germany – Wanderlust @50

“The biggest risk in life, is not taking one”– Barfi Didn’t have much time to look around Germany, it was just a stop to have lunch. But still, we were able to soak in the character of the country and maybe one day, we will be able to experience it more. This is what you will see upon…

Those doors in Bratislava, Slovakia

“My favorite thing to do is go where I’ve never been”– Anonymous Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and here (same as in Prague) you will wander through cobbled streets, you can admire the Baroque architecture and you can enjoy your time in a variety of cafes and restaurants. Bratislava also has character and charm as manifested…

Cruising through the Rhine River… Wanderlust @49

“The songs of the river ends not at her banks, but in the hearts of those who have loved her.” -(Buffalo Joe) This river cruise was amazing! It was a great experience and was very relaxing. We arrived early to where the boats were docked so we were still able to look around the area….

Walks, Trails, Sidewalks Challenge

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I walk everywhere. By myself, or with my hubby…my walking buddy! I walk to keep fit. To reach 10,000 steps in my fitbit. But I also walk to appreciate nature, To see…

A day to see the canals of Amsterdam – Wanderlust @48

And the adventure begins… I and my hubby went on our first European tour in 2016. It started with a ferry ride from London to the Netherlands. You can imagine the excitement we were feeling as we started our 23 day tour with Cosmos. After the ferry ride we went on a coach to our…