Circles and Squares in the Mountains

“The more we love the more we lose. The more we lose the more we learn. The more we learn the more we love. It comes full circle. Life is the school, love is the lesson. We cannot lose.” ― Kate McGahan Yesterday was a gorgeous day to go for a weekend walk with my hubby and…

Behind the Haunted Doors of the Tulloch Castle in Scotland

“Whenever I wander wherever I rove The hills of the Highlands forever I love. – Robert Burns Tulloch Castle is a 12th century castle, located in the town of Dingwall in the Highlands of Scotland. It is now a hotel which has retained its original features, including stone fireplaces and original ceilings. Tulloch Castle is…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Feathers

“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.”- Lois Lowry I have here a compilation of photos of feathers in different forms. I hope you enjoy. This is for CFFC Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Feathers for this week. A single swan in Prague A duck in the pond…

Ponte Vecchio, Florence – Wanderlust @67

“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found in between the pages of a passport.” Visiting Florence won’t be complete without viewing this beautiful bridge, the Ponte Vecchio. During our few days stay in Florence, we happened to pass by this bridge several times and during these times, I especially noticed…

The Leaning Tower of Pisa and More – Wanderlust @66

“Travel is not a reward for working It’s education for living.” – travel quotes A few hours travel from Rome took us to our next destination … Pisa. From the common tour bus parking, you need to ride a mini train in order to reach the Walking Street. The Walking Street is a nice place…

Benches in Vienna and Benches in Budapest

“I want to see the world with my own eyes.” – travel quotes Vienna is the elegant capital of Austria. This imperial capital has so many posh and beautiful sites. Budapest is a rich mixture of culture, art and architecture which will leave you charmed. Here are photos of benches for Xingfumama’s PULL UP A…

The Colloseum and the Arch of Constantine – Wanderlust @64

”How is it possible to say an unkind or irreverential word of Rome? The city of all time, and of all the world!”- Nathaniel Hawthorne (American novelist. 1804-1864) Going to Rome, I didn’t even have a clue that the these two iconic Roman buildings are just standing right beside each other. The first time I found out…

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…

Assisi in Italy – Wanderlust @60

“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…

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…

14 Places to See and Things to Do in Venice – Wanderlust @57

“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…

A few hours with Romeo and Juliet and Verona – Wanderlust @55

“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…

Sunny Lugano – Wanderlust @53

“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 @52

“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 @51

“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 @50

“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…

PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2019-WEEK 15

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” – Ruth Reichl It is fascinating that even if you had been to a certain place so many times, you can still discover something new, something beautiful again and again. For XingFuMama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge-Week 15 These are…

Next stop is Heidelberg, Germany – Wanderlust @49

“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…

Cruising through the Rhine River… Wanderlust @48

“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 is 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 @47

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…

Wanderlust @45 – One fine afternoon in Mornington Peninsula

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”― Mark Twain As my husband always says, the weekend is always…

One Silent Sunday

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Unknown It is nice to see the stillness of the water. Not a sound… just the ripples on the surface of the ocean. For Leya’s Silent Sunday

24 places to see and things to do in London @Wanderlust 43

“…and so the adventure begins”– Unknown Every first time traveller is expected to go to the very touristy places of a certain country. The same is true when I went to London for the first time in 2016. Of course who would want to miss out on these iconic United Kingdom architecture. 1) Buckingham palace…

Which Way are We Going?

“The world is made of stairs, and there are those who go up and those who go down.” – Ed McBain Every photo has a story… about friendship, about family or even just random thought. Here is my collection of steps and stairs photos for this week’s challenge, hope you like it. For Cee’s Fun…

A drive to the Twelve Apostles in Australia – Wanderlust @39

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.” Unknown It’s a long drive from Melbourne to the Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell (about 4 and a half hours). But it’s no big deal when the drive is on a winding shoreline full of majestic views…