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…

Play me, I’m Yours

“Without music, life would be a mistake” ― Friedrich Nietzsche Have you heard about the project “Play me, I’m yours”? My husband and I went around Melbourne in search of the different pianos and was in awe of the great talents we have, young and old alike. People just pulled up a seat and played the…

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…

Thursday Doors in Venice

“Venice is the most romantic place in the world but it’s even better when there is no one around.”– Woody Allen is an American director, writer and actor For Norm’s Doors Challenge These doorways can be found near the St Mark’s Square in Venice. These doors can be seen from the canal. You can see…

The Streets of Rome – Wanderlust @62

“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…

10 Places to Visit while in Rome – Wanderlust @61

“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…

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….

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…

Colourful Burano… just a Boat Ride Away! Wanderlust @59

“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…

If the Walls Can Speak in Venice – Wanderlust @58

“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 @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…

Venice at Night – Wanderlust @56

“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…

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…

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….

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…

Eating my way through London – Wanderlust @44

“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman Stayed in London for about two weeks which gave me a chance to explore the main city. So much different multicultural food experience here in London, I hope you can explore it with me! This building is known as the “walkie talkie” because of…

Doors in Prague…Doors in Budapest

“Every exit is an entrance to somewhere else.” – Rebecca Puig The more I look at the photos I took of Prague and of Budapest, the more I fall in love with its character, its architecture … the more I want to go back and experience it all over again! This is for Norm’s Doors…

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…