I miss you terribly. The sight of you keeps popping up in my head even after all these years and I can’t shake the feeling that you still have much more to offer than what I actually got to know about you. You were the first Austrian city I stepped into, and I immediately fell in love.
The year was 2006 and we were just stopping by for a short stay as we were on our journey towards the Netherlands. On a hot August evening we dined and afterwards walked around the little city. I remember your small cobble-stoned streets, your representative houses with their unique architectural styles, the mix of warm colors and friendly faces surrounding us. I remember the hot summer breeze that blew in our faces in the dusk as lovely music swell from the terraces. The perfect atmosphere. I was so awestruck by you, that I only have one single photographic token of you.
streets of Linz, Austria
But this photo just can’t reflect your true colors. So I have to go back. I need to take another one, which does you justice, or maybe even a video, to reflect your true atmosphere.
Until we meet again, be sure to stay just the way you were back then. Clean, intimate, friendly and vivid. Hope to see you soon!
boats, bays and houses in every shade of brown;
Categories: Travel, Croatia, UNESCO, Croatia UNESCO, Stari Grad
Tags: hrvatska, hvar island, stari grad, stari grad croatia, stari grad hvar, stari grad plain, stari grad unesco, stari grad unesco world heritage site, stari grad church
Even though we caught a fairly awful weather in Bratislava earlier this year, nothing could ruin the lovely historic center of the Slovakian capital city. See & decide for yourselves in the gallery below! and have a lovely weekend!
view of the Old Town & the coronation church
Categories: BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Travel
Tags: Bratislava Filharmonica, Bratislava Operahouse, bratislava souvenirs, coronation church slovakia, historic center bratislava, i love bratislava, napoleon's soldier, Old Town Bratislava, st martin's church
What was initially supposed to be a one-day sightseeing trip in Bratislava, turned into a two-hour run-through the capital city of Slovakia. It was March the 3rd, a day with an unbelievably bad weather and a wind that pierced down to our bones. This was the reason we cut our city break short. Even this way half the group stayed on the tour bus, deciding not to see the Old Town (which of I’ll talk more in the next post).
entrance to Bratislava castle
Categories: BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Travel
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Like I said in the previous post, a month ago we went trekking from one gorge to another. This is the second one, the gorge of Torda, where we decided to go up to the peak, then descend and walk through the cove near the small river. Going up the mountain wasn’t as hard as I imagined it to be. As we went onward, the landscape became more and more snowy.
heading to the peak
Categories: Adventure, Romania, Torda/Turda, Trekking
Tags: gorge, gorge of torda, gorge of turda, gorges of transylvania, Romania, torda romania, torda transylvania, tordai hasadek, trekking, turda
On the 22nd of March, we had a field trip pinned down with the university to the nearest gorges. We planned the trip in early February, and everyone automatically assumed that because it will be the end of March, we’ll probably be wearing a T-shirt (and max a sweater). Well, guess what, Spring wasn’t as kind this time. I woke up early and as I looked at the window actual sleet was falling from the sky. I started having real doubts about whether or not I would put myself up to half a day of trekking in the awful weather, but I eventually went and I’m happy to say I didn’t regret it at all.
the beginning of our journey
Categories: Adventure, Romania, Tordatúr/Tureni, Trekking
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I remember our disappointment, when we were standing in line to get on top of the Eiffel tower and the staff announced that it wasn’t possible to go to the top because of the strong wind that day. In my opinion, the Eiffel is the symbol of Paris, and I dreamed of conquering its top ever since I was a little kid.
Categories: France, PARIS, Travel
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