Barcelona favourites

barcelonatitleTwo more sleeps and then I’m traveling to Barcelona for a long weekend with my girls! It’s going to be soooooo much fun! Right now is the time I’m busy with planning the whole trip, which gave me the idea to start listing my favourite things I did in Barcelona during my previous visits. I’ve been to Barcelona three times before, and loved the city each time. For me Barcelona, with its mild climate, is a fun colourful party city that easily puts me in a good mood. Continue reading

Milan walk: art galleries, churches and the castle

titlemilanSo what do you do when you suddenly discover that you have a free weekend? You make plans to travel somewhere nice, right? And if your sister is free as well, a shopping spree is in order. Living in Ticino Milan is the perfect option for a shopping day trip, after all it is one of the capitals of fashion. So that’s what we did, but instead of visiting the usual shops around the Duomo, I decided that I wanted to see another side of Milan. Continue reading

Locarno to Tenero Sunday afternoon walk

titlelungoThis post is a no brainer, probably the easiest article I will ever write for this blog as it is simply an easy walk I take about once a month, often on a sunny Sunday afternoon, usually with my niece and nephew, sometimes with friends and occasionally alone. When I was younger I used to live near the “red path”, as we affectionately call it, and I cycled part of it to go to school or to the swimming pool in summer. It is tied to a lot of memories, but even for tourists traveling to this part of Switzerland it’s a wonderful way to spend a few hours walking next to the Lago Maggiore. Continue reading

Prague walking tour: Stare Mesto and Josefov areas

titlepraguePrague has been on my bucket list for ages, together with Istanbul it was one of the  cities I wanted to travel to for a very long time but somehow it never happened. But then, one day, thanks again to Mr. Robbie Williams, I was finally on a flight to the Czech Republic. It was the Easter holidays 2014, Mr. Williams was giving a gig in town, and my friend Isa and me decided to spend a few days sightseeing before the concert. Continue reading

two days in Dresden: baroque buildings, famous painters, and scars

dresdentitleI’m writing this blog entry while in Dresden… I’m actually writing in it on paper as I don’t have my tablet with me and it’s too complicated to do on my Iphone. I’ll type it onto the computer as soon as I’m home. I travelled to Dresden airport by plane on Monday early in the morning, and was lucky to spend two great autumn days in this very interesting city. The sun was shining all the time and the colours were simply amazing, making it really easy to take nice pictures even if I only had my cheap point-and-shoot and my Iphone with me. Continue reading