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Sunday Photo: Karlštejn Castle

Karlštejn castle

 

Karlštejn Castle, Czech Republic, 2010

 

I’ve visited Prague twice. On one of those trips we went to this beautiful castle too. It’s a great day trip since it’s less than 50km away from Prague. Do you like visiting castles and learning about their history?

 

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Life & blog update: January 2019

Lucca, Italy

Lucca in Italy, I’ll blog about it eventually

Life and blog update January 2019..Yes, It’s already 2019! I was in Tuscany for New Year’s but I probably won’t blog about it because that was a work trip and because there are already several Tuscany blog posts here on my blog (you can check posts about Florence here and here and about Pisa here if you want). If I look back at January actually nothing much has happened except from…. well, you’ll find all about it later on;)

My husband went on his skiing trip with his mates to Austria and my baby boy toddler and I had wild parties! Just kidding! My boy has grown so much recently. Probably, because he’s eating all the time! He seems to have an appetite of a wolf or a bear but he’s running everywhere all the time so he definitely spends all those calories. He likes playing with his Lego duplo toys too. Recently, my boy spent the night at his grandparent’s. And he was fine!

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Sunday Photo: Venice

Venice

Venice, Italy, 2006

 

Honestly, I’m not sure how many times I’ve visited Venice/ Venezia.  I went to Venice to explore its streets and attractions but I’ve also just used it as a starting point for longer journeys by plane and by boat. This photo was taken from a boat that I took from Venice to Greece in 2006. That was an epic adventure.

 

 

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Review: Galen Leather Notebook Cover

Handmade Leather Moleskine Journal Notebook Cover by Galen Leather

Handmade Leather Moleskine Journal Notebook Cover by Galen Leather

What’s the one thing that you always take on your travels? For me, that’s a small notebook or a notepad to jot down my travel adventures while I’m away. Then when I get back home I transfer those notes into entries in my travel diary. Well, at least that’s what I did before I started blogging. Now, I just blog about my travels but I still carry my travel notepad so I don’t forget the most important sights and sounds of a place I’m visiting. After all, I’m an old-fashioned girl woman at heart. Of course, the really essential item for your travels is your passport. Wouldn’t it be convenient if you could keep your passport and your travel notebook in one place? Perhaps you could even put your phone in the same stylish leather cover? I love handmade leather goods so I was delighted when Galen Leather got in touch with me for a review of one of their products.

Galen Leather is a company that specializes in handmade leather travel goods. They make leather notebook covers, pen cases, passport wallets, stationery, luggage tags, iPad portfolios and many other items. Galen Leather is a family run business based in Turkey. To read more about their beginnings click here.

I chose Handmade Leather Moleskine Journal Notebook Cover in red colour for the purpose of this review. It arrived beautifully packaged in a brown gift/storage box. As a surprise together with my red notebook cover there were a few extra items. I received a small evil eye talisman (Turkish lucky charm ), red leather keychain, a small package of Turkish coffee and a Turkish tea bag. How nice! There was also a note about the company and a 10% discount coupon.

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2018 on the Red Phone Box travels

San Marino

San Marino

2018 on the Red Phone Box travels was an interesting year. 2017 was a year that I got pregnant and didn’t really travel. In 2018 we travelled for the first time as a family with our baby boy. Nevertheless, there was a significant decrease in the number of proper travel posts but this is still a travel blog. Of course, my main focus was/is my baby boy V. who’s now 14 months old. He’s my excuse for the lack of motivation to write about my travels. However, my baby has already travelled a fair bit. I’m not an expat so there was really no need for long-haul flights to visit the family but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t want to travel with my baby. We just did it differently.

in San Marino in May 2018

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Life & blog update: December 2018

Belvedere Castle in Vienna; I was in Vienna on a work trip

Life and blog update December 2018: As usually on December 1 I opened my chocolate advent calendar. This year I got an expensive one from Lindt 🙂 Last year we celebrated first Christmas with our baby boy V. and took him to the Christmas markets for the first time. It was also quite easy to just put him under the Christmas tree and take Christmas photos. However, this year it was quite another thing to try to take photos of my baby boy wearing his elf costume..

Of course, we participated in several Christmas events in December. We went to the Christmas markets in Rijeka and to Trsat castle. The Christmas lights were really spectacular this year. My husband and I attended the New Year’s Concert at the National Theater. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a number of years and I finally ticked it off my bucket list this year!

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