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Snapshots from Berlin (April 2019)

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Berlin will always be remembered as the first city that we visited after becoming parents but without our toddler. It was a short city break, a perfect adventure before the second baby arrives. To be honest, I didn’t think I’d like Berlin very much but it surprised us both and we liked it better than we’d expected. It’s a vibrant cosmopolitan city with beautiful old and new architecture and a painful history that should never be forgotten.We were lucky and had warm and sunny weather which helped our exploration of the city. We walked a lot but we’ve also taken advantage of Berlin’s cheap public transport.

I’ll write more about the attractions we managed to visit during our short weekend in Berlin. This is just a photo post to show you all the highlights of our trip to the beautiful German capital. Hope you like these snapshots from Berlin.

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

Reichstag building (parliament), Berlin

Reichstag building (parliament)

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Would you rather… (travel edition)

I’ve recently visited Berlin, posts coming soon

Would you rather..?

Emma from Adventures of a London Kiwi blog has created an interesting would you rather post (travel related obviously) and invited everyone to share their answers too. So, here are Emma’s questions and my answers.

– TRAVEL OR FOCUS ON YOUR CAREER AT THE AGE OF 25?

Actually I got an internship in England at that age and spent some time in the land of Shakespeare. So, it was both for me too Emma 😉

NEVER TAKE THE TRAIN OR NEVER TAKE AN AIRPLANE AGAIN?

I love travelling by train but I haven’t done it in a long time. Honestly, if I never took an airplane again I’d never travel again so… My answer is never take the train 😦

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Holiday Clothes Every Man will Love

One of the nice things about going on holiday is that it prompts you to buy some new clothes. An awful lot of us do not pay enough attention to our appearance. We get busy, so tend not to go out shopping and end up wearing the same old things again and again. Knowing that you are going away changes all that. It gets you up out of the chair and makes you freshen up your wardrobe a bit.

This is the case for men as well as women. So, today, I am going to talk about the latest menswear fashions. In particular, clothing that is ideal for a holiday or traveling.

Hawaiian shirts

These are fun, zany, loose-fitting and comfortable. They look good whether you wear them with jeans, trousers, chinos or shorts. Plus, Hawaiian shirts aren’t just for your holiday. You can easily carry on wearing them when you get home, especially, if you tap into this year’s trend of wearing white trousers.  An Aloha shirt looks great worn with light-colored linen trousers or shorts, both of which are ideal for wearing on holiday.

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quite nice shirt

Stripy t-shirts

T-shirts are another essential, largely because they are versatile items of clothing. On warm days you can wear them for any activity. If it gets a bit colder, they can easily double up as a vest. Right now, there are lots of stripy t-shirts out there, all part of the back to the 90s movement that is so big in men’s fashion, at the moment.

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Dreamy

Dreamy.…such a powerful word that conjures so many images to me. Images of seaside holidays, old castles, my beautiful son, my cat when he sleeps in the sun, my favourite chocolate and London. To me London has always been dreamy. But I chose this photo from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England as my answer to this Friendly Friday Photo Challenge:Dreamy. Why ? Because it’s just dreamy, isn’t it?  And because it reminds me of the time of my life when I was full of dreams….

 

Bury St Edmunds

 

My dear friend from the Snow Melts Somwhere blog has launched a new weekly photo challenge Friendly Friday a few weeks ago. She’s hosting it with another great blogger from Something to ponder about blog. Every Friday one of them gives a prompt and this Friday the prompt was Dreamy. This photo is my answer to Snow’s prompt dreamy.

What does dreamy mean to you?

 

 

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How to enjoy the main dining room when you are on a cruise

Traditionally, the main dining room is the central eating area on a cruise ship. Dining there is seen as a little like a combination of the experience of dining in a first-class restaurant and that of dining in a banqueting hall. However, many cruise lines are moving away from traditional main dining rooms to provide speciality fine dining restaurants.

So, is it still possible to enjoy the experience of the main dining room on a cruise ship? There are certainly some main dining rooms in operation, and there is many a great dining experience to be had in them. It has to be said that experiences differ depending on what type of cruise you choose. For instance, the experience you have on Ohio & Tennessee river Cruises is likely to be different than that of an ocean cruise, and experiences even differ between cruise lines. However, there are some tips that may help to improve your enjoyment of the main dining room if you have the opportunity to eat there.

Make sure they know about dietary restrictions

If you have any restrictions to your diet, due to health issues or personal choice, it’s a good idea to make sure the cruise line knows about them as soon as possible. You should also remind the onboard team once you set sail. You may think that this would be sufficient but it’s a good idea to pop in more friendly reminders a couple of times in order to prevent any unfortunate mistakes from being made.

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12 MONTHS & 12 PHOTOS (2018)

Another year and another edition of my 12 months & 12 photos post:) A photo for each month of the year. Of course, the main person of the entire year was/is my baby boy V. but as you can see below I didn’t just put photos of my baby:) We took a couple of interesting trips in 2018 and even though I haven’t blogged yet about them all at least you can see some nice photos:) You can check the posts for 2017 and 2016 too if you wish so:)

 

This was my 2018 in 12 photos:

JANUARY

My baby boy V. was two months old in this photo. I can’t believe he’s 13 months old now!!

FEBRUARY

This is a photo from the International Carnival Parade in Rijeka, Croatia.

Carnival parade in Rijeka 2018

MARCH

It’s very rare to snow in my seaside hometown but this year it snowed on 1 March! The snow stayed on the ground only for a few hours but it was nice while it lasted.

APRIL

We took our first day trip abroad with the baby in April. We explored Udine in Italy. It was a rather pleasant day trip and yes, I actually blogged about it.

Udine, Italy

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