Summer time is one of the best time to visit Germany. This is where you can find a lot of festivals from Volksfest to Weinfest, Sommerfest, Medieval festivals, Music festivals and  more.  Last Sunday, we went to the Volksfest,  (literally translated as People’s Festival) in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz or  Neumarkt Upper  Palatinate.

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Group of musicians during the Volksfest Parade in Neumarkt  last Sunday.

The weather was sunny that time or I would say, was really hot. It is better than having a rainy day. The parade started at around 2:00 PM but they already arrived in the Altstadt or Old City of Neumarkt at around 2:30 PM. According to the newspaper last Monday, it was participated by 103 groups.    ==> READ MORE

Hello everyone! I am back here again. I believed,  I had a very long off from this blog. I hope I can still catch up and can share more articles or even just travel snapshots with  some words describing it.

Let me start  with these snapshots taken during my recent vacation in the Philippines. These were taken in El Nido.  It is a coastal area located in the island of Palawan. According to CNNGo, it is the Best Beach and Island destination in the Philippines  for its “extraordinary natural splendor and ecosystem.”

It was quite a short trip we had in this beautiful part of the Philippines. I wish  we can stay longer but our itinerary only allowed us to stay for  2 nights and 3 days. If I really have to sum it up, it is actually around 48 hours only. At least, my dream of visiting El Nido did finally came into reality. I am a  happy  soul after that short trip  and wish to visit this place again.

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If I am not mistaken, this is called the Cadlao Mountain in El Nido, Palawan. It is some minutes walk from our hotel. We stayed that time in Ipil Lodge which is so far good except for the black out that takes place in certain time of the day. I can’t imagine the heat inside our hotel room especially if the power is out. If I have to literally translate Cadlao or “Kadlaw”, it actually means “Smile”.  This is such a very lovely and breathtaking scenery. One of my favorite spot in El Nido. 

It was the first place we visited that day. I already set the alarm at 6:30 in the morning. The breakfast at the hotel will be at 7:30 AM. That time, I know for sure, I am done in preparing myself before the trip  begin.

Santarcangelo di Romagna is not so far from where we stayed during that 8-day trip in Italy  including San Marino. It is less than 20 kilometers from our hotel in Rimini. At 8:30 AM, the bus will already start moving. I was 5 minutes earlier  in going to the bus because I don’t want to be the last one. If you are  the last and worst will be late, you will surely caught the attention of other passengers.

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The Collegiate Church in the  middle of the image in  Santarcangelo di Romagna. It is one of the most important 18th century buildings in the whole territory of Rimini; built between 1744 and 1758 by Gian Francesco Buonamici, Chamber architect and architect of the cathedral of Ravenna, with its grandiose and refined interior similar to the Roman and Bolognese forms. ==> READ MORE

It was good to be backed to Venice again! The trip in Italy is over now and all I have are the memories and the photographs I took from those trips we did to the different places there. I never had enough of Venice and I keep on coming back in this beautiful city. Indeed, for me it is always one of the most beautiful cities I visited in Europe. I won’t be there again and again if  I don’t love it!


Facts about Rialto Bridge:

Width 22.90 metres (75.1 ft)
Height 7.32 metres (24.0 ft)
Longest span 28.80 metres (94.5 ft)
Construction begin 1588
Construction end 1591

I am sharing now an image I took of the this famous bridge in Venice. This is the Rialto bridge, knonw in Italian as Ponte di Rialto. It is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy and the oldest bridge across the canal. It divides the districts of San Marco and San Polo. ==> READ MORE

After the many visits I had in Würzburg, I finally had  a tour inside the Würzburg Residenz (Wuerzburg Residence). It was during my  5th visit   when I had the chance to have a sightseeing inside  this beautiful palace in Wuerzburg. I escorted the relatives of my friends who were visiting Europe last summer 2012.

The Residence in Wuerzburg is considered to ne one of the finest Palaces in Europe. It is famed for its magnificent Baroque staircase created by Balthasar Neumann.  The Palace was was commissioned by two prince-bishops, the brothers Johann Philipp Franz and Friedrich Karl von Schönborn.   It is regarded as one of the finest pieces of Baroque art in the world as such it has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

If you are visiting this city, don’t miss this historic building. I was only saddened because taking pictures are not allowed inside the palace.

I believed some of you already visited   Venice, Italy. Some of you might also had experienced  the gondola ride around the canals of Venice. I did and I experienced it twice. I already visited Venice four times and can’t wait to visit it again for the fifth time next week. Yes, I am traveling again this year and I am hoping for more travels to come.

Taken while riding a gondola in Venice, Italy during my fourth visit in summer 2011.

During my second ride in gondola last summer 2011. We were lucky because a  gondolier, the person who navigate a gondola,  was singing live as they were approaching us. In this gondola, there  was a couple  whom I guessed just got  engaged. That was very romantic and  interesting. Imagine witnessing a gondolier singing? ==> READ MORE

Hello March! Wow, finally March is here! I hope your February turned out great and you had accomplished some things in your life, maybe a dream or simply a wish that you always wanted to come true! More on that I wish you all a lovely month of March.

I finally sent again some postcards last week. This time it is going to Pakistan. We have a group on facebook named Postcrossing and the members are exchanging postcards with each other. As of now, it has over 16,00 members from around the world. I love collecting postcards and I hope to exchange and receive some from other members of this group.

Here are the photos of the postcards. I sent it last February 25, 2014 to  a guy named Bilal from Pakistan.

4 Postcards going to Bilal of Pakistan.  These are postcards from Chiemsee, Hohenfels, Lourdes and different European cities.   ==> READ MORE

I can’t imagine that this week is already the last week of the month. Indeed, February is almost ending. I was thinking awhile ago about my last vacation in Las Vegas. Exactly today, it is a year and a half now since my last vacation in the United States. I visited  some places there and I stayed most of the time in Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas Strip at night with  Paris Hotel and  Ballys. Takend during my second visit in 2012.

I know it will take time again to visit United States again especially that my financiers  which are my siblings,   will take me to Asia this year. yay! One of the things that I am missing in Las Vegas are its free shows and entertainments.  Well,  what can you expect with this so called  “World’s Gaming and Entertainment Capital”? Wherever you go  especially in the Strip, you will surely never get bored. ==> READ MORE

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