Sunday, April 24, 2011

Impressive Normandy

In 2009 we decided to explore the North coast of France, Normandy. I didn't know what to expect, it is an area with some heavy history.

What can I say! the food was amazing and the views just breathtaking! As always we count on our loyal guide from the Lonely Planet for the must sees :)

Our first stop was in what should be one of the world wonders, Mont Saint Michel!

after seeing this wonder we could only jump of happiness :P

When you are already 10km for Mont Saint Michel you see this wonder surrounded by green fields. I do regret not having a picture of this view! :P I did learn my lesson... never forget the camera charger when you travel, even if only for 3 days!!!

(picture via Wikimedia Commons)

I have no words to describe this place,

well I do have... WOW!!!

On food, we had some amazing Fresh oysters from the local poissonnerie of Trouville-Sur-Mer, Normandy, France!

The next stop was in Etretat to view this spectacular elephant rock,

Normandy definitely worth visiting again!! :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Men! Louis XIV did know how to live well!

In the summer of 2009 we visited the amazing Palace of Versailles. After seeing the Sofia's Coppola movie Marie Antoinette I already had my expectations high!! but still I was blown away by the proportions of the palace and its gardens... is just surreal! the amount of luxury and details that you find while visiting the palace!

I can only say!! Men!! the French did know how to live!

When you enter you immediately view the amazing gardens that seem to go on and on!

than you enter the palace in which each room is just a feast to the eye, the paintings, fabrics!!

the amazing chandeliers!

if you feel too overwhelmed by the colors, prints and paintings... just open the window and gaze at the beautiful gardens,

recover your breath and continue the visit :)

If you plan to visit Versailles do buy your tickets online to avoid queuing for hours. Get there really early! otherwise you will need to queue as well to enter :P

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tulips Madnessssssss

If you ever want to see a huge amount of tulips of every single color and with funny names! you need to go to Keukenhof in the Netherlands.

And now is the right moment! springggggggggg,

It is pretty impressive with an area of 32 hectares and 4.5 million tulips !!

after all the walking you can just sit back and relax!

a true explosion of colors!

definitely worth visiting :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Miauuuuuuuuuuuuu!! the hard life of a cat

When I'm feeling low... nothing better then some pictures of cats to cheer me up. Here are some I've been collecting in our trips,

I would love to be this cat sunbathing in Croatia,

Well in Paris.. you had to sleep in a painting! :P

In Amsterdam, Cats apparently like to lay on top of old records, nothing like the oldies!

super fluffy Cat in really nice home in Amsterdam,

And my sister's super cute cat Fafi!!! with Pinky

I've just received this precious picture from Fafi drooling! I had to post it hehehehehhe