A day on Lake Como – August 2017

This is probably up there with one of my favourite holiday days ever! The place we were staying at had a small rowing boat which we could take out onto the lake, so that’s exactly what we did. We were out there for about 4 hours. The scenery was just beautiful and the water was so awesome the way it glittered in the sun light. We rowed around the lake and it was harder work than it looked! We then stopped at a cafe on the beach for a snack and went swimming.

It was such a good day and I thoroughly enjoyed it! See the photos below 🙂

Megssaskia x

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The Black Forest – August 2017

Welcome to the second Switzerland post….I hope you’re not bored yet! 😛

A few days ago we drove to the Black Forest in Germany – it took around an hour to get there as it was only just over the border. As you may be aware, the Black Forest is a huge place, so we went specifically to Todtmoos and then to Blasien.

The drive itself was pretty awesome. Once we’d got across the border and out of the roads all you could see were green fields for miles around. We stopped a few times along the windy road to take photographs and gaze at the beautiful scenery. We first went to a little village called Todtmoos. I was so impressed by how Swiss (or German!) it looked. Everything looked like something out of a TV set! From the wooden signs to the background of trees it was breath taking. The trees actually reminded me of the intro to one of the Twilight movies where they pan over the trees. We found a church which had very unusual decor and then stopped for cake/drinks at a local cafe.

Our second (and last) stop was Blasien. We didn’t explore this town as much as we mainly went there to see the Domo (cathedral). The Domo was completely white inside – which was not what I was expecting when I walked through the door! It was a great day and I was thoroughly wiped out by the time we got back!

Enjoy the photos as always!

Megssaskia x

Blasien
Todtmoos
Todtmoos
Todtmoos
Todtmoos
Todtmoos
Todtmoos
Blasien
Views en route
Blasien

Zug, Switzerland – August 2017

Hello! This is going to be the first of a few posts containing memories and photos from my holiday to Switzerland. We went to several different places so I thought that instead of squeezing it all into one post, I would do several smaller ones. I thought I would kick off the Switzerland post spam with a fairly short post about Zug.

Zug is about an hour away from where we’re staying, and very near to where my Aunt lives. We met up with her and had lunch in the town then strolled around for a while. We come to Switzerland often but I feel like this is the first time I’ve ever really felt like I’ve seen lots of Swiss things! I love all the houses with their shutters and bright colours – I feel like I’ve just stepped out of Heidi! The lake was also gorgeous and unexpected! They were even setting up for a Jazz concert in the evening, which I thought was very cool. Unfortunately we were only there for a few short hours as we needed to get back. I would have loved to stay for longer and sunbathe by the lake!

I hope you enjoy the photos – it looked much better in real life!

Megssaskia x

Lincoln – August 2017

Hi! Back again with another travel post 🙂

Earlier this month I went to Lincoln for a week on a choir tour. We were singing in the cathedral all day for a week and sung for services each day. It’s something I love doing each year and it’s great for the social side too – however I only see most of the people once a year, so it always takes a few days for me to warm up to them again! Although we spent most of the time singing, we still had plenty of time to wonder around on a day off and long lunch breaks!

I’d never been to Lincoln before, but I was pleasantly surprised! It’s not a huge city but has bustling streets, an awesome cathedral, a fascinating castle and of course there’s the steep hill – which everyone tried to avoid walking up or down! We went to all of the above places and even got to do a roof top tour of the cathedral – which presented the most amazing views!

Singing for an entire week is probably one of my favourite things, but I did experience withdrawal symptoms when I got home! Being around people all week and releasing all those endorphins through singing takes some coming out of.

I’ve included a few of my favourite photo’s from the trip below – I hope you enjoy!

Megssaskia x

Lincoln 1
View from the top of the cathedral
Lincoln 2
View from the top of the cathedral
Lincoln 3
Inside the cathedral
Lincoln 4
Castle Grounds
Lincoln 5
Castle Grounds
Lincoln 6
Cathedral
Lincoln 7
Castle Grounds
Lincoln 8
Inside the cathedral
Lincoln 9
Inside the cathedral
Lincoln 10
Castle Grounds

Things to do in Ronda, Spain

Ronda is the beautiful mountaintop city in Andalusia, Spain. Situated on top of a deep gorge, it boasts some of the most amazing views. I have visited Ronda a few times over the years and it is one of my favourite Spanish cities. It is great for those who love exploring modern Spanish culture, as well as history.

I hope this guide is helpful if you are ever visiting Ronda or are looking for a new city to explore. 🙂

  • Plaza de Toros – Ronda bullring is very impressive as the largest stone bullring throughout Spain. When first visiting, it is amazing how huge it appears to be. There is also chance to walk around a small museum at the bullring to learn the history of bullfighting. Prices are very reasonable from €6.50 to €8. There are still bullfights being held here, although I have no appetite for such things, it may interest you!
  • Ronda Gorge – probably one of the most breath-taking views in Spain, looking over the Ronda Gorge into the depths below is both frightening and fascinating. A walk along the Puente Nuevo bridge is well worth a visit so you can oh and ah as you look down into the Guadalevin river.
  • Guadalevin river – this is linked to the Ronda Gorge. This river can be surveyed from 3 bridges; Puente Nuevo, Puente Viejo and Puente Romano.
  • The Puente Nuevo – the most impressive of the bridges in Ronda, the Puente Nuevo is the newest, with construction completed in 1793. This is one of three bridges from which you are able to admire the Gorge. It is situated near to one of Spain’s famous Parador hotels, which is worth a visit!
  • Plaza Duquesa de Parcent – this is the beautiful square in the city. Perfect for a stroll and picturesque Instagram pictures, or to have lunch in one of the many restaurants nearby.
*I DO NOT OWN ANY PHOTOS (they are found on Google.)