Quote — “To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein
Florence, Italy 4/2013
TWO TIPS FOR VISITING ROME
1. When you visit Vatican City, go to Vatican Museum first. The exposition finishes in Sistine Chapel. There are two exits from the chapel. If you use the one on the right side, you will get to the St. Peter´s Basilica directly without waiting in another queue. But you have to blend in some tourists group, because this exit is for groups only. Btw. St. Peter´s Basilica is for free and really worth of visit.
2. For visiting Colosseum you can do similar trick: buy a ticket for Palatino - Foro Romano. It is valid for Colosseum as well. And when you have the ticket once, you don´t have to wait in the queue in front of Colosseum a you go directly to the entrance.
These two tips can save you lot´s of time, which you can use for something more pleasant than waiting in a queue. Even though it wasn´t the main season, Rome was full of tourists this weekend and some places were so crowded, that it wasn´t worth visiting (the famous The Trevi Fountain or the Spanish Steps).
Budapest, Hungary 3/2013
Even though the weather was really chilly during Easter I spent beautiful three days in Budapest, Hungary. The city is full of breathtaking architecture, has more than 30 thermal spas and the second oldest subway in the world (still in use) is there. So you can imagine how tight our program was :)
If you find yourself in Budapest don´t miss a night cruise on the Danube. You will see the whole panorama in the nightlight. I recomend to buy a 24 hours ticket for a boat (Hop On-Hop Off). It costs like 10 USD and you can use the cruise during the day as a regular means of trasport and during the night enjoy the beautiful scenery…
Missing travelling… Hamburg, Germany, 2012
Reading about it on every health food article, every blog and listening to it on every youtube video for ages… I finaly decided to try this magical Quinoa thing! I´m very surpriced how delicious it is even though it´s so healthy and diet-friendly. Can honestly recomend it for you, if you would like to modify you cuisine a little. The quinoa risotto was very quick and satisfying.
My photos were used for creating a cookbook! I´m so excited :)
Weihnachtsmarkt in Hamburg, Germany.
If you have the opportunity to visit the Weihnachtsmarkt in Hamburg these days, do not hasitate. It worth it :)