Thursday, 13 November 2014

Podgórze


One of the reasons we fell in love with Krakow was because of all the amazing spots our friends took us to during our few days together. Not only did they introduce us to super cool places to eat and drink, they also showed us around their neck of the woods, Podgórze, and allowed us to discover absolutely stunning places off the usual tourist track.
 


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Wieliczka salt mines


Back in September our friends Joanna and Marcin got married in Krakow, Poland. It was a truly magnificent affair and we were so happy to be able to be there for their special day. 
I didn't have my camera with me that day so you'll have to take my word for it but the whole day was a-ma-zing. From the church they picked for their ceremony, Joanna's dress, the smiles and teary eyes of all the guests, the tremendous amounts of food and vodka, Joanna and Marcin's amazing first dance, the beautiful, beautiful location they chose for the reception, the flowers, the stunning decorations... everything was perfect!
I can't wait to see photos from the official photographer to go back to this truly wonderful day.

Anyway... this post is about Wieliczka salt mines! :-) We were lucky to stay in Poland for almost a week after the wedding and we got to discover Krakow and the area. And... we LOVED it!

Here are some photos of the salt mine we visited with the bride and some of the other international guests. It might be hard to believe all of this really is salt but trust me it was (we even tried licking the walls as the guide suggested so there's no doubt at all).




Monday, 3 November 2014

A surprise day in Switzerland


When we were in Switzerland this Summer my mum surprised us with a fun day out, filled with lovely activities and visits.
We drove through beautiful hills, saw an exhibition of paper art, visited a majestic priory, had an amazing lunch with at least 15 different vegetables, and even went to a museum that particularly pleased my favourite plane geek in the world.  

It was a truly lovely day out!




Thursday, 2 October 2014

Alden Biesen, Belgium


A couple of weeks ago my parents came to visit us in Maastricht and it was, as always, delightful. It was during that weekend that my mum and I turned pretty much loom-crazy (have you heard of/seen/tried making these bracelets with small colourful elastics? well, they're pretty addictive and heaps of fun to make - anyway, more on that another time). Since my parents were here with their car (and we don't have one) we jumped on the opportunity to go on a little day-trip to some Belgian castles. The first stop of the day was in Alden Biesen, just over the border in Belgium. It's a truly spectacular place kept in beautiful shape. See for yourself!





Saturday, 27 September 2014

Istanbul | day 6


We spent a big part of the day visiting the Topkapı Palace; it's such a beautiful place! I particularly loved the tiled walls and roofs - so many wonderful patterns and colours...

 
After that we walked around the Blue Mosque to visit the small but beautiful Mosaic Museum. There, among the amazing 5th century mosaics, we spotted a rather modern looking sandal and a beard definitely fit for a 2014 hipster. :-)





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