Monday, December 8, 2008

X'mas Market

These photos were taken last 2 weeks ago at Rothenburg, Germany. Famous Kathe Wohlfahrt.....

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hitler's Eagle's Nest


What a nice view from the top of the mountain.

Eagle's Nest was built and designed for Adolf Hitler's 50th Birthday by Martin Bormann, one of his personal secretary and Head of the Nazi Party Chancellery. Its monument called "Kehlsteinhaus" or "Teahouse".

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Chocolate Factory

This photo was taken last January of this year with my friend at Laaber, Germany. I loved their chocolates with different varieties. Not only chocolate they sell, they also have gummies, candies, different of nuts like macadamia, peanut, cashew and many more but my favorite one is cashews coated with white chocolate, yummy....

Friday, November 7, 2008


At the crossroads of Europe, Wien or Vienna was for a thousand years the capital of the farflung Holy Roman and Habsburg empires. Today it is the capital of the Austrian Republic and serves as an international congress city. Though its people and ways have changed, Vienna has retained its imperial monuments, not as reminders of past glories, but as living symbols of its present freedom.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Waffle with ice cream

Hmmmm, yummy.....famous waffle with ice cream in Brussel, Belgium.

Food and Drink- surrounded by other countries known for their haute cuisine, Belgium has managed to create a cuisine that is unmistakably its own. Tomates aux crevettes, tomatoes stuffed with shrimp, is a gustatory delight. Witloof, or chicory, garnishes a number of main dishes. The sandy Mechelen region produces wonderful asparagus; ham comes from the Ardennes. Mussels are especially good in Brussels and on the coast; in Namur fried eel is a local treat. Many varieties of boudin, or sausage, are always available. Seafood specialties such as crayfish, lobster, filet of sole and waterzooi- fish or chicken stew- are invariably delicious. Frites, or fried potatoes, are a nationalfavorite. Those with a sweet tooth can enjoy a variety of cakes, chocolates, waffles and typical biscuits such as apeculoos. Belgium also offers about 400 varieties of beer and nearly 200 types of genievre, or gin.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vasamuseum in Stockholm

By 1953, Anders Franzen knew that Vasa ought to lie somewhere in the Stockholm harbour. He designed a lead with a core sampler to collect materials from the seabed. On a chart he marked all areas where the depth was approximately 30 meters.

On 20 August the Neptun Salvage Company lifted the Vasa Steel cables were connected to the pontoons, Oden and Frigg. Alongside were two salvage vessels, Sleipner and Atlas, the tender, Sprangaren, and the Navy diving boat, Belos. By alternately filling and emptying the pontoons of water, the Vasa was slowly lifted out of the clay in one piece. In 16 stages she was moved to shallower water, until she lay at a depth of 15 meters near Kastellholmen.

In 1957, Navy divers began their work. The Vasa stood on even keel, sunken in mud and clay up to the lower gun deck. It was decided to drive six tunnels under the hull.
The Vasa’s weight was estimated at 700 tons, including its ballast of stone, clay and sludge. By the summer of 1959, the tunnels had been completed. Two 6-inch steel cables were passed through each tunnel.

Monday, November 3, 2008

More photos from the Icebar

Absolut Icebar sculptor

Absolut drinks....

My daughter Leera posing on one of the amazing sculptor that made in ice.

The mixed ingredients for the drinks. Now, you can make your own drinks...
Have a nice day to y'all....

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Snowhall in Lorraine, France

This the indoor ski and this is me, it looks like I'm professional and know what I'm doing but when I got to the bottom, boom! I fell. There is a proof, ha ha ha......

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Icebar Stockholm

I was psoing holding the huge glass that made of ice outside the hotel we stayed in.

Me and my cousin's wife (Krystel) with the bartender in Absolut Ice Bar.

Krystel, Me, my husband Mario and my cousin Lester drinking with Absolut Icebar Stockholm and Absolut Mountain Aven. The Absolut Icebar Stockholm is made of mixed Absolut APeach, Pineapple juice, Orange juice and Blue Curacao Syrup. The Absolut Mountain Aven is made of mixed of Absolut Pears, Pineapple juce, Elder flower juice and a hint of lemon.The glasses, tables, chairs, and the walls are made of ice. The temperature is below zero degrees, that's why we all wearing their special jackets with gloves. On my next blog, I will post how to make the drinks we drank that made from Absolut.
Have a wonderful day to y'all....

Friday, October 31, 2008

Beautiful Flowers

These photos were taken last April of this year in Amsterdam. I LOVE flowers.....I even have my own garden flowers inside and outside my house. I collected orchids, roses, dahlias and tulips.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

More Pix from Stockholm

With Stadsholmen, the islands of Riddarholmen. Helgeandsholmen and Stromsborg make up the Town between the Bridges. Helgeandsholmen, or Island of the Holy Ghost, is the seat of the House of Parliament. Riddarholmen, Island of Knights, contains Riddarholmskyrkan, which has been the royal memorial church since the 17th century. The tombs of most Swedish kings are inside.
Across North Bridge from Stadsholmen is Norrmalm, Stockholm's commercial center. The 18th -century Foreign Office and the Royal Opera are adjacent to Gustav Adolfs Torg, or Gustavus Adolphus Square. The opera opened in 1898. The nearby Hallwyl Museum is a mansion furnished with paintings, sculptures and ceramics. To the west is the Central Railway Station, which houses the Railway Museum, and Klara Kyrka, a 16th-century convent where Michael Bellman and several other noted are interred.
Have A Nice Day to y'all....

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland- 70 islands are separated by 50 miles of canals and connected by 1,000 bridges. Perhaps the best introduction to the city's charm is a canal cruise on one of the glass-topped boats that depart from the convenient downtown docks.

Amsterdam is a shopper's city as well. Antique shops along the Spiegelgracht and the Rokin proffer everything from porcelains to pewter. The Albert Cuyp Market, extending for blocks along Albert Cuyp Straat, is an open-air market offering food, clothing and many other items.

Amsterdam's flower market consists of flotilla of barges anchored along the Singel Canal that sell fresh, dried and silk flowers. The World Trade Center at 1 Strawinkskylaan is a modern shopping and business complex with boutiques, eateries and exhibit halls. Kalverstraat and Leidsestraat also are popular shopping areas. Small shops along the canals and in the Jordaan area are well worth exploring.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rhine River

River excursions can be made through the vineyard country to the west of Frankfurt. From nearby Mainz on the River Rhine, a trip winds south into more vineyard country and eventually leads to the Swiss border. However, the most popular river tour might be of the northwest stretch of the River Rhine between Mainz and Rudesheim, where the river forms a deep gorge between medieval castles. This portion of the Rhine area is named Rheingau and is famous for its Riesling wine.
Have A Nice Day to y'all.......

Monday, October 27, 2008

Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt Am Main (Hessen)- positioned centrally within Europe, has become an international trade fair and financial city. It boasts Europe's second largest airport and largest railway station.

Seasonal visitors are attracted to the many special events in Frankfurt; among them are the annual Motor Show, 2 commercial fairs and the Buchmesse, or Book Fair, which draws international publishers every fall. Those interested in sampling traditional German food and apple wine should explore Sachsenhausen, an area with many restaurants and cider taverns.

The city also owns the largest community-owned forest in Germany. The Stadtwald, with its innumerable paths and trails, is a popular recreation area. The Waldlehrpafad is a trail that passes many old and rare trees, each of which is identified and described on small signs. The old Goetheturm (Goethe Tower) near Sachsenhausen affords a wonderful view of Frankfurt and the Taunus Mountains. These nearby mountains also can be visited on half-day and full-day tours, and are noted for their scenery and spas.
Have A Nice Day to y'all..........

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Kaiserlautern Fest

These photos were taken last weekend at Kaiserlautern fest. My daughter and her friend rode all the rides except the Extreme, Shake and the Vortex. We had a good time. We were at the Ferris wheel while I'm taking these photos.
Have A Great Day to y'all.....

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Expensive Dinner

This is the place where we ate our dinner in the center of Stockholm, Sweden. The name of the restaurant is Stockholm Fisk. It was nice presentation and good food except it was a bit expensive. We can still afford it but compare to regular restaurant, it is the most expensive restaurant we've been to.

This was the meal I ordered, forgot the name but it has salmon, mussels and curry sauce.

This was for my husband, I also don't know the name of it but this was their special meal for that night we were there. Salmon and pasta with boiled potato and lemon.

This was my daughters', fried herring with mashed potato. I remember because I ended up eating it. My daughter couldn't eat it because it has fish bones and my first time I've seen fatty fish. I loved the mashed potato though...
Salmon is the specialty in Sweden. At least next time we go back in Stockholm, we know that we won't order that meal again.
Have A Nice weekend to y'all.........

Friday, October 24, 2008

Hohenfels, Germany

Hohenfels- is a small and quiet town in Germany that located in Bavaria area. It was our 1st station in Germany. We lived in Sonnenstrasse about 10 minutes walk to US base (where my husband worked as OC-Observer Controller) or less than 5 minutes drive. There is no traffic light in Hohenfels, that's how you can tell it's a small town. Metzgarei (meat store), Backerie (bakery), old and ruined castle, beautiful church and few small stores you can see or what Hohenfels have. Driving car is the convenient and fast way to go to big city like Regensburg. Neumarkt or Nurmburg. The closest and next town to Hohenfels is Parsberg. Parsberg is a little bit bigger than Hohenfels. They have Mobel Hof a furniture store, Kik a dollar store and Netto or Aldi like Wal-mart or HEB store. You won't get bored if you go places besides Hohenfels. Bavaria area has lots of places to offer. Down south, you can go to Munchen or Munich where they celebrate the Octoberfest every year to experience the beer-drinking. Between Hohenfels and Munich is the Regensburg. Regensburg has a number of attractions, including 12th-century Schottenkirche St. Jakob, Gothic St. Emmeramkirche and Romanesque St-Kassian-Kirche. And also Steinerne Brucke, a 12th-century stone bridge. We have been in different town or city in Bavaria and you'll love your stay if you explore it more! I missed my friends that still there and I have been talking with them up to now. I also missed the snows since in Ramstein area doesn't snow that much.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Trier, Germany

Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz- remnants of the past in Trier give an almost continuous account of European history. Among the traces of Roman civilization are a bridge across the River Mosel, three bathing establisishments, the basilica, an amphitheater and the Posta Niagra, a massive city gate. Medieval buildings still surviving include the Romanesque cathedral, the Basilica of St. Matthias and the baroque St. Paulinuskirche.

In addition to the wealth of preserved architecture, Trier is capital of the Mosel region, and as such a center of the wine trade. Visitors arrive annually for the August wine festival.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Brussel, Belgium

Cathedrale St-Mitchel--Place Sainte-Gudule, begun in 1226, illustrates every facet of Brabantine Gothic architecture. Its treasures include 16th-century stained-glass windows, interesting monuments and a baroque pulpit.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg Bayern- St. Boniface established a bishopric in the 8th-century, changing this Roman outpost on the River Main into an important ecclesiastical center. Over the centuries, Wurzburg was host to several imperial diets, and in the 16th centuries it joined the ranks of Germany's university cities. Today the city is an industrial and wine headquarters that hosts a Mozart festival in June. It also is the northern terminus of the Romantische Strasse or Romantic Road, a scenic highway that extends to Fussen.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Wien or Vienna, Austria

At the crossroads od Europe, Wien or Vienna, was for a thousand years the capital of the farflung Holy Roman and Habsburg empires.Today it is the capital of the Austrian Republic and serves as an international congress city. Though its people and ways have changed, Vienna has retained its imperial monuments, not as reminders of past glories, but as living symbols of its present freedom.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Japanischer Garten in Kaiserlautern, Germany

Japanischer Garten with my good friend Ruby!

Our photos taken last year in Kaiserlautern at Japanisher Garten or Japan's garden... Behind us is the house for foot massages after walking.
Have A Nice Day to y'all.......

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Beautiful Stockholm City

Stockholm is the capital of Scandinavia. There are many reasons why Stockholm is the natural Capital of Scandinavia. One is that Stockholm is positioned at the heart of the region, and enjoys the benefits of a world-class transport infrastructure. Another is that Stockholm is the largest city in the largest country in Scandinavia. It is also where you find the most multinational companies, the largest stock market and, not least, the most visitors. People come to Stockholm for the food, the design and the music. Stockholm also offers a unique range of galleries and museums, and every year the eyes of the world are on Stockholm when the Nobel Prizes are awarded.