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.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Nordic Sea Hotel

Nordic Sea Hotel is located right next to the Central Station, City Terminal and Arlanda Express. It's also close to shopping and restaurants. It is the most expensive hotel we've ever been but it's worth it because people were nice, friendly, helpful and most of all, they spoke English. They have a lot to offer: free breakfast that has more choices. They're also have free internet when you need it. Nice room as you can see? They have Massage and Chiropractic Treatments that we have not try because not enough time. Regular bar for those who likes to drink and relax in normal temperature unlike the first permanent icebar-Absolut Icebar Stockholm, the temperature is below zero. We really have a good time staying in Nordic Sea Hotel.
Have A Nice Weekend everyone........

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Skavsta Airport

Skavsta airport is a small domestic terminal airlines. Most surrounds by hotels like we stayed in at Connect hotel. Next town is Nykoping is a capital of Sodermanland province and on the Nykoping River, industrial. Nykoping also is a center for trips to lakes Ungaren, Langhalsen and Baven. Several manor houses are in the vicinity. Nykoping Castle, mostly in ruins, is of interests.

Have A Nice Day to y'all......

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Connect Hotel

Hello everybody...this is our first hotel we stayed in next to the Ryanair Airport. We stayed there for 1 night before we went to the city of Stockholm. The price was not bad for quick sleep and free breakfast. People were courteous and they spoke English (it's a good thing!!!). It's convinient because it's not far from the Airport terminal, 5 minutes walk or less. We really enjoyed our stay....
Have A Nice Day to y'all....

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More Pics from Stockholm

These photos were in central Stockholm. Many things to do or see, they have lots of restaurants from fancy and sophisticated or just regular burger house. The famous and largest Sweden’s shopping malls are Ahlens City, Varuhus and Gallerior and Galleria. At Ahlens City, you’ll find everything you like in one place. Drop in for great international and Swedish fashion, beauty and home wear buys. Or for the latest music, books and films. They have H & M stores every corner in Stockholm. The Sightseeing Bus will take you anywhere in central Stockholm to view well-known places like Museums, Royal Palace, City Hall and more… It’s beautiful place or city and wonderful views or sights.

Have A Nice Day to y’all……

Monday, October 13, 2008

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is the most beautiful city I’ve ever been in Europe so far. There are lots things to see or do. They have big Malls, fancy and regular Restaurants, Museums, Galleries, Recreations and Events. We loved it!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Innsbruck, Austria

These photos were taken at famous Swarovski Crystal in Innsbruck, Austria. The man’s eyes and nose were made of Swarovski crystal. Inside, many different kinds of creations from animals to jewelry, collections or not, they are pretty…made of crystals. Some people are crazy about crystal especially with the name brand like Swarovski. They are not just crazy about it but they are collecting them and I’m one of them (he he...). I started to collect crystals since I got here in Germany. They are expensive but pretty nice!
Have A Nice Day to y'all.....

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wiesbaden, Germany

These are our photos from Wiesbaden, Germany. Beautiful day in Stadttmitte (City) Wiesbaden and nice to walk! We took some pictures of the church and the fountain. I like to go back there to shop because we didn't have that much time when we were there, plus I didn't bring any Euros. Hope you enjoyed your weekend coz we did!

Wiesbaden, with its theaters, orchestras and a ballet company, is host to the International Festival of Music and Drama in May. Scenic tours of the River Rhine are also available.
Have A Nice Day to y'all....

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Garmish, Germany

Garmish, Germany is one of our favorite place to go to. Beautiful views and nature. You could do a lot of things. Camping for summer; skiing in winter; travelling in different town and our favorite thing to do is just relax...In Edelweiss Lodge, they have restaurants, swimming pool (with saunas), games for adults and children, small gym, and spas. We never get bored that's why we always go to that place many times! We loved it....
Have A Nice Day to y'all....

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Koln or Cologne, Germany

The first photo was the Romisch-Germanisches Museum, portrays early Roman life along the River Rhine. The extensive glassware and earthenware collections from the first to fifth centuries are augmented by the Tomb of Poblicius and the Dionysus Mosaic. The mosaic is surprisingly vivid.
The second photo was the DOM (Koln Cathedral) is one of the largest Gothic structures in the world. Its foundation dates from 1248, but the edifice was not complete until 1880. The first monumental crucifix in Northern Europe, created before 1000, and the Golden Shrine of the Three Magi are of special interest.

Have A Nice Day to y'all.....