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....