Exploring Austin

Exploring Austin

I have been completely swamped with family issues and work for the past couple of months, resulting in my neglecting this blog. Here you finally have my last Texas post. On Tuesday morning we started the day with breakfast at 1886 Café & Bakery at 

Austin’s food scene was impressive

Austin’s food scene was impressive

On Sunday it was time to leave San Antonio and head to Austin. We stopped at San Marcos Premium Outlets and the adjacent Tanger Outlets San Marcos for some shopping. After a couple of hours of shopping and some lunch, we drove on to Austin. 

Ghost tour & brewery tour in San Antonio

Ghost tour & brewery tour in San Antonio

I had pre-booked a few activities in San Antonio. On Friday evening we joined a ghost tour and on Saturday we took a brewery tour. Lunch at the Pearl After exploring the King Willian district we took the car and drove to the Pearl. We 

San Antonio missions and old neighborhoods

San Antonio missions and old neighborhoods

For our first full day in San Antonio, we visited the Alamo and some other missions. On Friday we started the day by touring some old neighborhoods. The Alamo You cannot visit San Antonio without visiting the Alamo. Visiting the Alamo is free but if 

Long weekend in Brussels

Long weekend in Brussels

In November, I took my second solo trip of 2022. I traveled to Brussels to visit my niece who has been living here for years. Small boutique hotel in Saint-Gilles I flew to Brussels on Thursday and arrived quite late so the hotel reception was 

My birthday bash in Italy

My birthday bash in Italy

This post is so overdue it’s not even funny. Work has been super busy lately and I’ve also been away for a while. Well, I guess sometimes life just gets the best of you. Dinner with all our guests Wednesday saw the arrival of our 

Eating out in Sagginale

Eating out in Sagginale

There had been some talk of people possibly wanting to go explore Florence on Tuesday. Me, hubby and my niece had explored the city a few years back when celebrating my mother’s 70th. So we had no plans to go to Florence this time around. 

A weekend in Vääksy

A weekend in Vääksy

Last Friday we took a weekend trip to Vääksy. Exploring the village We arrived on Friday afternoon and checked in at Vääksyn Apteekinmajoitus. The B&B is located in the old village pharmacy and decorated in a nice old-timey style. The room was spacious and functional. 

Sightseeing in Lisbon on a hop-on-hop-off bus

Sightseeing in Lisbon on a hop-on-hop-off bus

On our last day in Lisbon we opted for an activity I enjoy in almost any city. We took a couple of hop-on-hop-off bus tours. Belém Line First, we took the Belém line through the main avenues and the city center to Belém. We hopped 

Stunning views over Lisbon

Stunning views over Lisbon

Our second day in Lisbon was filled with more walking and some shopping. Funiculars and Bairro Alto After breakfast, we headed out to find the Elevador da Bica. This funicular or tram connects Largo do Calhariz to Rua de São Paulo and is one of