• europe,  travel

    Part III: 10 Great Places In Europe For Nature Lovers

    They say nature does wonders for the soul. Would you agree? I definitely do. There is something about God’s handiwork of nature that is awe-inspiring. Waterfalls. Trees. Flora. Fishes. Mountain ranges. The sea. The sun. Birds. Caves. And I can go on! For me, being in nature is a remainder of who God is. Europe has its own natural beauty just like all the other continents. Below are 10 great places within Europe I highly recommend you see.   LAKE BLED Where: Bled, Slovenia Why: No explanation needed. (In case you need one, just go on a sunny day and you will not regret it. It is so picturesque as you can…

  • europe,  food

    Part II: 25 Foods You Should Try In Europe

    NOTE: If you missed part one, click here. I traveled to the 8 countries, so this post will not cover all of Europe. Are you a foodie? Do you love fresh food? Do you love desserts? …..If you answered yes to any, well, this is a great post for YOU! Of course there are many things you could try, but here are my favorites. And when I say ‘favorite’, I mean I enjoyed it so much that I would like to replicate it in my kitchen.   DENMARK While I was in Copenhagen for a 7-hour layover, I stopped by Papirøen, which is a warehouse filled with street food vendors serving a variety…

  • europe,  travel

    Part I: 26 things I found interesting about Europe

    I recently completed a 4.5-week trip around Europe. Visited 8 countries, 1 island, 9 major cities and 7 towns. The observations below only cover my experience in the following countries: Germany, Netherlands, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Austria, Denmark.   The intercity train in the Netherlands empties out the toilet waste on the tracks. It might be hard to see, but can you see the rail track below? I could not believe that!!! If you know why, please let me know.  It can be such a PAIN to find a free toilet. Toilets can cost €0.50 ($0.54) to €1 ($1.07). On a bus ride from Vienna to Frankfurt, the bus stopped for 30 minutes…

  • south america,  travel

    How I got to Rio for the Olympics

    Where do I start??? For many, going to the Olympics as a spectator is a dream come true. And this trip was a bucket list item come true. Thank you Jesus!! One month later, I still find it amazing that I was really there…LIVE for the Olympics!!??! My goal was to make sure I secure sport tickets. So I first purchased tickets in January via Cosport, the authorized ticket reseller for the United States (and other nations). Second, I purchased flight tickets to Rio. In the last weeks leading to my trip, I purchased more tickets and arranged my lodging last. If you paid any attention to the news in regards to…

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