Travel

Beauty of San Francisco

It’s a city of high tech and really cool people. What I learned here is that jacket is your best friend, no matter how warm it might feel. There can be significant temperature differences, because of it’s location.
I really loved my Summer walks there. Forever sunny place with absolutely amazing views. Restaurants serve delicious seafood, salads and my favourite Californian wine. People are super friendly and it was great to hear some really interesting stories. This city has so much to offer, so I keep returning! 

My favorite American city: Salt Lake City

My favourite place in US. Why? I am not sure. Maybe kind people that stop me on the street to tell me that they like my dress, or the stunning mountains and the lake.

Definitely something brings me back here. In Spring, you can find seas of flowers in city centre, in Winter, it’s a very popular skiing destination. Speaking of skiing, next Winter I am coming back to try ski tracks!

Aimee in Berlin

 I always wanted to visit Germany. I was very lucky to see Berlin. Staying in Ritz-Carlton made my trip a total bliss. I found a hidden pool with the steam room that I used a lot  🙂. It was nice to sneak in and swim while sipping champagne. This hotel is one of the best in the world, providing such great service, they really looked after us and made sure we have everything we wanted. But, somehow…… I am already used to it;-)
 
I enjoyed the great central location as well as the interesting mix of buildings. There are plenty of nice restaurants and it’s a good place for shopping. Above that, I really enjoyed seeing Brandenburg Gate and obviously Potsdamer Platz where we were staying. 
Would definitely love to visit again!

Aimee visits Oslo

Oslo, full of happy people and an amazing landscapes. Norwegian people seemed to be a little bit reserved, but once you get to know them, they become your quality friends. They truly love to go out and spend time in bars and restaurants, especially since you can’t buy wine after 18:00, so the only one option is to go out if you want to have a drink:) 
Oslo is a very green, well looked after city. Fountains, museums, parks. You can feel very close to the nature and at the same time be in the busy city. 
National Opera and Ballet is a must-see. The fabulous thing about this place is the architecture, so modern and at the same time so unique, like nothing else seen anywhere. 
I stayed in a beautiful hotel in the heart of the city, very enjoyable experience, and would be very happy to visit Oslo again.

Wild South Africa

I enjoy flying South, as that package does not include jet lag. 🙂 Visit in Johannesburg was interesting, as it’s a lovely city, but, unfortunately, considered as not very safe. Local restaurants serve the most amazing food and wine. The fact that you can eat ostrich curry or antelope steak for a dinner is reminding you that you really are in Africa.

After few days of exploring the city, there was the time to go to the bush. The lodge was in the middle of nowhere, and from the pool I enjoyed the view on elephants that were visiting their favourite little pond. Witnessing cheetah hunting for antelope made me feel so excited, but nervous at the same time. Such things I have seen only on NAT GEO channel and now I see it happening literally in front of me. Hoping to repeat one day!

Spring in Barcelona

Barcelona…. A city with soul, with lots of museums, art, fountains, palm trees… Happy people, tapas and best sangria in the world. Visiting Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo and of course, famous Las Ramblas was an amazing experience. This city is the best for those who like to dine out while enjoying sunshine, watch the sea and breathe the fresh sea air.
La Sagrada Familia, the symbol of Barcelona, is Antonio Gaudi’s greatest work, to which he worked until his tragic death in 1926. The work is still unfinished, which is followed by another generation of outstanding architects and artists. Definitely worth buying a ticket to see the interior of the cathedral. Beautiful game of lights and amazing shapes of columns and vaults, a testament to Gaudi’s genius. When you are in Barcelona, you just can’t miss it. 
 
Las Ramblas: If you like people watching, get a table at a restaurant and watch the world go by especially entertaining was watching the police play cat and mouse with the guys illegally selling fakes on the streets, moving them on as they scrabbled to gather their fake designer handbags into their bundled blankets. It was fun to watch the fake sellers hiding on the steps of the Metro and waiting for the police to turn their backs only to come back out and start selling again. If you like people watching, La Rambla can be an experience.
Casa Batllo: I cannot fathom the mind of Gaudi, but I know he must have had a beautiful soul, intense imagination and one heck of a work ethic. It’s hard to describe this home. The craftwork is gorgeous. I wish I could live here!
It was so nice to visit Barcelona. Would love to go there again….