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Keukenhof

Did you know that the best time see tulips (in the Netherlands) is in mid-April? Every year between mid-March to mid-May, the Keukenhof (literally ‘Kitchen Garden’ in Dutch) in Lisse is opened to the public with a different theme. This year, the theme is on Dutch Design, from fashion to graphic design to architecture. When I …

Travel

Château de Gudanes

One of the chateaus that the Tour de France passed by in 2015 was Château de Gudanes. In this footage on their Instagram page, you can see the château in the background. Château de Gudanes is a formerly abandoned mid-18th Century chateau in the Chateau-Verdun village in the south of France. ‘Le Roi des Pyrénées’, the king …

Travel

Virtual Travel: Cultural Institutions

Feeling drained of the arts in your life? Craving for more history and culture? Are you in dire need to travel but are currently unable to leave? Or perhaps the weather is too miserable outside to leave home. Try (free) virtual museum visits! Last autumn, I visited the Google Art Project website and was surprised to find so …

Lifestyle

Queen Beatrix abdicates

    Today, on the 28th of January, in history marks:   200th anniversary (1813) of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice 97 years (1916) since Manitobabecame the 1st province in Canada to allow women the right to vote and to hold provincial office. (source: @Royal_beans) Currently, as of this weekend, Ontario has …

Fashion

Luxembourg’s Royal Wedding: HGD Guillaume & Stéphanie

Today, on 19 October 2012, the Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, age 30, married Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy of Belgium, age 28, in a civil ceremony. Countess Stéphanie wore a Chanel outfit, somewhat reminiscent of the Diana, Princess of Wales’ pearl gown and of the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding gown. I found her overall appearance …

Lifestyle Munich Travel

A Visit to Starnberger See

Weather: 23-24Cs Visited: Starnberger See – Tutzing, Feldafing, Possenhofen We spent this lovely Good Friday walking under the sun from the southern point of Starnberger See (Tutzing) until Possenhofen, where we were blocked from continuing onto Starnberg, due to a bomb scare. It was very peaceful and clean around the lake. People were sunbathing, swimming, …

Munich Travel

Irish Pubs in Munich

Today I am presenting you with the 3 Irish pubs I visited for St. Paddy’s: 1. Kilian’s – Marienplatz basement; also patio. Pub shared with Australian pub, Ned Kelly’s Ceili dances every 1st Monday of the month 2. The Irish Folk Pub – Giselastraße L-shaped, charming interiors (gives you a “travel bug” feel) 3. Shamrock …

Munich Travel

Munich: The Alpine Museum

This museum turned out to not be part of the 1€ Sunday museums.  It is 4,50€ for adults but 3€ for students.  There are only 4-5 rooms to see in this white Baroque building.  It focuses on life in the Alps, primarily the Jewish community before-during-after the war, as well as the Nazi period. I …

Munich Travel

Munich: Glypothek

The Glypothek houses Roman statues, which made me realise that the Antike offered a variety of cultural artifacts.  Inside the Glypothek, each “room” or Saal had a picture of how the rooms had looked once, as well as 1-2 simple plaques on the wall with information on each statue (which were numbered).  It is a …

Munich Travel

Munich: The Pinakotheken

The Pinakotheken The Pinakotheken has 3 museums: Alte (Old), Neue (new), and Moderne (modern). As part of the 1€ Museum visit, I visited the first 2, as I have limited or no interest in modern/contemporary art (i.e. late 1900s-present). Alte Art masterpieces from the 14th-18th C. Art from Rembrandt and van Dyck can be found here. Neue …