All posts tagged: history

Day trip to Canberra

We had a day trip to Canberra a while ago. It was also my first time to visit the Australia capital (What took me so long?). Since it was just one day, we had to get up super early to catch the flight. But it was really worth the effort. We booked our meeting in early morning which gave us about half of a day to wander around the city. Canberra is the largest inland city, and it was built to be the capital of Australia. I think that’s why most of the population in Canberra work in public service. The city was really neat and tidy. Since we were in Canberra, we had to visit the old and new Parliament Houses. Otherwise, how can we say that we have been to the capital? Unfortunately, there was not much action in the Parliament that day. All we saw was empty rooms and many other tourists like us. 😀 Save the best for last. Cartier had exhibition in the National Gallery of Australia around that time. …

Varna and Nessebar, Bulgaria – little jewels on the Black sea

Before I met my husband, I knew very little about Bulgaria. I knew the name and it is an eastern European country. That was about it. It had never been on my travel destination list before I met my better half. I still don’t know too much about the country since I only had two short trips there. What I do know is it is a beautiful country with a long history which is worth to visit. Varna is the second largest city in Bulgaria, which is located on the Black Sea Coast. The beautiful beaches and resorts made it a very popular destination for Bulgarian and international tourists. It is certainly so nice to sit in a little restaurant on the beach, drink cold beer, eat freshly fried yellow tails and catch up with old friends. It was definitely the first time for me to see a 2L beer. I guess there is a lot of beer drinking going on in the Summer.  Apart from the beautiful beaches, there are also a lot of things …