CHEMNITZ

CHEMNITZ

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I love every country and city I visit, because there is something special and beautiful in each one of them. And yes, I love Germany too. Chemnitz is a city located in the east of Germany. It is in state called Sachsen. I have been in Sachsen before in the city called Dresden, but this summer I was in Chemnitz. I didn’t knew a thing about Chemnitz, but I had a great privilege to live in a German family for a week, so I got to know more about the people and the city itself.So why I love Germany?

The people

I had a great experience meeting and talking to locals. They were opened and hospitable and they loved to talk about the city they live in. They are  proud of their country and that is the  thing I learned from them – to always speak good about my home land. The family showed me around and they were so nice to me. The only thing that kind of obstructed was that they didn’t speak very good english. But hey, thanks google translate app! In one evening we were watching Cobra 11, drinking cocktails and eating gummy bears. We had a great time! 1 beach

The cities

There are lot of great cities in Germany. The great thing about Chemnitz was that the old and new is mixing together. There is a lot of great architecture. In the world war Chemnitz was almost completely destroyed and it is amazing that in the short period of time they built it again. We went shopping and walked around the old town. I had a chance to go in the buildings and see them from the inside. Of course in Germany very common is the industrial business so you can see these kind of buildings around Germany a lot. 1hoses

The nature

I was amazed by all the landscapes I saw when we drove outside the city. Actually, not only outside the city, but also in the city  there was great parks, views and places to see. I got a feeling that they all are very clean and well maintained. That is all I have to say about that. I enjoyed the nature there. 1 colorful tower

Organized life

I have to say that everything was very well organized in the city. The roads were perfect, the traffic was good and the trains and buses can take you anywhere you want. Every transport was exactly on time. I liked it. And yes, they really drive fast.

Train station in Berlin You know the sweets in Germany are cheaper, because lot of them are made there. Which is great.

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I enjoy each country I visit, but  Germany almost  feels like home to me. I am visiting again in September. Have to learn german til then. Herzliche Grüße!

-DEW DROP

 

GETTING READY FOR ITALY

GETTING READY FOR ITALY

After 1 and a half months I will go to Italy. I can’t wait and I am  getting ready for the vacation. I am the type of person that likes to plan, organize and get ready for my trips. If you are like that too this post will help you.

10  posts that will help you to get ready for Italy.

#1 These are basics, that you should know to understand the Italian life  rhythms. This is like a warm up for preparing for Italy.

“Things to know before going to Italy”

15 Things to know before you get to Italy

#2  Similar to the previous post, but this will  help you not to fail and to not look like a tourist. Take the advice!

“Ten things not to do in Italy”

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#3  I think it is a great choice to travel by a car. You can see more and be in many more places. But it can be a bit scary to drive in a country  you don’t know. Especially, with a rented car.  So here are some tips to prepare for driving.

“6 tips for how to drive in Italy”

#4 If you love coffee as much as I then you will be happy to read this post and prepare yourself  for all the great coffee that Italy is going to offer you. Can’t wait! I want to try everything they offer.

“A guide to ordering coffee in Italy”

Coffee In Emilia Romagna

#5 I think that we all can name at least one cuisine that comes from Italy. Probably because it is so delicious.  I will definitely try something from this list. (Maybe it is not Italy but EATaly?!)

“Top 10 things to eat in Italy”

Discover the top ten things to eat in Italy and where to eat them!

#6 This is for girls! Of course we want to always look great. But what to wear so that you don’t look like a tourist? This will give you awesome ideas!

“What to wear in Italy:Dress like a local” 

What to wear in Italy is no longer a dilemma! Our Italian fashion blogger, Jacobo, helps you plan your Italy packing list so you can dress like a local!  travelfashiongirl.com:

#7 We already know that Italians appreciate if you at least try to speak Italian. So here are phrases that you can learn and use. I think that this will help a lot in Italy.

“Common Italian words and phrases for travelers”

#8 If you will need help or advice instantly then here is a gallery of pictures that contains basic things you need to know when traveling around the Italy. Check them out and download them on your phone.

“Italy travel photo gallery”

Emergency Numbers

#9 Because I am going to Italy on my honeymoon, so was looking for romantic places to visit. I found this post and I hope that this will inspire you too! We will go to some of the listed places.

“Top romantic getaways in Italy”

Top Romantic Getaways in Italy for Couples

#10 In the end here are few things that you (me too) didn’t knew. At least  it is good to know now  before going on a trip, right?

“12 things you never knew about Italy”

12 important things for every traveler to know before a trip to Italy.:

Hope that this will help you as much as it helps me. I will write more about Italy after I will go there. I would love it if you could share your experience! 

-DEW DROP

HIKING IN SWITZERLAND

HIKING IN SWITZERLAND

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My first post in this blog is going to be about Switzerland, because it was amazing. Switzerland is a country of mountains and I fell in love with them.

Switzerland is a peaceful country. Well… At least the place, where I traveled, was like that. And that is my first suggestion

Stay in a small town or village.

Maybe I am just that kind of a person that loves small towns, nature and peace. But I must say that I enjoyed the atmosphere of town and countryside living together. Before I went to sleep every night, I heard the cowbells ringing. It was a very interesting and pleasing sound. 6tag_071115-223933

 Hike the mountains.

Actually, I am afraid of heights, but in the mountains I felt differently. I enjoyed it. The views I was able to see and the fresh air took away all my fear and I wanted to stay on the peak longer. All the houses and cars looked so small and I felt like on the top of the world. It was a well spent day.

Prepare and pack.

You have to prepare for the hike, because it is not the easiest. First of all think about your shoes. They should be comfortable and durable, and they should not be too small. Also don’t hike in the shoes that have thin soles. (I am telling this because I assume that not everyone has hiking shoes). Take comfortable backpack  and put there a bottle of water and food, because you will hike all day. Take flashlight, because in mountains it gets dark very fast and you won’t be able to see your way without flashlight. If sun is shining, take sunglasses and sun cream. Also take a jacket or a coat. It is hot while you climb, but on the top of the mountain it is cold and windy. To prepare – eat healthy breakfast so that you have energy to hike!

Drive with a car to get higher.

Actually you can drive by car very high, but remember, that the roads in the mountains are closed in the winter period, because there is a lot of snow. Also, roads mostly  are narrow, so drive carefully. But I enjoyed the drive. Sometimes it was scary, when roads were really really narrow, without barriers and we were very high. But again the views and the feeling took away the fear. We had a little picnic up in the mountain and it was great. I would love to do that again.

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Check your path.

You should check your path on the map or on the internet, to see if it is the right path for you. Check if it is not too hard or advanced for you and if you wand to hike with kids, check if it is suggested for kids. You can also ask  to the locals – which path  is going to be the best for you.

I love Switzerland. I come from a very flat country, so to me that was amazing adventure. I will definitely  come  back to explore, to hike and to feel like in the paradise again.

-DEW DROP