Our accommodation in Lisbon – Casa do Barao

As the last part of our trip to Lisbon I want to write a little bit about the hotel we stayed at, which we found online after a little research. It was important to us to choose a rather small-ish boutique hotel with a nice environment and a tasteful interior – and to make everything perfect a small pool. That way we hoped to be able to combine the typical city trip with a bit of relaxing pool-time.
I was amazed that we actually found a hotel that hit all these points and that was still in our budget – Hotel Casa do Barao.
So we booked it and eagerly awaited our arrival in Lisbon. (About our trip to Lisbon I already wrote here and here).
Have a look at the pictures to see how we experienced our stay at Casa do Barao – mini-spoiler ;): wow!

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Beautiful Lisbon {II}

Last week I already told you here about our summer holiday in Lisbon and about how much we enjoyed our time in Portugal.
Today I would like to show you some more pictures of this beautiful city including a few things I enjoyed in particular.

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Our third day in Lisbon started with a 15 minute trip on the train to Belem, a district in the western part of the city. We got off the train and walked along the River Tagus towards the centre of Belem. It was still before noon and the sky and the river were just so wonderfully blue…and the view of the bridge was amazing.

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5 Days in Lisbon – our summer holiday {I}

Back in January we booked our summer holiday for 2016 and chose Lisbon as our destination. After booking the flights and finding a hotel that looked stunning we spent the last months looking forward to September and to our late summer holiday.
Two weeks ago we finally made our way to Lisbon and had five wonderful days in Portugal’s capital city.
Today and over the coming weeks and months I want to show you some of the pictures we took and tell you about our holiday. I will also write about the small boutique hotel we stayed at. It is definitely worth an extra post.
At the end of the post I will also recommend a few places and shops that I loved.
I hope you enjoy having a look at the pics :).

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Klunkerkranich – a stunning rooftop terrace in Berlin

This August I went to Berlin for a 24-hour trip to meet two of my best friends and my dad. I loved just being able to get on the plane in Manchester with my hand bag and a cup of hot chocolate. At 10 am I landed in Berlin and was picked up by a friend that I hadn’t seen for two years. Together with a few other friends we ended up at the Klunkerkranich in Berlin Neukölln to have breakfast.
The weather wasn’t brilliant, as you can see, but I managed to take a few pictures.

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There is no trip to Salzburg without buying Mozartkugeln :)

In spring this year we went to Salzburg for a day during our trip to Bavaria. Salzburg is only one hour away by car so I have been a couple of times and every time I go I really enjoy it.
When I think of Salzburg I automatically think of Mozartkugeln and although I really like the city the most important thing for me when I’m there is to buy a sufficient amount of the little treats as they are just something special to me. I just love them – I think my dad let me try one many years ago and since then I am just mad for them.
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Childhood memories – my trip to Bavaria

In the Bavarian country side, outside a small village, lies a little gem that you can reach after a slightly steep 10 minute walk up the mountain. This gem is a small cottage, bought by my stepdads grandma in 1971 so that all her children and grand children would have the chance to spend time there.
Now, 45 years later, the cottage has seen quite a few people coming and going and through the help of a few hard-working people it has been revived and now looks better than I have ever seen it before.
The first time I spent my time in this cottage (Huette, how we call it in Germany) I was probably around 12 years old. The last time I came there before this year was 6 years ago. I always thought of the cottage as a very, very special place but I was absolutely stunned of how it changed when I came back there this month. I just couldn’t help but posting pictures of our trip to Ruhpolding, Bavaria here on the blog – I hope you enjoy having a look at the pictures from “Heidi-Land” 🙂

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