I have a good friend in Limburg, so I asked him which places I should visit during my short one day stay in Maastricht. I told him that I preferred some places that were not that very well known among tourists, but they should still be worth the visit. It didn't take him long to get back to me with
Maastricht is one of those places that I've always wanted to visit and last week I had a chance to see it twice! One day we went there for dinner and next day I went there alone to explore the city. In my mind I thought it would be a city full of coffee shops (Dutch style) and students but the reali
When I was planning my visit of the Limburg province, I didn't think that it would get so cold. There were moments when I considered staying in the hotel room to avoid going outside. But what would I do all day? You can sleep just that much, and I couldn't think of anything better to do there, so I
I don't know about you but when we drive somewhere and see an interesting place we almost always stop for a few hours and explore it. This is how we learned so much about Switzerland - the country that we currently call our home.
A couple of weeks ago, on the way back home from our weekend away, we
The best trips are the ones that are recommended to you by locals. On our way back to Switzerland we stopped at our favorite hotel in Germany for dinner. As it was getting late, we decided to stay there for one night. It was Friday and we had the weekend ahead of us, so why would we want to drive fo
On Wednesday we went to Maastricht for dinner and I didn't even realize that there would be a Christmas market too. We didn't see it when we entered the city but when we walked up to the street from the underground parking we happened to be in the middle of the market. Of course, we had to walk arou
After my visit of the Velvet cave yesterday I went to the old town of Valkenburg to visit the Christmas market and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere even more.
The Christmas spirit in Valkenburg lasts from mid-November to the beginning of January when the old town changes into a 'Kerststad', a Christma
You might remember my recent post about Valkenburg. I mentioned that I wish to come back as I missed to see many important landmarks in the city. And guess what? This week I'm spending 3 days in Landgraaf which is around 20 minutes drive from Valkenburg, so today I drove there and explored the surro
Another day, another hike, and this time in a little bit more snow and less mud. We will stay in Ebnat-Kapelle but will hike up the hill and enjoy the winter wonderland. I'll be honest here though. To get to the real winter wonderland we would have to walk much higher as it hasn't snowed that much t
Last couple of weeks were very hectic. I've held several dinner parties for friends and potential business partners, did catering for a charity event, created new recipes and spent hours and hours cleaning my kitchen which seems to be a job that will never be completely done, unless I stop cooking a
My hometown is settled in picturesque surroundings of Poloniny National Park and Vihorlat mountains. Don't get confused with the word 'mountains' as it's more hills in my opinion. You could not compare it to other mountains in Slovakia or other countries.
I have always enjoyed going to the forest an
Bachledka Treetop walk is situated in the Pieniny National Park, on the ridge of Spišská Magura. It has opened its doors two years ago and we have already visited it twice. I'm sure we will go there again as it's such a lovely place and I like this region because of its traditions and good food.