Such a true match! When I saw this gorgerous red top at Zara in Prague I immediately pictured with with a deep blue denim piece. The black loose pants are also bought in Prague, from the brand Tally Weijl. The denim jacket is a really really old piece I found in the closet, I honestly have no idea where it is from.
What do you think about red and denim? <3
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The most important place to visit if you find yourself around Prague. If you ever at all get the chance to visit any concentration camp, do it. For me and most people who have only seen them in movies, on pictures, in history books - this was something completely different.
It's so easy to just think it how it anyways was such long time ago and so far away from us. But when seeing it and knowing the ground you stand on, someone might have been tortured to death on, that the room which you now think is crowded with 25 people, once housed 100 people, how numbers and data were all people with family and dreams. It was an awful time in human history but we shall never forget it. We have the right to forgive, but not to forget.
A shower (regular shower, not a gaschamber. Theresienstadt had no gas chambers.)
The sinks below is inside what was a barber shop, which was built only in the purpose of propaganda for an inspection by the International Red Cross and the prisoners never got to use it. Fact is the water taps are fake.
This dorm housed 600 people.
The site where prisoners caught trying to escape were publically executed.
A water basin intended for fire-fighting, where many prisoners died while building it. The SS members then rebuilt it and used it as a swimming pool. Where prisoners had died, the soldiers would take their family swimming.
The names of a couple of concentration camps.
Good morning! This time I am writing from the bus, on my way to see the Terezín concentration camp memorial, 50km from Prague. My mum and Kenneth travelled here from Sweden and met us in Prague the same evening we arrived, so now we have been 7 people travelling. Whereas everyone has different interests we decided to split up today. Me and family is going to see the concentration camp while the other ones are visiting a village. The concentration camp will probably be emotional but I think it will be really educational too. I'll try to take photos to share with you here!
These are some from yesterday. The day yesterdaystarted off with raining - sucks - but we found a short boat tour so we got on that one to take shelter.
For lunch we found a restaurant that I actually highly recommend! It's a floating Italian restaurant called Marina Ristorante. Had a beautiful view over Charles Bridge and Prague Castle.
Then we visited a site that I really wanted to see, the Jewish quarters where among many synagouges, the Pinkas synagouge can be found. In the walls of the church, the names of the over 77 000 Czech Jews who never returned after the second world war, are engraved.
There was also this beautiful but sorrowful exbihition of drawings by children in the ghettos. Some were really, really touching.
Writing from the car on our way to Prague, after two - way too short - days in Austria. Yesterday we drove to the village Halstatt, very famous little town which often is titled "world's most beautiful village". At least in China, therefore it is so popular among Chinese tourists. I read they have created an identical village in Luoyang - how funny!
We rented this swan-looking boat (powered by pedaling), so cute!
Our hotel apparently had a private little beach with a jetty and lots of water sporting equipment to use! I completely fell for these stand up paddling boards. We paddled around until dinner yesterday, and after breakfast this morning me, my sister and my aunt spontaneously decided to paddle across the lake, to the other side (not standing up, though) We estimated it to 3 km, indeed an arm workout!
It's already midnight and I am finally in bed, at a new hotel just by the Gmunden Lake (Austria). Today has been such a typical road trip day, we took off from Budapest just before 8:00 this morning and have been driving almost 600 km. Though we made many stops, which is why we didn't arrive until 9 pm.
Our first stop was at Lake Balaton. It took us all with a storm, I knew it'd be beautiful but I hadn't at all expected it to be this beautiful! With the clear and bright blue water it almost looked like the Maldives or something. Our plan was just to stop for looking at the view and taking some photos, but when we saw a small beach taking a bath felt irresistible.
Next stop was at the Thermal Lake of Hévíz, located in Hévíz (Hungary) near the western end of Lake Balaton. It is said to be the largest or second largest thermal lake in the world. The plan here was also just stopping for photos, but once again we couldn't resist getting in. There was a mud bath I was highly sceptical towards at first, but I sure did end up there - all mudded up. Hope I'll see some effect in my skin so I know it was worth it!
And the third lake, Gmunden, is the one we are living right beside at the moment. It was all dark outside when we arrived, as well as drizzling and thunder so we'll take the swimming tomorrow. It is also my aunt's birthday tomorrow, so we'll see how we will be celebrating! Good night xx
Gahhh my feet hurt so bad! Today was our last day in Budapest so we did some really effective sightseeing to bock off all the main attractions of the city. Let me take you through my day!
After breakfast we went to the famous Parliament building, which actually is just around the corner of our apartment.
Afterwards we walked around on the streets and found a great lunch place with a nice mix of Hungarian and international cuisine. I believe it was called Aurum Bistro.
Then we crossed the, also well-known, Chain Bridge.
We took this tram-kinda thing (called Caste Hill Funicular) up the Caste Hill to take som photos and mainly to see the Fisherman's Bastion. Such a beautiful, panoramic view! But also such hot weather today, It'd be unbearable if not thanks to ice cream.
When the heat eventually became unbearable, despite ice cream, we walked all the way back to the apartment and showered. Then me and my sister went out to eat dinner ourselves, spending some quality time! When the sun started going down we met the others and took a walk along the river, capturing some really good shots!
We saw these bronze shoes on the floor, many meters along the river and immediately had to google. Apparently it's a memorial for Jews who where shot here during the Holocaust, who had been forced to take off their shoes first. So devastating, but also such a beautiful way to honour them.
Such nice three days in Budapest! Tomorrow we are setting out really early in the morning for Gmunden, Austria. We have 200km driving, hopefully we can make a stop at the Balaton Lake because it seems stunning. I am so, so tired now so I've got to sleep. Good night!
We spent the entire afternoon/evening in this stunning artists' village, Szentendre. I am completely in love with the colourful houses, especially how every little building was unique! Definitely a place to visit if you like photography, and of course art as there are loads of museums & galleries which we didn't look into. Or simply if you're an ice cream lover as every other shop is an ice cream shop.
Anyhow here are my top picks among today's many photos, enjoy!
I am exhausted! After breakfast we headed directly to the Széchenyi (yes I finally can spell that now) Thermal Bath / Spa. Such gorgeous environment, loved the combination of the yellow buildings and blue water. It is supposed to have 17-something baths but we spent all of the time in the outdoor pool. When it's 32 degrees in the air, a hot thermal bath isn't tempting at all.
We didn't bring the camera today but we did toss in the GoPro in the last minute and managed to capture a few shots!
Afterwards we went back to the apartment to shower, eat and have some rest. Now we are heading out again, we'll see if I have anything to publish in the evening!
My impulses says "write a whole novel about your evening!!", while my heart says "let the photos speak for themselves!!". Think I'll have to do something in between.
We arrived at our apartment around 4am and packed up, then went quickly to the supermarket to buy some breakfast and snacks. In the evening we headed towards the pier for a dinner cruise on the Danube river (to be booked here). Definately exceeded my expectations. Such spacious and modern ship, lots of nice Hungarian food and energetic musicians providing live music. Lovely view - overall such a fabulous experience!
Love it! The Széchenyi Spa is the plan for tomorrow as Budapest is supposed to be the city of baths. Tomorrow it's up to it to prove that title! Nighty xx
Dropping in with a blogpost from up in the clouds! We just took off and have a short flight of 2h ahead, I sooo look forward to a few days of warmer weather and to seeing lots of, for me, unseen places. See you in Budapest!
Update: Ok so actually the post couldn't upload on the airplane wifi so now that I am uploading we have already settled in our apartment in Budapest hehe