As all of you know, one of the tv shows I love to watch is Grey’s Anatomy. One of the many things I like from this show are Meredith’s monologues. Here is one for a wonderful sunday reflexion.
Word of the day: BOUNDARIES
“At some point you have to make a decision. Boundaries don’t keep other people out, they fence you in, life is messy… That’s how we are made… So you can waste your life drawing lines… Or you can live your life crossing them… But there are some lines… That are way too dangerous to cross… Here’s what I know, if you are willing to take the chance… The view from the other side is spectacular…” — Meredith, Grey’s Anatomy
RECYCLE TIRES this summer, for fun, imagination, creativity. Maybe you just want to save the planet. No matter the reason, this is a great project for this summer 2019!
Tire recycling or rubber recycling is the process of recycling vehicles’ tires (or tyres) that are no longer suitable for use on vehicles due to wear or irreparable damage (such as punctures). These tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, due to the large volume produced and their durability.
If you’ve been to Italy, you’ve probably been to Rome. It’s got most of the sites and attractions that come to mind when people even THINK of Italy: the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Forum, Saint Peter’s Basilica. The city’s cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, and Renaissance-era fountains are (literally) what romance is made of.
GARDENS OF BOMARZO IN NORTHERN LAZIO
But for a truly unique travel experience, I like to visit the most unusual places of the country, where tourists are rare to see, places with one-of-a-kind photo ops, and chances to interact with authentic local Italian communities.
THE MATERA SASSI IN BASILICATA
Have you heard of Baia? It was the Las Vegas of ancient times, attracting people from far and wide to its state-of-the-art baths and nightlife spaces. Powerful icons of ancient times were known to frequent Baia, from Nero to Cicero to Julius Caesar. If you want to walk in their footsteps now, however, you’ll need some scuba gear.
THE SUNKEN CITY OF BAIA IN NAPOLI
Because of Baia’s location over natural volcanic vents, its water level slowly rose to swallow its once majestic buildings. Saracens sacked it by 1500, but some meaningful relics still remain under its waters to this day. Take time to visit Baia for an unparalleled perspective on antiquity. You’ll feel like it’s been frozen in time! It’s truly like no other place.
I grow mint, strawberries and watermelon on my yard, and this refreshing beverage is a wonderful way to use them all. You can add only mint and strawberries. Flexibility is the key! Ah, For extra flair, add some ginger ale.
MINT STRAWBERRY WATERMELON
A friend suggested I add a sprig of rosemary to lemonade. The herb makes the drink taste fresh and light, and it’s a pretty garnish.
LEMONADE WITH A TAD OF ROSEMARY….Ahh refreshing!
Agua frescas are refreshing fruit drinks they sell all over Mexico, and that you can find in this country at almost any taqueria. They’re cooling and sweet and are great alongside spicy food.
This is a cucumber juice base that seems to have the effect of lowering one’s body temperature. (Gives new meaning to the phrase “cool as a cucumber”.)
CUCUMBER LIME MINT
Making long blackberry shrub drinks is a creative way to use up extra fruit all the way summer. They are as colorful and refreshing as a summer drink should be.
It’s June! summer has arrived and it’s almost time for many of us to harvest our first squash, beans and tomatoes!
I have worked very diligently on my compost for the last 12 months to make sure that it would be perfect for my vegetable garden project this summer. Now I have pumpkins, tomatoes, squash, peaches, berries, and nore, swiss chard and more veggies and fruits growing divinely and profusely.
Farm stays in Bavaria seem to be very popular. You can rent a room or furnished apartment on a farm and experience some of the farm life. This year we stayed on a farm, near Chiemsee, and had a lovely time. All the villages in the Bavarian alps are lovely so you probably can’t go wrong wherever you pick.
Another nice area is Bayerischer Wald on Czech border. A few years ago we stayed a week in Lalling in Bayerischer Wald.
“Es ist ein absolutes Novum im europäischen Fußball: Erstmals findet die Fußball-EM in zwölf verschiedenen Ländern statt, verteilt auf zwölf Städte. Von Dublin bis nach Bukarest, von Rom bis Kopenhagen – die UEFA EURO 2020 wird ein echtes Highlight. Mittendrin: München!”
“Drei Gruppenspiele und ein EM-Viertelfinale werden in der bayerischen Landeshauptstadt ausgetragen – Spannung garantiert! Termine, Bewerbungsverfahren, Kosten – alle Informationen zu den Tickets der Fußball-Europameisterschaft in München.”
We stayed in Fussen at Hotel Bergruh. It is close to the castles and a wonderful little Bavarian town. In Füssen, restaurants serve the most palatable and delectable food, oh my!
Bavaria’s town’s and cities provide a range of unusual ways for visitors of all ages to explore their heritage, their rich past and the life in the city today. If you want to experience the exotic magic paradises of the world, you must visit the Bavarian cities, woodlands, castles, villages, alps, forests and towns.
My favorite hiking trails so far…but more to come!
Mist Trail in Yosemite California
Kalalau Hiking Path in Hawaii
National Scotland Paradise Tracks
Inca Trail in Perú. This one takes you to Machu Picchu
Queen Charlotte Track New Zealand
A healthy body is a happy body, and one of the best ways to stay healthy is to get plenty of exercise. Hiking is an economical way to increase your activity level, while offering a plethora of health benefits. Start slowly, especially if you are a bit out of shape. Invest in a sturdy pair of hiking boots and do your research first. Read more here