Monday, August 1, 2016

rethymno - crete -greece

what about crete in early august? well, we have had 37 to 40 degrees celsius in the shadow in western crete (rethymnon / rethymno), where we spent one week of our summer holidays wit our youngest daughter :-)
the obligatory sunset
our beach in missiria (eastern rethymnon)
port + historic city centre of rethymno
the best of all wives
the venetian fortress (fortezza) in rethymno
lake kourna
the fat cat of silver city argiroupolis (= ancient lappa)
st. nicolaos church in one of the many canyons of western crete
there are not many vultures (geier) left in europe, but few of them live up there
old venetian house in rethymno
there is still a lot to improve in greece ... no wonder the young people riot, you know ... e.g.our waitresses earned only approx. 900 euros a month and have only 3 days free ... wtf? 900 euros for 27 days of full-time-job? omg :-(

even more pictures here
our last year's visit to central crete (malia - heraklion)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

wedding in SK => smolenice castle + sightseeing in bratislava

what about a long weekend in slovakia? well, we have visited the capitol bratislava and the  nearby village smolenice, where my sister got married => good luck, dear sister + dear brother-in-law :-)
 wedding card
 bratislava
 my no. 1 building in bratislava
michael's gate
 1993 ?
 river morava and yes, i swum to austria ... and back :-)
 ruins of the devin castle (destroyed 1809 on instruction of napoleon bonaparte)
smolenice castle ... 
... in the male karpaty mountains
 the church in smolenice
back to the smolenice castle for the wedding celebration:
 
 the is a museum of historic buggies in the castle tower today
 the cloud over the nearby nuclear power plant jaslovske bohunice was always there .... strange ...
lunch in one wine restaurant in modra (slovakia) ...
... coffee at the highway in austria and dinner in the small cute city of haag in bavaria (germany)

more pictures here.
my old blog about smolenice here.
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