The plethora of churches in Mainz

During out trip in Europe last June, we visited Germany. One of the stops there was Mainz; a lovely city on the Rhein River. We especially enjoyed walking around the Altstadt (old centre), where we walked around the marketplace and enjoyed watching people.

The first thing that we noticed was a number of churches this city has. They are found everywhere, and their beautiful architecture {especially with the older churches} kept on pulling me in. There were too many churches to go to, so we decided to have a look at the most popular ones on Tripadvisor. Continue reading

Phuket Picks; Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant

As you all probably know, I have been writing and making photos for Wanderlust: Expat Life & Style Magazine for the past months. This has made me go all around the island and get to know this little place a lot better. For the June/July 2015 issue [http://www.thailand.wanderlustmag.com/], I joined Vanessa for a cooking class at Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant. Vanessa – our foodie – wrote all about the class given by Chef Tiger and I joined the fun to make some nice photos.

As I loved the cooking class so much, I wanted to share my experience with you guys! If you ever head over to Phuket and want to learn a thing or two about Thai cooking, make sure not to miss this amazing place!

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Travel Tuesday; Sapa

Situated in the North of Vietnam, about 350km from Hanoi, close to the border of China, Sapa lies at the altitude of 1600m. The Hoang Lien Son mountains dominate the region, which is at the eastern most point of the himalayas. This area contains Vietnam’s highest mountain, the Fansipan Mountain which is located at 3,142m above sea level.

Sapa was discovered by the French in the 1920’s, when they arrived in Tonkin and made Sapa as a hill station. The city became an important location for the French military as well as missionaries. However it was only in 1993 that Sapa became accessible to many, as this was the year its doors were opened to tourists.
Now Sapa is famous for its breathtaking landscape. The town is orientated to make the most of the spectacular views, which can be seen on a clear day. The city watches over a plunging valley of many rice terraces, surrounded by mountains. Besides that, Sapa is famous for its population which consist mostly of minority groups.

Sapa is one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever visited – for both in as outside of Vietnam – with its beautiful nature, fresh air, wonderful rice fields and amazing hiking trails. Definitely a place worth visiting while in Vietnam.

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