Book 3: Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood (1987)

Murakami, H. (1987) Norwegian Wood. Vintage 2003. English translation by Haruki Murakami (2000). A fictional story about a Japanese teen who lost his bestfriend, and who eventually fell in love with the bestfriend’s girlfriend. It is also a story about love, sexuality and mental health. The protagonist had to make a choice between the bestfriend’s … More Book 3: Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood (1987)

Book 2: Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist (1988)

Coelho, P. (1988). The Alchemist. Editora Rocco Ltd. English version by Paulo Coelho and Alan Clarke (1992). Harper Collins Publishers. A fiction story about the shepherd boy Santiago who traveled from Spain to the Pyramids in Egypt in pursuit of his dreams. On the way, he came across certain people who helped him accomplish his … More Book 2: Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist (1988)

Book 1: Isabel Allende’s A Long Petal of the Sea (2019)

Allende, I. (2019). A long petal of the sea. Random House US. – A historical fiction with a twist of drama and romance, about a paramedic Victor Dalmau who escaped the political unrest in Spain in the 1930s together with his wife (sister-in-law) Roser and son (nephew) Marcel. They built a new life in Chile (the long … More Book 1: Isabel Allende’s A Long Petal of the Sea (2019)

Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 14: Exploring Paris, the City of Lights Part 1 – The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower in Paris was opened in 1889 during the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. The construction took 2 years, 2 months and 5 days! 324 meters in height, it was designed by the company of entrepreneur Gustave Eiffel, with Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier as head engineers, and Stephen Sauvestre as architect. … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 14: Exploring Paris, the City of Lights Part 1 – The Eiffel Tower

Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 13: Peschiera del Garda – Milan – Lugano – Basel – Mulhouse Ville – Paris (6.travel day)

This is probably the most scenic train ride (and the longest travel day) during our Interrail trip last summer. Switzerland, aka the Land of Milk and Honey, did not disappoint, with its beautiful nature – luscious green mountains and aquamarine lagoons and lakes! The route (as the title suggests): Italy (Peschiera del Garda to Milan) … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 13: Peschiera del Garda – Milan – Lugano – Basel – Mulhouse Ville – Paris (6.travel day)

Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 12: Exploring the Venetian Works of Defence in Peschiera del Garda – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

On our last day in Italy, we made sure to explore the city we were staying in – Peschiera del Garda. There are actually many towns and villages around Lake Garda to choose from, but we decided to stay in Peschiera because of its good location – close proximity to the train station (this is … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 12: Exploring the Venetian Works of Defence in Peschiera del Garda – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 11: Discovering the breathtaking Monte Baldo and the small medieval town of Malcesine (Part 2)

Here’s part 2 of Day 11, and this entry is about our trip to the majestic Monte Baldo, a mountain in the Italian Alps. It offers majestic panoramic views of Lake Garda and the surrounding mountains. Literally, the image was like a painting, where the lake and the sky and the mountains melt together. The … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 11: Discovering the breathtaking Monte Baldo and the small medieval town of Malcesine (Part 2)

Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 11: Cruising gorgeous Lake Garda – Italy’s largest lake (Part 1)

Italy is undoubtedly an amazing summer destination! Beautiful weather, must-see attractions, great nature and cities, and delicious cuisine! We stayed in Peschiera del Garda, a resort town located on the southern tip of Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake. And first on our itinerary was a day-trip to Mount Baldo, which involved a hi-speed ferry and … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 11: Cruising gorgeous Lake Garda – Italy’s largest lake (Part 1)

Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 10: Ljubljana – Villach – Venice – Peschiera del Garda (5.travel day)

On our 10th day on the road, we took three trains using our Interrail Global pass, a travel day that took approximately 8 hours. Carl was very keen to take me to Italy, to Lake Garda, to be exact. He was there before and really enjoyed the summer ambiance. Lake Garda is the largest lake … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 10: Ljubljana – Villach – Venice – Peschiera del Garda (5.travel day)