This year our friends decided to move from a Downtown, San Diego penthouse condo to a 700 year old Chateau Vineyard in the South of France. Today we visited them at the Chateau and they treated us to some delicious French cheese, wine & quiche at their home in the French Countryside. It was the most beautiful & peaceful place. I can see why they gave up the luxury of a garbage disposal for the beauty of this place.
What can I say…I feel at home ☺ and I am saying this with a Russian accent.
Our tour guide was Tatiana or Tanya as we called her, and one day she talked for 12 hours straight. She knew everything about everything and if you ever go to St. Petersburg Russia, I really recommend this tour. She was so knowledgeable & she took us to the best places for matryoshka doll souvenirs, borsh & perogis.
I knew that Russians liked to show off but I never really understood to what extent. We visited the Kzars Palaces, the famous Dome Cathedrals & beautiful royal gardens and they were magnificent. I am glad I am doing a photo diary because words really can’t describe the experience.
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Helsinki Finland in June is filled with Lilacs. The city is hot so being on top of the “Hop On Hop Off” tour bus was the perfect way to experience all the sites. We saw a few beautiful churches and my favorite was the one made out of stone. At the open air farmers market we managed to eat some food without being attached by the lurking birds and enjoyed some much needed shade time near some lilac trees.
Today was a beautiful day in Rostok Germany, the sun was shinning & it was the perfect weather for some fish drying. This town is right near the water & the popular local food is a herring fish sandwich. Its definitely an acquired taste & not all participated… David ended up eating at McDonnalds. Lol
We took the train into town, walked around a closed mall & I made some flower accessories.
I love the summer style in Copenhagen. Girls are wearing lots of bright pants, flowy tops, short dresses & scarves. Everyone is wearing flats & cross body bags. I saw a lots of side braids & top knot hairstyles.
Today I think we walked for 8 hours and it was amazing. The shopping center is on an all brick road with 18th century buildings & old churches. They have 3 H&M stores in a 2 mile radius and they are located right next to meat stores & fresh bread bakery’s.
Get the Europe Style
After a 3 hour delay on the new & very exciting route from San Diego to London we finally landed. Then a quick transfer flight from London to Copenhagen & our vacation had begun. Copenhagen at 10 p.m. at night is beautiful! If you have ever been to Amsterdam, it kinda has the same feeling. Loads of bikes everywhere, canals & old brick buildings. All we had time for was some beers at the local pub, hot dogs from a street vender & me trying to recruit girls for Avi & Eitan. The trip has started off well.