For the last three days I was in Edmonton. My mother and I had to pick up some paintings to bring back home. We had a large van so we decided to stay in a motor inn. The motor inn my mother chose was Executive Royal Hotel West. It was a really good hotel and I definitely recommend it if you don’t want a pool at the hotel. During our stay in Edmonton we picked up the paintings, went to West Edmonton Mall to shop and go to the World Waterpark, go to Muttart Conservatory and The Art Gallery of Alberta. Here’s some photos from our stay in Edmonton.
Executive Royal Hotel West
The hotel room
Outside the hotel room
Breakfast at the hotel
At West Edmonton Mall
More Edmonton scenery
Art Gallery of Alberta
Here are photos of the resort Iberostar Varadero!
The hotel room
More of the resort
I settled into the hotel room at Hotel Due Torri and had gotten ready for the day exploring. I decided to begin the day by walking without a planned direction and within 5 minutes I arrived at the Pantheon. By the Pantheon I enjoyed some gelato.
On my first night in Rome I visited Trevi Fountain. Around Trevi Fountain was very crowded. There was a movie or commercial shooting there, however I don’t know if thats really the reason for the crowd.
On the second day (July 9, 2016) I went to Castel Sant’angelo.
Later in the day I enjoyed a Merangue at Antico Forno.
I began my third day in Rome (July 10, 2016) at Borghese Gardens.
After visiting the Borghese I went on a Viator tour of the Coliseum.
The Fourth day (July 11, 2016) was a trip to Pompeii and a climb to the top of Mount Vesuvius. I didn’t plan my outfit well, but still made it to the top of the Volcano after exploring Pompeii.
The next day (July 12, 2016) started with a Viator tour of the Vatican.
After the tour with Viator I walked around the city and found the Vittoriano.
There was a tour with Viator that was for a dinner at a family’s villa Casa Sospisio. The tour begins as a walk to the villa from a meeting point. Once you arrive at the villa there is a tour of part of the villa. One room in the villa was a theatre. Theres a part in the theatre where they discovered a ruin that was hidden by a wall before. Once you’ve been shown around the villa there is dinner. A good part to know about is that purchasing this tour helps the family keep the villa as their home.
The last day I had in Rome I visited the Trevi Fountain for the second time. It was much less crowded compared to the time I visited before.
For the rest of the last day I had in Rome I visited the Capitoline Museum and Hotel de Russie for treats.
Vatican city is the smallest country in the world, it is also located in Rome. The outside of the Vatican doesn’t really seem real to me and my pictures don’t do it justice at all. If you plan on looking inside, taking a tour will fast forward you into the Vatican. You’ll be saving yourself from lost time and fainting from the heat, which I almost did a couple of times.
The area shown below is off limits to public, however it is allowed with the tour.
winding up and the lookout
Day trips to different parts of Nova Scotia can easily be taken from Halifax. Two favourites of mine are Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg. Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg are just half an hour apart from each other and only about an hour away from Halifax.
If you go to Peggy’s Cove please do not go too close to the ocean or on the wet rocks, for you do not want to be swept away. The areas in the pictures down below are safe to go to, just watch your step.
Out of Peggy’s Cove and into Lunenburg, a colourful oceanside town from the late 19th century.
Hotel an der Oper
Located in Munich
The dining space
The welcome candy
and the not so secret passageway…
On my final day in Germany I walked from my last hotel the Holiday Inn Express Munich City West to Nymphenburg. Walking over was much better than taking a taxi because of the fall colours and surprisingly warm weather. Unfortunately after a few hours at Nymphenburg I was so tired that I had to taxi back to the hotel.
The night before touring Neuschwanstein Castle with Viator, a staff member at Hotel an der Oper gave my mom and I some insight about the connection between Neuschwanstein Castle and Walt Disney. Neuschwanstein Castle was an influence for some of Walt Disney’s creations, such as the film Fantasia. Along with the castles connection to Disney, there is the historic yet unresolved tale of King Ludwig II “The Fairytale King.”Stories take place everywhere, but even just walking into the castle feels like walking into a storybook.