Gingerbread Pumpkin Vanilla Granola Cupcakes
Mix 4 tablespoons of Gingerbread syrup, 3 tablespoons water, 2 cups dark brown sugar, 2 cups rolled oats, 2 cups pumpkin flax, 2 tablespoons butter and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla in a saucepan. Stir on medium heat for 3 minutes and then pour into the paper cups and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Decorated Sugar Cookies
I visited Victoria, British Columbia in April. The reason I went to Victoria this year was my Grandma and Grandpas art show. A fun coincidence is that in 2014 I was in Victoria just a month earlier from when I went this year. Down below is a collection of pictures of my holiday in Victoria besides the art show.
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
The Butchart Gardens
Taken at Craigdarroch Castle!
Outside AURA restaurant + patio.
After leaving AURA restaurant + patio I took a photo with Venus.
What To Do In Puerto Vallarta
Rhythms of the Night
A boat ride to Las Caletas, a buffet dinner and then the show
The Iguana Restaurant
Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Rocky Horror Picture Show at Act II Entertainment
My mom saw the classes online and signed me up for it before we arrived in Puerto Vallarta. It was nice getting to make pieces that I could take home and use. The classes were also a lot easier than I expected, probably because of the teachers.
The Puerto Vallarta Naval Museum
Around Puerto Vallarta
At the condo
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.
Located in Rothenburg ob der Tauber
I like to collect miniature buildings when I go places and surprisingly found one of the building that I liked to stare at outside my hotel room window.
and another hotel room view…
The bed and candy
There’s my favourite flower
and out of the room
A journey downstairs…
The breakfast at the hotel was a lot of fun, since donuts were included. There was a lot of other food to choose from and a variety of teas.
out and about
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.
Hever Castle was the childhood home of Mary, Anne and George Boleyn. It was an easy and short trip from the Gatwick Airport. The castle holds several paintings, some of the love letters that Henry VIII wrote to Anne Boleyn and a letter that she wrote to him. Hever Castle felt like a grand home, that I wished I grew up in.
On my last full day in Russia with Amawaterways we went to Peterhof. Peter the Great was inspired by Versailles when he visited in 1717, which influenced the design of Peterhof. I remember being told that some people preferred Peterhof but that “you would have to see for yourself.” I found Tsarskoye Selo more beautiful, but I remember Peterhof as the fun palace. At Peterhof a set of sprinklers would go off if you stepped on the wrong spot while trying to sit on a grand bench outside. The inside was beautiful and the outdoors was magical.