This resort had very good food! I was allowed to go to three of their four restaurants that need reservations but only went to two. One was Cuban and one was Japanese. Both were great. Then there is the main restaurant which is a buffet. A cafe and there are also bars. I have some photos down below showing you some of what it is like.
The Cuban restaurant
The Japanese restaurant
The main restaurant
My favourite drink (virgin mojito)
We booked our Havana tour when we booked our trip. Although you can also book a Havana tour at the resort you stay at. There are a couple of different Havana Tours. We took the Havana Tour which goes to Ernest Hemingways house.
Our day started with Pina Coladas (with alcohol or without) in pineapples. I bought a pink door hook at a gift shop which was beside the place with the Pina Coladas. Next we were off to Ernest Hemingways house. I recently began his book The Sun Also Rises. Having read some of one of his novels got me thrilled to go and see his house in Havana. His house is very beautiful and I have a few photos down below for you to see. After Ernest Hemingways house we went to a Cigar and alcohol shop. The building has beautiful swan balconies as shown below. Then to a restaurant for lunch. Next stop was a car ride in old fashioned cars. The car ride took us to a graveyard. We were supposed to visit the graveyard but found out there that it was closed for the day. There was a walking tour of Havana after the short stop to the graveyard. We saw a couple hundred year old governors mansion, a hotel that Ernest Hemingway had stayed at, one of his favourite bars and another bar which we stopped inside briefly. Next for our trip was a dinner and then a cannon ball ceremony. This all went to about 9pm before we started on our way back to our resorts.
The Governors House
The hotel Ernest Hemingway stayed at
Our hotel room at Delta Hotels by Marriot was very good. It was tidy, had enough space, comfy beds and free disposable cups so that you could take a drink to go. This hotel had a cafe, a restaurant, pool with a waterslide, a hot tub and the hotel was also connected to a shopping mall. This way to go shopping you didn’t even need to step outside. While in Regina I made a stop to the Saskatchewan Science Centre which was a lot of fun. I saw mirrors, made bubbles and lifted myself the weight that I would be if I was on Mars. The trip was only one night but was still a lot of fun. A good trip in a short time.
Passageway to the mall…
Saskatchewan Science Centre
goodbye for now Regina
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.
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.
On a train I passed the border which separated The Netherlands and Belgium. After the train ride I took a taxi, which was a shorter ride in a quainter space.
I arrived in Brugge in almost no time at all. Brugge looked like the setting in a fairytale and I happily got lost in it.
Hotel Dukes Palace
…and into Brugge
Touring Pompeii with Viator
Early morning in Rome, I met with the group and travelled to Pompeii. There was one stop along the way, which I used as time to buy chocolate. The day was guided with amazing storytellers.
After exploring Pompeii, it was time for pizza in Naples; the essential for climbing up Mount Vesuvius. How far you climbed up Mount Vesuvius was your choice, which made the tour suitable for all age groups.
Snow cones and then it was back to my temporary home in Rome.
Tsarskoye Selo with Amawaterways
Travelling to Pushkin from Saint Petersburg, we were early enough to beat the lines at Tsarskoye Selo. Amawaterways gave us a tour of the palace, taking our group through the history of the different rooms, including a romantic spot for Catherine the Great. There was a great amount of destruction there from World War II, as some parts were still being restored. Once the tour of the rooms which we were able to see was over, it was time to explore the gardens freely.