A little medieval town called Quedlinburg – part II


Rainy days over here lately, I definitely prefer rain during spring and summer than in winter time. If it were up to me, it would only snow during winter here in Berlin 🙂 But besides the weather forecast…haha the renovation in our apartment is almost over, hopefully all will be nice and done by the end of next week. But it will definitely take time to leave it the way we want, but we are patient! (well, at least Rafael is more than me…hahaha).

I’m here today to share the last pictures from our one day trip do Quedlinburg, what I didn’t tell you in the last post is that the city, in the State of Sachsen-Anhalt, was a capital of the East Franconian German Empire at the time of the Saxonian-Ottonian ruling dynasty (919 to 1024). Following the coronation of Henry I (876 to 936), the first German King from the Saxonian dynasty, the royal residence of Quedlinburg became the capital of the East Franconian German Empire, the “metropolis of the Reich” of the first German state. Because of the close link  between its history and architecture, Quedlinburg is listed as one of Unesco’s world heritage. I love visiting castles, and see how things were in the past, in this case, the representational rooms of the castle offer insight into the living style of the nobility in the 17th and 18th centuries, that reflect their state in the eras of the Baroque and of Classicism.

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A little medieval town called Quedlinburg – part I


Hey guys, how are you doing?! Over here everything is pretty chaotic because of our renovation, it started last week on Tuesday, and it’s not going on everyday, but I hope that it will be done soon. I said on the last post that I would like to move the wardrobe from the living room to the bedroom, but I think that for now that will not happen, the wardrobe belongs to the apartment, and I think that it’s not very new, lately it hasn’t been so steady, so I guess that if we try to move it, it will brake. We already wanted to buy a new and bigger one for us, but it will take time, because these things are not cheap! Even though I am a little frustrated because of that, I’m trying to remain positive, and be happy that the apartment will look much better after the renovation! I’m taking pictures of every step to share on the blog 🙂

But besides that, I’m here today to share a few pictures from our little one day trip to the medieval town, Quedlinburg, that we did in December (it’s been a while, I know…haha). Truth be told, it wasn’t our idea to go there, we’ve never heard of it before my mother-in-law told us on her visit that she wanted to go there, and I’m glad that she did!

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A Month Away and a lot of things to Say


May the 4th be with you!! Best month of all, because it’s my month! hahaha

It’s funny how life can change so much in such a short period. You plan, and plan, and plan, but suddenly without any previous notice, destiny comes and changes everything…Thank God this time was for better! Last time I wrote a post here, we were still in sunny Brazil, trying to deal with 33 degrees Celsius in the beginning of Autumn! haha Just ten days after we had to rush through our things and pack our belongings to come back to this beautiful city that is Berlin!

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Hamburg – Part II


Hi guys! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter like we did! We spent the weekend at Rafael’s grandmother, and I had a lot of fun. Rafael’s two year old cousin, Daniel was there, boy did we play! It’s such a fun age, he laughs at anything, it’s so adorable! Can’t wait to have one myself! (No need for panic if you’re reading this, Rafael….hahahhaha).

Continuing our journey in Hamburg, I left the best for last! We did a little boat tour around the port, and we got to see beautiful buildings and some nice ships, hope you enjoy 😀

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Hamburg – Part I



Back in December, we did our last quick trip of the year to the city of Hamburg. We had a lot of fun that day, besides of the cold and drizzling weather. I was really amazed by the city, the new blending with the old, the modern architecture is a treat for the eyes. At the end of the night we strolled around a beautiful neighbourhood, the apartments were beautiful, all surrounded by trees, plants and flowers…I would move there easily!

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

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Dresden – Part I


Happy 1st of March you guys!!!

Can you believe it’s March already?! Just some more weeks to go and it will be easter! I’m not complaining, I can’t wait until April. There are a few things pending around here, and that month will be decisive. Not much is going on around here lately, so I finally downloaded pictures from trips we did in December while we were still in Germany. Dresden is the capital of the state of Saxony, and is located near the Czech border, it took us three hours to get there by bus from Berlin. We went with our good Italian friends Marina and Maurizio, and boy was it a cold day! I even had to stop at Rossmann to by a pair of socks, my feet were freezing…hahahaha

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Foto by Rafael Natal

Happy New Year, friends!

Five years ago, when I was just graduating from College, I would have never imagined myself living in Berlin. When I met Rafael back in 2010, he was already planning to live abroad, and so he did. A whole year passed by, and after he got back from Canada, we started dating for real and began making new plans. After saving money for three years, our dream finally came true!

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Sanssouci Part II


Last week I posted the part I of our visit to Sanssouci Palace and Park located in the charming city of Potsdam. Here is another batch of beautiful pictures of this gorgeous place, hope you enjoy!

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Continuing to share pictures from August, we spent a whole day visiting Leipzig, a city that’s 150 km far from Berlin. We got up early on a Saturday morning to catch the 7:00 o’clock bus, but as soon as we arrived at the ticket booth in the bus station, we discovered that the 8:00 o’clock bus was way cheaper than the 7:00 o’clock (I don’t understand why this happens here), of course we preferred the next one and we also bought the return ticket that was the last bus out of Leipzig (10:30 pm). We arrived 10 o’clock in the morning and went straight to the zoo to drop off Lucas (Rafael’s friend from Brazil), he is a photographer who loves animals and taking pictures of them (check out his work here: l8photos.com), this trip was totally his idea. While he was at the zoo, Rafael and I went sightseeing around the city, the downtown area isn’t that big, so we got to see many things.

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