This is my first time to blog about my holiday trip and actually don’t know where or how I start. It will become a personal diary if I am going to write about the day to day events. Hubby and me are now on our third trip within Europe by car and thought of staying in Berlin as the first destination and thereafter Prague and Poland. I should have posted something last night when I we arrived in Lubeck in Germany but my mouse didn’t work it must have been damaged in the case. Though the internet in the hotel was apparently cheap (€0.15/min.), I skipped to blog cos I am not at all comfortable with this touch pad thing, in other words, I don’t like it.
Anyway, hubby and me left home on a Sunday afternoon at around 3:00pm driving southwards. We took the car aboard the ferry (Scandlines) in Helsingborg to Elsinore in Denmark instead of driving all the way to Malmo, the city in the south of Sweden for it would take more time driving on the bridge to Copenhagen. Two hours drive from Elsinor took us to another harbour, Rodbyhavn to aboard a ferry again (Scandlines, too) to finally get to Puttgarden in Germany. It was about a quarter past eight so we decided to stay in Lubeck, Germany and found a hotel to stay at around 10.30 pm. It was about two hours drive from Puttgarden.
Before I continue this post, here are some of the pics we took on the way and after driving around Lubeck this morning before we headed to where we are now – Berlin.
The Castle of Hamlet
The Kronborg Castle in Denmark, known as the setting for Shakepeare’s Hamlet. It was also there where Hamlet was performed live for the first time to mark the 200th death anniversary of Shakepeare. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take a closer look at the castle because I was on a ferry when I took this picture.
The St. Marien Church in Lubeck, Germany in the background. After taking this picture, we went back to the car as it started to drizzle. Not a good day to walk around the city though.
After Lubeck, we drove to Hamburg, another city in Germany. This is how the central station looks. We stayed for a while in and outside the station, bought some souvenirs before heading to Berlin.
This is our third tour around Europe by car and it’s exciting as usual.
Shanker Bakshi says
WOOOHOOO !!! i need one right now – a holiday trip.
Hey marlene why don’t you plan a visit to I N D I A . You will definetly like the rich culture and people of this country.
I’m sure I’ll like your culture. I love tandoori and Nan bread already, hehee. Your city Chandighar is beautiful, too. Leif and me should starve first so we can save for our travel there, huhuu!
Nick Phillips says
A holiday? Wow, I envy you. I sure could use one right now 🙂 Have fun Marlene.
No envy envy Nick. Go get a vacation after your busy week, hehee. You need to get away for a while.
wow layo nang narating mo Len..sarap lang isipin ang isang lugar puntahan no pero andun kna then stay ng matagal ay gusto mona naman iba…dipa kami pwede magholiday ng ganyan ulit dahil kararating lang namin nito…na miss ko lang beach sa probinsya
Joy, oo nga, kung pwede lang puntahan ang lahat ng lugar na gusto natin ano, hehee. Winter nga pala diyan kaya di kayo makapag-beach pa.
wow My, Europe tour? that sounds fantastic! are you guys driving all around? to how many countries in europe? i think traveling by car is more convenient and gives you a lot of time of your own leisure. how many weeks are you guys going on the holiday?
Farah, I wish I could drive, too. Leif is the one driving and I feel pity on him when he gets tired. We’ve passed Denmark and right now we’re still here in Berlin (Germany). There’s a lot more to see so we are staying a couple of days here.
Wow! buti pa sila pa tour-tour na lang, hehe… Ako hangang toru-tur0 lang. 😀 Enjoy your holiday trip!
Hahaa, Amor, natawa si Leif sa comment mo. Naiintindiha niya kasi turo-turo. Parang compensation lang ito sa puro trabaho trabaho na lang, hehee.
haha, alam nya pala yung turo-turo. OO nga naman, you deserve a vacation. Ang Ate ko 1st time mag ta-travel sa Rome next month. Sabi ko go lang ng go kung saan nya gusto haha! Hindi puwedeng puro work na lang no! Syempre may leisure din.
Europe road trip and by just want to spend a few days driving is fun, this is why I love Europe…. Have a great fun! Hope to see at my corner too…
Pretty, yeah I know you’re in Europe, too. I’m sure you like this kind of leisure. 🙂
Sana makapunta din tayo sa Rome. Diyan sana plano namin pumunta kaya lang mahal ang mga hotels kapag summer at malayo din i-drive. 🙁
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