Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Coffee and Chocolate - Holidays in Ukraine (part 2)

The city of Lviv is known for it's production of both coffee and chocolate. So, of course, we had to visit these places!

 First the coffee manufacturer.

 It smells fantastic! And you can purchase all kinds of coffee blends.

 This place also has a bar with a great patio...

 ... where you can enjoy some unique drinks, like this coffee liquor.

 And the chocolate manufacturer.

 There is chocolate... well, everywhere!

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On the top floor and roof there is a bar where you can see the city and, of course... have some chocolate!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Lviv - Holidays in Ukraine (part 1)

Right after returning from Spain we went for a couple of days to the city of Lviv, in Ukraine, for a friend's wedding. Unfortunately people generally have a bad idea of this country, but it was an excellent trip, and this city is incredibly beautiful, even if it needs some more preserving/restoring.

Very nice views from the top of the tower in the old town center.

We visited some very interesting places, like this Jewish restaurant, where we had to negotiate the bill!

 A lot of effort is done to make the streets and restaurants pleasant.

 Lots of street markets where you could find all kinds of antiques...

Is that a car on the roof?!?!

We often came across some very interesting vehicles...

It really is a very beautiful place, and we have some more interesting pictures of it coming soon!

Monday, 8 July 2013

Jimena de la Frontera - Holidays in Spain (part 2)

On the very last day of our vacation we went to a restaurant in the town of Jimena de la Frontera that we thought was so great, that it deserves it's own post.

The main square of Jimena, always with a lot of movement and life! 

Through some very beautiful streets we get to the Hostel Anon, where the restaurant is. 

The first room is more intimate and with a nice warm light...  

... and then starts a labyrinth of patios that is absolutely amazing. 


The view of Jimena from the one of the spaces on the top floor. 

Great wine, great food, excellent place!

Monday, 1 July 2013

Andalucia - Holidays in Spain (part 1)

We've been away from the blog for a week because we were in Spain! Here are some images!

 A very typical symbol of that region...

The village we stayed in, called Castellar de la Frontera 

We witnessed the holiday of San Juan, when they make huge bonfires! 

The castle of Castellar, with some beautiful views of the surrounding areas. 

Narrow streets and shops with various spices! 

We went to the city of Ronda by train and noticed hundreds of storks along the way! 

Ronda has truly spectacular views. 

Great vistas everywhere, and some nice details! ;-) 

This is the city of Cadiz, seen from the top of a tower...

 ... that had a camera obscura!

And we spent a great evening in Tarifa, that has some excellent beaches.

More pictures soon!