Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Day Trip in Montserrat, Spain

It was so far a nice trip seeing of the famous sighs in Spain. I was invited by some friends to go with a group  trip  going to Spain. It was  bus trip and was quite  tiresome due to the very long travel time. Since I was soy eager to visit Barcelona last summer 2012, I  ended up saying yes to friends.

It was already my third visit in this country but my first time in Barcelona. That 4-day trip was fun and terrific. One of the sidetrips we made was visiting Montserrat. From our hotel in Callela, it took us over one hour to reach Montserrat.

This multi-peaked mountain located near Barcelona, Spain is truly a must to see when you are in this city. It is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary and which is identified by some  with the location of the Holy Grail in Arthurian myth.

We also had the chance to go inside the Basilica.

The Abbey of Montserrat during our visit last July 2012.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friend Loves Playing Guitar

This is one thing I cannot do, playing a guitar. I can sing but playing such instrument is not my talent. But I have a friend who can play guitar and piano as well. She really plays good. I guess,  I know what I can give to her on her birthday, an outstanding Elixir guitar strings.  I already know where to get it.

No wonder, most of her family can play music instruments. I remember her father also plays guitar really good. I miss her playing the guitar. I hope to see her in my next vacation to the Philippines.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

It's Getting Cold Again!

Winter is  back!  Did someone ordered a lot of snow again? I never order one  because I don't need snow anymore.  Just kidding  folks. We  are having a winter wonderland again!   This is Europe and winter season  is normal here. There are countries in Europe that are having subtropical weathers and I believed they really don't have a bad winter like in Germany.

Winter in Lupburg, Germany, where my friend lives.

 To keep yourself warm, be sure to wear warm winter clothes and accessories especially when you go out of the house. I don#t complain of the cold outside because I already have enough winter clothing.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Holiday Infographics

This infographic shows the main holiday expenses: food, alcohol, trips, gifts, duty free, travel & transport, holiday decorations, clothes, sports, and accessories. New Year is a great opportunity to spend a vacation in: Nevada, New York, Colorado, and Florida. 37% of Americans even don’t think about their spending, especially when they are on vacation. Astoundingly, 63% of Americans take out payday loans to get quick cash, along with high fees. During the holiday season, it is necessary not only to control your expenses, but also to use payday loans right way, for emergencies.

Top 10 Reasons holiday makers overspend Infographic

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Finally Done with Clean-up!

Another week for  this year is here.. another challenge! There are still a lot of things to learn in this blogging world and I am learning day by day.  I might be the expert but I know the basic and  there are  more that I wish I knew..

How was your day? I hope all went well. It was quite a long day. I am happy that I finally accomplished some things today. Most of all, I am done in putting away our Christmas decors. Everything was packed  and  I already put it all in the attic. I will surely need it again this year. I started  the clean-up  yesterday.   I am contented for what I have done today.

There are still a lot of things to do in our home.  I need to arrange some things especially in my computer room and in our guest room. Before the end of the week, I hope to finish everything.

I can't stay too long for now. It is time for bed and I am quite tired already. Goodnight  Europe!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Time To Clean-Up

Happy New Year again!  Holiday season is over! I hope everyone had a great one. Yes, I did and  I am thankful about it.

Now is the time to slowly clean-up for  our Christmas decors.  I have a lot to  clean-up and I hope to finish it  all this coming week. I need to put everything  in their old containers and boxes. I cannot use rope and stanchion in binding the boxes since it has another purpose.

There are also another things that I need to clean-up in the house. Our guest room need  one. I have all the stuffs lying there especially the ones  that will be placed in my balikbayan box.  This is also another thing that I need to finish this week.

Cleaning up is always part of our daily lives but sometimes we are just too busy not to finish everything especially when there are more important chores or tasks to do.

Are you done with clean-up?  Not me! Have a wonderful week ahead!

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