A 3 Day City Trip to Prague – What we did, ate and what I wore….


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In the middle of March my husband and I went to Prague for a 3 day city trip. It has been the first time we went somewhere without our two girls and while it was bitter the very first day we had a great time together as a couple and lots of fun.

It was a very short road trip, only took us about 2 and a half hours to get there (but this always depends on where you are coming from). There was no toll on the road but you have to get a vignette before crossing the border (this is a little sticker you need to have in you car to make sure you are allowed to drive on the interstate).


Where we stayed

This was our second time in Prague (we have been there eight !!!! years ago) and we stayed at the Astoria Hotel, a cute little boutique hotel. There was parking in front of the hotel but we ended up reserving a parking spot in the parking garage around the corner. Breakfast was included and our room was pretty big and the best it was right across the street from an awesome Indian restaurant.

The staff at the hotel was very nice and helpful. Also our hotel was very central. It was just about 5 minutes walking distance to the astronomic clock (right in the middle of the city).

What we did

Day 1

Rooftop Bar TerasaUPrince for Lunch

Saint Nicholas Church (one of the prettiest churches I have ever been too – the chandelier !!!!)

Speculum Alchemiae

Ribs of Prague for Dinner


Day 2

Castle of Prague 

Wenceslas Square

Lunch at Restaurant SV Vaclava for traditional czech beef stew

Astronomic Clock – it plays a music and the figurines move every hour

Indian Jewel for Dinner


Day 3

Carl´s Bridge

Trdelnik – the sweetest czech treat


What we ate

BBQ marinated ribs at Ribs of Prague


Traditional beef stew (Gulasch) at Restaurant SV Vaclava


Chicken Tikka Masalla at the Indian Jewel


Pistacchio Trdelnik with vanilla ice cream


Outfits I have worn

It was a little cold when we got there but the weather improved throughout the first day. Nevertheless we still had Winter coats with us and ended up wearing them at night.

I had a full plan of outifts and loved everyone I was wearing. Initially these have been planned for Rome but we switched cities last minute cause I didn´t want to fly this early in pregnancy. 



City Trip – A Guide to Verona, Italy…


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Oh Verona you are one little Italian city with so much charme and flair. I just don´t know what it is with all of the Italian cities. With the old buildings, the croocket pathways and small alleys. Maybe it is La Dolce Vita or just the delight of being on vacation that everything seems so dreamy and perfect.

How to get there / where to park

This depends on where you are coming from. You can go directly and stay in the city if you are planning on staying more than one day but we are always visiting when we stay at Lake Garda. It is a 35 minute drive from there and costs about 2 Euros of toll.

We like to park as close as possible so we always go to Parcheggia Arena di Verona or Parcheggio Saba Arena. Both are about 2 minutes by foot from the Il Portoni della Brá away – the huge stone gate you will enter to get to the biggest piazza with all the restaurants and the Arena di Verona.

What to see

After you pass through the beautiful Il Portoni della Brá you are in middle of Piazza Brá, the biggest piazza in Verona. To your left is a very long row of cafe´s and restaurants who sell authentic and delicious Italian food. It is a little pricier than in other streets cause you pay for the front row, but in my opinion it is worth it to take in the Italian flair and the hustle and bustle of the city.

To your right is a huge garden area – the Giardini Vittorio Emanule II and right behind it the biggest sight of all. The Arena di Verona.

The Arena di Verona was built 30 after Christ and mainly used to amuse the people with animal or slave fights. It is used until today but of course not for fights anymore. In the Summertime there are many operas and concerts.

Of course you can visit during the day as well and have a look back in time. You can check out the cells where the slaves and the animals had to wait to enter the arena as well as the steps inside and the viewing platforms high above. The entrance fee is about 10 Euro but you can stay and explore the whole day.

Now you can choose between two directions. You can go shopping at the longest and most exclusive street in Verona – the Via Giuseppe Mazzini. It has everything the heart could long for. From Luis Vuitton to Pinko and Sephora. 

At the end of the street is another piazza to your left, the Pizza della Erbe. Here you can have lunch or enjoy a cool Spritz Bianco. The beautiful Fontanella Storica can also be found on this piazza as well as a weekly market.

From here you could go back or follow the street down to Casa di Giulietta. Crowds here are always huge so I would suggest to go there right in the morning when the city is still empty. You can get a lot done before 10´o clock. The ticket to Guilietta´s balcony costs 1,10 Euro but therefore you can stand upon there all by yourself and get a cute pic without any strangers. Of  course you can still have a look at the balcony without going up and buying a ticket.


After we have checked all the boxes from the sights above there is one thing left. Leaving downtown and taking the scenic route along the river Adige (about 20 minutes by foot) with the goal to visit the Basilica san Zeno di Maggiore. It is one of the most important and biggest churches in Verona and was built hundreds of years back in the 12th century. I personally love the big round window on the front the most. 

You take a left before the first coffee shop of Piazza Erbe and go down Via Roma until you see the river. Then you follow the river Adige and the signs to the Basilica.

If you decide to do everything at once you take up a few others of the day but it will surely be a great expericence and so many interesting things to see and learn.

Food to try

This is a whole other category and a very delicious one I might add. There are tons of Italian foods you could or should try but I am sharing three of the best things I have eaten there in quite a while.

Minuto di Bauli – These have been the most amazing little cakes I have ever had. They where soft and moist and filled with so much cream of your choice. We had lemon and pistacchio in the picture above but they also have chocolate of course as well as jam and hazelnut.

Forneria Mazzini – We got slices of pizza and paninis for take-away to eat at our apartment. It was very very soft, tasty and overall delicious but it is expensive. I think I paid about 30 Euro for 5 things.

Grom Gelateria – Our girls got a strawberry gelato from here and it was fair to say that this was the best one I have eaten ever.

Where to shop

Via Mazzini is your first stop for high fashion and affordable pieces as well as food and drug store products. Souvenirs are also available at every corner and the piazzas. 


24 Hours in the Wild West – a Guide to Pullman City….



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I have gifted my husband a 24 hrs stay in Pullman City for his birthday in September. Pullman City is a Western Town and as close as you can get in our area to a Western lifestyle. I definitely loved going there in the Fall cause Western looks just look best in the Autumn. 

We tried to do everything they offer and got around pretty good but let´s break it down for you, so if you are interested you can spend your own 24 hours in the coolest western city around. 


Where to stay

There are different places to stay. It just depends on the experience you want to have. There are two different hotels – the Palace Hotels (where we stayed) and the Hacienda Hotel. If you are up for the real western experience you can stay at a tipi or at a log cabin, but there are no bathrooms there. You have to go to the bath house to shower and to go to the toilet. 

Another thing that is new are the country houses. These are new and I have never seen them before. They are like tiny houses and are very modern looking. So if you are just looking for a normal place to stay this would be your preference.

We stayed at the Palace Hotel and from the moment I went into the lobby to the moment we checked-out it was the whole western experience. I have loved the look of it and every detail so so much. It definitely was like you stepped into a western movie. 

There is one office right outside the park where you can check-in and -out and get your key.

Breakfast is buffet at the Black Bison Saloon for all the guests from the different hotels but it has to be booked separate.

We stayed in the President Suite at the Palace Hotel and it was the most authentic lobby and room I have ever seen in my life. Disney could have not done it better.


Where to eat

There are several restaurants on but not always open. This depends on what months you are visiting and also if you are visiting on the weekend or during the week. 

You can eat at the Black Bison Saloon, the Rodeo Steakhouse, the Cantina Mexicana, Scarlett´s Restaurant, a coffee place and also a cocktail bar.

We have had lunch at the Black Bison Saloon many many times so we went to Scarlett´s for lunch this time and had dinner at the Cantina Mexicana.

Scarlett´s – Baked Potatoe with Turkey and Salad / Western Burger

Black Bison Saloon – Western Pan / Turkey Salad / Pullman Giant Burger XL / Baked Potatoe with Beefstrips

Cantina Mexicana – Enchilada Roja Chili / Chili con Carne / Ensalada Scampi / Guacamole

Shows to watch

Wild West Show – Horseback riding and Indian dancing as well as thomahawk throwing. 

The Great Pullman City Show – Dive into the Wild West of America – 

Indian Culture and Mythologie – Learn more about the Indian life and culture of the different tribes then and now.

On weekends you can also watch the American History Show and also join in for several other things like Line Dance Workshops and torchlight hikes.


What else to do

– visit the buildings on Main Street (you can walk into a lot of them like the jail for example)

– shop on Main Street (there are several really cool stores to have a look at)

– take a ride on the carriage (it is 3,50 per person but a great experience

– shooting range

– horseback riding

– panning for gold

– riding lessons

– billiard

– torchlight hikes

– line dance lessons


For kids

– huge adventurous playground

– water play area

– kids club in the huge tipi with drawing and arts and crafts

– riding ponies

– panning for gold

– choo choo train


(Summer)Activities for Children around Regensburg…


Emilia loves to explore and learn and see new things so we have gathered quite the experience going on day trips to certain parks or activities we think she might like and to this point we haven´t had a miss. There are of course some cons everywhere but they are mostly outweighed by her joy.

Holzkugel Steinberg am See

Entrance Fee: 11,50 € / children under 4 are free / lots of climbing possibilities and activities up to the viewing platform / stroller entrance / restaurant on site / playground on site / a huge lake right around the corner

You can easily spend an entire day here. 

Cons: dogs are not allowed / parking costs extra


Sea Life Munich

Entrance Fee: 19,95 € online ticket / children under 3 are free 

Cons: it is located in the Olympia Park / lots of people on site / parking isn´t free / on weekends and holidays strollers are not allowed inside cause there are too many people / if you are slow going through it still only takes you about an hour

I would suggest visit the Olympia swimming pool after. It is about two minutes away and has a big and very cute baby / toddler area. There never is much traffic. You can view all about it here. They only offer coffee and sweets so make sure to each upfront or take some snacks with you. Also you can not take your stroller with you

Wildgarten Furth im Wald

Entrance Fee: 4,50 € / children under 6 are free / huge area to explore with a dinosaur skeleton, underwater aquarium, suspension bridges, tree house / great for little children cause you can find new things around every corner / dogs are allowed / it is possible to take your stroller with you

Downside: there is no toilet / no possibility to buy food or drinks / few parking spots


Dinopark im Altmühltal

Entrance Fee: Children 3 and under are free / adults 19,90 € and children 12,90 €

Forest park with model dinosaurs & exhibits of excavated fossils, plus an outdoor play area where you can dig up your own fossils and a huge playground

Pros: there are several dining areas, so it won´t get too crowded around lunch time / food is very affordable and tasty as well / the digging area is under a huge roof so you can do at least one activity should it start to rain / there is a trampoline in the middle of the dinosaur tour (I loved it very much) / huge playground

Cons: only a lot to do and see if it doesn´t rain / it is pricey / gift shop is right at the entrance so prepare to buy at least one pink triceratops 😉


Bird Show / Castle of Riedenburg 

Entrance Fee: 10,00 € / children under 3 are free / open Tuesday-Sunday – shows are at 11:00 am and 03:00 pm

Cons: there are only two shows a day at fix times so it will be very crowded especially on holidays but I think it is worth it to at least see it one time / not much else to do other than have lunch or coffee / the way up from the parking spots is pretty long and steep 

There are a few hiking trails to go on as well as bob run nearby, but children need to be bigger for this.


Wildpark Höllohe

Entrance Fee: for free as well as the parking spots / goat food is 1 € per cup but it is plenty

Cons: It is super muddy and slippery when there has been lots of rain the days prior so you definitely need rain boots and a blanket for the car if you are bringing a stroller / it will get crowded very soon especially at the weekend

Pros: a great experience for children cause there are so many animals to see and feed / coffee is great / food tastes good and is very affordable / there is no entrance fee or parking fees


Pullman City 

Entrance Fee: 28.50 € / children under five are free 

Pros: it comes as close to the Wild West experience as it can possibly get in Germany / very well made – you feel like you are actually walking down main street to an old dusty saloon / I can wear all of my western style pieces and nobody cares / there are several shows for free throughout the day / the water playground is a huge plus for hot days / a little train to ride for children / animals to observe / 

Cons: everything else you want to do costs extra money like gold digging, glitter tattoos, parking / entrance fee is a lot / gets very crowded on weekends

Palm Beach

Entrance Fee: children under 1 for free / children from 1 – 5 years 6,90 €, adults 20,90 € for 4 hours, 26, 90 € for the whole day

Pros: great outdoor children´s play area for small and older children / food is great and lots of different dishes / all the different slides are so cool / the cabana area is beautiful / travel beds for babies are provided / the indoor water area for babies is amazing / you can take your stroller inside 

Cons: seriously don´t have any


Playmobil Fun Park

Entrance Fee: 17, 90 € from age 3 and up / free for under 3 year olds 

Pros: huge indoor area to play and climb if the weather is bad / coffee and food is definitely available / there are several restaurants on site (but they are really quick giving out food)

Cons: you have to book an online ticket or you won´t get in / every outdoor area has a kind of water playground so it definitely should be warm and sunny weather or you can only do half of it / parking is a few minutes away


Therme Erding 

Entrance Fee: 49 € per person / you can get a lower entrance fee by taking lesser hours, like 3 hours are 26 € / babies and younger children are the same than adults

To be perfectly honest – I did not enjoy it a lot. The food was alright but not very good, the baby area was a joke to me for a bath this size. It was super crowded for a weekday and way to huge for us to enjoy it. Also very expensive for a few hours of bathing fun. We won´t come back for a long time, if ever. 


Zoo Straubing

Entrance Fee: 7 € / children under 5 are free 

Pros: lots of animals to observe / there are hardly empty cages / food is super available

Cons: it gets very crowded around the middle of the day, especially on holidays and weekends / little space to eat at the restaurant area / no possibility of feeding any animals

Cow Café 

No entrance fee 

Cons: only open on Sundays and Holidays / in the midst of Summer there are soo many flies and it is pretty stinky 


Corn Maze

Entrance Fee: 5 € / children under 3 are free

Cons: only seasonably available / no activity for very hot or rainy days / really tricky – took us some time to get out again

Pros: the coffee shop is nearby as well as an outdoor playground for children / parkins is free and not far away

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