Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Magnolia for Winter Ikebana

Magnolia is one of the flowers in my to-do list. Every year, I always admire how the tree near our building blooms with elegant white Magnolia flowers. I always imagine how it would look like if I put some branches in a vase. Unfortunately, the flower shops around us do not sell such. The first weeks of January were a bit tough for me. I suffered from fever with cough.. Read More

Dusseldorf: Strolling and Reconnecting in the City

The moment we have confirmed our trip to Germany, I emailed my friend in Dusseldorf. She was a high school classmate and a good friend. We have known each other since our first year as high schoolers. Meeting outside the Philippines after a long time brought us both to the roof of excitement. Meeting Friends in Dusseldorf It was my first time to visit Dusseldorf beyond the compounds of its.. Read More

Amsterdam on Foot and by Cruise

Amsterdam is my something new to visit this year. During our German trip last summer, we were fortunate to have a day to explore this city.  And because it was not so far from Hamm, we went there by car.  However, we needed to park a bit far because parking is a nightmare at the city center. We parked under the Olympic Stadium and from there we rode the tram.. Read More

Berlin: Crossing West to East

Berlin is one of the cities in my “Places-to-Visit” list. And this year, I am happy to tick the box. However, one day was not enough to see what the city has to offer. It will definitely be in our list of “Places to Visit Again.” Berlin as Germany’s Seat of Government As the country’s capital, the city is home to major government offices, economic and finance institutions, and diplomatic.. Read More

Hamm City: Connecting Past, Present, and Future

During our recent trip to Germany, I was able to see more of Hamm City – my husband’s hometown.   I learned more of its history and development as a livable  green city.  We were fortunate that the weather gave us blue sky and sunshine which made our trip more enjoyable.  Castles and The Roman-Lippe-Route We first went to Schloss Oberwerries. It is a Baroque castle located in Hamm-Heeseen district.. Read More