Munich trip in photos – Christmas on Small Town Blogger

As the month of December is coming up, so are the various advent seasons in cities all around Europe. Since I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to go to Germany, I guess I can bring you some of the Christmas feelings from Munich in photos.

 

Pep shopping centre. Well, first of all, this was the first time I saw a Christmas tree made up solely from ornaments, so that was cool. And also, Primark! Yes, did some damage there…

English Garden with the Chinese tower was the first Christmas market kind of thing we visited. Took a lot of photos there, here are just a few that give the vibe of the place, I especially loved the old carousel, therefore my dramatic looking photo. Also, we (my boyfriend and I) ate chocolate covered grapes, weird but nice combo. 

Marienplatz is the central square of Munich, so the centre od their Christmas market and the heart of turist sightseeing tours. All of that comes to form a very crowded place where taking a photo is very difficult, but when you are determined to make your boyriend suffer until at least one good photo is made you come up with some usable photage. Thank you 😉 

Odeonsplatz is another big square in Munich, just a few minutes walking away from Marienplatz, but surely a lot less crowded, heaven for taking photos. Also, it is close to a Starbucks where we got a winter special in their cute Christmas cups. 

Well, going to an all you can eat Asian restaurant isn’t really a Christmasy and/or a bavarian thing to do, but it certainly is fitting after a day of endless walks over the town and into several public transport choices Munich has to offer. Sushi and seafood certainly are my comfort food, whereas my boyfriend was more set on “real” meat. 

Yes, that’s all. A quick where have I been update thourgh photos. Next Christmas post coming up Thursday or Friday, until then check out my insta for more of my content. 

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Christmas on Small Town Blogger

Not going to apologize about being absent, I was actually more focused on my Instagram page so it is not like I haven’t been doing anything. But it comes a time when my fingertips miss the feeling of tapping onto a keyboard, so I have come back to do my annual Christmas season posts. I actually have no idea what am I going to write about, except a travel post about my weekend in Munich where I experienced their kind of advent, a possible haul from Munich and a review of advent in Zagreb (as I did last year). If you have any suggestions be free to send them!

The Munich travel post will be out this weekend, so either tomorrow or the day after, so stay tuned!

 

Magdalena.

Munich travel diary

As promised, I am publishing photos from my Munich travel. This will be a short post with mostly photos and where they were taken.

The first and most amazing sight we (my boyfriend and I) went to see is the Nymphenburg castle. Amazing architectural accomplishments and magnificent exterior are definitely what makes this castle worth seeing. We also had lunch in their Palmhaus (translated Palmtreehouse) and ate an amazing burger called Nymphenburger, in honor of the place. The castle is surrounded by lakes which are full of swans and ducks, so naturally, this is a great place to get photos.

Next, we went shopping in the city center known as Marienplatz. It is shops on shops everywhere you look and if you are a shopaholic you almost forget about everything else that place has to offer. Amazing cathedral, and small interesting sites worth photographing like these lions and that beautiful golden-yellow door. Of course, I took the chance of going to Starbucks since there isn’t one in Croatia. I drank the strawberry and cream cappuccino and they actually got my name right, my boyfriend, on the other hand, drank a chamomile tea, probably the best chamomile tea we both ever tried. Well done Starbucks!!

Lastly, I also took a chance to try the notorious new Kinder Bueno ice cream. It really doesn’t remind of anything like the candy with whom it shares the name but it’s still good. Just good, so don’t kill each other for it!!

All in all my trip was lovely and interesting. I got sick on my last day and I lost my ID on the first day (yes, I am that stupid, but they found it a few days after I got back to Croatia with a pass from Croatian embassy), but nonetheless, I had a great time because I was in great company!!

Thank you for reading, be sure to check my two Instagrams to see more from my travels!

Must see – Zagreb Advent 2017

Again, for the third year in a row, Zagreb has been chosen as the best advent place and given that I actually live here for most of the time in next few years I thought it was only right to check some places out and present you what the advent is all about.
I haven’t really been out every single day to see everything but some high points will be shown in both photographs and my commentary. I hope you like this post and consider checking Zagreb’s advent this year (for what is even left of it) or perhaps next year since it can only get better from here!

 

One of the most beautiful attractions (and one of the most photographed as well) is the Marićev prolaz that is decorated in such a way to look absolutely magical. It’s actually a passway (that’s what prolaz means in Croatian) that is decorated just in this time of the year (and correct me if I am wrong you who know better, I think this is the first year they did something like this for advent). The tiny lights on those branches make up such a romantic and wonderful place that the passway is usually packed with people so it is hard to take a nice photo. So if you want to do so, I advise you to go a bit earlier in the morning or later at night when most of the tourist groups aren’t around.

 

This is the famous park Zrinjevac in the center of Zagreb. Switching on the lights, that you can see in these photos, for the first time always signifies the beginning of Advent and it is an event a lot of people come to see. The park is usually, by itself, beautiful but for Advent, at night it becomes a place that you must visit just to see the magic of millions of lights around it.

 

Ice park on the King Tomislav Square is one of the most visited sites every advent. It really is magical and romantic to ice skate with the scenery surrounding you, especially at night when the lights go on. I have been there to skate 3 times and I wish I could have been every single day. The tickets aren’t that pricey but they do go away quickly for the closest session on weekends.


The part of the advent that happens in Upper Town Zagreb is also amazing. There you have some of the most photographed sites of the whole advent. Also in close proximity there 3 places you have to visit; Caffe de Matoš with cute benches and little cafes with photograph so well,  Stross which offers you a lot of gourmet choices and fun places to take photos as Rudolph, Santa and Grinch  and my favourite Klovićevi dvori (Klović palace) where you can eat about anything and see the whole city from up there while listening to good live concerts.


In the Strossmayer park which is between King Tomislav square and Zrinjevac there is also a lot of food place choices and some of the extra sightings like the HBO gift shop where you can buy literally anything related to GOT, LOTR or Harry Potter and you can also drink and eat stuff that is related to Harry Potter series. Next to that, you have a cute looking little circus where your youngest ones can have fun.

 

That will be all for this posts! I wish you all the best in the new year that is in front of us, and I hope you spent your holidays well. 

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