Makati Shangri-La has always been my go-to hotel for good food, drinks, and tea; which is why I made sure I brought Maxime there for breakfast, a couple of times actually, while he was here. Tip: they have the best croissants in town!
Hopfgarten, Austria (May 2012)
The moment I saw Julie Andrews singing and running through the hills in Austria in the film The Sound of Music when I was younger, I knew where the film had been shot was a very special place and as I got older and learned where it was, I knew in my heart that I had to visit Austria one day. My dream came to life one summer ago after our last stop in Germany.
It was a two-hour drive from Munich and the moment we set our eyes on Austria, everyone was in awe. As we drove through mountains of snow and hills that were covered in green pastures, Austria had topped my list of favorite countries. Take note that our trip to Austria preluded our trip to Switzerland.
Arriving into the little town of Hopfargten, our home in Austria, it really felt like we were in paradise. Greeneries all around, barely any people, beautifully and uniquely built houses that you won’t find in any other country, and snow-covered mountains that surrounded the whole town.
I couldn’t wait to get a whiff of the fresh air as soon as everyone got off the coach. And to no surprise as we stepped onto Austrian land, everyone knew that the atmosphere in Austria was one of a kind.
As if everything wasn’t beautiful enough, we stayed in this Austrian Gasthof and had the whole place to ourselves!Read more...