This mug brought to me by hubby from Berlin. He got it from Rahmel-Verlag Souvenir shop. It is not the price of the mug wthat counts but the love and faithfulness in it. Knowing that I am a mug collector, remembering me and bringing home is priceless.

Mug from BERLIN, Germany, brought by hubby – iCookiTravel

Sipping my tea now, berries with cocoa shell product of Sidroga organic. What could be better than a freshly made, aromatically fragrant cup of tea from sidroga? Precision craftsmanship with a view to a variety of flavors is evident in every variety. Thus you can enjoy traditional tea produced in an ecologically clear conscience. The pleasure even in terms of sustainability. Experience the purity of Japanese tea culture! Keep calm enjoy your tea Folks! 🙂



Last two weeks ago my family and I we are in Berlin. Where the final champions league for football cup was held. Berlin is the capital of Germany as many knows, and one of the 16 states of Germany. Berlin is Germany’s largest city. It is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union.

BERLIN a day in our life!
BERLIN a day in our life!

The first thing we did is to take a tour to discover Berlin’s most iconic place, the BERLIN WALL!
At night we pick up hubby from his job site and we visited the BRANDENBURGER TOR.


We had our late dinner at Berliner Republik Restaurant near Brandenburger Tor! A traditional berliner dishes; braised ribs with mashed potatoes, pickled cabbage and thyme gravy, half a Brandenburger duck fresh from the oven with red cabbage, potatoe dumpling and gravy and meatballs in a white caper sauce with boiled potatoes and beet root salad.

Vietnamese Restaurant
Vietnamese Restaurant

Our next stop was shopping at one of their famous hypermarket chain where you can get food stuff cheaper than Vienna, KAUFLAND!
Then we had our lunch here a Vietnamese restaurant inside Kaufland. Noodles loaded with veggies and chicken breats.

We made some shopping inside ALEXA, a shopping center at Alexenderplatz the second biggest shopping center in Berlin!
The 2.5 hectares engaging shopping center lies southeast of Alexanderplatz between Alexander and Dircksenstraße and the parallel light rail to the Voltaire Street on the site of the former Berlin police headquarters. One could get here through S-Bahn S5, S7 and S75, U-Bahn U2, U5 and U8, Strassenbahn M2, M4, M5 and M6, Omnibus 248, and Schnellstrassen 1, 2 and 5 if you are on the way with private car just like us.

Eat all you can!
Eat all you can!

Lunch was also scheduled here 🙂
Was a kind of buffet run by a vietnam people. Again also asian country 😀 Eat all you can pay the same price! 😀


Here with my son a promenade at Alexanderplatz!
A large public square and transport hub in the central Mitte district of Berlin. Alexanderplatz has been subject to redevelopment several times in its history, most recently during the 1960s, when it was turned into a pedestrian zone and enlarged as part of the German Democratic Republic’s redevelopment of the city centre. It is surrounded by several notable structures including the Fernsehturm (TV Tower), the second tallest structure in the European Union. Source wikipedia.org

My daughter drove us to Berlin!
My daughter drove us to Berlin!

It was a short but a memorable tour for us around Berlin, so grateful to our daughter who drove us from Vienna to Berlin and vise versa Berlin to Vienna with 681 kilometers and 7 hours and 19 minutes drive not including the time for rest or pause!


This is a request of my YOUTUBE family; became a close friend of mine; urmyworld channel a.k.a. Helen, she’s from GERMANY! “Ich hoffe es wird dir helfen mein schatz!”
Regards an Klaus :pump-:)

Momordica charantia is a tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, widely grown for edible fruit, which is among the most bitter of all vegetables. English names for the plant and its fruit include bitter melon or bitter gourd. Bitter melons are seldom mixed with other vegetables due to the strong bitter taste, although this can be moderated to some extent by salting and then washing the cut melon before use.


* 1 Large ampalaya (bittermelon/gourd)
* 1 smallonion, halved and sliced
* 2 tbsps. of ginger, julienned
* 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
* 1/4 cup of water
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* some oil


* 300 g of Beef loin
* 2 tbsps. soy sauce
* 1 tbsp. sugar, white
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 1 tbsp. cornstarch
* 1 tbsp. sesame oil
* 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed


1.) First, trim the ampalaya by cutting off both ends. Cut in half lengthwise. With a sturdy spoon, scape off the seeds and membranes. Cut into 1/4 inch slices, or thinner if you can manage it.

2.) Place the sliced ampalaya in a bowl and sprinkle generously with salt and cold water. Next smother it with plenty of salt and add water just above the ampalaya and let it soak for 20 minutes. After soaking, rinse it thoroughly and make sure all the salt has been rinsed off.

1.) In a wok or pan, heat some oil and saute beef intil done, set aside.

2.) Same wok or pan, saute onion, garlic, ginger for 15 seconds. Add ampalaya then beef. Add soy sauce and some water. Cover 6 minutes simmer on low heat until ampalaya is done.