Again this is a very LATE UPDATE HERE ! 😛
Last May 31 up to June 1 this year (2014) my daughter and I, we spend our weekend together with some new friends of mine in Bayern, Germany . We visited the Kingdom of bavaria, a state existing from 1806 to 1918. The Free State of Bavaria is a country in the southeast of the Federal Republic of Germany. Bavaria is the largest area German country and is on the population of North Rhine-Westphalia behind in second place.
The Bavaria (the Latinized term for Bayern) is the female symbol shape and secular saint of Bavaria and the occurs as personified allegory for the state structure Bavaria in various forms and manifestations. Bavaria, one of the 16 states of Germany. Source:


Our first stop at Rosenberger a motorway service station was opened in 1972 on the west highway in St. Pölten. Today, the group operates 16 Rosenberger motorway restaurants with three motels and seven conference centers and fuel stations at motorway locations throughout Austria. In the center of Vienna in Maysedergasse, just a few steps from the Kärntner Straße shopping street, a city restaurant!


Second stop at Kaufland Freilassing wherein you could buy a box of Corned Beef at lower price also Luncheon Meat. We did it! Typical Filipino, “KUNG saan may mura doon tayo” (Where cheap is there we are) 😛

Urthalerhof in Urthal Sindelsdorf, Bayern

Third stop was in Urthalerhof in Urthal, Sindelsdorf/ Bayern . A typical Filipino who loves very much foto shooting! 😛 Where I did bought this Vinegar made out from Apples. Source:


Then we had our late lunch, my daughter got Mozzarella Salat and Schnitzel a la Bavaria. Me I had this fish fillet with buttered rice and green peas.


The Neuschwanstein castle stands above Hohenschwangau near the feet of southern Bavaria. The building was constructed in 1869 for the Bavarian King Ludwig II as an idealized notion of a knight’s castle from the period of the Middle Ages.

Down to Schwangau

Pictures above were taken on our way going down from Neuschwastein Castle. We had so much fun and enjoyed the scenery up there. On our way going down to Schwangau. Schwangau is a municipality in the Swabian district Ostallgaeu. It lies in the Allgäu in southern Bavaria on the Romantic Road, which ends at four kilometers away feet.


FARCHANT is a community in the Upper Bavarian district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It lies on the Loisach in the region Zugspitzland in Werdenfels and was built between the years 791-802 the first time mentioned.


Here we stayed overnight, at HOTEL GASTHOF ALTER WIRT in Farchant Village . Source:


Hotel Gasthof in Farchant at Garmisch-Partenkirchen . Discover their traditional 3-star hotel in the heart of a peaceful and relaxing village idyll- meaning harmoniously glorified rural life. Enjoy cozy hospitality with typicalBarvarian flair in their house. The popular cozy furnished rooms, the restaurant and their beer garden, a piece or werdenfels life to enjoy.


The following morning we visited the Ettal Monastery . The Ettal Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in the village of Ettal in Bavaria and belongs to the Bavarian Benedictine Congregation. The Abbey is around ten kilometers north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and southeast of Oberammergau.


Then we proceed to Linderhof Palace . The “Royal Villa” of Linderhof Palace in the Upper Bavarian town of Ettal in southern Bavaria is a castle of bavarian king Ludwig II, was built in several phases from 1870 to 1886. Source:


Herrenchiemsee is a complex of royal buildings on Herreninsel , an island in the Chiemsee, Bavaria’s largest lake, 60 km south east of Munich. Together with the neighbouring island of Frauenchiemsee and the uninhabited Krautinsel it forms the municipality of Chiemsee.


We had our late lunch but early dinner at Gstadt . where you can find the Cafe Inselblick located and own by our fellow Kababayan (fellow countrymen) from Laguna but grown-up in Parañaque, known NILO AUSTRIA . Married to a barvarian. I got Pizza and may daughter had roast pork with bread dumpling and pickled cabbage (Schweinebraten with semmelknödel and sauerkraut). For dessert he served us ( for free) Pieplant compote with ice cream (Rhabarber Kompott).


He was so delighted to welcome us, actually he fetch us from Prien Stock (Harbor). The restaurant is located at Gstadt on the harbor promenade! A sort like a resort, I enjoyed the serenity and views of the mountains, the Chiemsee and the woman island (Fraueninsel). They serve not only coffee but also fresh regional products prepared- from breakfast, brunch, home-made apple strudel, Chiemsee fish, roast pork and delicious pizzaa to crisp salad plates in different variations.


Thank you so much Kuya Elmer and ate Joy , so much fun, enjoyed and had wonderful time with the whole group. Unforgettable experienced! Didi-Grace et Dolly 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤



It’s been a great few weeks, and we’ve been out enjoying the sun, just like today. With beautiful days like we’ve had, it’s time to get grilling. Grilling at lunch, just another day for family grilling!
So what are we to do?? G-R-I-L-L

We seasoned and grilled pork liempo, cobs of corn, chilli, eggplant, again my pork BBQ, and grill sausages made for a great lazy afternoon meal. So far this barbecue season we’ve been eating a lot of pork meat, so hubby and I we decided to add seafoods too. Mussels and shrimps.

Of course fresh mix salad not to forget and cooked rice!
It’s so quick and easy to make all of them.

I’m looking forward to more bbq’s, picnics and potlucks this summer! I can’t wait for all the vegan events happening in the next few weeks or more on weekend!



One weekend in Venice in February 2012, still a little bit coolly, but full charm!
My daughter and I we spend our last weekend in Venice with my NOYTUBE BFF Dana and with her daughter too. We explored the main attractions — St. Mark’s Square. We did a gondola ride, enjoyed gelato!
We dined sumptuously and sucked up every moment in this oh-so-beautiful place. Make some shopping, moments which my daughter and I love most. The rest of the story is told in the photographs that follows.

This was my daughter’s dinner Tagliatelle a la Bolognese, before we took the ride of ferry boat from venice to Punta Sabbioni. Porta Sabiona, from here one takes the public means of transport like motor boats and – boats, which bring one directly to the Markusplatz. Departure every 30 minutes. Who would like to take a vacation time for it, a ship already mounts Cavallino in Treporti at the peninsula. From there one brings you also to the islands of San Francesco del Deserto, Burano, Torcello and Murano. They cannot miss the ship stop on Punta Sabbioni. If you with the car journeys drive you a long long road dead-straight on it too.

This time of year, Venice becomes a place where you can become a different person and have a different personality by wearing a mask. People dress up from head to toe in costume and elaborate masks and walk around the city.

We had free time to explore the canals, and stop in some mask shops before we met back up with the whole group with the ferryboat!

Venice is an ideal city to walk in. Have a walk outdoors through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. The Basilica de San Marco one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world!
St. Mark’s Square or piazza San Marco, Italy is one of the world’s most famous squares. The Ponte di Rialto or Rialto bridge has achieve iconic status in a city well known for incredible sights. Rialto Bridge in Venice was the only of its kind to cross the Grand Canal. Nowadays it stands alongside St. Mark’s square as a top Venice attraction, ferrying most every tourist in the city across its stony backside, just like us.

When most people think of Venice, they think of gondola rides. And if you just think about them in the abstract, they sound like they’d be dreamy and romantic, right? That it’s absolutely one of those things you “have to” do when you’re in Venice, so we did!
Going on a gondola ride in Venice is magical, especially going through the tiny canals and ending up in the main river.

For us, riding a gondola in Venice is the kind of thing that made our trip to the canal city complete. Seeing that romantic connotations associated with a gondola ride in Venice – one time of day or in one part of the city was a very different experience than other times or from other places.