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Whale Watching in Nova Scotia

Brier Island in the Bay of Fundy in Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada
In August of this year, I had one of the most amazing wild life experiences of my life. I went whale watching in Nova Scotia, Canada, and was lucky to witness multiple humpback whales playing, flipping their tails, spraying water, making noises, jumping out of the water, right in front of my eyes.  I especially could not believe my luck to witness whales breaching several times on my first whale watching trip ever! [click to continue…]

Palace of Versailles: Interior Apartments
I’ve already posted 2 photo essays about Versailles: one about The Palace of Versailles Architecture and another one about the Gardens of Versailles.  In this post, I am sharing just a few photos of the Interior Apartments at the Palace of Versailles. The Palace has an enormous number of rooms, so my photos are just a small glimpse into this impressive estate. [click to continue…]

The Gardens of Versailles

My today’s post, The Gardens of Versailles, is part 2 of my blog series about Versailles in France (make sure to check out part 1: The Palace of Versailles Architecture and part 3: the Interior Apartments of the Palace of Versailles).

I went to Versailles in April 2016, and this is the photo essay of my visit.  Because I was there in April, it was still early in the season, and the gardens were not in full bloom.  It was still really beautiful, and April is a great time to visit, but do keep in mind that the gardens in April are not yet in their full glory, even though the fountains are working, and the trees and the hedges are fully trimmed to uniform shapes.  Keep scrolling and looking at the photos to know what to expect in Versailles in the Spring. [click to continue…]

Palace of Versailles: Outside

Welcome to the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles), the home of the French royalty in the 17th and 18th centuries!   It’s only 12 miles away from the center of Paris, and is a “must see” place for any tourist.  The palace is so huge that I decided to dedicate 3 blog posts to it. The 1st post (the one you’re reading right now) is about what the Palace’s architecture looks like on the outside. The 2nd post is about the Gardens of Versailles, and the 3rd post is about the Interior Apartments of the Palace of Versailles.   [click to continue…]

Beautiful Eze Village in Southern France

My dream of visiting France has finally come true. After LOTS and LOTS of planning, my husband and I have finally traveled to Europe in April of this year (2016). It was my first time travelling to Europe ever, and I fell in love even more with our beautiful planet! I documented pretty much everything we saw and plan to share my photos and travel tips on this blog, starting with this very first travel blog post about a gorgeous hilltop medieval village of Eze in the south of France, between Monaco and Nice. [click to continue…]

white fish, seafood recipes, fish with capers, pacific cod fillets, how to cook cod

Pacific Cod and Asparagus with Garlic Lemon Caper Sauce baked in foil! A delicious and easy recipe to cook any white fish – Pacific Cod (on photos), tilapia, halibat, mahi mahi, sea bass, etc. Healthy, low carb, gluten free recipe! [click to continue…]

healthy salad, cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, avocados, cucumbers, radish, green onions, garlic, balsamic vinaigrette, salad dressing

Radish Avocado Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Green Onions + easy homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette with Garlic.  Healthy, Mediterranean Style Recipe, full of fiber and nutrients. [click to continue…]

chicken pasta, chicken spaghetti, chicken and veggie spaghetti, pasta recipe

Tomato Basil & Spinach Chicken Spaghetti – healthy, light, Mediterranean style dinner, packed with vegetables, protein and good oils. Delicious comfort food! [click to continue…]

pasta with shrimp and veggies, pasta with shrimp, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, seafood pasta, easy pasta recipes

Tortellini with Shrimp and Veggies – spicy shrimp smothered in a creamy Mozzarella cheese sauce with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach! SO GOOD! [click to continue…]

shrimp recipes, best shrimp, basil pesto, summer dinners, easy shrimp recipes

Pesto Shrimp Mushroom Pasta – large shrimp and spiral pasta smothered in a delicious basil pesto sauce!  Yummy recipe for the Summer.  If you love basil – this is the recipe for you!   [click to continue…]

chicken rice, chicken dinner, easy chicken recipes, how to cook chicken thighs

Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Rice – delicious dark chicken meat on top of a really flavorful mushroom rice. This was so good! Rice is cooked in chicken broth with sauteed mushrooms, and the chicken thighs are cooked right on top of the rice, releasing their juices into the rice, making it even more flavorful. YUM! [click to continue…]