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What a view
over Riva.

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Mom kept telling me we should return home (from our holidays in Serrada) via Rovereto and stop in Riva del Gardo. As I’ve been to beautiful Sirmione on the south of the Lake Garda before, I didn’t think the shore can offer much more … But as we were leaving Rovereto, behind one particular corner, the view took our breath away …

Frosty, foggy, sunny.

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So far we’re having a lovely time here in Serrada on our skiing holidays and as per usual, it’s passing by way too fast. The weather has been very busy – there were frosty mornings and foggy afternoons … but every day, sun somehow finds its way through the clouds, clears the sky and keeps us warm. Moody as it may seem …

Hi from our cozy
villa in Italy!

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We’re on our annual skiing holidays in Italy and it’s great to be back. Serrada feels like home after visiting it for so many years and as we consider skiing somewhere else next year, it also feels nostalgic spending our last winter here. Besides skiing and snowboarding, lots of board games, playing cards, pizza and cioccolata calda con panna is planned …

Make it a
good one!

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Here it is, a new year, a fresh start. Let’s make it a good one! I love how every day offers a new experience and opportunity to learn. I learned a good lesson on our last hike in 2017 … after always taking the same path the same way, hiking it with my little cousin Lara changed that completely. She turned off the route wherever possible …

Sunny start of the holidays.

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Long holiday weekend is here and we’re so excited about all the food and family time that’s planned for the next days. Besides baking Christmas cookies and wrapping gifts, we started Saturday with a super sunny and quite warm hike to Nanos. It was so lovely. There was a lot of snow up on the plateau about two weeks ago but since then …

Weekend escape.

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I really needed a proper weekend escape. October and November have been so busy, I don’t remember half of it. Besides a few hikes to the mountains, it’s been all work and not much free time – you can tell by the lack of content on this blog as well. So last weekend’s retreat in Podčetrtek felt like a blessing. Saint Nicholas, that was the best gift of all! (Thanks, Mom.)

Three’s a charm!

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When going home to our Vipava Valley for a weekend escape, our tawny tail gets to enjoy the company of his two little friends, Mendi and Mars! You’ve met Mendi before, my mom’s little black cocker spaniel is for sure Oto’s best friend. Mars however, joined the team only recently, being adopted from the shelter by my younger cousin Lara …

Why do we do it?

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When the alarm goes off at 7am, of course I’m not excited to wake up. What follows is a lot of yawning, eating breakfast half asleep, gathering all the equipment, googling directions to our starting point – and before I know it, we’re already hiking our way up. It gets easier when your heart is starting to pump and your body warms up …

Love for plants.

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It’s sort of a granny hobby, I know, but I can’t help myself – I love my plants! I’ve been collecting plants for years and the number of them in our flat is constantly growing – even more so since I started growing them from cuttings and seeds. I would hardly squeeze them all in one photo. There are pots with green beauties sitting everywhere …

Hiking in first snow.

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Snow is here and winter fun can begin! The plan for the weekend was to hike to Raduha and from our starting point Kosmaceve Rastke to the Lodge Koca na Loki everything went great. We were hiking above the clouds, enjoying sun and snow and having a lot of fun. After a quick coffee, without thinking much, we went ahead …