I'm back from my vacation in Italy and Yannick also went back home in the meanwhile. I got this week left and on monday I'll start working at my new work place.
If you happen to be interested in how my trip to Italy was... it was super amazing! Me and Yan did so many things together!
First it was a looong car ride until we arrived in the evening at the Lake Garda in Italy. Because we were already rather late we decided to go to a Lake named Ledro which was a bit further off and check out a camping place there. We were lucky that they still let us register, despite the reception being closed already! But the camping place was really nice and the whole scenery with the big lake and the mountains around was just beautiful.
The first day we went for a swim ( the water was so clear, you could see the stones on the floor and your feet ! Never saw such clean water before in a lake! ) and checked out what was around the camping place, later in the evening we went food shopping and cooked with the gas cooker... this was a first for me, as I never had used a gas cooker before but thankfully Yan knew how it worked ^^
The second day we went for a hike in the mountains to the "Ledro Land Art". Despite having some nice things most of the land art was rather weird to me and Yan, but it still was a nice hike nevertheless with amazing weather. It didn't rain a single time the whole vacation!
The third day was really special as Yan had signed us both up for Canyoning. Which is in summary climbing into a river and then going through it wile on the way sliding down rocks, doing jumps from high places into the water and get down the waterfalls with a rope *u* I was a bit nervous but in the end it was really fun and amazing! Certainly something I'll remember for a long time and that should be done again sometime xD
I'm the one with the red helmet >w<
The next day we left the lake of Ledro to go to the Garda Lake and when I think that at Lake Ledro it already had over 30°C then Manerba at the Garda Lake easily topped that with up to over 40°C! In Manerba was not much to do, as it was really like a tourist trap with fake beaches and everywhere camping grounds and vacation apartments... along with the heat we decided to stay for a day and check out the ruins of an ancient castle and hike in the nature reserve then left already the next day to a city called Garda. In the evening we randomly encountered some kind of live music in the middle of Manerba and people dancing!
My mom told me stories about people just dancing to music in Italy when she was young so it was awesome to see that is still happening up to today and I wish I would know how o dance to join them *u*
On the way to Garda we stopped in Sermione which has a castle and is rather famous for tourists to visit. It certainly gave that Italy feeling with the stone houses and the little streets everywhere. Also flowers on every window, so beautiful!
In Garda itself we got a hotel room with a ceiling fan and with the heat that was certainly needed! Garda itself was still touristic but a lot better with nice places to visit and bike rentals close. So we rented a bike and did a trip to the neighboring city of Bardolino for a day, then went swimming while watching the sun set. The last day of vacation was a hike up the "Rocca" in Garda, where you could see whole Garda from the top! Amazing view and certainly worth the hike up there *u*
So much happened this vacation and I had so much fun together with Yannick there >w<
Sadly every vacation must end some time, but it was worth it and memorable for sure <3
So my next adventure will be my new work place... I'm a bit nervous but also excited for it! Finally I can work with Babies from the age of 1-3 years old and can use the knowledge of my certificate I achieved from going to school every week 2 evenings until January this year. Wish me luck everyone!Raika-chan