Sunday, July 30, 2023

Spiaggia delle vacche, Sardinia Italy



Like everbody's saying here, The path going to the beach is tricky and i would like to thank fellow travelers here who put a very precised direction and we found the place right away the very first try!!

First of all come EARLY as the place is small and could get easily be crowded.

Down below is the direction on how to get there...

*To the paid public parking lot ...

Park here to avoid parking penalty fees in the area. Parking fee is 12€/day or 1.50€/hour and you'll pay to the parking lot attendant when you leave, so it doesn't matter how early you come, they will open at 8am and they will start your parking time as soon as they see your car parked there.

*To Spiaggia delle Vache...

-Put in google maps 'Sassi Piatti Villas'
Just walk through the road 'VIA CALA GIRGULO'  once you've reached that villa you'll see  a stone stairs going down to the beach with a yellow sign "Spaggia della vache"

-Once you reach the beach, go right and you'll see a white sign " SENTIERO SPAGGIA TARTARUGA" ...

-Just follow the paths along the coast!

It's a combination of climbing low boulder stones, small sandy coves and narrow bush paths. You'll know that you're on the right direction when you see black dirt walking marks on the path ways.

Just keep in mind to only follow paths along the COAST LINE. 

On the way you'll stumble upon three small beautiful coves until you reach Spiagga delle vacche.

As far as i remember, we saw 2 paths either going along the coast (left) or to the bush forest (right) and you'll get confused where to go. Once again, always follow the coast and not the way going out up to the forest.
So many times we felt like "are we on the right path??" We simply  followed our guts and didn't think twice and  suprisingly, we've already reached our destination.

Hiking tips:

- Wear closed shoes. I had a 'Five finger' shoes that i can use for hiking and swimming and i had a perfect grip between climbing stones.

I've seen some with flip flops which is ok too but it can easily get stuck on the sand along the way and sometimes the stones could be wet and slippery. All up to you!

-Pack light! We were a family of 4 and we went only with one backpack and it is enough!

It is kind of hard to get there when you think of it but  it is manageable! We even went there with our kids and i saw couples with baby carriers and they also made it.

Another important tip is, go there EARLY in the morning to avoid the crowd during high season and you'll appreciate the beauty of the place much better. We went there at 7am, we thought we were the first ones but a couple was there already. At 9am people are slowly coming in and it's started to get crowded, at 11am we left. 2-3 hrs spent there was enough for us. There are a lot more nicer and bigger beaches in sardinia if you prefer to stay the whole afternoon. And to set your expectations, the place is nice but a lot of rubbish like tissue paper, bottles and plastic along the hiking path , which is sad and some area stank of urine or human manure. Poeple need to be more disciplined to preserve the beauty of this place.
We came here out of curiosity and for experience but this is not the place to go to for relaxation. It has no shade and cramped beach.

Check my IG: rm24 for some photospots! 😜

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Laupen, Switzerland

Laupen in Bern Switzerland 

The quaint little town of Laupen 🇨🇭
Located between the city of Bern and Murten 🏰 

I frequently travel to Bern and Murten but i never been to thi place before nor heard of Laupen.

The castle and the museum are open only on the first and third Sunday of each month from May to October 2021. But you can also roam around the castle all year round.

                     I went with the car which is almost a 2-hr drive
from Zurich.
   Parked at the Laupen train station, just across the street from the castle.

An afternoon walk around  Laupen old town up to the castle and ended our day with a refreshing dip in the Saane/Sarine river ❤

There are several shops to check out and restaurants in the area for a quick drinks or for a delicious meal.

The river has a very sttong current but shallow.
Very refreshing after a long walk but be careful as it is veru stoney and slipper.
Better bring your water shoes or flipflops.

This is at the back of the castle where you can see some wood works
very interesting for the little ones.

The stone entrance going to the castle.

-By Train approx. 35mins from Bern or Fribourg Bahnhof 🚉.

The stone path and stairs going up the hill where the castle is located is simply
Beautiful ❤

The view across the street where Laupen train station is located.
It's not even a long walk. So it is pretty accesible for train commuters.

Laupen is a nice for a one-day trip or a relaxing stop-over on the way to Bern or Fribourg.


Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Easter weekend 🐰

Easter 2021

Easter is like our first Christmas of the year.

-Family brunch
-Easter egg hunt
-Cracking easter bunny
-Opening easter goodies/gifts for the kids
-Afternoon walk

Kids' favorite sweets in one basket.
With a bonus suprise inside the chocolate bunny.

Yearly brunch with the fam ❤

Easter egg hunt in the garden and
Easter bunny hunt in the forest 👯

of course, our home-made easter cake for dessert (matilda style chocolate cake) 😋

Kids got so much easter goodies and easter chocolates that's why for them 

easter is the first Christmas of the year.

And beautiful warm sunny weather after the long winter this season 💮