Sonntag, 24. April 2016

These days

Joy, health, fun and pain and misery - somehow everything is connected.

Since some days I am in pain and have trouble breathing. I stayed in bed, watched a bit tv and read. Had bloodwork done and they found I miss some vitamin D I have to add now in form of pills.
Hope it will get me on the path to health.

I will have a skin check next wednesday - hope everything will be fine. All three months is not so great, but heck, I have a lot of naevus so being careful is o.k.

Sonntag, 10. April 2016


I still have the smell of sulphur in my nose - several spots are still active on the island. The nice thing is they give you some nice hot water places you can swim in. I tried several - one with a waterfall, one a brown iron water one and one where hot springs meet the sea in a small pool. Last one was my favorite, but I was a bit scared coz I was there alone and there were coming big waves of cold seawater in - a nice mix with the warm water in lowtide - and my husband was away doing a long walking tour around some lakes, no help should something went wrong - so I cut my stay in the water short. Oh, and after a nice day a nice meal is a must - fresh fishes from the sea, what can be better?

Just in the middle of the ocean...

... there are some islands I decided to visit. They are portuguese, but two hours flight away from the mainland. It was the flight to Boston with in small letters a short stop in Ponta Delgada on the island of Sao Miguel. Ponta Delgada is the biggest town there and we stayed there - yes, we. I invited my husband to come with me on this holidays. Ponta Delgada is small and provincial compared to Lisboa or Berlin - nice rural charme it had. 

And the views of the island were stunning - that is when there was not so much fog you did not see further than 100 metres. The island is very very green with lovely hills, lakes and beaches.

And cows - they had some street signs who said caution cows. We had to wait several times cos cows were lead over the street. The cows looked really happy most of the time - once not so much coz the cow was lying dead on the meadow.

Below you see tea. Sao Miguel is known for his good quality organic black and green tea.