June is the month of the nature, long days and midsummer. Depending on where you are in this world, you might celebrate midsummer or summer solstice. Well, we do in Latvia. I am not going to go into the celebration as such, but what I like about this time over here - it is encouraged… Continue reading What is meadowssweet?
Today is midsummer. I have my red linen dress on. I have our national moccasin type shoes on that we call "pastalas". It's pouring rain outside with a decent thunder alongside and some national music. Since I don't live out in the woods (that I wouldn't mind in summer), I have made a little fireplace… Continue reading All in moderation
I’m all about balanced lifestyle, but one of the most important balance of all, for me, seems to be the balance in getting enough water in my system, especially now, when it’s summer. In normal circumstances, water is about 73% of your muscle. It’s different for men and women. I found this chart here and… Continue reading Why you need water?
Today I had an amazing visit at the farmers’ market. I don’t do it every week. I try to go once a month and get what I need, in that visit. Why I don’t go more often usually is because I don’t believe that what we buy in farmers’ market is necessarily better than what… Continue reading Sugar rush
I have not made a single post during this week... Why? Because I was managing crisis. I have spent so much time on my computer and my phone for the past 7 days, that it just makes me nauseous. And my brain is so tired... You know how you go about your daily life, enjoying… Continue reading Do you think your brain is selective? Because mine sure is…
Day 10 Basically this day didn't count... We had to get the car back to Green Motion car rental by noon, since our flight was super early in the morning, we decided to get the car to Cinisi and then just stay there. And that's basically what we did. Walked around Cinisi, headed to our… Continue reading La Bella Sicilia X
Day 9 On this morning, I woke up sad. Because I knew it's our last full day in Castellamare, before we start heading back home. But it didn't last too long, since I knew we're about to go on a long hike in Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve. You have to pay 5 EUR to enter. You… Continue reading La Bella Sicilia IX
DAY 8 This was it... We couldn't decide on anywhere else where to go. So we headed for beach. Well, beaches. Multiple. We started with a beach near Tyrrhenian Beach Village. That was a sandy beach, no rocks in the water, so a good place if you want to swim. But it didn't seem quite what… Continue reading La Bella Sicilia VIII
Why was Castellamare del Golfo the best choice for exploring Western Sicily? Because every destination we chose - it was an hour drive or less. So convenient! Besides - it was just 40 minutes to Palermo airport as well. DAY 7 The previous evening we were discussing possible places to go to on our 7th… Continue reading La Bella Sicilia VII
Now, after our trip, I can really say that Castellamare del Golfo was a very good "base camp" for us to get to see Western Sicily. Not too big, not too small. Beautiful location and easy access to everywhere. DAY 6 So, we started our stay in Castellamare with a run there. I always think… Continue reading La Bella Sicilia VI