And what I have learned along the way

Image by Elvie Lins

Still fresh in my head how traumatic it was to see a sudden red color on my skin around my right breast till today.

I began to worry since then and could not sleep at night. My fear of getting cancer has come! I said.

May you like to read About Me

Let me share with you a little about my Lifestyle

I currently work from home.

I exercise on a regular basis for the past 6 years.

My food selection and intake were carefully chosen. I must admit, I like beef, chicken, fish and seldom touch pork meat.

A…


Close encounter with the Lion and other wildlife

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The Author in Tanzania Africa

Let me bring you back to September, the year 2016. The year I closed my photography business. I never can imagine I would be going to Africa. One night as I was browsing the internet to search for a much more adventurous journey, I found Africa.

My search continued, I was watching a documentary about people hiking the tallest mountain in Africa, they called it Kilimanjaro.


Kappellbruche Kappelbrüche chapel bridge
Kapellbrüche image by Elvie Lins

Kappelbrüche — The Oldest Truss Bridge in Europe

Kappelbrüche also means The Chapel Bridge.

The world-famous covered bridge spanning the River Reuss is a magnet for tourists from all over the world.

Located in Lucerne, in central Switzerland. Build-in 1365. The oldest footbridge and the oldest truss bridge in Europe.


Do not break these rules or you will be fine.

Singapore the fine city
Photo by Joshua Ang on Unsplash

Here are the 14 most important fines in Singapore and their cost.

  • Chewing gums — fine up to $1000 — Improper disposal and carrying of large quantities you can be fine of up to $1,000
  • Littering — You can pay a fine for up to $2,000 or a sentence of imprisonment.
  • Vandalism — for vandalism in Singapore, you could be fined up to $1,461 or up to three years in jail.
  • Not flushing a public toilet — You could be fined for not flushing a toilet in Singapore for up to $150.
  • Drugs- 10 years of improvement or a $20,000 or both if you get caught carrying or in possession of prohibited…


close up crocus purple
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The purple crocus standing tall by Elvie Lins

Just like the crocus


I Taught Eating Grape seeds Are Poisonous

There are amazing benefits of eating grape seeds.

As an Asian, we hardly eat grapes because it is so expensive especially in my country, the Philippines.

We only buy grapes during Christmas time.

Grapes in my country are precious because of their shape round.

I grew up knowing that we have to have round shape fruits on display in our homes when midnight of December 31st approaches the new beginning of the year on January 1 of each year.


Actual Event Singapore Ghost Story

Singapore ghost story
Photo by Abbat on Unsplash

It was the 3rd year of a girlfriend-boyfriend relationship sort of thing. My boyfriend's name is Markus which became my husband now and we were living in one of the oldest building condominiums in Singapore. The floor was at 19–08.

Located in the central district and are very much accessible to any area in Singapore.

We have a good view of the skyline to the city and part of the nature park.

The condo is fully equipped with facilities such as a good lap swimming pool, tennis court, private gym, and 2 rooms of hot Sauna.

As our relationship develop…


3463 above sea level and one of the UNESCO World Heritage — Jungfraujoch

Jungfraujoch Elvie Lins travel Switzerland
Jungfraujoch Top of Europe by the Author

Switzerland always fascinates me with its mountains. So I joined the trip with my husband's family to visit Jungfraujoch.

Jungfrau

The name Jungfrau (“maiden, virgin”), which refers to the highest mountain overlooking the Jungfraujoch, is most likely derived from the name Jungfrauenberg given to Wengernalp, so named for the nuns of Interlaken Monastery, its historical owner.

However, the “virgin” peak was heavily romanticized as “goddess” or “priestess” only in late 18th to 19th century Romanticism. After the first ascent in 1811 by Swiss alpinist Johann Rudolf Meyer, the peak was jokingly referred to as “Mme Meyer” (Mrs. Meyer).


Either you are entering by plane or by land

Luzern- image by the Author

I have been in Austria with just a border away to Liechtenstein and Switzerland for almost 2 weeks now, and few friends were asking me how to enter and what are the travel regulations entering Switzerland at this time of the pandemic.

What is it like to enter by plane and by land in Switzerland?

Entering by plane

Before I entered Zurich, I needed to submit an application form with all flight details information about my entry. I was only on transit from Singapore to Austria.

I was filling out the form that I had been vaccinated twice for a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech. There was a questionnaire about what vaccine you have.

It was important to…

Elvie Lins

🏝3x Travel top writer, 📸2X Photography top writer. Join my journey at https://elvielins.medium.com/subscribe

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