Today is Thursday. I wish I were at La Tavola Marche, a wonderful agriturismo and cooking school in Le Marche, one of Italy’s least known regions. You see, every Thursday, Ashley and Jason Bartner organizes pizza night at their agriturismo. And it doesn’t hurt to have a chef in charge, a chef with years of [...]
In Barri Vell, the old town, narrow alleys and medieval stairs appear around every corner. Suddenly I stumble upon this wonderful, dusty antiquarian bookshop.
For a secular country, Norway observes many religious holidays (and by “observe”, I mean get days off work). Spring is full of holidays – religious and otherwise, including 1 May (international labour day), Ascension Day and Whit Monday. But the most important of all is 17 May. Bigger than Christmas, New Year and your birthday, [...]
For more than 75 years, this charming restaurant on 26 Rue de Mont-Blanc, a 45-second-walk from Cornavin, the central railway station, has been a Geneva institution. And it’s still going strong, despite – or perhaps because – it only has one item on the menu: Entrecote Café de Paris avec les pommes frites et la [...]
Bregenz, though not perhaps Austria’s best-known city, is a city dear to me. When I was 15, a friend and I spent the summer, officially doing a language course, but in reality concentrating on beer, boys and night clubs we were much too young for. (These things were a bit more lax back then). We [...]
I spent last weekend in Copenhagen with about 150 travel bloggers, attending TBEX – Travel Bloggers Exchange Conference – organised by Kim, Maren and Courtney of Galavanting. TBEX conferences have been held twice – in Chicago (2009) and New York (2010) and this was the first one in Europe. Local sponsors Momondo, MyDenmarkTV.com and Wonderful [...]
Arab hospitality is legendary. In the Middle East, I have encountered the kindness of strangers more often than anywhere else.
I had just spent a hot August-day exploring the ancient ruins of Butrint in southern Albania. Waiting for the ferry to Corfu, I ambled about the streets of the port city Sarandë. Soon, I was accosted by a large, unruly group of local teenagers, asking for money. They were so many, I started to feel [...]