Ljubljana, Ljubljena – the beloved

Ljubljana with Veronika A book about suicide and madness, about shocking someone into wanting to live by convincing them death is imminent. Oddly, Veronika Decides to Die most of all made me want to see Ljubljana. Nearly 20 years later, and seemingly random, I'm on [...]

Where to eat in Denmark’s Aarhus region: 2 great restaurants

You may have noticed I don't often write about food here on Sophie's World. That's for good reason. I'm rather picky - there's lots I don't care for (most meats, for example - and most Norwegian Christmas staples, adored by just about everyone else). Furthermore, I [...]

2018-09-19T08:16:02+01:0016 September 2018|Denmark, Food and drink|

Cooking with chefs in Riga

On a cold February afternoon, we meet him at the old Zeppelin hangar. We – are Lola, Janicke, and myself, three Scandinavian travel bloggers. He - is Mārtiņš Sirmais, Latvia’s super-chef. We're about to learn Latvian cooking. Innovative Latvian cooking, it turns out. The old hangar [...]

2018-09-19T09:20:22+01:0023 February 2018|Food and drink, Latvia, Show me how|

Julebord: a month-long pre-Christmas food fest

It’s that time of year again: the julebord season. The month before Christmas is a somewhat gluttonous period here in Norway. It probably is in your country as well, but your menu might be a bit different. Up here at the edge of the world, [...]

2018-12-05T10:36:59+01:002 December 2015|Food and drink, Norway, Seasonal, current|

Café Gerbeaud: Sumptuous sweets and magical mood in Budapest

On Vörösmarty Square in Pest, Gerbeaud has been around since 1858. Some say it's touristy and over-priced. Me, I adore the atmosphere of another era in this Budapest cafe: high ceilings with plaster rosettes and crystal chandeliers, silk wall papers, solid brass-footed tables, and heavy velvet [...]

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