Category Archive: European No-mads

..of white eggplants, sweet tomatoes and dry white wines – Feasting all your senses in Santorini

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Ok, chef hat is on. It´s been a while and I´m a bit rusty to be honest. In fact, I have not approached a stove or a cooking utensil for over three years. Not… Continue reading

A few good reasons to hide out in Serifos (apart from dodging Cyclops)

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Picture the Barcelona of the early seventies – four persons in one of the many 50 m2 apartments built in a concrete jungle for working classes – a place a little hard for… Continue reading

Spain, the healthiest country in Europe (¿?), on a shoestring

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A massive release of data published this week in the medical journal Lancet brands Spain as the healthiest country in Europe. The data was collected over a 20 year period and studied 187 countries… Continue reading

Is Tuscany really all that green?

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The Tuscan countryside is the type of landscape most people´s dreams are made of. Undulating green hills,  century-old towers and narrow cobblestone paved villages,  sunflower fields, traditional cuisine –  ingredients that have made Tuscany… Continue reading

Swish French riviera proud of their citrons – La fête du citron

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Citrons are citrons. There is no denying that there is a certain beauty to this brightly coloured, leathery family of fruits. But I´m not sure whether I´d go as far as making citrus… Continue reading

The price of fun and games in Ibiza

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If we were to play a game of associations and I gave you the word ¨Ibiza¨ it´d probably immediately lead you to thinking about words like ¨party¨ and ¨chill out¨. I´d be the… Continue reading

Catalan Pyrenees – Top rural most searched agritourism destination in 2012

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Ecotourism, agritourism, alternative tourism, rural tourism – we all mean well and want to do the best for our environment, but when all these buzzwords are thrown at us is confusing at best… Continue reading

DREAMING OF ICELAND IN A HOT SYDNEY SUMMER DAY

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As Christmas begins to feel like a distant memory and the seemingly never-ending weeks of work loom ahead, dreams of holidays inevitably pop up from time to time (read: everyday). Last week was… Continue reading

A performance this little girl cannot forget – Mercat de la Boquería, Barcelona

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I was only little but overwhelmed with excitement when my dad woke me up at 2 am to take me to his tiny little office in the Boquería market in the Ramblas, Barcelona… Continue reading

Bon anniversaire belle Notre Dame!

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Gérard de NERVAL (1808-1855) Notre-Dame de Paris Notre-Dame est bien vieille : on la verra peut-être Enterrer cependant Paris qu’elle a vu naître ; Mais, dans quelque mille ans, le Temps fera broncher… Continue reading