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Our Bite Sized Barcelona and Catalunya Culinary Guide

Our Bite Sized Barcelona and Catalunya Culinary Guide

Beautiful Barcelona broke our hearts and tantalized our taste buds on our first trip back in four years. These are some of the most delectable experiences from our ten days in Catalunya. Consider it our bite sized Barcelona and Catalunya culinary guide. Our recent Barcelona sojourn was so enjoyable,...
A Walk Along the Berlin Wall

A Walk Along the Berlin Wall

At the end of our street in Prenzlauer Berg lies sprawling Mauerpark or ‘Wall Park’, which the Berlin Wall once ran through and where a buzzy flea market is held every Sunday. Several beautiful books in our apartment comparing ‘before’ (the Wall) and ‘after’ (the...
Istanbul Walking Tour, Strolling Cosmopolitan İstiklâl Caddesi

Istanbul Walking Tour, Strolling Cosmopolitan İstiklâl Caddesi

An Istanbul Walking Tour in and around İstiklâl Caddesi, the main artery of cosmopolitan Beyoğlu, goes some way in satisfying our curiosity about this multicultural neighbourhood that is the lively downtown area of Istanbul. Our apartment in Istanbul is just a block from İstiklâl Caddesi, the main...
Soft-centred Chocolate Cake Recipe

Soft-centred Chocolate Cake Recipe

Our visit to the Villa Vanilla spice farm was very inspirational. Seeing fresh vanilla and cocoa beans was a treat. Seeing the flowers that lead to the formation of a cacao pod and seeing the cocoa beans out drying in the sun was amazing. It...
A Taste of the Immigrant Experience of New York

A Taste of the Immigrant Experience of New York

At the end of two weeks of eating in New York City we still felt like we’d missed something. We’d had the gamut of food experiences, from gastro-pubs to gastronomic fine-diners, hot dogs to hamburgers, from ‘ethnic’ to American, but we still didn’t quite ‘get’...
Lessons in Venice on Wines of the Veneto

Lessons in Venice on Wines of the Veneto

The wines found in Venice are as misunderstood by most travellers as the city’s cuisine – which is probably why we see more Sicilian chardonnays than Veneto soaves on restaurant tables. Of course wine isn’t produced in Venice itself – although there are grapes grown...