Germans usually get a bad rap for their food as being flavourless, fattening, or just plain boring and many people think it's all about the <em>wurst</em>. Sure, this place boasts over 1500 different kinds of sausages but in the Bavarian region lots of other dishes crafted from age old home recipes are some of the coziest comfort food you'll find. I discovered there really is more to Germans than their wieners.
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Added by Cristina on February 8, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Besides traveling one of my favourite things to do is cook! I’m not a great chef, but I do know how to mix together tasty ingredients from time to time. For family get-togethers, I make these yummy Sicilian Croquettes or arancini all Siciliana. They are always a hit and I often get asked for the recipe.
Arancini are considered a typical southern Italian dish from the city of Messina, Sicily where they may have originated from some time in the 10 century. The fillings vary…Continue
Added by Cristina on December 21, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments
Hop on Tram 15 from downtown's Figueira Square or Comercio Square or take the railway train from Cais do Sodré to the small town of Belém for the creamiest, softest, (and oldest)…Continue
Added by Cristina on December 15, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
If there is one universal food that transcends borders it’s pizza. Whether it’s curried in Pakistan, flambéed in France, shrimped-up in Oz,…Continue
Added by Cristina on July 11, 2012 at 7:34pm — No Comments
I’m a hosteller by heart. I love being able to crash in cheap places, right in the centre of town, with like-minded travellers, and sometimes in rooms with interesting character. I wouldn’t want it any other way! Aside from being great value, the hostels I’ve stayed at in the past have actually been better than many hotels I’ve seen. Most people cringe when I tell them where I’m staying, but despite some of the …Continue
Added by Cristina on June 20, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments
I’m often asked why I opt for hostels instead of hotels in the cities I go to. The answer is easy. I want to travel cheaper so that I can travel longer. Staying in hostels is one of the best ways to do that but unfortunately most people believe the stereotypes when it comes to hostelling so they avoid them like the plague. I’ve decided it’s time to dispel some of the myths to show you why hostels are way better than hotels.
Added by Cristina on June 14, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Most travellers think a city is at its liveliest in the summer time. While warm weather can be an inviting time to travel, the autumn season can also give you a deeper essence of a culture and its local traditions, especially in Tuscany. Going off the beaten path, here are 5 ways to experience Florence in the fall.
Added by Cristina on May 20, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
There are many ways to experience and travel the World. Some travel with friends, some with a mate, and then there are those who choose to take on the World solo.Continue
Added by Cristina on May 9, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Spain is unique in so many ways but the cultural aspect that makes this country stand out from the rest is their human towers. The popular sport is found in northeast Spain in the region of Catalunya. You can’t visit Catalunya without taking in this impressive tradition.
Castells, or human towers date back to the 18th century in the small town of Valls, about 40 kilometres south of Barcelona, when the Spanish would dance on each other's shoulders. The phenomenon grew into a…Continue
Added by Cristina on May 1, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Understanding French life is a lifelong journey of mine. I’ve been in love with all things français since that very first French class in grade 4. While everyone dreaded going, I’d cling to my desk to hear my teacher simply speak. French just has to be one of the most beautiful languages out there.
On my most recent travels to Paris, I devoted myself to finding quintessential Parisian charm and immersing in true Parisian living. Our studio…Continue
Added by Cristina on April 23, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Barcelona, Spain is full of local festivals all year round but summertime can lead you to one of the most exciting cultural experiences, especially Festa Major de Gràcia.
Added by Cristina on April 11, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments