Brussels – the chocolate capital of the world

I love chocolate. I mean who doesn’t? It's an amazing super-food; nutritious, a powerful source of antioxidants and endorphin plus it’s mouth-wateringly delicious. Ever since the Aztec emperor Montezuma served Spanish conquistador Hernàn Cortés a cup of hot cocoa in 1519, which were native to the New World, chocolate first became a fad in the [...]

Kalo Kalokeri / A Very Happy Summer from Crete

Kalo Kalokeri / A Very Happy Summer from Crete

In order to escape the spring rains and kick-off summer properly we decided to fly to Crete for a short holiday. It’s a land full of hills and gorges, rocks and beaches, Venetian castles and Minoan ruins and miles and miles of winding roads surrounded by oleanders. As such, Crete is a challenging geography to [...]

In Vino Veritas

In Vino Veritas

Now that spring is here we have decided to escape the city and explore the Trakya region, famous for its beautiful scenery, colorful culture, tolerant people and fertile vineyards. Our first stop was Vize, just 138 kilometers from Istanbul and a world apart. It's one of Turkey's expanding network of Slow Cities or CittaSlow. Slow [...]

Fethiye to Ölüdeniz – A route of nature, history and good food

Fethiye to Ölüdeniz – A route of nature, history and good food

Sailing from Fethiye to Ölüdeniz , there are three bays so special in nature and history and so unique in style and visiting patrons that they all worth a visit.   The first one is Turunç Pınarı, a beautiful bay of aquamarine waters, pink oleanders and towering cliffs ending in a little shingle beach. The [...]

Islas Canarias

Islas Canarias

Before Tenerife was an island it was a giant volcano. During millions of years and countless explosions, the mighty El Teide erupted itself to create the island that we know today. It still remains the highest volcano this side of Atlantic, and at 3718 meters, the third highest volcano of the world. Its sharp summit and surrounding [...]