Dijon – The city and the mustard

Dijon – The city and the mustard

When Julius Caesar was looking for places to conquer at 58 BC his options were somewhat limited; huge parts of the world as he knew it back then had already been conquered, most by non other than his childhood hero, Alexander the Great. So he went to North, to the land of the Gaul where [...]

Autumn in Provence

Autumn in Provence

We had a two-week gap in the beginning of October and decided to take a road trip to Provence. It was a bit late in the season, but we decided to trust our luck. People go to Provence because of the good weather, great cuisine and charming towns. We found that the seasons took a [...]

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 [...]