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Cetara is for Anchovy and Tuna Lovers

I love seafood.  I could give up meat and poultry any day if I could eat fresh seafood everyday. It’s so difficult to find good or fresh seafood in Germany where I live so every time I find myself in the Mediterranean I make it a point to always eat as much seafood as I […]

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My Dream Hotel: Insider Experience at David InterContinental Tel Aviv

  I used to swim a lot. When I was studying my Masters in Warsaw, I used to swim almost five times a week. Not in public swimming pools though because they were too crowded for me. Nope. Me and my Turkish friend, Mehmet, paid monthly to swim in hotel swimming pools instead. One of […]

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Why are German Waffles Heart-Shaped, and Belgian Waffles Rectangular?

  “Nice. I haven’t eaten Belgian waffles for a while.” “They are not Belgian waffles. They are German waffles,” said my German lover. “What the hell does that even mean?” “German waffles are different from Belgian waffles.” “Eh? What makes them different?” “We use quark to prepare German waffles. They use milk. And German waffles […]

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Experiencing the Slow Living Movement in Umbria, Italy

A Magical Night “There’s something waiting for you outside,” said Marliza and Serena. I have just traveled for almost 10 hours from Dusseldorf, Germany all the way to this random Italian village, Paciano, in Umbria via Rome and all I wanted was to sleep and rest. I was also a bit disoriented. It was almost […]

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Food, Culture and Adventure around Trasimeno Lake in Perugia, Italy

  So I’m back. I kind of figured out what I need to do and it felt good to put them all in writing. What I needed to do is to continue telling my story through this blog. I have a few exciting things happening in the next weeks and I can’t wait to let […]

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Spaghetti Ice Cream Exists and it’s freakin delicious

“Wait, what?!? Spaghettieis (Spaghetti ice cream)? What the hell is that?” “Just wait for it,” said Michael with a mischievous grin on his face. We were in Cologne and we stopped by one of the ice cream shops to have some ice cream. The shop was packed with people mostly sitting outside enjoying the sun […]

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3 Restaurants with Ridiculous Views (and Luscious Food) on Ponza Island, Italy

I have a new favorite island. It’s in Italy. And it’s not Sardinia. Or Capri. Or Sicily. It’s called Ponza Island. I wanna live there in the summer. OK fayyyyynnn I kind of say this to all the places I visit 63% of the time. But really, I DO. Some of my most vivid memories of […]

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Comfort Food: Pan Filipino Restaurant in Berlin, Germany

  You know that feeling when you’re traveling and you get cravings for food from home? You just can’t ingest another plate of schnitzel or curry wurst anymore? I sometimes have that. I want to pig out on adobo lechon kare-kare sinigang na ulo ng bangus tinolang manok longganisa shet pati dinuguan pinakbet ginataang alimango […]

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Our Valentines Dinner is Beyonce Themed – The Food

People are so boring and cliche during Valentines day so I sexed it up a bit and made ours Beyonce-themed. If you missed it, you can read the fab menu linked in the first sentence. This was the first time I wasn’t traveling during Valentine’s. In 2011 we were in Malta channeling Haruki Murakami’s The […]

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Our Valentines Dinner is Beyonce Themed – The Menu

Inspired by Brucie‘s Valentines menu in New York, I created our own Beyonce-themed Valentines dinner menu that I will cook tonight for my hot, hot date. I probably haven’t made it public yet but Beyonce is my favorite pop star. I have been a fan way back in high school when she was still with […]

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