Uncategorized / 22.08.2016

Dumb-ass tourists are nothing new, but I have a feeling that their number is painfully increasing.  When I was a teenager, traveling was mostly a privilege of the so-called developed, First World countries. Going abroad was expensive, flying overseas a luxury thing, budget options were very limited, and road-trips in nearby areas or countries used to...

SWITZERLAND / 17.07.2016

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Grüzi wohl! Greetings from Napf. Today I'm hiking in the Emmental region. Yes, the area where they produce the famous Swiss cheese with the big holes. And I'm writing in real time, sitting on the grass, surrounded by a stunning scenery: smooth hills, where the light green of the meadows blends...

FRANCE / 12.05.2016

French call it l'Ile de Beauté - the Island of Beauty -, and when you visit Corsica it doesn't take long to understand why.I can't even recall how many times I've been to this very special island, discovering it by boat (something I highly recommend, since there are magnificent stretches of the coastline that can't...

ITALY / 03.04.2016

The idea of a cooking course in itself is exciting, but having it in a medieval castle is just a fabulous and unusual experience. Italian cuisine is one of the most popular in the world, and cooking classes in Italy to learn how to prepare local dishes are getting more and more appreciated. Moreover…Who doesn’t...

ITALY / 18.02.2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] “It’s not a dessert wine. More correctly, Moscato di Scanzo is what we call a meditation wine”, the girl explained.  It took me a few seconds to refocus. I admit that I’m not a great wine connoisseur, and in my mind “moscato” was a synonym of sweet wine, mostly served with cakes and deserts, sometimes...