Bye bye roaming fees!

One month ago, roaming charges disappeared in the EU! No more extra fees for SMS, calls and data! Yay! Being involved personnally in the topic through work, I wanted to summarise what it exactly means in practice. What does it cover exactly? Let’s take a young professional called Emilie, living in Belgium (just a random example!). She’s going to Rome for a few days. when … Continue reading Bye bye roaming fees!

[Album] Kotor & Dubrovnik

But travelling is more than pictures. It’s about meeting people: in only 4 days, I met an Indian data scientist working in Stockholm to make us addicted to Candy Crush, a Swiss girl that thinks that 3000€ net is a small salary, a Canadian intern defending gender equality in the European institutions, a former member of the Serbian water polo team that reconverted In a … Continue reading [Album] Kotor & Dubrovnik

Eating and drinking mojitos in Barcelona

I escaped from Brussels for 4 days of well-deserved holidays in Barcelona last July. I had been to Barcelona many years before and this time was much more about relaxing and drinking mojitos than visiting (anyway it was way to warm!). Equipped with my favourite guide and my never-failing (mh!) instinct, here are my recommendations to make your taste buds happy! Eating in Barcelona Our best … Continue reading Eating and drinking mojitos in Barcelona

5 must-go places in Sicily

During my Erasmus in Rome, I had the opportunity to spend four amazing days in Sicily. As my parents are planning to go soon, I’ve done a small recap for them that I’m sharing with you today! Their plan is to drive down from Belgium to Genova to take a ferry to Palermo. After exploring the island, they will travel back along the West Italian coast. (I’m quite jealous!) … Continue reading 5 must-go places in Sicily

Road trip in Northern Sardinia

Sardinia is a true hidden gem of Europe.  It’s much more than just another succession of picturesque Italian villages. Turquoise water and beautiful sandy but also stone beaches … Jump in for an astonishing road trip in Northern Sardinia! We arrived in Olbia by ferry from Civitavecchia (and first by train from Rome). The best option is to look for the cheapest ferries for Sardinia … Continue reading Road trip in Northern Sardinia

Olympia and the Olympics

Today, the Olympic torch for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro will be lit by the High Priesstess using the reflection of the sunlight in a concave mirror in Olympia, where the Olympic Games took place in classical times. I did not have the chance to assist to this ceremony in Olympia but I was lucky enough to go to visit the site and to get tickets for the … Continue reading Olympia and the Olympics

Spritz by the pool

Eating & drinking in Cisternino

My dear friend Stephanie comes from the lovely town of Cisternino in the Southern Italian region of Apulia. Last July, I spent a great week in her trullo (also for rent here) eating delicious local food and drinking spritz by the pool. I asked her to provide you with her best tips to eat and drink in Cisternino. Emilie: What would you advise people visiting … Continue reading Eating & drinking in Cisternino