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

Zakynthos – Let’s go to the beach!

There are a lot of nice places to chill and sunbathe in Zakynthos. Don’t stay at your hotel pool! Explore, rent a car, a quad or a scooter to discover the nicest beaches of the island. For tips about eating, drinking and going out, read my other blog post. So let’s take a look at my favourite beaches: Ammos is a very nice beach club in Vassilikos. You … Continue reading Zakynthos – Let’s go to the beach!

Eating and drinking in Zakynthos

Zakynthos is one of the many beautiful Greek islands where you will enjoy the sun, the beaches as well as a delicious moussaka and a few Mythos. Restaurants in Zakynthos Places like Zakynthos town, Laganas, Alikanas and Tsilivi are full of touristic restaurants but don’t be afraid, I’ve found some nice places to eat that you will certainly enjoy too: Porto Roulis (Kypseli) is the perfect place to go … Continue reading Eating and drinking in Zakynthos

Belgrade: a pleasant surprise!

To be honest, Belgrade was not my primary destination but the cheapest option between a week on a Greek island and a trip to the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia. Nevertheless, I more than happy about my 36 hours stop in the Serbian capital! The road from the airport to the center between typical communist buildings and big brands is very interesting. I can recommend you … Continue reading Belgrade: a pleasant surprise!

Coimbra, Porto & Lisbon

Visiting Coimbra, Porto and Lisbon in 3 days seems a bit too optimistic? Challenge accepted! Landed at 9.00 AM Friday morning in Porto and off we go! First important tip: take the Via Verde electronic device. The toll system is a real mess in Portugal! Some motorways only have beeping radars and not real stop.  Several times the device beeped without us having even noticed … Continue reading Coimbra, Porto & Lisbon

One night in Rome

Cheap and spectacular: my favourite sightseeing & eating night walk in Rome. It will take you in the charming narrow streets of Trastevere and through the historical centre of the Italian capital. A. Trastevere To reach the area of Trastevere (literally on the other side of the Tiber), you will need to take the bus H (from Termini, Via Nazionale or Piazza Venezia) and get … Continue reading One night in Rome