As faithful readers know, Alex and I go on annual foodie-weekends. Due to the facts that both of us had been on extended travels this year and general things happening in life, we had more of less decided to skip this year. But then I told her a friend of mine had waxed poetic about […]
It was late in the afternoon when I walked out of the Mestre train station in Venice. There weren’t many tourists, and I quickly bought a ticket for the vaporetto which would take me to my hotel next to the Rialto bridge. As the boat pulled away from the pier, I took a deep breath […]
One of my goals for each year is to see the larches in autumn. I love the way they turn a beautiful golden color, and if the sky is blue they really shine. The past times we’ve gone for a weekend or a week-long hike, there has been snow in the mountains. But this year […]
A few weekends ago we spent the day driving and walking through the Thuringian Forest in Germany. It was at peak foliage and it was a wonderful feeling to be bathing in that golden light that only exists at this time of the year.
Two years ago we traveled up the Rhine river, enjoying a gourmet meal prepared by Nenad Mlinarevic. This autumn we joined the gourmet festival cruise again and enjoyed a meal prepared by Tanja Grandits and Rico Zandonella (both with 2 Michelin stars each). My sister first introduced me to Tanja Grandits’ cuisine after she had […]
We had a beautiful Indian summer filled with sunshine and blue skies before the temperatures dropped. Almost overnight there was frost, the harbinger of winter. We bundled up into our winter jackets and made our way to walk along a well-known lake in the Canton of Glarus, Klöntalersee. The ride up to the lake is […]