In fact, after this post, there’s still one more Greek-wine-centric post to come! But more about that later. Today, I’m talking about one of Santorini’s best wine & cheese tasting tours. The full story is here. I need some wine now. Continue reading
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Déjà Vu: Is this Greece?
Well, hello again! It’s been a while. Since I last updated, I hoped on a ferry and left Turkey. In exchange, I’ve swapped Turkish coffee for Greek coffee. Evidently, they’re essentially the same. Luckily, I’ve learned more along the way. To read today’s revelations, click here! Continue reading
A primer to Turkish Wine, secrets of La Rioja, and more
I’ve been busy; lately, I’ve swirled, sipped, and delighted in copious cups of good wine (and as you can see above, tea). All, I’m telling you, in the name of ahem, research. From further afield, my insight: A guide to Turkish wine, plus wineries to visit in Turkey’s enchanting land of fairy chimneys. You must try it, … Continue reading
A Taste of Turkey & a Revolution, too
Dip into Turkey and you’ll taste more than its stereotypical kebab and baklava. For starters, Turkey’s Spanish-style mezes, similar to tapas as some menus allude, are so refreshing I truly wish this took over as Turkey’s mass export to the world. My personal favorite, the yogurt dip, which is often flavored just right with fresh … Continue reading
Merhaba from Turkey!
Hello! Here’s a quick update from the beautiful and deeply mysterious land of Cappadocia. Beyond hiking through mushroom-like rocks and exploring underground cities, I saw the end to a deeply coveted wish. See below for your hint. In Cappadocia, it’s still not cheap. However, in comparison to expected prices, it’s worth the small investment (around … Continue reading
Istanbul’s five-a-day, the call to prayer
Before I arrived, my friend told me, “it’s magical”. Even if she wasn’t Islamic, (nor Christian or Jewish), the call to prayer, as she was referring to, brings out one’s spiritual side. I didn’t know if I should cry, pray, or simply carry on, she told me. I wasn’t dubious, but as someone who has become … Continue reading
The Onward Journey–Turkish coffees and Greek Islands
Cut the Kitsch is hitting the road! After a nearly sleepless night on a bus from Madrid to Barcelona, I’m fleeing the Iberian Peninsula via El Prat Airport. My first stop: 4 days exploring a city that straddles two continents. My itinerary is quite lax. Except to say, I’ll be treating myself to a Turkish … Continue reading
How to drink coffee (espresso) like an Italian
The first time I visited Italy, I learned little Italian but two words, due cappucini. I was traveling with a friend on the usual itinerary, (Roma, Firenze, Milano), and my survival Italian, if you will, reflected my motives.I was in Italy, I would drink a cappuccino, or 4, everyday. Judge me not. One year later … Continue reading
I’m off to Play your Tuscany!
Four weeks ago, I was selected as a blogger for Play your Tuscany, which means for 4 days I’ll be touring the best of Tuscany’s sea and nature! As I fall asleep, I’m already envisioning the delicious Italian dinners and other fortuitous moments that Italy will inspire. If you’ve read the itinerary (on the site), you’ve notice … Continue reading
Biking through a Belgian Fairy Tale, beer and chocolate included.
As a child, I never held whimsical fantasies of Cinderella. It was just another childhood tale to me. Yet, arriving to Bruges by train from Brussels, I felt like a few whimsical fantasies took flight. In this post, I’m going to let my incessant photo snapping tell the story. I visited during the winter holidays. The … Continue reading