My phoney cheesecake – one without using cream cheese

Did you know that the cheesecake originates from the ancient Greeks? There are rumors that at the very first Olympics (776 BC), some cheesecake-like food was served to the athletes. The Greek brides also made this delicacy for their guests. Read more…


The faces of Zanzibar II. – Nungwi and the north

Nungwi used to be famous for its fishing, but today it is Zanzibar’s most visited tourist towns, the second largest on the island. It is located in the northern tip of Unguja (the official name of the island) and according to Read more…


The faces of Zanzibar I. – Jambiani and the eastern shores

Zanzibar, or Unguja (yes, that’s the official name for the largest island in the archipelago), is a very diverse little island south of the equator in East Africa. It provides the perfect vacation spot almost all year round, except maybe Read more…


Zanzibar – good to know before you travel

Zanzibar … This word is likely to bring flashes of an exotic island. The truth is not far from this, however Zanzibar is actually an archipelago consisting of two larger islands (Pemba and Unguja) and several smaller ones.   Administratively Read more…


1 day in Dubai – how to pass a long transfer time?

Dubai is the Mecca of the Middle East in terms of tourism, as this metropolis in the Persian Gulf has become a very popular travel destination in the recent years. The city, which is now a tourist attraction, not long Read more…


9 things to do around lake Bled – summer version

Many are not given the opportunity to travel for an extended period of time. There are also people who like to take short trips during the weekends. For them, visiting Bled can be a great choice. Of course in case Read more…


Nagarkot – the sight of the Himalayas near the Nepalese capital

Near Kathmandu in a small mountain village called Nagarkot, there are a number of hotels with rooftop terraces from where we can admire the majestic mountain range that is known to everyone in the world: the Himalayas.   Most tourists Read more…


Shepherd’s pie – the English/Irish delicacy a little differently

I wanted to share my shepherd’s pie recipe for some time now, but somehow I always put it aside. Now though it has become quite topical because of my fast-approaching trip to England.   It’s an English / Irish hot-pot Read more…


Preikestolen – the Pulpit-Rock from Stavanger

Preikestolen, or in English the Pulpit-Rock is one of the most popular sights in the south of Norway.  For a long time I just watched the photos of it and I longed for conquering it. Then my father turned 60 Read more…


Dachstein Krippenstein – snowshoeing in the Alps next to Hallstatt

If you are visiting Hallstatt, you may want to spend some time outside the village too. During our short 2 day visit, besides the village, the Unesco World Heritage Viewpoint and the  salt mine we also conquered the top of Read more…