Annecy – A Sunday morning at the Venice of the Alps

Annecy is the capital of the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region of southeastern France. It is located on the north shore of Lake Annecy, 35 km south of Geneva. Nicknamed the “Pearl of the French Alps” in Raoul Blanchard’s monograph describing its location between a lake and mountains, the city has a wonderful lakeside…

4 of the best restaurants for casual dining in Athens

There are many fine places in Athens and its suburbs that base their cuisine on Greek tradition but at the same time want to offer something completely different from the classic Greek tavern. They offer a chance for casual dining with a fun, comfortable, laid-back atmosphere and affordably priced menu. In this article, we present…

Neapoli Lakonias – The unexplored nautical town of Southern Greece

Neapoli – also known as Neapolis, Neapoli Voion or Vatika (Νεάπολη -ς / Νεάπολη Βοιών / Βατίκα) – is located in the bay between Elafonisos (Ελαφόνησος) and Cavo Maleas (Κάβο Μαλέας) in Lakonia (Λακωνία). It is the last southeastern continental city of Greece and Europe. The old part of the city has been built amphitheatrically…

Poros Island – So close and so unique

Poros (Πόρος) is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, separated from the Peloponnese by a 200 m wide sea channel, with the scenic town of Galatas (Γαλατάς) on the mainland. Poros consists of two islands: Sphaeria (Σφαιρία), the southern part, which is of volcanic origin, where the town of Poros is located, and Kalavria (Καλαυρία) (meaning gentle breeze in…

Slice by slice – The best pizza in Athens (updated)

In October 2019 we posted our article about the search for “the best pizza in Athens”. But now we have updated our choices and here is our new verdict : Pizza is probably one of the most famous dishes in the world. Pizza, as we know it, was invented in Naples and since then, along…

Hamburger or Croatian cevapi ?

Hamburger is one of the most popular foods in the world, however in the Balkans and especially in the former Yugoslav countries, the most popular dish with minced meat remains cevapi or cevapcici. It is considered a national dish of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is also common in Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Kosovo,…

If you visit Berlin, you must eat at an imbiss

Imbiss in German means snack, but it is also a general term for a small food stand or street food shop. There are thousands of these small shops around Berlin and they sell every possible variation of street food. They serve the German classic currywurst, but also pizzas, burgers, falafels, kebabs, hot dog, Vietnamese food,…

Café Tomaselli – The oldest café in Austria

The Tomaselli must be almost as old as the tradition of coffee drinking in Europe. ERICH KÄSTNER Salzburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and inextricably linked to the history of music as Mozart’s birthplace. Salzburg’s Altstadt (historic centre) is famous for its Baroque buildings and is one of the best-preserved city centres…

Is zapiekanka the best alternative to pizza ?

If you are visiting the wonderful town of Krakow in Poland, you should also visit the historic Jewish quarter, called Kazimierz. The area was destroyed during World War II and in the communist era gradually fell into disrepair. Rediscovered in the 1990s, thanks to the fall of communism and worldwide exposure, as the place where…