Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

Tomatina – the world’s largest food fight!

Tomatina – the world’s largest food fight!

What could be more fun that a tomato war? My friend Tanvi could list 100 things she would find more fun than getting pelted by exploding over-ripe tomatoes … but for me the opportunity to participate in “the worlds largest food fight” filled me with delight!  I had already planned to be in Spain during […]

La Sagrada Família

La Sagrada Família

La Sagrada Família The Basilica has been under construction since 1882 and is projected to be complete in the year 2028.  Antonia Gaudi dedicated 43 years of his life to La Sagrada Família, his last and best work of art. He died at the age of 74 after being run over by a train. “The amount […]

Catalonia traditions & independent spirit

Catalonia traditions & independent spirit

Catalonia is an autonomous community in Spain, proud of its own identity having its own flag, language and distinct culture. Comprising of four provinces located in the northeast corner of the country, Catalonia is one of Spain’s richest regions. Many Catalans think of themselves as a separate nation from the rest of Spain and desire […]

Corsican Minestra Soup

Corsican Minestra Soup

Discovering new places to eat in foreign lands is as much fun for me as trying new foods. I am not the kind of person who researches where to eat before traveling somewhere new. I find the hunt for food a fun adventure in itself. As it is with travel and love, I prefer serendipity in […]

Deep Blue Sea

Deep Blue Sea

Photo of the week: The deep blue Mediterranean Sea as seen from a coastal cliff near Bonifacio, Corsica. To see more photos of Corsica CLICK HERE

Gorges of the Solenzara River

Gorges of the Solenzara River

Solenzara is a small village on the east coast of Corsica, at the foot of the Bavella mountain. The Solenzara river winds its way down from the mountains to the coast creating many natural swimming pools and waterfalls.  Simply gorgeous offering fun outdoor activities from canyoning, swimming, hiking, and canoeing in the gorges.

Florence – you take my breath away

Florence – you take my breath away

Firenze …  the birthplace of the Renaissance. A city so beautiful and magnificent you leave speechless and in awe. Because pictures are worth 1000 words and Florence is a city of art, I feel it is best described through photographs. The old Ponte Vecchio Bridge … born in the 13th century and the only bridge to survive […]

Rapperswil, Switzerland – the city of roses

Rapperswil, Switzerland – the city of roses

Photo of the week: Rapperswil, Switzerland, aka Tom’s hometown. I always love going back to visit and I miss living in this beautiful little town on the lake which was my home away from home for three months in 2012. Rapperswil is called the city of roses because more than 16,000 roses that bloom in […]

Naxos … I will be back!

Naxos … I will be back!

“There are doers and there are talkers. You guys are doers. You came, you did, and it was a great time … thanks so much for visiting mates! CHEERS!” said Dave as he raised his glass of Oyzo. With the clink of glass I understood what he meant. Talkers annoy me. Stop talking about it […]

My first impression of Naxos, Greece

My first impression of Naxos, Greece

Photo of the week: Naxos, Greece as seen upon my arrival via ferry from Athens. Gorgeous island!

Living in Stäfa, Switzerland

Living in Stäfa, Switzerland

When Tom decided to move to Stäfa, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it.  I had absolutely loved living with him in Rapperswil the year prior, which had felt like my home away from home. I had looked forward to returning and once again wandering through the cobblestone streets of old town and watching the sunset […]

Lights on the lake

Lights on the lake

Photo of the week: Lights on the  lake of Zurich as seen from Stäfa, Switzerland. To see more photos of Stäfa CLICK HERE.

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