K is for Know Your Italian Pasta

We all know spaghetti, lasagna, and macaroni. Some are also really fond of penne (me!), ravioli, and farfalle. But there are so many more great Italian pastas yet to be discovered! These are the ones that I tried during my recent trip to Rome. The gnocchi was familiar to me, but I have never actually…

J is for Joy of Italian Cheeses

What’s a month of Italian cuisine posts, without one on the fabulous cheeses the country produces? Here are my favourites: Pecorino My personal favourite is, and forever will be, Pecorino cheese. Made of sheep’s milk (hence the name, as pecora is Italian for sheep), there are several regional versions. The Pecorino Romano is most popular outside…

I is for Italian Food in 5 Pictures

A sneak preview of upcoming posts about my holiday in Rome! A food picture for every day that I have stayed and eaten in this beautiful city. Swordfish alla Siciliana Pasta Carbonara Spaghetti alla vongole Carpaccio   Scalloppini alla limone More on everything I ate plus tips on where to go in Rome are to come…

H is for How To Choose A Restaurant in Rome in 10 Steps

Find an ancient building or ruin, or a church. Take the different direction than the bulk of the tourists. Avoid the main street, and take the first side alley that you see. Ignore tourist menus. Instead, Look for a osteria or trattoria, to experience traditional Roman food. Are there proppers outside motioning you in? Keep…

Asking for Help – Social Media and Hotels

Ah, it’s Monday again. A new working day is starting. This also means that I need to work on my bachelor thesis again. I kind of slipped it in a post every now and then, especially when I hadn’t been as active as I wanted to be.The deadline for my thesis is coming closer and…

The Corfu Diaries – Part IV

After our trip to Albania (which you can read about in part III), my siblings and I only had two days left in the beautiful country of Greece. The second to last day were spent by the house. Swimming in the pool, finishing our books, relaxing on the balconies. Staying outside till late at night,…

The Corfu Diaries – Part III

Probably one of the most special trips during this holiday was our day-visit to Albania. Not only was it remarkable to go to a country that no one I know has ever visited, but to experience a culture that is so similar yet so different to my own, even if it was for just a…

The Corfu Diaries – Part II

The next entry in my travel journal about Corfu. If you haven’t read the first part yet, find it here. This part will be quite a bit shorter than the first one as we did not do that much. The next two days of the holidays were basically spent sleeping, reading, sunbathing, and swimming. Besides that,…

The Corfu Diaries – Part I

After months of anticipation, Saturday the 2nd of August finally arrived. The day that I would travel to Corfu together with my brother and sister to meet my parents. My parents had already been travelling through Greece a week beforehand, but we would all come together for 1 week to fully relax and enjoy the…