Milan – Duomo & Design

Of course the most famous building of Milan is where our tour has to start: the Duomo. And yes, it is definitely impressive to stand in front of this masterpiece of architecture. Even when you’re coming closer your fascination stays: you’re just fascinated of the art works – perfection in every detail. Right in the…

Milan – Aside the typical tourist routes

Our second day. 8:00 in the morning. Shafts of sunlight made us awake. And we thoughts: Milan has to be more than Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. So, let’s jump into the tram and let’s discover it. We started out tour at the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, consecrated in 387 by St. Ambrose and later named after this same…

Panettone, Risotto Milanese & Brioche

Milan is inevitably linked to being a capital of fashion. The food, from Panettone to Brioche or Risotto Milanese is worth a separate chapter as well. So how do Milanese start their day? Yes, with espresso. Accompanied with brioche.  And definitely, taking a short walk to one of the cozy Pasticceria is the perfect start into…

Queen Victoria’s cucumber sandwich

Most likely you’ve already seen once a picture of this famous lady above. Yes, this is Queen Victoria. Her reign of 63 years (1837 until her death) was longer than any of her predecessors. The known Victorian era was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was…

Fruity? Enjoy an Orange-Vanilla-Tarte with thyme

Are you in favor of a taste explosion? And you love experimenting with fruits and herbs? Well, most likely you already tried the combination of strawberries and mint or tangerine with cinnamon… So what do you think about fruity, fresh oranges with a flavor of vanilla and thyme on a crunchy dough? It’s really worth…

Tallinn – the city of contrasts

Most likely Toompea is the greatest place to start exploring Esotnia’s capital. Form here you have a fantastic view over the whole city.  Located right in its center, this limestone hill had first been populated in 1227 when the German Knights of the Sword built the stone fortress. The 7 ha’s are full of history: old buildings, narrow streets,  impressing churches like the…

Tallinn – Coasting by bike

Sunshine, 22°C and a light breeze from the sea – are there better conditions for biking along the coast?  So it was a fast decision to walk to the old city center of Tallinn and to rent two bikes at City Bike Tallinn. Our Estonian biking ‘adventure’ could begin. Once moving out of the city and leaving the cruise…

Tallinn – books, galleries & museums

Tallinn’s affinity for books, design and art already hit me when I stepped out of the plane. I was walking across the terminal and became totally surprised to see a library with lounge furniture, gates designed like a pub or a huge interactive map of Estonia. I almost had a feeling like relaxing at home. And…

Tallinn – food? Excellent food!

Hapukapsasupp, Kali, Kama and Kilud are just a few typical Estonian dishes belonging to a cross over kitchen between Russian, German and Scandinavian with its own character. Traditionally farmer families were eating a lot of fish, rutabaga, cereals and brown bread. Many folksy dishes like aspic, sauerkraut or black pudding survived until today. If you’re…