Vinitus Barcelona – a restaurant to fall in love with

Last year I had the privilege to spend my birthday in my favorite city in the world – the one and only Barcelona… In the end what can you give to a foodie for her birthday if not culinary experience? It was the best of time, packed with some amazing warm spring days. As soon…

Rome – the eternal city

What can one tell about Rome that hasn’t been said already. Everybody knows Rome and its numerous historic and archaeological sites – some of the best in the world. Reason enough to get millions of visitors each year (without adding here that it is clearly a food destination). Not to mention that Vatican state –…

Bansko – ski destination

Bansko is definitely an alternative to Austrian ski resorts for those living in Eastern Europe. After numerous friends praised this place, I got to see for myself the perfect conditions it offers. This is Bulgaria’s top ski resort and much above anything you can find in the neighboring country, Romania. From Bucharest you need approx. 6,5…

Transalpina – skiing option in Romania

It is winter time and for those of us who love spending time in nature, skiing seems to be the right choice. Romania, although having such incredible mountains, unfortunately, only offers limited skiing options and without a proper infrastructure. Even so, for the ones living here compromise has to be made when it comes to…

Sofia – the Bulgarian Capital

I had the chance to stop for some hours in Sofia and have a nice walk on a freezing cold winter afternoon and enjoy some nice dishes at a hip restaurant. It was a well worth spent afternoon thanks to the wonderful lunch we had at Made in Home restaurant. This is a hip place…

Reims – Champagne Capital

Some days ago I was thinking which was my favorite experience in 2016, a year full of travel and amazing experiences. Surprisingly, Reims popped out quickly. Maybe because my foodie side prevailed, although not certain of it (as if I would have to choose my best culinary trip in 2016, Barcelona would be due to…

Ză Lokal – new place in Bucharest

Ză Lokal opened only recently but it shows that it was designed with passion and love for food. The place is small, they only have a few tables, but this also means coziness and friendly atmosphere. With the open kitchen, one could feel at home here. The place is conveniently set on Calea Victoriei, close to…

Restaurant Montiel in Barcelona – total dissapointment

I had high hopes for Montiel, but in the end I was a complete disappointment. I chose this restaurant for my birthday in Barcelona, as it seemed to have local flavors cooked with a twist so as to bring them into modern days. I have tried several restaurants of this type around the world and I would say…

Food Fairs in Romania

Romania has its part of traditional cuisine that you can discover at one of the many food fairs that are held throughout the country. Mainly, same dishes are served and you get the chance to discover various flavors. Romanian cuisine has its own character although you can easily see the influence Romania’s neighbors or conquerors throughout time had on it….

Simbio – a place to enjoy at any time

Simbio is one of my favourite places in Bucharest and I just love during weekends to have a late breakfast here, especially on summer days. It is so welcoming and cosy and the pouched eggs are wonderfully done. Maybe it is odd to refer directly to pouched eggs, but for years I was looking for poached eggs in…

Aruba – one happy island

Aruba is probably one of the best known and full of life islands in the Caribbean. Most people fall in love with it and return each year. I also fell in love with Aruba but as I still have so much to see and most likely I will not return as soon as I would…

Oradea, a new image

It is difficult to put into words how happy I am when I see good things happening in Romania when it comes to travel possibilities. I had the chance to revisit Oradea after many years and wow… it is clearly not the city I knew 10-15 years ago. Oradea’s restoration stands for job wonderfully done…