Restaurants & Food
Switzerland is unique in that it assimilates most of its neighbors’ culture. As a result Swiss food is a conglomeration of German, French and Italian cuisines. Whatever the tourists’ palate there is a good chance it will be satisfied. In 2005 the Michelin Guide rated Switzerland second in terms of… read full article
One of the sure-fire ways to a woman’s heart is with a Belgian chocolate. But then one of the sure-fire ways to a man’s is much the same. For centuries now those Belgians have been leading the world with their sweet treats but what is it about them and what makes them… read full article
When you’re traveling internationally, one of the sheer joys of visiting other countries is enjoying the cuisines that you encounter.
There is that one exception to the rule though and that is the one involving having to follow a certain diet – i.e. vegetarian. Now let’s take… read full article
Want to know where you can find the best gay restaurants in Barcelona?
We asked the staff of Axel Hotels, a Spanish gay friendly hotel chain that owns Hotel Axel Barcelona, Spain, Axel Hotel Berlin, Germany, and Axel Hotel Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their “Top 5″… read full article
You might have read it somewhere: Lyon, France is said to be the French capital of gastronomy.
Now, frankly, I don’t know if that’s true, even if it is indeed accepted as universal truth by all of us Lyonnais. What I do know, however, is that… read full article
Exploring Rotterdam can be tiring work; all that walking and snapping pictures with a new discovery around every corner. Pretty soon you get that nagging feeling, call it an “I feel peckish” for the those who love a light snack and “I could eat a horse” mode hearty… read full article
I dare say that in one of the most exciting cities in the world you can find just about every guilty pleasure to explore around. One the most adorable guilty pleasures there are is the love of cocoa. London has just what the chocolate doctor has ordered.
Often also called Dairy Bars, Polish Milk Bars are a real highlight for anyone wanting to sample some authentic Polish food at a very affordable price.
Almost every city in Poland will have at least one of these canteen-style eateries. They began as, and still remain… read full article
Whether you want to woo your sweetie or maybe pop the question, a romantic restaurant in Paris is the ideal place to do that.
Le Cinq and Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athénée are two of the best Paris restaurants for a romantic dinner.
Le… read full article
Obikà is a new restaurant that adopts the sushi restaurant minimal concept to a Mozzarella bar.
In Rome, Obikà is downtown in Piazza di Firenze on the corner of via dei Prefetti. They have got an enormous success also in Milan
It was in 2003 on Kingsland Road in East London, back before that stretch became trendy, and when people were generally cautious to go down there unless they were drunk, that I first experienced the delights of the East End Turkish takeaway.
It was to a small… read full article
We have all heard the terrible joke – ‘What’s the best thing about Rotterdam?’ The answer? ‘The train back to Amsterdam.’
And yet, despite common misconceptions of Rotterdam, Netherlands as the practical plain Jane, a discerning traveler can be delightfully surprised with… read full article
As far as I can tell the favourite story about the introduction of coffee to Austria is apocryphal. In 1683 Vienna was besieged by the invading Turkish armies, the second but last time these troublesome neighbours would challenge Hapsburg authority over the region.
Originating in Andalusia over 500 years ago, flamenco embodies all that is Spanish in one passionate, seductive and mysterious dance. Real flamenco goes far beyond the polka dot dresses and castanets, and its obscure and ancient origins ensure that it remains a mysterious and exotic dance… read full article
Pick up a guide to Lazio and it’s highly likely that you’ll be told that this is not the place to come if you want to savour Italy’s best food.
You may be told that if that’s what you have come to Italy for, then you should… read full article