It’s been on my list for ages to take the handsome-and-talented husband to Copenhagen. Despite the initial drama and hiccup of missing our flight, which I wrote up below, we spent Thursday to Sunday in the Danish capital. We cycled around the small-compared-to-Berlin city centre, soaking up art, sunshine, Danish design, architecture and delicious food, and enjoying the very nice cycling lanes where, unlike Berlin, people are actually stable on bicycles and don’t look like they’re an accident waiting to happen.
Can I just say that this has been a freakin’ delicious trip? A food safari in northwest Italy and a bit of southern France, guided by an Italian foodie who spent lots of time in the area. When the Italian foodie happens to be a really good friend from college times, well, that makes the trip extra special.
As much as I love documenting my meals, this trip write-up is starting to feel never-ending, heh. Third out of four though! So after our travel plan U-turn, we headed back to Sanremo, re-opened the house, unpacked all of our stuff, and a Google search or two later, we found our destinations and made all the necessary reservations for the… Read More
Picking up from where we left off last Saturday, with bellies full from our lovely lunch at La Piola, we drove onwards from Alba towards the Ligurian coast to Sanremo. Yeah, it’s one word, Sanremo. Not San Remo. Because there’s no Catholic saint called Remo to this day.
Long overdue! For a couple of years, Renzo and I had been ping-pong’ing “When are you coming to Berlin?!?!” and “You’re visiting me in Torino, right?!?!” but no solid plans materialised. Until this past Easter break when I received a stern reminder from the HR department about my remaining 38 holiday days left in 2018. I got my ass in… Read More
Back in February, I flew over to Stuttgart for the weekend, to hang out with Mariyah. It was on this trip that I realised how addicted I am to coffee and the unbelievable heights of grumpiness brought on via caffeine deprivation but let’s not talk about that. Instead let’s talk about the amazing experience of Ram making lemon rice for… Read More
On my trips to Indonesia, my mother always packs me a care package of spices to bring back home to Berlin. These typically contain the lowest common denominator spices that form the many base of Indonesian cuisine like whole candlenut, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, tamarind, coriander, turmeric. All these things I can get in Berlin, only, you know, more intense in… Read More