April 16th was World Voice Day. A special concert was held at the National Pantheon in Lisbon.
One beautiful Sunday morning last autumn, my friend Christine and I took a walk on the Aqueduto das Águas Livres in Lisbon. This was the site where Diogo Alves – Portugal’s first serial killer – supposedly robbed and killed seventy people, feigning suicide.Continue reading “Recipe: Persian Love Cake”
A picture perfect day in the medieval town of Óbidos.Continue reading “Óbidos, Portugal”
I have friends from the States visiting soon. I thought I would put together a list of restaurants in Lisbon I’ve tried and liked over the past year.Continue reading “Best Restaurants in Lisbon – 2022”
After making a side-trip to Hallstatt, I got back to Munich just before midnight. Thank goodness the little deli at the Central Station was still open and I was able to grab a roasted chicken for dinner.
Nevertheless, the following morning, I woke up with a healthy appetite!Continue reading “Munich, Germany”
I have finally found the best sushi in Lisbon!
The restaurant is usually booked weeks ahead. On a rare occasion (and partially due to Covid), I was able to nab a seat for lunch a day ahead midweek. Although Omakase is not offered at lunch time, the chef was kind to accommodate.Continue reading “Kanazawa -Best Sushi in Lisbon”
The whole time I was in Salzburg, the sky was overcast. It wasn’t until the day I was leaving the sun finally came out.
So, instead of heading straight back to Munich as I had originally planned, I stowed my luggage at the Salzburg train station and went on a day trip to the village of Hallstatt.Continue reading “Hallstatt, Austria”
Feeling buzzed after the amazing lunch at the Esszimmer, I took a stroll beside the Salzach river towards the old town, picking up fallen chestnuts along the way.Continue reading “Salzburg Jazz Festival & Goodbye Salzburg”
My third day in Salzburg. After days of hearty Bavarian/Salzburger food, I decided that it’s time to check out haute cuisine of the region.
The restaurant I picked was the Michelin one star Esszimmer, by chef Andreas Kaiblinger. It was a stellar experience start to finish!Continue reading “Lunch at Esszimmer*, Salzburg”
Hellbrunn Palace was built between 1613 and 1619 by Prince-Archbishop Markus Sittikus. It is named after the clear(hell) spring(brunn)” from the namesake mountain that supplied it.
The palace is famous for its Mannerist Trick Fountains.Continue reading “Hellbrunn Palace”
The rain came at last!
It drizzled all the way from Obermmergau to Munich, then to Salzburg.Continue reading “Salzburg, Austria”
The Eibsee Loop Trail is only 4.3 miles (6.9 kilometers) long. There’s barely any elevation gains.
But it took me nearly 3 hours to walk it.Continue reading “Eibsee, Germany”
Rainy season, or shall we say, delayed rainy season, started in Lisbon. I was told that we usually have the rains from November to March, but this year, somehow, we saw days with glorious blue skies. Well, as with everything, there’s always a catch….Now 95% of Portugal are in severe drought, we prayed for much needed rain, and we got it!Continue reading “Recipe: Korean Oxtail Soup”