Walking the ramparts of Dubrovnik Sailing around Croatia

Croatia has islands. Approximately 1400 of them. It also has a beautiful coastline, lush green hills and small towns with stone houses and red tiled roofs. Plus the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. And, as if those were not enough, it has Dubrovnik, with its extremely well preserved fortified old town. So we, a group of 17, decided to rent a couple of … Continue reading Walking the ramparts of Dubrovnik Sailing around Croatia

Land of the Storks – Alsace

Where in France a Parisian is regarded an expat, or you can go to a restaurant to taste some local specialities like baeckeoffe or flammekueche?  In Alsace of course. Guarded from the rest of France by the Vosges Mountains –ok, high hills really – and from Germany by the Rhine River, Alsace is a land of beautiful green hills, photogenic villages and good wine. And storks. … Continue reading Land of the Storks – Alsace

Seriously Good Food / Zi’ntonio Mare at Sorrento

When we ask the concierge to recommend a good seafood restaurant in the near-by fishing village , instead of consulting a standard list, he took his time to remember his favourite places and come up with Zi’ntonio’s restaurant on the waterfront of Marina Grande’s little fishing village. Surrounded by hotels on the hills, the village is home to the local fishermen who supply the tourists … Continue reading Seriously Good Food / Zi’ntonio Mare at Sorrento