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Greetings from sunny Cyprus

Hello Sunshine Lovers 🙂 Here’s a little update on what’s going on in my neck of the woods. Last weekend I visited #63 from the 100 Places to see in Europe before you Die list and I’m posting a few photos bellow. This beautiful beach is located on the East side of the island and it’s my favourite beach here so far. There are still plenty of beaches to explore and I cannot wait to see them all. The most beautiful ones are located on the East and West sides of the island. Nissi Beach Usually there’s a sand path here connecting the beach to the island which you can cross, but today it was covered with water How beautiful is this water? 🙂 View from the little island The island is covered in very interesting rocky terrain as well as some wild plants and flowers This is the Cliff diving spot which is pretty awesome. I didn’t jump as I had my camera with me, but on my next visit, I’m totally jumping from there …

Steel Donkey Bike Tours of Barcelona

My second day in Barcelona started with an awesome morning bike tour of the city. I was immediately drawn to Steel Donkey Bike Tours because they are not your typical city bike tour. They are quiet unique bike tours that let you discover a different side of Barcelona, the one you don’t find in the guide books. Every tour differs from the next one, so you never know what sort of surprise is waiting for you. Another great part of this tour is that the group is always small and intimate which makes for a much better tour altogether. Edu, our tour guide explaining Barcelona’s neighborhoods The beautiful Santa Maria del Mar Church This corner head indicates that this used to be a brothel The streets used to be labelled this way indicating which way the traffic went This amazing little gem of a shop has been roasting nuts the old fashioned way since 1851 We actually got to sample some roasted nuts, and let me tell you they definitely taste pretty special and nothing …

TBEX Opening Party – An Affair to Remember

When we got the news that the TBEX Opening Party would be a Beach Party, we were all super excited. The party was to be held at the beautiful Santa Cristina Beach and we had 3 different transportation options as our arrival to the party: Scenic longer boat ride along the coastline Direct boat ride to the beach (15 min) Arrival by bus for those arriving later Of course I picked the earliest 6:30pm departure by boat that opted for a longer scenic coastal route to the party. Boat picking us up for the Opening Party Lloret de Mar Arriving at Santa Cristina Beach The Reception Layout The Stunning Location on Hotel Santa Marta grounds First we were serenaded by beautiful poolside live music Soon after the announcement was heard about the Tomato & Bread demonstration While the 2nd boat ride was making its way toward the beach… It was time for some Cheese & Wine onshore My happy plate filled with different local Cheeses. I also enjoyed some local white wine with this too …

Bringing Sunshine into the Kitchen

Saturday started off without sunshine, and so I decided I would bring some sunshine into my kitchen by baking delicious Oatmeal Cookies. 🙂 This was my first time baking oatmeal cookies, but there is no way you would ever guess that by sampling these. They were by far the best oatmeal cookies I’ve ever had in my life! I’m attaching the recipe for you, so you can also bring some sunshine into your kitchen on a cloudy day. 🙂 Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipe  What I really loved about this recipe is the Make it Your Own section that gives you tons of options and ideas for what to put into your cookies. Two items that aren’t listed that most definitely should be is Peanut Butter and Nutella. I think those would make awesome oatmeal cookies! 🙂 I wasn’t craving chocolate on Saturday, so I went with oatmeal Raisin cookies and White Chocolate with Hazelnut bits cookies. For the white chocolate cookies, I bought a White chocolate that had tiny hazelnut bits inside so it was nice and …

Travel Journal: Nutella Birthday Pizza in Rome

I wasn’t sure what I would order as a birthday dessert in Rome, but I definitely gave it some thought prior to my arrival in Rome. When the evening of 14th of January arrived, after a full day of sightseeing, mum and I returned to our fave local restaurant spot and after dinner, ordered a Gluten Free Nutella pizza to share. This pizza was so simple yet so delicious! If you love pizza crust, and you love Nutella, and who doesn’t? – you will definitely enjoy this yummy dessert! Restaurant: Mama! Eat (Menù per Celiaci) Address: Via di San Cosimato, 7/9, 00153 Roma, Italy Phone:+39 06 580 6222

Travel Journal: Spectacular Gluten Free Tiramisu in Rome

New Day, New Dessert After ordering a gluten free pizza for breakfast, I noticed 2 beautifully freshed prepared tiramisus in the dispaly window and I ordered a slice before my breakfast pizza arrived. It was so good! The tiramisu had a light and fluffy texture and it was absolutely delicious! I’ve had tiramisu in a few different countries, but there’s nothing like enjoying an Italian dessert in the country of its origin. If you get a chance, you have to try freshly made tiramisu in Italy, it’s the best! 🙂 Restaurant: Mama! Eat (Menù per Celiaci) Address: Via di San Cosimato, 7/9, 00153 Roma, Italy Phone:+39 06 580 6222 If you happen to be in Naples, then you might want to check out their restaurant at this location: Restaurant: Mama! Eat (Menù per Celiaci) Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni, 6, 80123 Napoli, Italy Phone:+39 081 714 8696

Why you should eat at R’domus when in Porto

View of R’domus from the street During my first full day in Porto, after some sightseeing and a river cruise, I came across R’domus restaurant and I’m super happy that I did. There was a big sign on the street advertising their very affordable meal of the day which is what got my attention in the first place. Henrique, Paulo and Daniella, the three siblings that work at this local restaurant, are absolutely amazing! They really fed me well 🙂 In fact they fed me so well with their delicious food, I had to take dessert home, and that never happens! R’domus offers very tasty Portuguese food for a very low price. My suggestion for you is that you skip the little overpriced riverside tapas places and you come straight here for a proper full meal. You won’t regret it! You should most definitely order the Meal of the Day. There will always be some sort of delicious meat on the menu, and the day I visited, they had sausages, but since I don’t eat meat anymore, I went for their fried …