Merlin and Rebecca have a great blog. They spent 2 years traveling all over Europe. 14 days in each of the 50 countries. Their blog is a great a read with some fantastic photos and great insider information. This particular post chronicles their fascination with the infamous Mussel Man of Istanbul.
— making plans to hang out with Chris
I mentioned that I would be traveling back to Brussels. Well, I’m still planning to do that only I’ve added a bit more to the trip. After a quick spin around the Brussels area Jess and I will be headed up to Amsterdam. Unfortunately we’ll only be there for one evening as we’ve got to catch an early morning flight to Ljubljana. I’m pretty excited to return to Ljubljana as it is easily one of my favorite cities to visit. From there it’s down to Istria for a few days, then back up near Bled. We’ll be staying at a farm near Bled, I hope they let me milk the goats!
In Bled we’ll be meeting up with some friends and driving through Logarska Dolina to Maribor for a quick two day stop. From there it’s up to Vienna for a quick over night stop and then a train to Budapest to relax for a few days. I’m hoping I can also find a few hours of time to wander around Bratislava for a bit. It sounds a bit rushed, but trust me, we’ll be taking our time.
So why am I sharing this all with you? I’m hoping for some travel tips! If you’ve got any favorite sights, sounds, or tastes in the places I’ll be traveling please let me know. I’m always looking for a good places to grab a beer or drink coffee! Thanks!
but the coffee consumed in the afternoon is steadily rising.
Hey all - I’ve been seeing quite a few posts about the Caribbean World Series fly across my dashboard and I was reminding of my visit, exactly 2 years ago, to the exciting event. You can reminisce with me here.
In an attempt to brush aside the winter blues this weekend we marched full force into some lovely summer time food!
- Flammekueche (again)
- 2 lbs. of Mussels
- white wine
It was a success for sure! I know I’ve posted links and such before, but I’ll do it again. The Flammekueche was rather easy, other than not being able to find creme fraiche anywhere. Try it out, here - http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/2012/05/tarte-flambee-flammekueche-flammkuchen/
The mussels on the other hand… are even easier. Lots of butter, onions, black pepper and a bit of wine (or beer). Cover them and let them steam for 8 minutes or so and you’re good to go!
Hopefully soon summer will be upon us, because I bought some plane tickets recently and I’m dying to use them!!!
that I wasn’t going to make it to Wendy’s before they sold out of burgers.