2016 Traveller’s Scoops Award

It’s been half a year since I started this blog. My posts have included recommendations for 21 ice cream shops in various cities. Have a look at the little infographic I created about Traveller’s Scoops in 2016. The main criteria that have an impact on how much I love an ice cream place are: Homemade…

Glad the Christmas stress is over!

December always seems to be a very busy month, with all sorts of things to do and organize before Christmas! Apart from the usual stress of finding nice presents for family, here are some of the things that kept me busy: Time to enjoy Christmas markets and decorations … in Aachen I was kept busy…

A day at the Salon du Chocolat, Paris (FR)

Going to the Salon du Chocolat in Paris has been on my wishlist for years! I love chocolate & have always been impressed by television coverage of the Salon du Chocolat in Paris. I marked this year’s edition in my calendar months ahead, but only really made the decision to go one week before it…

Vineyards, glazed tiles & ice cream in Beaune (FR)

Beaune is in the middle of the Burgundy wine-making region, where many Grand Cru wines are produced, mainly from Pinot noir and Chardonnay grapes. We set our mind on spending holidays in Burgundy after reading reviews highlighting its beautiful countryside with green hills, its medieval villages and its 1000 km of signposted cycling trails. I…

Glaces Glazed, Paris (FR)

In my last post about Paris, I mentioned having selected three ice cream shops to try. I’m happy to say that I have now tried the second one! 🙂 & Glaces Glazed, as it is called, is well worth mentioning here! “Funky” is how I would describe Glaces Glazed’s ice cream! They offer a different…

A visit to Nantes (FR) with an ice cream break at La Fraiseraie

Nantes is a beautiful city, well worth a visit! I particularly recommend visiting it in July-August, which is when the yearly “Voyage à Nantes” takes place. In a nutshell the Voyage à Nantes is an artistic trail past temporary or permanent installations of public art works throughout the city of Nantes: a painted green line…

Une Glace à Paris (FR)

Just before heading off on my short trip to Paris, I selected three ice cream shops I’d love to try at some point. I decided to try “une Glace à Paris” this time, in Le Marais area of Paris. I was curious what kind of flavours one would find in a shop created by an…

Terre Adélice, Lyon (FR)

I randomly came across Terre Adélice’s ice cream shop while wandering around Lyon’s old town. The big sign with all their flavours caught my eye and turning back was no longer an option after glancing through it! They had so many interesting sounding flavours to choose from: cornes de gazelles (N.African almond “biscuit” with orange…