9 years in Aachen (Germany) & still a lot to explore!

While commuting to work have you ever been tempted by any path leading in another direction and wondered where it leads to? I certainly have! And I’ve enjoyed the occasions when I have finally explored those areas! I started my recent holiday with the idea of spending the first few days at home, in Aachen…

Korean 빙수 bingsu milk snow flake dessert in Aachen (Germany)

I like to keep an eye out for new restaurants and cafés to try around Aachen, the German city I live in. I have spotted some new places before their official opening, I have read about others in local magazines… and sometimes I just stumble upon places I hadn’t noticed before! Just over a week…

Korean bingsu snow flake dessert in Düsseldorf (Germany)

A year ago, I was telling you about the Korean and Japanese-style shaved ice desserts I tried in Bangkok. Today, I am excited to share the experience of my first Korean bingsu in Germany, in the city of Düsseldorf! 🙂 Did you know that Düsseldorf has the thirst largest Japanese community in Europe (about 11…

Behind the scenes: 2017 infographic

I’d like to start the New Year by sharing some interesting facts and figures about Traveller’s Scoops blog:  how many different ice cream shops do you think I tried in 2017?! Which countries do readers visit from? Please click here to view the original infographic in a readable size! I wish you all a wonderful…

A few stops in the German Moselle wine-growing valley

Germany’s National Holiday “Tag der Deutschen Einheit” is celebrated on 3rd October and commemorates the reunification of Germany in 1990. Thanks to this, I had a long weekend off from work and was able to tick off one more destination from my wish list of places to visit in Germany. I’ve been wanting to visit some towns…

Snow ice @ Flockys, Berlin (DE)

I fell in love with “snow ice” during my travels in Asia: Malaysian cendol – with coconut milk and palm sugar syrup – was my first shaved ice dessert. Then more recently I tried some Korean bingsu in Bangkok. Finely shaved ice is surprinsingly delicious and particularly refreshing to eat! One of the ice cream trends of 2016 I…

Traveller’s Scoops turns 1!

It’s already been one year since I published my first post on Traveller’s Scoops blog! Many thanks to all followers of this blog on wordpress & on Facebook! 🙂 I had a little ice cream party in the park with a few friends to celebrate this: we got ice cream from my favourite ice cream shop in…

Jones ice cream, Berlin (DE)

As explained in previous posts about Berlin: Berlin is an ice cream paradise to me! So many shops that make real good ice cream… A year had passed since my last visit to Berlin… it was high time to work my way through a few more ice cream shops! I travelled to Berlin with a…

Two highlights in Kassel (DE)

On my way back from a trip towards the middle of Germany, Kassel seemed like the best place to stop for a break. To be honest I knew very little about Kassel before going there. Google kindly informed me about the city’s many parks and palaces, in particular the “Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe” park, which has been…

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…