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…

A lovely walk on the heights of Fribourg (Switzerland)

Fribourg / Freiburg is a city for which I always feel the need to specify “in Switzerland” when I talk about it, to avoid confusion with Freiburg in Germany. Two different cities, however both founded by the Zähringer family during the 12th century! I really like the two cities, but it’s the Swiss Fribourg I…

Hidden highlights of Bern (Switzerland)…

I was back in Bern on Saturday and I realised it was my first time to be there while shops were open! My previous visits were in the evening, on a Sunday or on a bank holiday. I was therefore happy to walk around the city less this time and take a leasurely look at…

The best scoops in Milan (IT)

I have travelled to Milan several times over the years, but I was never able to focus 100% on my quest for the best gelato in town, simply because my visits were mainly focused on work! Each of my visits to Milan gave me a glimpse of a different area of Milan, of different monuments, food, restaurants,…

24h in Bern, the beautiful capital of Switzerland

Have you also noticed how the trips you look forward to the most are often the ones that turn into travel fiascos?! I didn’t take many days off during the summer months, so my only holiday trip to a “new” place was to Switzerland for a wedding. I had planned to travel to Bern by train: the trip was…

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…

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…

My unexpected visit of Gelateria Candiero, Maastricht (NL)

I really enjoy living so close both to the Netherlands and Belgium. The Dutch city of Maastricht is just 34km from Aachen, the city I live in and 28km from Liège. On one sunny Saturday at the end of April, I had intended to spend the afternoon in Liège… multiple attempts to catch one particular train…

Ice cream street art… in Aachen (DE)

I will keep it short today and share some of Aachen’s ice cream street art with you! If you ever come to visit Aachen (Germany), chances are high that you will spot this smiling popsicle with a bite off! Señor Schnu is the artist behind this street art. If you’d like to eat good ice…