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…

Delicious chocolates & ice cream from Didier Smeets (BE)

You may never have heard about the locality “Berneau” or the municipality of Dalhem in Belgium, so I’ll explain where it is, because there’s a place there you should absolutely check out! 🙂 Where is Berneau?! About 17km South of Maastricht, 19km North of Liège and 34km West of Aachen. Your recommended destination is “Didier…

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…

Eiscafé Panciera, Eupen (BE)

Every few months I set off to Eupen, a city in the Belgian province of Liège (15 km from the German and Dutch borders) and combine the useful and enjoyable tasks of getting my hair cut, then getting an ice cream from Panciera, a lovely Italian ice cream shop located on the market square. Ice cream is made…

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…

Korean & Japanese-style iced desserts in Bangkok (TH)

Bangkok has so many enormous, often inter-connected and quite pretty shopping malls. They generally have food courts or restaurants on several levels. I really enjoyed wandering about and seeing the impressive selection of food on offer. Thanks to Instagram, I realised that Korean and Japanese style iced desserts were one of the ice cream trends…

My very first nitrogen-frozen ice cream @WOOP WOOP, Berlin (DE)

It’s time for another recommendation in Berlin! Woop Woop makes the freshest ice cream ever! They prepare the basis of their ice cream with milk, cream, fruit, chocolate, herbs or spices before adding liquid nitrogen (-196°C) to freeze the mixture in 30 seconds, in front of customers. The most fun ice cream experience I recently…

Out and about around Killarney & Dublin (IE)

Ireland is a beautiful island that I highly recommend you to visit! Beautiful coastal routes with breathtaking scenery, rugged cliffs, clean beaches, colourful towns, picturesque castle or abbey ruins, countryside covered with lush green hilly fields and cute sheep or relaxed cows… these are some of the things I associate with Ireland and love about…