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…

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…

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…

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…

Ice cream street art… in Cologne (DE)

I will keep it short today: you’ll have to be a little more patient until I publish my next recommendation of a nice ice cream shop. Today I’ll just share with you a photo of ice cream street art that I came across and liked! I spotted it in Cologne near an ice cream shop…

Il Gelato di Ferigo, Cologne (DE)

I love Il Gelato di Ferigo’s motto: “Healthy, natural and particularly creamy ice cream” (translated from German). Under this motto they pride themselves for using fresh and natural ingredients and they avoid using artificial flavours and preservatives. The Italian-owned Il Gelato di Ferigo ice cream shop has been in Cologne since 1994 and offers an…