Ice cream season 2020!

Although it’s barely been 2 weeks since the last snow, I notice how Spring is getting closer: daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops are blooming and … ice cream shops are reopening after their Winter break! 🙂 Here are some shops that recently reopened: Der verrückte Eismacher, Munich (Germany) Gelateria Mos Eisley, Berlin (Germany) opened again on…

Tip#1 for coping with ice cream shop Winter breaks

Since October I’ve been getting many notifications in my news feeds about this and that ice cream shop going on Winter break (in Europe). We will have to wait patiently until March / April 2019 before they open again… That seems such a long time… what should we do: shall we quit ice cream until…

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…

2017 Traveller’s Scoops Award: the winner is…

Until October I was unsure who would win this prestigious ( 😉 ) award! But then I travelled to Portugal in Autumn and tried several really good ice cream shops! It was a real treat to have such delicious ice cream at that time of the year! We were very lucky with weather: sun on most days…

2017 Traveller’s Scoops Award: the contenders

As last year I’d like to share with you my most favourite ice cream shop of the past year! Main criteria that have an impact on how much I love an ice cream place: Artisan made ice cream, with fresh and natural ingredients/flavours Original flavours on offer – this determines whether I just like a…

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…

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…

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…

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…