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…

Tip#2 for coping with ice cream shop Winter breaks

Vitamine D Ice cream deficiency in Winter is a serious issue that needs to be looked into ( 😉 ) One post was not enough to present all my tips to keep you happy even when your favourite ice cream shop is closed for Winter, so after part 1, here’s part 2, which aims to…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…