Despacito love it or hate it – the song will follow you all over the globe this summer. And if you find yourself visiting any of the Central or South American countries, be prepared to dance along locals. Continue reading Bogota – best things to do
Surprised? At the time of Spanish empire, they were one country. After becoming independent, both countries claimed the liquor as their own). It’s a nice refreshing cocktail consisting Pisco (alcohol distilled from white muscat grapes), key lime juice and egg white and some sugar syrup and a few drops of Angostura bitters – if you don’t have it – sprinkle the cocktail with cinnamon. Here’s … Continue reading Pisco Sour – the national cocktail of Peru and Chile
I have to confess, over the last decade, wherever we traveled to, we’ve developed a habit of bringing back the food which natives eat and feed their loved ones. Spices from India, salt from Nepal, halvah from Turkey, tomatoes, aubergines, saffron, olive oil and oils from Morocco, artichokes from Spain, wine from France and Spain, coffee from Colombia, jasmine, chickpeas, cucumbers, tomatoes, oranges, pepper and spices from Jordan and dried yogurt from beloved Syria and Israel and the list goes on… Continue reading Travel and Cooking – The Memory Catchers
120 kilometres south-east of London, Kent county is a home to a small village of Tudeley. Continue reading Tudeley, a tiny treasure in Kent
They started their day from cleaning the ruler. Early in the morning, they brought ladders and cloths from the Jesuit church at the Plaza de Armas and began to polish the statue of King Pachacuteca, standing on a colonial-style fountain in the center of the square. Continue reading Cusco, the Inca’s navel of the world
Driving to Toledo from Madrid Airport can take you an hour or so. You can also catch a train departing from the beautiful Atocha station in Madrid, but this time we decided to hire a car. I had some serious ‘backlog’ in Toledo and wanted to make up for it. Having entered the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary through the Gate of Forgiveness, I … Continue reading Toledo – Spain’s medieval treasure
Once you leave air-conditioned Marrakesh airport, hot, muggy air gets to your body so forcefully that you start to imagine how hell feels like. The only rescue is to take a bus trip to the city centre ensuring all bus windows are wide open. Drought brings some relief. The thick soup of air turns into a warm breeze. Always something.