We've to admit Paris has got a lot of secrets confined to a few of its inhabitants. Though its population is not strictly french they get to develop common traits. Those things that form its character, what might annoy or impress...
I was warned that the Russian cuisine could be the downside of my world cup trip; they have nothing but tasteless starch and fat. Well, That was partially a big fat lie...
That sentence would be my ice breaker but it broke more than ice in Russia. People cracked jokes, broke in laughter specially after I decided to add a new cliche: "...and my dog's name is Vodka by the way."
personally I always enjoy making some effort before eating. On the other hand, the waiters have enjoyed my puzzled look before they decided to explain to me how it works.
Prague or Praha, the Czech capital, land of ale, trams and castles. Kafka's captivating dark misty maze
Napoli is not a city, it’s a living culture and a muse. If you speak the language you’ll definitely impress the locals, but that’s not the only upside, it’s an enabler, a key to their best kept secrets. The more you talk, the more you get…
Buses linking the Amalfi coast cities are considered public transportation and cost as little as 2 euros per person, but that also means you could be stacked inside like anchovies in a tiny glass jar, enjoying the view and an extreme physical experience.
The modern aperitif/aperitivo culture was invented in Italy, it’s also called apricena or a pre-dinner meal, but it could also date back to Ancient Egypt. However the important thing is to experience it with art.
We have arrived to the airport at 10 am, it was of one terminal in size. We were all crammed into one line waiting to stamp our passports, my bladder was willing to explode under the effect of the 3 bottles of wine I had onboard, waiting till we landed was not a good idea. I had to cheat and take the advantage of the amount of non-chalant people bundled together and managed my way through half of the line, signalling to the other generous half that "I had to go”.
The city has multiple names Greek Nafplio, Byzantine Nafplio, ancient Nafplia. The ottoman also called it Mora Yenişehir, or Peloponnese's new city. Strategically speaking it has three castles, one uphill called Palamidi, you need to climb 1000 steps to get up there, or simply drive upwards from the other side which I didn't know till it was too late for my mother's misfortune.