Brasserie Lipp in Paris

15 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  4 minutes

Brasserie Lipp © flickr.com - Daniel Cruz Valle/cc-by-2.0

Brasserie Lipp © flickr.com – Daniel Cruz Valle/cc-by-2.0

Brasserie Lipp is a brasserie located at 151 Boulevard Saint-Germain in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It sponsors an annual literary prize, the Prix Cazes, named for a previous owner.   read more…

Paella

14 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  6 minutes

Paella de Mariscos © Pilecka/cc-by-3.0

Paella de mariscos © Pilecka/cc-by-3.0

Paella is a rice dish originally from the Valencian Community. Paella is regarded as one of the community’s identifying symbols. It is one of the best-known dishes in Spanish cuisine.   read more…

Civita di Bagnoregio in Lazio

13 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

© Davide Papalini/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Davide Papalini/cc-by-sa-3.0

Civita di Bagnoregio is an outlying village of the comune of Bagnoregio in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy. It lies 1 kilometre (0.6 mi) east of the town of Bagnoregio and about 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of Rome. The only access is a footbridge from the nearby town, with a toll introduced in 2013. Because of the toll, communal taxes were abolished in Civita and nearby Bagnoregio. And because of its unstable foundation that often erodes, Civita is famously known as “the dying city”. It is one of I Borghi più belli d’Italia (“The most beautiful villages of Italy”).   read more…

Duke University in North Carolina

12 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  5 minutes

James Buchanan Duke statue by Charles Keck with chapel in the background © Charles Keck

James Buchanan Duke statue by Charles Keck with chapel in the background © Charles Keck

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day city of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment and the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.   read more…

Lake Geneva

11 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  9 minutes

© Matthieu valentin/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Matthieu valentin/cc-by-sa-3.0

Lake Geneva (French: le Léman, lac Léman, rarely lac de Genève; Italian: Lago Lemano; German: Genfersee; Romansh: Lai da Genevra) is a deep lake on the north side of the Alps, shared between Switzerland and France. It is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe and the largest on the course of the Rhône. Sixty per cent (345.31 km² or 133.32 sq mi) of the lake belongs to Switzerland (the cantons of Vaud, Geneva and Valais) and forty per cent (234.71 km² or 90.62 sq mi) to France (the department of Haute-Savoie). Lake Geneva is divided into three parts because of its different types of formation (sedimentation, tectonic folding, glacial erosion):   read more…

Bode Gorge, Germany’s Grand Canyon

10 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

Bode Gorge View From 'witches′ Dance Floor' Into The Bode Gorge Artmechanic Cc By Sa 3.0

View from ‘Witches′ Dance Floor’ into Bode Gorge © ArtMechanic/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Bode Gorge (German: Bodetal) is a 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) long ravine that forms part of the Bode valley between Treseburg and Thale in the Harz Mountains of central Germany. The German term, Bodetal (literally “Bode Valley”), is also used in a wider sense to refer to the valleys of the Warme and Kalte Bode rivers that feed the River Bode.   read more…

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando

9 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon voyage Reading Time:  11 minutes

Hogsmeade village © Elbert Hampton

Hogsmeade village © Elbert Hampton

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a themed area spanning three theme parksIslands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida and the upcoming Universal Epic Universe—at the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida. The area is themed to the Harry Potter media franchise, adapting elements from the film series and novels by J. K. Rowling. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was designed by Universal Creative from an exclusive license with Warner Bros. Entertainment.   read more…

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in Southern France

8 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

Market © flickr.com - Peter Curbishley/cc-by-2.0

Market © flickr.com – Peter Curbishley/cc-by-2.0

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in Southern France. It is often referred to simply as Saint-Rémy, its official name until 12 April 1953. Located in the northern part of the Alpilles, of which it is the main town, it had a population of 9,692 as of 2020.   read more…

Sunday roast

7 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  7 minutes

Sunday roast © flickr.com - Roderick Eime/cc-by-2.0

Sunday roast © flickr.com – Roderick Eime/cc-by-2.0

A Sunday roast or roast dinner is a traditional meal of British origin. Although it can be consumed throughout the week, it is traditionally consumed on Sunday. It consists of roasted meat, roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes and accompaniments such as Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, gravy, and condiments such as apple sauce, mint sauce, or redcurrant sauce. A wide range of vegetables can be served as part of a roast dinner, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, parsnips, or peas, which can be boiled, steamed, or roasted alongside the meat and potatoes.   read more…

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