How to prepare cappellacci di zucca?

How to prepare cappellacci di zucca?
I am a bit scared when writing this post. Mostly, because it is very hard to describe the cooking process of the real cappellacci di zucca. I might prepare a video some day to make it easier to follow the cooking process but before I do this I wrote the recipe down with a short description how to prepare traditional cappellacci di zucca. Ingredients to prepare pasta: 6 eggs 600g of flour Ingredients to prepare filling: 600g of ... Read more

Cherry blossom in Japan

Cherry blossom in Japan
This is the first post about my dream destinations so let me say it clear: I have never been to Japan before. Although I had been studying Japanese language and culture I have never visited this fascinating country. Why Japan? Because of Nicolas Bouvier, of course! (for those who had not read my previous posts this is an author of The Way of the World). This famous Swiss writer and photographer went to Japan couple of times in the ... Read more

Cacao et Chocolat Île St-Louis – the best chocolate ever

Cacao et Chocolat Île St-Louis – the best chocolate ever
Paris is one of the most popular touristic destinations in the world. While you find thousands of “good advises” and “must-see” spots I would like to encourage you to a lazy walk around one of the city islands: Île St-Louis. Frankly, even if Paris is not my favorite city I think I would agree with Audrey Hepburn who said: “Paris is always a good idea” I went to Paris many times and I saw it in ... Read more

Jogging, krav maga and general fitness

Jogging, krav maga and general fitness
I might start my journey just as I am, without even preparing my bag. Just one day leaving the house as it is and taking the first flight from the nearest airport And it might be even fun! I would check if you could travel the world totally unprepared. BUT I am not that kind of person and, as I have already said, I want allow this journey to change me. So, I thought I need to start my preparation from today. And I am not talking ... Read more

IJburg – living on the artificial island

IJburg – living on the artificial island
It is rather common to think about the Netherlands as a country determined by highly skilled management of water. A substantial part of this country lies below the sea level. For most of the tourists Holland means: good cheese, tulips and bicycles. I would like to convince you that Holland is not just flowers and water. It is also a country of modern architecture and advance engineer solutions. To see a real housing innovation you ... Read more

On the top

On the top
While it might be trivial as all travel guides say it I would still encourage you start your visit in Milan from the central square. This is a busy square packed with people in organized groups, Japanese mostly. For me the best time to visit this place was during the night: it looks marvelous.  It is beautifully illuminated! But if I was in Milan only for a short visit and had no chance to wait until the dark I would recommend a ... Read more

Shipwreck

Shipwreck
“The voyage will not teach you anything if you do not accord it the right to destroy you – a rule as old as the world itself. A voyage is like a shipwreck, and those whose boat has never sunk will never know anything about the sea. The rest is skating or tourism”. Nicolas Bouvier Le Vide e le Plein. Carnets du Japon 1964-1970    Read more

Old school trams in Milan

Old school trams in Milan
The nice thing to do in Milan is to go somewhere by tram. The city center is covered with the electric net which feeds old and modern trams. Take a ride. Just for a change. To make it really nice and kind of ‘old school’ or ‘vintage’ impression take the old wooden tram which makes a terrible noise. These trams have funny additional step that magically appears when the door is open. Be careful and hold on: these trams may sometimes ... Read more

Red wooden horse

Red wooden horse
The theme of souvenirs and artifacts bought in remote places, their originality or falsity is often discussed. It sometimes stirs emotions of a traveler who went to the end of the world and brought it home where a receiver of this precious goody discovers ‘made in China’ written on a hidden part of the object. Although I rarely buy so called souvenirs I remember that before my first trip to Norway I wanted to buy a red ... Read more

Fashion in Milan

Fashion in Milan
Milan is known for its love for fashion. Now, being a student often means that your lifestyle is dramatically limited by the budget you have. Mine was and so I missed my opportunity to witness the ‘big world’ at my doorstep. But having an invitation for the Milan Fashion Week is not the only way to see fashion. I would suggest you to walk the main streets like Via Dante, Corso Magenta, or Foro Buonaparte to see ordinary people that ... Read more