Category Archives: Europe

La Prosciutteria: from Milano to Firenze

In the next days we will be travelling through Namibia in an intensive road trip that we have planned with great enthusiasm. Thus we might not have always access to Internet connection. Nevertheless, don’t stop making your comments, we’ll try to reply them as soon as possible. And in the meantime we hope to collect amazing experiences to share in this blog. Thanks for reading us!

We travel not only to discover places, but also cultures. And we think that gastronomy is an essential part to every culture.

When we visited Milano in the winter last year we, of course, fell in love with the city (the fact that our visit coincided both with Carnival and Saint Valentine’s Day might have helped!) but especially with the nice dinner we had in this small non-restaurant located in the Brera quarter.

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Our dinner in La Prosciutteria (Milano, Brera)

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Eisriesenwelt, the largest Ice Cave in the World

As always, when we travel we get up early. We were sleeping in a typical wooden house in Gosau Valley, Austria, close to Hallstatt, which is considered the most beautiful town in the world. We don’t know if it is true… we have seen so many beautiful towns… but for sure it is in the top10. From Gosau we took the car and drove towards the largest ice cave in the world. This is one of many must-see places in Salzburgerland, a land full of surprises!

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Gosau Valley

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Pisa, more than a leaning tower

Pisa might be one of those cities in the world where you can always find plenty of visitors, especially in summer. We have already told you that we are not quite enthusiast about those highly touristic places, but we also think that if everyone wants to visit a city, it must be a good reason for it. Pisa is a common destination for student groups, but nor Dídac or me, at our age, had ever visited this Italian hotspot until last summer. Pisa entered into our plans when we saw cheap flights from Girona’s airport that perfectly suited some additional vacation days. And thus we decided to buy them and stay in Pisa for two nights before moving to Firenze. The first day was devoted to Pisa, the second one we had the opportunity to briefly explore the Tuscany region by car.

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Views from the terrace of our hotel

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The Douro, sailing between Spain and Portugal

We are used to travel on the weekend or while our (never enough) holidays and thus we try to make the most of our trips with lots of planning and less room for improvisation. But last summer, in Portugal, we had the three things that any traveler needs to decide the destinations along the way: a car, a camping tent and a travel guide.

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On the road

We had travelled through central Portugal from Lisboa to the medieval jewel of Guimarães and our next stop in our way back home was fixed at Burgos (Spain), a city dominated by its amazing Word Heritage cathedral. But we still had one night and some hours driving to reach Burgos, so we decided to open the guide and look for hotspots in the way back to Barcelona. We had heard about Miranda do Douro, a Portuguese town, belonging to the Braganza district, located in the border with Spain and next to which environmental cruises depart to sail through the international natural park of the Douro river. Moreover, the town has a municipal camping site, so we couldn’t ask for more!

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Howth and the greatest Viking battle of Clontarf

We hadn’t planned it. It was 2014 and we were visiting Dublin for 4 days during Easter. We discovered the fantastic capital of Ireland and also had time to do a 1-day trip out of the city. We wanted to see some cliffs, the Irish coast and a fishing town. And we discovered that there is one place that you can reach in less than one hour from Dublin city centre with all of these characteristics: Howth. In this post we explain what we saw in Howth, our nice walk through the cliffs towards the lighthouse and how we found ourselves in the middle of an epic Viking battle in the afternoon!

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Viking woman with beer in the horn for the warriors
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