Thursday, April 28, 2011

Colourful Colmar

Colmar is one of those picturesque towns in France that are overflowing with colour. Located in the Alsace region in France at the French - German - Swiss border, it is easily accessible from Freiburg in Germany and from Basel in Switzerland.

La Petite Venise, Little Venice, Colmar

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter delights

A bite of these and you're addicted....

Most Maltese people already know what I am writing about, the rest of you are going to find out pretty soon.

Friday, April 22, 2011


After watching the Maltese Eurosong contest, which is the show in which the Maltese entry for the Eurovision Song Contest is picked, I stumbled upon this video, which was made for one of the entries. The song is called "Finally" and is sung by Richard Edwards. In my honest opinion he should have won the contest, but hey, everybody is entitled to his own opinion. Anyway, I am posting the video, because I really like it, especially how they managed to show a bit of the Maltese countryside in it as well, without making it too obvious.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Red Sand Beach - Ramla Bay, Gozo

One of the most beautiful and unique beaches in the world has to be Ramla l-Hamra in Gozo - literally translated - the red sand beach. Its unique golden - red colour comes from the clay deposits in the area, also making it very sticky.

Ramla Bay as seen from Calypso Cave

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sweet and Sour Pork recipe

A recipe, not for those who like to eat healthily but for those who like to indulge. Admittedly you will get an (un)healthy and balanced dose of fats, carbohydrates and sugar with each serving, but I assure you that it is worthwhile!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Market Impressions - Aleppo Souq, Syria

Possibly one of the most lively and authentic experiences one can have in the Middle East would be that of visiting one of the bazaars, such as the Aleppo Souq (or Souk) in Syria. 
Textiles on sale in the Aleppo Souq.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dramatic Turkish Pottery

It just occurred to me, that it seems that proper craftsmanship and meticulous works of patience are harder to come by nowadays. It is much easier to find mass produced items that have no identity.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Thai Pork with Bamboo | Pad Phet Muh Sei Noh Mai

Yesterday I got about to making one of my favourite dishes: Pad Phet Muh Sei Noh Mai or Thai pork with bamboo. Only I didn't use pork, I used chicken. It's a dish I like to make, firstly, because it is so spicy, and secondly, because by omitting the sugar and the rice, I can make it low-carb. It's also very easy to make. For a change, I also managed to take a photo of it - before the "devouring process" and the water drinking.... :D

Thai Pork with Bamboo or Pad Phet Muh Sei Noh Mai.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A flower in the sky

Potsdamer Platz in Berlin was once one of the busiest squares in Europe with bars and clubs that were alive day and night. With the advent of the Second World War, that all changed - turning this area into an empty site full of ruins of what once had been. Along came the Berlin Wall, which divided the city, until the fall of the Iron Curtain.
The conical roof of the Sony Centre

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lindenhof, Zurich

Lindenhof in Zurich on a lazy day in August.
Last Summer I had the opportunity to visit Zurich in Switzerland. Zurich is a lovely city, whose reputation, unfortunately does not give it any good credit at all. Sure, it is a city of bankers and is the driving force of Switzerland's finances, but it is definitely not boring; with its nightlife, trendy venues, and its young crowd.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Mdina, Malta

Pjazza San Publiju, Mdina, Malta

One of my favourite places in Malta (and the World) definitely has to be Mdina. I love the charm of our "Silent City", with its narrow winding streets, medieval buildings and the honey coloured limestone that one cannot help but admire. I took the following photo on a clear day in July 2010 in "Pjazza San Publiju" or St. Publius Square.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Rich Chocolate Pistachio Biscuits

Image source here

Last week I decided that I wanted to make something tasty, so I tried these out. The result was an amazing batch of wonderfully delicious and addictive biscuits, so much so that I had to make them a second time. Unfortunately, since they were so good, I couldn't manage to take a photo of them because they were eaten up very very quickly, but in case you're wondering, I'm posting how I made them below. I will try to make them again and post some photos later on...

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