Coffee

How to Make Coffee in a Moka Pot

My love affair with the moka pot began 5 years back when in an Italian supermarket, among a row of ladles and utensils, a gleaming red Bialetti called out to me! It was terribly tiny and served coffee for just one! But to me it was the perfect gift for €10 and I was chuffed because […]

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Numana, Le Marche: A Jewel of the Adriatic

I am completely blown away by the eastern region of Le Marche in Italy. After years of my Italian sojourns, I finally made it there thanks to the lovely ladies from DiscoverMarche. They not only gave me the initial push to plan a trip but also showed me around the best places in the region. […]

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Oh Vienna, I Love Your Cafés

I love Europe because of old trams, beautiful architecture, historic cafés…. Europe has a side to it that no other continent offers. One such side is that of Vienna with its traditional coffee houses. I know that every city in Europe has coffee to offer. Then why is Vienna so special?? The cafes of Vienna […]

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5 Cafés to try #WhenInRome

One tends to walk a lot in Rome (a lot a lot) so its natural to grab a seat by the many lovely cafes the city has to offer. Usually I frequent one café my whole trip and make it my morning ritual. But this time I tried different ones almost every day and some I […]

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An Opulent Breakfast in Budapest's New York Cafe

A touch of splendor and air of grandeur- that is how I can explain my time in the most beautiful cafe of the world! Say hello to the New York Cafe in Budapest! This cafe is located in the Boscolo group of Hotels in Budapest which happens to be an Italian chain. It is a treat to […]

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My Audrey Hepburn Moment with Bici & Baci

Sharing a wonderful April afternoon in Rome with Bici & Baci Tours (it means bicycles and kisses) Bici & Baci is one of the oldest vespa rental companies in Rome that offer bike rentals, Fiat 500 tours and Ape rentals to see the best of the eternal city. Bici & Baci was a recommendation to me from […]

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Drinking Coffee with James Joyce in Trieste

Trieste as an Italian city is not frequented by the regular traveler. But it should be. The mountains and the mighty Adriatic makes Trieste a very unique city and there is also that unmistakable charm since it is a port town. Trieste as a city has been known to have attracted a lot of  writers […]

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My First Experience with Airbnb in Trieste

This post is from 2015 when it was in “vogue” to book through Airbnb and the concept of comfortable and quirky homes to strangers at a reasonable price was still a fad. So while hunting for a room to stay in Trieste, I found this lovely Airbnb which was only a 5 minutes walk from the centre. The reviews of the place were […]

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A Historic Ride on the Opicina Tram in Trieste

If you are in Trieste and haven’t taken a ride on its famous Opicina Tramway then you missed something historic! The Opicina is a Tram+Funicular Railway that links the city to Villa Opicina. It was started in 1902 and runs from Piazza Oberdan to Opicina, a hill top town 5 km away. Tickets to the tram […]

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