Spoleto – Crown of Umbria

Perugia may be the regional capital of Umbria, Assisi its spiritual centre but after one month of roaming the region, we must conclude that Spoleto is its crowning piece. As it sits enthroned above the Umbrian valley with its back to the hills of the south, it looks to the north, to the beautiful towns…

Hunt for the White Truffle of San Miniato

In the rustic hinterland of San Miniato in Tuscany, oak trees, willows and hazels cultivate among their roots the finest mushroom that can be found: The White Truffle of San Miniato. In latin known as Tuber Magnatum Pico, this much-coveted “diamond of the kitchen” is one of the most expensive truffles in the world. A chilly November morning we…

In the footsteps of the Moors: Cordoba

Although most of Spain and Portugal was under Moorish rule for many years, it’s the southernmost Spanish province, that is still a living testimony to its muslim past. Al-Andalus, the Moorish reign was called. The Andalusia of today is wonderful patchwork of Arab architecture, lemon groves, shadowy patios in hot cities, olive trees and water fountains. Here,…

Les Accroche Coeurs Festival

This Saturday we visited Les Accroche Coeurs Festival in Angers, France and fell completely in love with it! It’s fun, playful, anarchistic and creative. And devilishly well organised! A leaflet picked up at the tourist office trickled our attention and we gave it a shot. The theme this year was “The Apocalypse” and very apropos, as…

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

On St. Patrick’s day – March 17 – Irish people everywhere in the world meet and party with beer and music. This often takes place in Irish pubs, which are to be found in every corner of the world. In many places there will be parades, where the participants are dressed in green and orange – the national colours of Ireland. But who…

El Encierro / La Fiesta

El Encierro – the Running of the Bulls – lasts just a moment: from 8 o’clock in the morning to approximately 10 minutes later. La Fiesta – the Partying of the People – lasts the rest of the day and night! Your Travel Team landed in the middle the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain.…

Top 5 Music Festivals in Europe

The festival season is almost over us; days of endless summer, laying on the grass and listening to new tunes or raving in front of the stage with like-minded spirits. Music festivals in Europe have gone from a series of concerts to a musical event. The different festivals often have a specific theme and people are…