2014, what a year!

2014 was a busy but great year!
It was a year of lots of traveling:

  • Andalucia - a hot road trip in one of my favorite places in Spain after a stop in Cordoba to visit the breathtaking Mosque, we headed to Seville and found a nice shadow under the trees at the Real Alcazar gardens and the Plaza de España arches - and oh, the food!
  • I still have to write about a weekend we spent at the beach in Rimini, another one in Barcelona, Hamburg, our first visit to the Snails Festival in Cherasco and also about a Mexican Paradise... so stay tuned for 2015!
2014 was also a year with lots of food:
And lets not forget the hotels like the Buddha Bar in Budapest and the toilet we won't forget :), the views of Seville's rooftops from the Hotel Fontecruz,  the modern Eurostars Palace in Cordoba, the comfortable 99 Bonham in Hong Kong, the Swissotel Shanghai and the weird gas mask in the drawer and even the nearby (but great if you have an early flight) Sheraton Malpensa.

But mostly, I will remember 2014 because the blog has finally started to be featured in other websites, newspapers and guides, and I couldn't be happier about this! There were the interviews with ExpatsBlog and Cheryl Howard's blog, my tips on the Radisson Blu Milan's blog, the feature on Die Zeit's Milan guide and my first article published on Matador Network (also in Spanish)! 

Happy holidays and a great start of 2015 to you all!


Snapshots of Budapest

Random photos of cool places in this cool city.


Hungarian Parliament, Budapest

A quick post on this impressive building, world's third largest Parliament house.


Golosaria Food & Wine exhibition, Milan 15-17 November 2014

Hi all!
This Sunday, November 16, around noon (Italian time) I'll be live-tweeting from Golosaria Food & Wine exhibition in Milan!
So, what is Golosaria?
Golosaria is an exhibition that focuses on quality food and wine. It was created by Paolo Masobrio (wine and food critic, editor and opinion leader) and it's dedicated to all those who are "gluttonous for life" so, if you like good food and good wine, Golosaria is also for you.
Distributed in 8.000 square meters at Via Tortona's Superstudio Più, Golosaria will host Italian culinary excellences like Milanese caviar, lactose free cheeses from Crema, truffle from Le Marche, Sicilian panettone, etc. but also quality street food. There will be many conferences, meetings, labs, wine tastings, show cooking, etc. There will also be a reference to the coming Expo 2015, which is focused on food and sustainable growth.

So follow me on Twitter to check out my tweets and photos of the day! (My twitter account is @TheTFoodie)

Or if you want to visit Golosaria yourself this weekend, here's the info:
Golosaria 2014
15, 16 and 17 november 2014
MILAN - Superstudio Più via Tortona, 27
Nearest metro station: MM2 Porta Genova
Saturday 14 - 23, Sunday 10 - 20.30, Monday 10 - 17 
Tel. 0131261670 - email golosaria@clubpapillon.it
Ticket (at ticket office): € 10 for 1 day
Online ticket: € 8 for 1 day
2days ticket: € 15 - 3days ticket € 20


Top 5 burgers in Milan

Tired of having pasta, pizza, gelato, tramezzini, panzerotti & co. in Milan? Here's the deal with the burger scene in town...


Pesti Diszno, Budapest

Cute bistro nearby Budapest's opera house specializing in Hungarian classics and pork dishes.


Casa Ramen, Milan

We finally made to this famous tiny ramen place in Isola...
... and ramen here is as good as it gets.


Thermal bathing experience in Budapest

Trying the thermal baths in Budapest should be in everyone's to-do list while visiting the city.
As you might recall from this post from a couple of years ago, we were positively surprised by the thermal baths in Budapest, we thought the experience was going to be difficult and probably meh, but we found ourselves back home still thinking about how nice it was so as soon as we booked our tickets to go back to the city for some days, my research about the baths began.