Bye, bye 2013!

2013 was a great year! here are my 5 favorite posts, hoping 2014 will be as good as 2013 was!

1. The "Zoetry Casa del Mar Los Cabos" posts

The Room
The Resort
Sunset Cruise

2. The "A day in..." posts

A day in Copenhagen
A day in Oslo

3. Visit to Unicredit tower in Milan
Unicredit Tower

4. The "Sudtyrol Wine tasting weekend" posts
Wine tasting in South Tyrol, Day 1
Wine tasting in South Tyrol, Day 2
Ansitz Pillhof, South Tyrol

5. The "Las Vegas" posts

Viva Las Vegas
Neon Museum
Downtown Las Vegas
Best food in Las Vegas
Getting married in Las Vegas
Treasure Island Las Vegas


Unicredit Tower

 Discovering the new Unicredit tower and seeing Milan from the heights on cold but sunny afternoon.


Jalapeño & Cheddar muffins

Being Mexican and not eating jalapeños is like being Italian and not eating pizza so, when I found this recipe in Lauren's blog (my favorite) I had to try it!


Milan Central Station

I visted Milan for the first time 12 years ago, little did I know then that this was going to become my home a few years after. It wasn't love at first sight, after having seen Rome and fallen in love with it, Milan can take some time to win you over (if it ever does), but when it does, even the Pirelli tower seems beautiful - OK, I'm exaggerating here, perhaps if you turn your back to the tower you can find something more beautiful, Milan's Central Station.


Pumpkins in Tivoli

Although Halloween is behind us, I wanted to share this few pictures from Tivoli gardens in Copenhagen, which became a pumpkin wonderland in the past weeks.


Pasta with Chanterelles

It's been a long time since the last recipe, so here's a tasty and simple first course with Chanterelles:


La Scala, Milan

Yesterday the famous La Scala theater was open to the public for the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's birth.


Bankeråt, Copenhagen

When I get asked what is my favorite place to hang out in Copenhagen I have no doubt in answering "Bankeråt".


A day in Oslo

As you know from the previous post, we took a mini-cruise from Copenhagen and had 7 hours to visit Oslo.


Wine tasting in South Tyrol - Day 2

Nothing better than waking up in the green hills of South Tyrol and going to one of your favorite wineries...



Wine tasting in South Tyrol - Day 1

As I mentioned in previous posts, we spent a July weekend in South Tyrol relaxing, eating well and mostly wine tasting the amazing wines this beautiful region has to offer.


Ansitz Pillhof, South Tyrol

We were in South Tyrol for a wine tasting weekend in July and we wanted a special place to have dinner. Nothing Michelin-starred expensive but not the corner's pizzeria. So after some research we went for Ansitz Pillhof.


Zoetry Casa del Mar - foodporn

Shrimp cocktail
The food at Zoetry Casa de Mar has everything you should expect: it is super tasty, nicely presented and really healthy.


Zoetry Casa del Mar, Los Cabos - the resort

As I was explaining in my last post, Zoetry Casa de Mar is a small resort, perfect for those looking for a relaxing stay away from the partying crowds of Cabo San Lucas.


Zoetry Casa del Mar, Los Cabos - Room

After Las Vegas, we flew for a relaxing one-week stay at the Zoetry Casa de Mar in Los Cabos, Mexico.


Summer at the Museum: Free entrance to some of Milan's museums

Just a quick note to let you know, in case you're visiting Milan or staying in town this summer, that you can visit some of Milan's most important museums (until September 8) for free.


Getting married in Las Vegas?

You've seen it in countless movies, you love the idea, you hate it, you might think it's cheesy, exagerate or trashy but, honestly, you're curious about what a Vegas wedding really is about.


Downtown Las Vegas

As I was explaining in a previous post, Las Vegas was founded in 1905 as a railroad town and refueling stop between Southern California and Salt Lake City. In those early years, the town was just a few blocks located in the area now known as Downtown, north of the Strip's more modern casinos and hotels.


Viva Las Vegas!

Here are some photos of our trip to Las Vegas. Even if I'm not a gambler, I enjoyed our stay very much; what's not to like about a city full of lights, shops, restaurants, bars, with great weather all-year-round and with copies of many of the world's nicest monuments?!
(P.S.: The fact that I got asked for my ID in the casinos twice because I looked too young to be there helped me love Vegas even more)


Best food in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is not only the world capital of gambling and entertainment, it is now one of the best cities in the US for good food.
During my trip, I had the chance to visit some of these restaurants, but only the following 3 made it to my list of the top 3 places to eat in Las Vegas:



Neon Museum

Where do the big Vegas neon signs go when they are replaced or when the casino/hotel closes down?
In case you're wondering about this, you should visit the Neon Museum.


Treasure Island, Las Vegas

TI (or Treasure Island, as everyone still calls it) is a good alternative to Las Vegas' most famous hotels like the Bellagio, Ceasar's Palace and MGM, in a great location.


Peggy Sue's diner & the road to Las Vegas

While driving through the desert from Los Angeles to Las Vegas (about 4 hours), you may want to stop for a good lunch at Peggy Sue's and get soaked into the 1950's atmosphere.


Universal Studios

No visit to Hollywood is complete without a day at the Universal Studios!

Must do's:
- Studio tour (arrive early because there's a long queue)
- Animal actors show
- Shrek 4D show
- have a hot dog or a bucket of flavored popcorn for lunch
- shop at the Simpson's Kwik-e-mart

Studio tour

Studio tour - Jaws

Studio tour - Psycho

one of the restaurants inside
Animal actors show
Duff beer energy drink
(pricey) sourvenirs
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
tickets from $84 (check also TravelZoo and other coupon websites, sometimes they have reduced entrance offers)