FROM SRI LANKA WITH LOVE

There are few places on earth that have been able to keep their authenticity and resist the wave of modernization. As we discussed in an article earlier, traditions and vintage are incredibly trendy. Travel is one of the most exciting ways to enjoy this reversal, even more so when you reach places with incredible history and roots. Sri Lanka, the former island of Ceylon, was our ideal destination for this time travel experience.   On the Southwest coast of Sri Lanka, the beautiful Galle fortress stays anchored in history. Founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century and then the ... Read More »

LATINO COLOURS AND FLAVOURS

It is always good to go back to simple pleasures, isn’t it? Just like when you’ve landed after a long flight to Argentina. The country has so much to offer, for each and every of  your senses. Known for tango dance and music, the striped soccer jersey of Messi, the dedication of characters such as Che Guevara and Eva Peron, it unveiled many other secrets for us when we visited.   Here is candy for your eyes when exploring the colourful hills of Salta, one of Argentina’s uppermost provinces, touching Bolivia and Paraguay in the North and Chile to the ... Read More »

OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH IN ITALY

All roads lead to Rome, as they say… But where do you go when you’ve done it all? And if you’re already been to Florence, Tuscany, Venice, Milan, Verona, Piedmont, Amalfi or Sicily? You get lost. And getting lost can take you to unsuspected places of wonder. This is exactly what happened to us in… Emilia-Romagna! This province in the upper Eastern part of Italy didn’t make it to our selection of “regions you will visit this year“. Nor is it on top of the guidebooks on Italy. But there you are, in some of the deepest countryside of this country ... Read More »

What’s under the world’s most luxurious avenue?

Forget the Champs Elysees… Welcome to the little town of Epernay, one hour east of Paris, at the heart of the Champagne region. Here there are 8,000 times more bottles of Champagne than the 25,000 inhabitants. The town even has a one-kilometer-long street called “Avenue de Champagne” dedicated to the wine estates. A very easy walk takes you to Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Perrier-Jouet, Pol Roger, Collard-Picard, Gonet, Mercier and a few others. But what’s more exciting is below the surface, in the 110 kilometers of underground cellars. It is time to rediscover treasures buried long time ago… More ... Read More »

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