Iceland! a word that just by pronouncing it catapults you into a surreal world made of dreams, as if these seven simple syllables contain all the essence that this pristine island can give you when you visit it. How many of you, at least once in your life, have thought or dreamed of organizing a nice trip but can’t figure out what to see in Iceland in just 5 days? and why not do it on the road? Drive through the snowy Icelandic fjords and be amazed by the countless things to see, natural attractions to experience; things that only Iceland can offer. Geysers, cliffs, icebergs, black sand beaches, glaciers and a volcano still in full swing; here you will find everything you might be looking for. In my last article I told you about my last trip to the north-western part of Iceland and more precisely the area of ​​the Icelandic West Fjords (Vestfirðir, as the Icelanders call it); (click here to read the article); Today I will talk about the southern part of Iceland, the best known and most famous area, even the most photographed one. The stretch of coast, located in the southern part of the island, is full of places that cannot be missing from your travel memories.

I propose an on-the road itinerary, a short guide on what to see in Iceland, so as not to miss anything of this beautiful part of the island. A route that begins in the city of Reykjavík and ends in Höfn (a small town in the south-east of the island) which can be easily covered in 4/5 days. Departure from the capital Reykjavík, fill up the tank and head east! (in Iceland petrol costs about € 1.60 / liter), we will drive for about 380 km, the most famous and photographed in Iceland, we will meet numerous natural attractions that will “force” us to stop several times.



The first thing to see in Iceland is without a doubt the city of Reykjavik is our starting point. We are talking about the northernmost capital in the world, an apparently quiet town, a mix of colorful buildings, quirky characters, surreal design and lively nightlife; a mix that surprises and excites many visitors. The city center is also the nerve center of Reykjavik, an agglomeration of bars, restaurants, shops is also the starting point for the various organized excursions on the island. Here you will find everything you are looking for, but pay close attention to the prices, they are far above our standards. If you decide to stay at least one night in the city, which I strongly recommend, take a look at the “KEX Hostel“, located in the center, a stone’s throw from the main street. A hotel / hostel that allows you to sleep both in the typical shared dormitories and in private rooms; a really nice and cozy bar / restaurant. I stayed here and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it is one of the coolest and most welcoming hostels I’ve ever seen, vintage style, youthful atmosphere and a really nice bar, in the evening it becomes a very popular place even for locals.


First naturalistic stop on our on the road, it is one of the most famous and beautiful waterfalls in all of Iceland. The Skógafoss waterfall is easily accessible from the main Icelandic road, the Hringvegur or road no. 1; makes a spectacular leap of 62 meters from a rocky slope. You can climb the steep staircase that flanks the waterfall for a dizzying and fascinating view from above, or (which I strongly recommend) you can approach the foot of the water jump to find yourself surrounded by splashes of water and rainbows. It will be really easy to appreciate the true power that nature is able to unleash in this waterfall. Near the Skógafoss waterfall you will also find a cute museum of traditions, which explores every aspect of Icelandic life. The strong point of the whole collection are some characteristic little houses with “peat” roofs.


Another thing to see in Iceland! Reaching this point is quite simple but also a little tiring, reachable from the main road the “Hringvegur” or road n. 1 once you have parked your car in the designated parking area, you will have to walk for about 4 km on foot to get to your destination and another 4 km to return to the parking area; do not be scared it is a very pleasant walk in the plains of about 90 minutes. Once you reach your destination, the fatigue will suddenly disappear, the blackish earth that surrounds you will isolate you from the rest of the world and the abandoned carcass of the famous plane will give you ideas for wonderful photos. In November 1973 the US Navy “Douglas Super DC-3” plane was forced to make an emergency landing on the remote beach of Sólheimasandur. All the crew survived the impact and managed to escape, but the plane was abandoned on the spot.


Here we are. Arrived at the most famous beach in Iceland and perhaps also in the world. Try to write the word “black beach” on instagram and you will see millions of wonderful wonderful photographs come out. We are talking about a beautiful black sand beach bordered by an incredible group of basalt columns that magically resemble the organ of a church. Caves, black sand and the Reynisdrangur stacks here the atmosphere is truly magical, you will want to stay here forever! Pay attention to rogue waves, it often happens to hear cases of people swept away by the waves and in some cases even fatal accidents. With the right attention you can fully enjoy the strength and energy that this place is able to convey and you will take home excellent photographs similar to those of the most famous professional photographers.


A wonderful glacial lagoon, a stone’s throw from the “Hringvegur” (Iceland’s main road). Park quickly because the charm of this place could make you distracted and skidded. An array of spectacular deep blue icebergs floats over the Jökulsárlón lagoon. Icebergs are rapidly breaking away, plunging into the water and slowly moving towards the Atlantic. It can take up to five years to get out of the lagoon, they take the small Jökulsá river that leads them into the sea and disappear into the Atlantic. An advice? sit down where you can, take 15 minutes of peace with yourself and reflection, admire the icebergs and their detachment and you will understand that global warming is really a huge problem! Alongside the lagoon, on the banks of the small river Jökulsá, you can stroll on the “diamond” beach. What remains of the melting of the icebergs is deposited on the sand and illuminated by the sunlight makes them look like sparkling and bright diamonds.



Singapore is a beautiful, multi-racial and ever-changing city. It is a city that runs, where everything seems to work perfectly; here you will find everything, a sparkling skyline, great food, beautiful parks and lots of nightlife.

Back from my last trip alone in Singapore I decided to write this short article to help those who, like me, are on a trip to Singapore and maybe don’t understand what to expect or what to see in 2 days. Whether it is a planned trip or even just a short stopover for some other destination in Asia, this guide will be very useful to understand, inform you, optimize your little time available to visit this city and a list of things to see.

… I state that 2 days are very few to get to know and understand any city let alone such a place, but with a little commitment, a good pace and a lot of energy I assure you that without stopping even a second you will be able to discover the main things of Singapore !

Personally I find these kind of short trips very nice and fun, they drive me crazy. During my solo trip to Singapore I wrote my top 6 of what to see in 2 days


In your vacation alone in Singapore certainly cannot miss the Marina Bay Sands, also known as MBS, has become the real symbol of Singapore, a true icon that distinguishes this modern and futuristic city. A mammoth building with a somewhat “bizarre” shape where three very tall and modern skyscrapers seem to support a kind of gigantic surfboard!

Luxury facility where you can also freely access the two beautiful rooftops (located on the top floor terrace); while the use of the famous “infinity” swimming pool is for the exclusive use of hotel guests. The prices to stay at the MBS are not for all budgets, we start from € 300 per night; (click here for prices) On the ground floor, however, you can find many shops mainly of big brands, some small lounge bars and even a casino.


Another destination that certainly cannot miss in traveling alone in Singapore are the very famous Garden by the Bay! I am not making a mistake if I declare Gardens by the Bay the most famous gardens in the world! Located just behind the Marina Bay Sands; this park of approximately 100 hectares is located in the center of Singapore, also adjacent to the artificial lake Marina Reservoir.

The park basically consists of three parks, which overlook the water: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden; two futuristic greenhouses Cloud Forest and Flower Dome; a park for the little ones, the Children’s Garden and finally the famous Supertrees Grove, the modern sculptures in the shape of a mushroom or giant tree about 50 meters high covered with thousands of plant species that when illuminated at night make a suggestive and wonderful effect.

The visit to the Gardens by the Bay is free; but if you want to try the wonderful experience of walking on the boardwalk (called OCBC Skyway) suspended between the Supertress Grove, the ticket is required.


Singapore is a metropolis famous for being able to combine the modernism of the downtown buildings with the numerous parks and gardens present everywhere. Another park worth a visit is the Singapore Botanic Garden. For those wishing to escape from the metropolitan confusion or for those who have to dispose of the symptoms of the drunkenness of the previous night, I recommend taking the metro which in less than 30 minutes takes you to this beautiful and well-kept park.

Free admission for everyone except for the National Orchi Garden which among other things is the real spearhead of the whole park. A small garden where you can admire thousands of orchids, in all imaginable colors.


If even when traveling alone you need a bit of movement and confusion, then you can’t miss the Chinatown area! located in the center, reachable by the underground stop of the same name here you can fully experience the atmosphere that only those who have visited China know. Delicious Chinese street food everywhere, shops of all kinds and types, a crazy bustle of tourists and locals.

Do you want personal advice? try the combination Satay + Bintang (skewers of meat and ice-cold beer) and you will fall in love with this place. I also recommend you to find a hotel and stay here, if you love the confusion and convenience of having everything at your fingertips, this is one of the cheapest places in Singapore given the rather high prices in the whole city.


A medium-high level residential area obtained from the redevelopment of old council houses. I met Tiong Bahru thanks to my friend Michelangelo who has lived and worked in Singapore for more than six months. Strolling through these streets you will be captivated by the deafening silence, which is difficult to find in a big city. Small and typical shops, bars and some small restaurants made in china will allow you to spend a few hours of relaxation in this neighborhood out of the metropolitan confusion.

During my stay in Singapore my friend told me that I couldn’t leave Singapore without trying Chilli Crab. No sooner said than done. We ate it together one evening and I must admit that I found it truly delicious and unmissable. Chilli Crab is perhaps the most famous and typical dish that you can eat in Singapore. Enjoy your Crab!


I’ll try to be as direct as possible; a bit of Singaporean nightlife cannot and must not be missing on your trip alone in Singapore; The nightlife here is very lively, easily identifiable and typically Asian. The best areas for nightlife are Chinatown and Clarke Quay.

There are also many classic rooftops with breathtaking views. Singapore has a truly impressive skyline in no way inferior to that of New York; you can admire and photograph it while sipping your favorite drink in one of the many rooftops in the city. Among the most famous certainly we find the “Ce La Vi” located at Marina Bay Sands, “Altitude” and the “SuperTree by IndoChine”.

We are at the end of our solo trip to Singapore and places to go; I hope I was quite accurate, useful and above all not boring! I leave you with some tips and information that might be useful in Singapore:

  • Beware of Singapore’s humidity. In some periods it is really unbearable;
  • The cost of living, compared to the Italian one, is relatively high in Singapore;
  • Very useful for traveling is GoJek (it would be an Asian Uber), economical, efficient and practical;
  • Eating and drinking on public transport is strictly prohibited. They are very careful and fiscal in this;
  • I recommend that you buy a local sim for your smartphone, they are specific sims for tourists to activate them you need a passport, they are easy to activate and cost little, and they are located in the arrivals terminal of the airport;
  • Entry to Singapore is allowed with a simple valid passport;
  • The time difference with Italy is + 6 hours;
  • Check out the official website visit Singapore.

Lofoten Islands Do It Yourself; Traveling Alone In Norway


Today we are in the Lofoten Islands, a remote and wonderfully distant place, which, alas, only a few know and manage to visit. Lost in north-central Norway, this archipelago of islands represents the true earthly paradise of all professional and non-professional photographers. We are talking about a traditional Norwegian landscape, enchanting, unspoiled and full of charm; where nature still devotes full control of everything and everyone.

The Lofoten Islands are an archipelago of small and varied islands that stretches between the county of Tromso and that of Nordland. The main islands are Austvågøy, Vestvågøy, Flakstadøya and Moskenesøya, they are separated from the mainland by the Vestfjorden, but they are all well connected with each other with long tunnels and fascinating bridges; so it will be very easy to be able to go from one island to another during your trip to the Lofoten Islands do it yourself.

During your DIY trip to the Lofoten Islands you will be able to drive on one of the most beautiful scenic roads in the world and admire characteristic views that you can find nowhere else: the E10 is the main road of the whole archipelago and connects it from one end to the other.

The breathtaking views and the magic of the arctic light make this place the perfect place for all lovers of landscape photography; in fact, during your stay on the Lofoten Islands, you will surely come across numerous photographic tours from all over the world.


The best time to tackle a trip to the Lofoten Islands is completely subjective and depends on your personal taste. We are talking about a destination suitable for all seasons of the year, if you love the cold, snow-covered landscapes and the Northern Lights, I recommend that you go in the winter months, where the second half of February and March are the best choice. If you love the mild climate, trekking and the midnight sun, the summer months are the right choice for your trip. The spring and autumn months are also very popular, where the low season will mitigate the dizzying Norwegian prices.


I am sure that much of the charm of the Lofoten Islands is given by the fact that they are not really close at hand, given the distance and the difficulty that can be encountered in reaching them, many travelers give up on the idea of ​​this trip. Getting to the Lofoten Islands from our beloved Italy is somewhat complicated: there are no direct flights, you will have to make at least two stopovers to land in this earthly paradise.

Generally the stopovers are as follows: Itali-Oslo then Oslo-Bodo or Narvik and finally Bodo-Svolvaer or Narevik-Svolvaer. Arm yourself with a lot of patience and a good credit card; The high costs and the approximately 14 hours of flight involved will vanish into thin air, as if by magic, once you set your foot on the land of the Lofoten Islands.


There are many things to see and photograph during your trip to the Lofoten Islands do it yourself, let’s go and see them together:

Svolvaer: the largest and most populous town of all the Lofoten Islands, with its 5,000 inhabitants is a good starting and ending point for your excursions in the surrounding area. In this small port town you will find everything you need, luxury hotels, hostels, restaurants, pubs, supermarkets and many small agencies that can help you plan your tours. Nestled in the mountains, here you will also find a small and characteristic port that makes the natural landscape truly postcard-worthy. Svolvaer is an unmissable stop.

Reine: a small dream village lost in the Norwegian fjords. It is located on the island of Moskenesøya and best represents the true essence of the Lofoten Islands. A small and authentic fishing port full of charm with one of the most beautiful views in the world, which you have surely already seen in postcards. The best point to admire it is from the E10 road before entering the town, stop before the small viaduct, park and prepare a tripod and camera.

Å (Å I Lofoten): at the southern end of the Lofoten Islands stands this tiny village called Å (a completely appropriate name since Å is the last letter of the Norwegian alphabet). It’s a living museum of sorts, a perfectly preserved fishing settlement, a row of red rorbuers on the waterfront, a row of traditional cod dryers and views to photograph around every bend. Unmissable stop.

Uttakleiv Beach: a must-see destination on the Northern Lights hunter’s itinerary. A white sand beach located on the island of Vestvågøy, on the southwestern side. Directly overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this beautiful beach is often hit by strong winds and high tides, so plan your best if you decide to wait here for your Northern Lights.

Skagsanden Beach: located on the island of Flakstadøya in the north-west side, this beach is very popular with professional and amateur photographers, who come to immortalize the beautiful colors of this place during their photo tours. Suitable stop for sighting the Northern Lights.

Haukland Beach: not far from, but very similar to, nearby Uttakleiv Beach, this beach is a valid alternative to avoid the crowds of noisy Asian photographers who storm the island during their photo tours. You can also camp here and wait for the long-awaited Northern Lights to arrive.

Reinefjorden: If you love hiking and summer trekking, this is the right destination for you. Located on the island of Moskenesøya near the village of Reine, this hiking trail connects Vindstad to the abandoned settlement of Bunes and in less than an hour’s walk you can admire the beautiful panorama over the valley.


If you want to travel alone in Norway, one of the main problems that will cause you the most expense problems is that of getting around. If you intend to move to Norway and especially to the small Lofoten Islands, the only thing to do is to rent a car. The rental prices are way above our standards, so I recommend that you book your vehicle well in advance. The Norwegian roads are perfect, well maintained, safe and constantly cleaned from the abundant winter snow; so a trip on the road, in safety and with breathtaking landscapes, will make your trip to the Lofoten Islands unforgettable.


Of modest size, but on the other hand full of things to see and admire, the Lofoten Islands can be well explored with a minimum of 7 days. There are numerous islands that make up this famous archipelago, and thanks to the E10 panoramic road you can move from one island to another comfortably and fairly quickly. A solo trip to Norway, and especially to the Lofoten Islands, needs time and must be faced with tranquility and relaxation, without frenzy and run. Mode that will allow you to discover the true essence of these islands, which seem to have stopped in time, where frenzy and anxiety are not welcome.


I’m sure this article on how to organize a DIY trip to the Lofoten Islands was convincing enough to inspire you to explore this wonderful place. These islands represent the spearhead of all of Norway and do not exist in the world which is why you should not visit them.

What to eat in Norway: 5 typical dishes to try.


Traveling in Norway, fortunately, is now a very common thing and a little appreciated by everyone; and surely you too, who are reading this article, will have faced at least once a trip to Norwegian land. One thing I love to do on my solo travels, wherever I am in the world, is to try and discover the local cuisine. It makes me happy and helps me to satisfy my irrepressible curiosity.

As well as being a fun dining experience, tasting typical Norwegian cuisine also helps you discover the real local culture. My curiosity often leads me to order typical local dishes that I don’t even know and that I can’t even pronounce; I order directly from the menu indicating it with my index! Traveling, experiencing and exploring also means this.

Norwegian cuisine is certainly not as famous and appreciated in the world as the Italian one, but, in my opinion, it has some peculiarities and characteristics that will further make you fall in love with this country. Thanks to globalization, it has become quite easy to eat dishes from any country, wherever you are in the world. But what could be better than tasting true Norwegian flavors during your trip to Norway?

Close your eyes and imagine that you have just returned from a long and tiring hike in the midst of the beautiful Norwegian snowy landscapes; you sit in one of the tiny, warm and characteristic restaurants and order a nice hot dish, such as reindeer or lamb stew; a real dream? If you can’t think of anything nicer then here is a complete guide for more information on what to eat in Norway.


Salmon represents the most obvious and immediate answer to the question of “what to eat in Norway?”, There are hundreds of recipes to cook this delicious fundamental ingredient of Norwegian cuisine. Among the most famous and traditional ways, we certainly find those marinated, smoked or fresh.

In my opinion, like many millions of other travelers, the Røkt laks, that is the real smoked salmon, and not that of the supermarket packs, is the most coveted and enjoyed. Eating smoked salmon in a typical Norwegian restaurant, in addition to spending several euros, also means tasting the real Norwegian salmon fillet, which has been hand-smoked in a wood-fired smokehouse. The flavor will be truly divine, a true culinary experience for your palate.


Among the typical dishes to try in Norway and among the most enterprising and particular, we certainly find reindeer meat. A dish that, just to hear about it, does not arouse great appeal, especially for us Italians, but you must know that in the north of the country live over 200,000 reindeer, bred by the Sami people and, for Norwegians, reindeer meat is like pork for us Italians!

Reindeer meat is often used in traditional dishes and stews. In Norwegian cuisine, reindeer meat is quite lean, tasty and slightly dry, a characteristic that makes it perfect and unmissable in some good stew, when perhaps a snowstorm is looming outside and temperatures plummet below freezing.


Another typical dish of Norwegian cuisine, and which cannot be missing in your culinary journey in this beautiful land is Fårikål. Very common dish especially during the Christmas holidays. Tradition has it that this dish must be prepared calmly and the day before, because according to the Norwegians the dish is tastier and tastier the next day.

Fårikål is a dish made with covered cabbage and lamb meat, which is often substituted for sheep. Together with these two main ingredients, whole black pepper is added and often a little wheat flour, it is cooked over low heat for several hours in a typical ceramic casserole.Traditionally this dish is served together with boiled potatoes with the peel to fully guarantee the persistence of the flavor.


One of the must-have seafood dishes on our list of what to eat in Norway is Norwegian king crab. It is a typical crustacean especially from the area of ​​Kirkenes, north-east of Norway; it is a giant crustacean in the true sense of the word, which can weigh up to 6/7 kg. Eating it in Norway is considered a luxury and a real privilege, given the very high cost and the small areas where you can find this recipe!

The perfect situation to enjoy this exquisite dish would be to join one of the many excursions around Kirkenes, where you can drive a snowmobile on the frozen fjord, fish for giant crabs with your own hands directly in the glacier and taste them in a rustic restaurant near the fjord. Freshly caught and steamed. Slightly expensive experience but, which may be worth the trip alone!


According to the “World Cheese Awards”, (yes, it also exists for cheeses) the best cheese in the world of 2019 is Fanaost Aged-Gouda, from Norway. Another spearhead of Norwegian cuisine are cheeses, you will be spoiled for choice and you will find something for all tastes. One of the most famous and appreciated is the brunos (or brown cheese), an iconic food product of Norwegian cuisine.

Its typical brown color, buttery texture and lingering caramel aftertaste make it exquisite and by far the most consumed cheese in all of Norway. Another cheese to try is Kraftkar (or blue cheese). It is a cheese with an intense and decisive flavor that particularly resembles our gorgonzola.


I am convinced that this little article on what to eat in Norway was fun, stimulating and I hope it was also convincing to make you fall in love with this beautiful land. Exploring Norway must be a mission as well as a pleasure, and delighting your travels with delicious Norwegian cuisine will be a wonderful experience. Try to taste all 5 typical dishes to try that I told you about and you will come back in love with Norwegian cuisine and the “real” Norway.

Travel to Milan

Traveling in 2021 at the time of the Coronavirus may seem like a real undertaking, but with small tricks and a few precautions, we can continue to do what we have always loved. We take advantage of the times of the pandemic with the closure of borders and the mandatory quarantine for travel abroad, to travel to Italy and discover our cities. Unparalleled heritage of our territory.

Started with an article about Rome, I decided to publish a small collection of posts and information to travel alone in Italy.

Today we will talk about how to travel alone in Milan, I will explain the reasons for this choice, explaining some information on what to do in Milan and where to sleep during your stay in our “Capital of fashion”.

According to many, Milan is not a real tourist destination, and is often excluded and omitted from the list of Italian cities to visit. Milan is a dynamic city, in constant evolution, projected towards the future, a true shopping capital; but at the same time it also offers various possibilities and things to see and visit.

In addition to the already known Milan Cathedral, the Castello Sforzesco and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan offers many other places worth visiting, such as the new business center, called “Isola” and located north of the central station; where you can admire the famous buildings called “Bosco Verticale” and the southern area of ​​the Duomo, where there are Corso Ticinese, the Navigli and many other things.

Justified as a choice, that of traveling alone in Milan, now we begin to understand what to do in Milan and where to sleep during your “exploratory” visit to the city.


Deciding to travel alone in Milan may be the right choice to discover the hidden beauties that a city like Milan often hides, but can offer. If you are wondering what to do in Milan and which monuments to visit during a trip, you will be spoiled for choice; churches, monuments, squares, contemporary architecture, a new and futuristic skyline, and famous museums await you.

In addition to the already known shopping places, the famous aperitifs, outdoor dinners, and the numerous starred restaurants, Milan, surprising you, will win your heart and soul, to the point of taking a look at the rental prices for a possible transfer (this is what happens to me every time I’m in Milan).


If you decide to travel alone in Milan, you will need to find an optimal accommodation to spend the night. You must know that the prices in Milan are much higher than the national average, and for a medium / low level single room it takes around one hundred euros.

Alternative and low cost solutions can be hostels with shared rooms, or guest houses or b & bs. During my solo travels in Milan, I tested different types of accommodations in some different areas; although my favorite sleeping area is around the Columns of San Lorenzo and Corso Ticinese.

Take a look at my list and you will find my top 3 of where to sleep in Milan:

Hotel Milano Navigli, is a nice 3-star hotel, with affordable prices and an enviable location. Recently built and furnished with good taste, it may be your ideal choice if you decide to combine the comfort of the hotel with a central location right on the dock and near Porta Ticinese. On the ground floor you will also find McDonald’s for your unexpected nighttime snacks;
B&B Hotel Milano, is a chain of small hotels and b & bs scattered in the center of Milan, which offers really advantageous prices and below the city average. Personally I stayed in the B&B Hotel Milano City Center Duomo which boasts an excellent position just a few meters from the Duomo as it is a new and well furnished structure;
Serendipity Rooms, here is another b & b worthy of evaluation located near the Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, a few hundred meters from the Duomo. Well furnished rooms in vintage-chic style with private bathroom and independent entrance.
Ostello Bello, an economic and low cost solution that you can find in Milan, is this. Excellent choice to save a few euros, meet new people and sleep in a clean, well furnished and well located environment.


Traveling alone in Milan could have a great advantage. Welcome to the homeland of the aperitif, many argue that this is the founding city of the aperitif; even if erroneously because the aperitif was born in the city of Turin. Here in Milan you will find thousands of different places, scattered throughout the city and with different characteristics, which make the aperitif moment their flagship.
From the chic restaurant with a panoramic terrace, to the small low cost chiringuito. You will choose the one that best suits your evening. The best areas for a good aperitif in Milan are those of the Navigli, that of the Island and that of Porta Romana.

The Duomo area is also very well stocked with bars, where you can have a nice panoramic aperitif at the famous “Aperol Terrace” or at the “Terrazza Duomo 21” a chic drink overlooking the Milan Cathedral.


Often in my articles I talk to you about how pleasant it is to travel and experience the local cuisine; even if you decide to travel alone in Milan, you can carry on this theory of mine. Milan offers a very good typical local cuisine, made of Milanese risotto, Milanese cutlet and even Milanese osso buco.

In Milan you will be spoiled for choice as to which venue to choose, from the restaurant of the famous chef Cracco at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, to the small intimate restaurants in Corso Ticinese; here are some of the places in Milan where I ate:

El Carnicero: met thanks to a friend of mine from Milan, this is a restaurant specializing in meat and more, located in Porta Romana. Well furnished, very intimate and nice place where you can also drink good red wine. Prices not very affordable but on average with those in Milan.
Triennale Terrace: located within Parco Sempione, this restaurant deserves a chance only for the view it can offer, as well as the food is really good and of the highest quality.
ATMosphere: it is perhaps the most characteristic of Milan’s restaurants. Romantic and intimate, you can only eat Milanese cuisine on a retro-style tram that runs through the streets of the city. Unfortunately it is necessary to book well in advance due to the great demand and the few places available. Go up in front of the Castle.
Temakinho: if, like me, you love sushi, this could be a good choice for you, present in three different areas of Milan, this restaurant offers fusion cuisine between sushi and Brazilian cuisine.
Street Food of Porta Ticinese: If you want to spend a fun evening without many frills, in the name of “cheap” food and good beer, I recommend all Corso di Porta Ticinese, starting from the intersection with Via Torino to Piazza Porta Ticinese. You will be spoiled for choice, among hundreds of foreign kitchens and small places to drink.


I hope that this article on how to travel alone in Milan, could have been of help to face or even just stimulate you to make your trip to Milan. Little information and advice on what to do in Milan or where to sleep during your stay in the fashion metropolis.

Milan is a wonderful city, too often ignored and underestimated for tourism purposes, but I assure you that here you will find everything useful and fun to spend your trip. I believe that in a moment full of restrictions like this, it should be exploited to get to know our beautiful country better.

How to Find and Buy the Freshest Fish in Australia

Cooking and eating fish can be a great way to enjoy a fantastic meal. There are so many different fish varieties out there and so many different shops to buy fish from. The problem that many people have is that they wind up buying fish that is simply not fresh or is just not the best quality. Your otherwise delicious meal comes out tasting mediocre simply because you’re using a bad grade of fish. There are some things in the fresh fish buying guide you should know before you just go to the local shop and buy fish for tonight’s meal.

Where to Buy Fresh Fish

One of the first things you need to do is to know where to buy your fish. Most supermarkets and shops will sell fish, but you should really look carefully before purchasing anything. If the fish can be purchased fresh from behind a glass case, this is a better option than simply buying something that has been frozen and is in the freezer. Frozen fish is often lesser quality and is definitely not as fresh as something you can get from the fish market in the supermarket itself.

The great thing about buying your fish from a specialty shop or from a deli counter is that professionals are working there to help you choose the right fish. If you do not know much about fish or want to know how to prepare a certain type, the best thing for you to do is to make use of one of these counters and ask any questions that you might have. You will find that this makes things easy for you when it comes to creating a delicious meal that the whole family is going to enjoy when you cook it with a scrumptious side dish.

What to Expect from Fresher Fish

Another thing you need to know is that there are many differences between fresh fish and fish that is of lesser quality. One thing would be the actual taste of the fish and the texture of it while you’re eating it. Fish, generally, should not taste fishy in the slightest bit. If the fish does have a slightly fishy taste or odor to it, it could mean that the product is not fresh or is just a bad quality. This is something to consider when buying fish, don’t be afraid to smell it to see if there is a fishy odor to it at all.

One other thing you might expect when buying fresh fish is to pay more for it. This is especially true if you go to an actual fish market and buy the freshest fish possible that particular day. Fresh fish is better quality, so it will definitely cost you more when you actually go to buy it. This is just another thing you might want to think about when you are looking to buy something to cook with for tonight’s dinner for the whole family at home.

Mandy is a stay-at-home mum with 2 children in primary school, in her past time she loves to garden, travel, cook and write blogs for other stay at home mums and anyone with similar interests.

Planning your Holiday to Brazil

Travelling to Brazil can be a great way for you, your friends and your family to simply get away from it all. The most important thing to do before travelling is to know when you’ll be travelling and the different events that you can attend while you’re there. Missing out on some of these must-see events can be a real problem if you want to truly experience everything that Brazil has to offer.


Do your Homework

The Internet can and should be used before going on any type of trip. You want to make sure that you are able to know when certain events will be happening so that you can make your holiday time revolve around that particular event. The way that you can find out information online about events in Brazil is simply searching for them. When you search for events, you will be able to see a list of them and a little description of each. From there, you will also be able to see when exactly these events are happening so that you know to be travelling around that time.

The great thing about learning more on events in Brazil by using the Internet is that you do not need to spend a lot of time on research. Just doing a quick search will come up with dozens of must-see events that you and your family will love. It might also be a good idea for you to make sure that a specific event is kid-friendly if you are going to be bringing small children along with you. Certain events in Brazil can get very rowdy, so it makes sense to learn about these ones before you actually bring children along with you for the fun.

Booking Your Plans

Once you’ve learned more about the different events in Brazil, it is time for you to book your hotel room and flight ahead of time. It is advised that you book all of these things at least a few weeks in advance to save yourself some money for the trip. When you book ahead of time, you are often able to get the absolute best deal that is available to you. Because of this, you can feel good knowing that you did not overspend on your hotel room or flight because you booked it at the last minute.

When booking a flight to Brazil or renting a hotel room, reading reviews and comparing rates should also be a top priority of yours. You want to make sure that the hotel you’re staying in is going to deliver what you want, especially if you’ve never been to Brazil before and do not necessarily know what you should be looking for. Travelling to Brazil on holiday can be a great way to explore new cultures and have a lot of fun. With all of the live events there for you to see, it is easy to come back home with a lot of memories.

Finally, always be sure to take out adequate travel cover before travelling to destinations like Brazil. Although it is generally a safe destination, there is an ever present risk of your possessions being lost or stolen. Ensuring that you are covered will allow you to relax and take in all the sights this beautiful country has to offer.

Every corporate traveller needs to ensure that they are well-rested and free of jetlag, when arriving at their destination. Jetlag can wreak havoc on your personal presentation and overall performance at business meetings and conferences. Follow our simply tips above to notice the real improvements in your quality of life after air travel

Written by John McCarthy

5 Occasions to Celebrate on a Cruise

Going on a cruise is a great way to get away from everything and just have fun. An increasing number of people are choosing to celebrate with a cruise for a range of special life events. Here are the top 5 occasions to celebrate in style on board a cruise.



Why not celebrate your birthday in a unique and special way with a cruise of your choice. From short inland cruises along idyllic riverfronts to long voyages visiting a range of exotic destinations, there’s something for every taste. Your birthday celebration on board allows you to have a party like no other, with plenty of fine dining and exciting entertainment offered throughout the duration of your cruise. See the places you’ve only ever dreamed of, and make your next birthday party one you’ll never forget!


Celebrating an anniversary with your special someone can become the trip of a lifetime with a scenic cruise through the most romantic of locations. Europe offers many river cruises which will take you through the countries famous for love and romance. You and your loved one can spend quality time both on and off the boat, exploring the best that Europe has to offer. Check out Viking River Cruises for an unbeatable way to treat your partner to the ultimate in luxury and sophistication while celebrating your anniversary.


After years of hard work, choosing to celebrate your graduation with a cruise can be a great way to relax and have fun with your friends and family. Some of the most incredible parties happen on board the ship itself, so get involved and celebrate the start of a new chapter in your life! From fun themed dress-up nights to sophisticated cocktail soirees, cruises have it all.


It’s important to celebrate the important milestones in your life, and receiving a hard-earned promotion is definitely one of them! Why not let off some steam with your loved ones by taking a tropical cruise and relaxing on some of the world’s best beaches. With so many cruises being offered throughout the year, keep an eye out for special offers and deals and you’ll be surprised just how affordable an exotic getaway can truly be.

Christmas Party

When your staff have worked hard all year and you’re looking to give them a spectacular Christmas Party to say thanks, don’t forget to consider a cruise. A few days away can bring your team even closer together, while allowing everyone to unwind and celebrate helps to keep staff morale at an unparalleled high. Give your staff a holiday they’ll never forget, and take a cruise for your annual Christmas Party.

There is truly a cruise for every occasion. No matter what you’re celebrating, getting away for a fun and relaxing cruise is the perfect way to create memories that will last you a lifetime. The range of destinations and types of cruises is phenomenal, the only problem will be deciding which one to do first!

Written by Emma Jane

Enjoy the Eiffel Tower scenery through hotels near eiffel tower

Spending time and experience in the city of Paris certainly is something very beautiful and the experience you did. Moreover, Paris is one country that has its own charm with the beauty of the city with the Eiffel Tower is standing tall and fame famous fashion models throughout the world, when you are satisfied to enjoy the beauty of the Eiffel tower and you need to release the rest time you do not miss this opportunity to looking for a hotels near eiffel tower, of course is a very good idea to watch the sights and sounds of the city of Paris Eiffel tower at night. Excitement and romance of the city of Paris could be seen taking off the tone of your tired and of course you can also see the wonderful Eiffel tower at night of course, with sparkling lights that are in pairs at a hotels near eiffel tower you can also capture images and views of the city of Paris at night.


Here are some hotels near eiffel tower that you can choose as a place to sleep and relax you:

  1. Mercure hotel offers stunning views of the Eiffel Tower and comfortable Refined accommodations on site. The rooms are air-conditioning. More than four hundred are available with free wireless access rooms.
  2. Hotel de la Tour Eiffel a charming hotel in the heart of Paris near the Eiffel Tower, a prestigious place for an unforgettable stay in the city of Paris.
  3. The Melia Royal Alma Hotel is located between the Champs Elysees and the Tower the Eiffel. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, a sophisticated world for a peaceful stay in the heart of Paris.

Learn Useful Tips for Backpacking Europe

Traveling to Europe is always interesting and valuable for everyone. In Europe you can visit many cities, because in Europe you can find many beautiful cities. Europe is Modern County with modern cities there you visit much beautiful place in Europe. When you have a plan to visit Europe, there are many things you should consider tips for backpacking Europe. You should prepare all the things you need for your real adventure to Europe.


Backpacking to Europe it is very different experience rather than when you follow the tour. It is more experienced by doing backpacking to Europe. There are many guide tips for backpacking Europe, you should learn and study more things you should prepare for your good adventure. The first thing you should prepare is your budget you should to make sure that you have enough budgets for going to Europe. And then you can find out cheap hotel to take a rest while you’re traveling. Choose the place will you visited, in Europe there are many beautiful cities with beautiful place, island and beaches. It is become very interesting traveling. But the main thing you should consider tips for backpacking Europe is you should make sure with your safety first, while most countries within Europe are quite safe but you should still carefully and be aware in some areas. Here you should to find out where you can find your bank account is at all times. Check your passport and don’t forget to bring several copies of your passport.