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St. Patrick’s day parade in Cork 2012
The weather was remarkably good this morning. The sun was shining, loads of people went out on the streets dressed in green, there were children eveywhere waving Irish flags, farmer’s market was up and running on Grand parade. I just love St.Patrick’s day! [...]
Germany – Czech Republic car trip 2011
That was an incredible road trip. We got a car in Munich, went to Prague for 2 days, returned to Germany and drove round for 4 days, stayed in small hotels and tried local food on the way. We ended up in Prien am Chiemsee in the end. Read more for all posts and photos from that trip. [...]
Prague from the Petřín Lookout Tower
Petřín Tower is very compact, and it’s pretty easy to take the stairs to the top and back . If the weather is clear you can see the whole Prague underneath. And the view is definitely worth it. Petřín Tower is famous for it’s resemblance with the Eiffel Tower, but it definitely has it's own character. [...]
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Now seems like the best time to be a bit nostalgic about the food, and the food from the Christmas markets in particular.
We spent 3 days in Cologne, and in those 3 days we didn’t eat anything except for the food from the markets. No restaurants or cafes or take aways.
I can’t say I felt really good after that, but it was totally worth it. I love Christmas markets food, and even if I can’t spell the name of most of it, I will still be missing it over the year.
This is how they make Käse Rösti (something like hash browns with melted cheese on top).
The cheese piece is cut in half and it’s being melted under a heater. When the Rösti is ready, they cut the upper layer of the melted cheese with a knife into a pan, sprinkle it with some nutmeg and serve it like that. So far it’s one of the most unhealthy and tasty at the same time thing I’ve ever had.
Fried meat, Russians would call it шашлык, but I have no idea how to name it in English, according to my Irish boss at work it’s not a common thing in Ireland at all. Basically it’s a marinated pork fried on the open fire on a stick.
This is how they serve the Apfelstrudel in the most beautiful little town in Germany – hot strudel with whipped cream and a bowl of vanilla sauce. With Apfelschorle of course )