• United Kingdom
  • Visiting Harry Potter’s Alnwick Castle

    What it is? Alnwick Castle is a castle and country house in Alnwick in the English county of Northumberland. It is the seat of The 12th Duke of Northumberland, built following the Norman conquest and renovated and remodelled a number of times. It is a Grade I listed building in the UK and receives over 800,000 visitors per year when combined with adjacent attraction The Alnwick Garden. Alnwick Castle […]

  • Laos
  • A surprise visitor in Laos

    By Violeta Yonkova She stepped into the vessel cautiously, crossing from the muddy shore that she’d just managed to navigate down through thick vegetation to the wooden floor of the long narrowboat. The woman sat straight onto the landing separating the seats for ‘us’ the tourists from the driver’s space. Her feet – slightly muddy […]

  • Miscellaneous
  • How to make coffee with a French press

    After our successful post “Bialetti Moka Pot, the real Italian coffee“, which explains our favourite coffee maker, we present a much easier way of brewing coffee, the French press. What is a French press? A French press (also known as a cafetière, cafetière à piston, caffettiera a stantuffo, press pot, coffee press, or coffee plunger), is a coffee brewing device invented by two French […]

  • Belgium
  • Best Belgian Beers


    Belgian beers are well known around the World. Especially their Trappist beers (the ones marked with [T] below), which are brewed in monasteries following certain rules and standards. There are only 11 in the World (six in Belgium, two in the Netherlands and one each in Austria, Italy, and the United States), so their products […]