I just LOVE travelling to different places on holiday! I have been very lucky in my life as
I have been able to travel quite a lot. Living in Milan, which is practically in the middle of Europe, gives you many travel opportunities. Even in the time when air travel was still expensive, you could get to almost any other European country in a few hours by driving. If there is one thing l miss about living in Europe, it is the possibility of experiencing so many different cultures within such a short distance. During my childhood l travelled extensively throughout Europe with my parents. We used to drive anywhere! So, I guess I have always had the “travel bug” in me!
In more recent years, I have also travelled to non European countries and I have discovered many more amazing places and cultures.
One of the things l love the most about travelling is being able to experience other customs and cultures… and what’s more revealing than food?? Whenever I am abroad, I always try to eat like the locals. I love discovering new ingredients, dishes and flavours. I often visit local grocery stores and markets to see what people buy and eat.
The markets are my big “love”. No matter where you are, they are always a great experience. From the small and colourful markets of Central American villages to the busy Indian bazaars, to the tidy and clean Scandinavian ones… anywhere you are, you can find new ingredients, new spices, new flavours and new smells.
I often take pictures of local food during my holidays… sometimes at restaurants, sometimes on the streets, sometimes in very characteristic places where I eat a meal. I take photos of new or exotic dishes, but I also have pictures of food that may be familiar and was just too yummy or too well presented to be forgotten! I thought of putting all these pictures together in this page and sharing them with you, along with some travel stories. I will keep updating the page regularly. I hope you enjoy this virtual tour around the world and its many flavours.