What to do on Ibiza if you don’t want to go clubbing (or if you’re 30+ and can no longer be bothered)
Whenever I tell people I’m going to Ibiza on vacation, first thing they say is: “Aha, you’re going to party.” Followed by a sly smirk. No. Au contraire. I’m going to relax.
So what can you do if you don’t want to go clubbing? Plenty.
Guacamole! Oh, glorious guacamole! Everybody has their own take on this classic dip; I like to keep mine simple.
After a spring-time barbecue, we were left with a smelly piece of camembert cheese in the fridge, and my fiancé asked me to finish it as soon as I could. I accepted the challenge and built a salad around the camembert, adding some other leftovers to it.
For a conference I was sent to San Sebastián in Spain, and besides conducting business and stuffing my face with pintxos (Basque tapas), I decided to combine the trip with some sightseeing. One day I had the chance to visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
During a recent visit with my mom to the excellent Frans Hals museum in Haarlem, the Netherlands, it occurred to me that still life paintings are the classic version of what we now call ‘food porn’. Why were our ancestors so keen on depicting food on their canvases? Read on for some background.
On a business trip to Montpellier a while back, I had a day off before heading back home and visited Nîmes, a small city half an hour away by train. Nîmes is known for its Roman heritage and there are some very impressive old sites to behold.
I love to combine business and pleasure. So, when I had to attend a conference in Atlanta, Georgia, a few years ago, I decided to take some vacation around it and travel to New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville. Of course I had to go to Graceland! Here’s my story.
Japan is a diverse country: from big, bustling cities to secluded islands and everything in between. I dare you to get bored there. I find the country fascinating and have been lucky to have had two vacations there (so far!). A temple stay with the monks in Koya is one of the special experiences I had there.
If you ever get the chance to go to Japan: fantastic! It is one of my favorite destinations, maybe even the favorite. Japan is a very diverse country with regards to food, landscape and culture and the people are super friendly and will make you feel welcome. I’ve had the chance to visit Japan twice now in recent years and here I share a few of my observations, hoping it will help you if you’re a first-time visitor, or if you want to reminisce about how wonderful and quirky Japan and its inhabitants are.