Milan EXPO & Venice Biennale: 2015 the year to Visit Italy

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Any time is a good time to visit Italy! But this year there are two huge events on in Northern Italy, EXPO Milano 2015 (the Milan EXPO in English) and the Venice Biennale. Both provide additional incentives to visit in 2015! If you have dreamed of visiting Italy, Expo Milano 2015 (the Milan EXPO) may be the reason to do it NOW. When I think of Italy, thinking of food is not far behind! Italy has some of the best … Read More

Gallipoli and Troy

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What you are wondering do Gallipoli and Troy have in common that they are in one post? Well the reason is one of geography, they are near each other and if you go to visit Gallipoli it is not far to stop and visit the remains of the ancient city of Troy. Gallipoli is the more recent and perhaps more moving of the two so let’s start there. Ask any Australian or New Zealander what was the making of their … Read More

Healthy Pomegranate Breakfast

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Enjoying a pomegranate breakfast will guarantee you derive all the benefits from this now-recognized super food. Healthy pomegranate recipes like this one are full of flavor and go very well in the summer to start your day on the right foot. And, only four ingredients. The benefits of eating pomegranate in the morning are that you receive the full advantage of it throughout the course of the day. And, in addition to our pomegranate breakfast recipe today, breakfast is also … Read More

Testi Kebap Recipe

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Testi (mug in Turkish) Kebap (meat in Turkish) is basically a stew of meat, tomatoes and some vegetables. There is a high proportion of meat in this stew. The traditional method of cooking is to place the ingredients inside a sealed clay jug. The clay jug is then placed in the coals at the bottom of a tandir, which is a large clay pot oven buried in the earth. This is a traditional meal from Cappadocia. When cooked, the still … Read More

Cappadocia: Excellent Food and Turkish Wine

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We found the style of food in Cappadocia to be a little different to the rest of Turkey. As we were staying in Goreme we ate dinners in town. We found the dining to be somewhat unique and while we don’t really review restaurants, the dining here is worthy of mention in terms of experiencing the unique culture and food of Cappadocia, it is also an excellent place to talk about Turkish wine as the region has some varietals unique … Read More

Hiking in Cappadocia and a Pomegranate Orange Juice Recipe

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Hiking in beautiful Cappadocia and pomegranate orange juice. Is there a better combination? Cappadocia is a great place to hike. There are a number of valleys where you can wander around the rock formations and escape some of the tourist crowds. Pick up a copy of the map called “New Goreme Tour” (produced by a shop in town that runs the tours). Our hotel provided this map and it seems to be the most common “free” map of the area. There … Read More

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