A true gem only reachable by ferry: Hotel Elvezia al Lago (8. July 2017)

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A true gem only reachable by ferry: Hotel Elvezia al Lago (8. July 2017)

Sometimes you just have to act upon instinct – and it turns out to be a good call. While taking the ferry to ship around Lake Maggiore, the ship stopped close to a tiny hotel with a terrace for barely 30 seconds. And it was time to jump off that ship onto the runway and […]

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Traditional breakfast place in the city center: Grand Cafe Al Porto (8. July 2017)

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Traditional breakfast place in the city center: Grand Cafe Al Porto (8. July 2017)

About one year back I was regularly in Lugano for work but I never actually had time to enjoy the city – so the time had finally arrived. There are not that many breakfast places but the Grand Café al Porto offers a decent selection of smaller bites. I went for a “torta salata” (CHF […]

| October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Italian lunch offering with not really attentive service: Restaurant MASI Wine Bar (4. July 2017)

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Italian lunch offering with not really attentive service: Restaurant MASI Wine Bar (4. July 2017)

The lunch menu at the Restaurant MASI definitely belongs to those in Zurich where you get a good meal for a decent price. For only CHF 26.00 you get a “zucchini soup” which was a bit too watery for my personal gusto. The main course, “risotto with Campofiorin and Asiago cheese” had a good consistency […]

| October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Flashback to the 70ties with a great view onto Porto: Restaurant Portucale (2. July 2017)

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Flashback to the 70ties with a great view onto Porto: Restaurant Portucale (2. July 2017)

According to TripAdvisor, the Restaurant Portucale is one of the best restaurants in Porto – and the view is supposedly breathtaking. After having visited the restaurant, I’m not sure if I’m to confirm or not to confirm. The place is hard to find, respectively is located quite far away from the city center. So, after […]

| October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
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A great food festival in the middle of the biggest park: Festival Comida Continente (1. July 2017)

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A great food festival in the middle of the biggest park: Festival Comida Continente (1. July 2017)

What a lucky coincidence – while I was in Porto the “Festival Comida Continente” took place which is basically a food festival with a lot of different food stalls. It is located in one biggest parks in Porto … … and there are food stalls where apparently famous chefs are cooking. The concept is rather […]

| October 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Touristic place with a funny waiter: Restaurant Imar (30. June 2017)

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Touristic place with a funny waiter: Restaurant Imar (30. June 2017)

Porto is built on both sides of the Duoro river and while the old town is on one side all the port producers are on the other side of the river. Secondly, there are a lot of restaurants for tourists – and well, I ended up in one of them as it didnt’t look too […]

| October 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Definitely one of the better lounge offerings: Sheraton Club Lounge @ Sheraton Porto (30. June 2017)

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Definitely one of the better lounge offerings: Sheraton Club Lounge @ Sheraton Porto (30. June 2017)

The Sheraton Club Lounge in the Sheraton Porto is nothing outstanding in terms of interior design and decoration but what I was extremely positively surprised by was the food they served for dinner. Not only because it was quite exceptional for lounge food in terms of variety and quality but also because they changed the […]

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
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An interesting selection of various tartars: Restaurant Brasserie Freilager (29. June 2017)

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An interesting selection of various tartars: Restaurant Brasserie Freilager (29. June 2017)

I love the little ‘welcome from the kitchen’ – the freshly cut ‘dried meat from the Grisons’ – and it is perfect as you have something to nibble right away and won’t have to fill yourself up with bread and spread. Again, they managed to update the menu which I consider really exceptional given their […]

| October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
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