Recensione crociera MSC: viaggio nei Caraibi con la nave Opera

Andare nei Caraibi è spesso il sogno di molti: le spiagge bianche, il mare cristalino, il clima caldo tutto l’anno, l’attrazione dell’esotico e la vita rilassata sono solo alcuni dei motivi per cui si cerca questo pezzo di mondo. Ecco, noi volevamo goderci tutto questo e una crociera lunga una settimana ci è sembrata una buona opzione. Si sa però che le crociere non sono per tutti e quindi qui troverete i punti positivi e negativi di fare una crociera, secondo la nostra esperienza, e una piccola recensione sulla compagnia MSC.

MSC Opera attraccata al molo di La Havana, Cuba

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Ricardo Arjona, el Circo Soledad llegó a Suiza

Ricardo Arjona en vivo en Suiza

Jamás pensé jamás soñé pasar una noche mágica con los versos del poeta Ricardo Arjona en la tierra de los Alpes, adonde emigré hace casi un año y medio. Chapina como el maestro, verlo tan cerquita y corear junto a él significó volver por poco más de dos horas a mi tierra del Quetzal, viajar cientos de kilómetros hasta mi casa y revivir las emociones de aquel primer concierto en el Teatro Nacional de la ciudad de Guatemala, cuando junto a mis hermanos lo vi en vivo por primera vez en el lejano 1999. Sólo los que vivimos tan lejos de nuestra tierra natal podemos entender la magnitud de tan rara y exquisita oportunidad: Arjona en Europa, un sueño. Piel de gallina, voz cortada, y ojos empapados de emoción: esto fue el Circo Soledad. Cómo él mismo afirmó en su cuenta de Instagram, Suiza fue “cantar en lugares que nunca sospeché”. Pues, no eras el único a pensarlo.  Continua a leggere

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Fröhlichen Valentinstag!

Tonight, my valentine took me to Giesserei Oerlikon, a former foundry that is now a restaurant, located in the cool neighborhood of Oerlikon in Zurich. For this special evening, “the foundry” was lighted with candles, the table was decorated with rose petals, and the music was slow smooth jazz: very romantic, especially when you start off with a kiss and a cocktail. Without a doubt, food is the perfect demonstration of amore veroContinua a leggere

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2 Michelin star dinner at Belcanto Restaurant

As we rang the door bell, dressed up and jolly nervous, I remember repeating to myself to stay cool and look normal – s t a y  c o o l –  relax and pretend this is not your first time. Welcome, an elegant and smiling waiter said, and as he took our coats and accompanied us to our pristine table, I couldn’t help but feel like Titanic’s Jack Dawson with his pal Molly Brown at his “first class” dinner, except I was with my buddy-buddy husband and we weren’t going to be bullied but pampered at one of the most exclusive restaurants in Lisbon, Belcanto Restaurant. Continua a leggere

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Receta ragú italiano: al estilo Giu

Confieso que tengo un amante, un amigo, un enemigo: la comida. Si estoy triste, como para alegrarme. Si estoy estresada, como para calmarme. Si estoy aburrida, como para entretenerme. Si estoy alegre, como para celebrar. Si estoy de viaje, como para conocer. Y tener un esposo siciliano no ayuda: la comida italiana es d e l i c i o s a. Hoy les comparto un ragú de carne a la Boloñesa maravilloso que preparamos juntos (él, el chef; yo, la catadora oficial) y que terminamos de cocer al horno.

Lumaconi (tipo de pasta) al ragú a la boloñesa cocido al horno

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Amsterdam, my top 5 discoveries

I have been living in Europe for more than 8 years now, and only this last weekend I finally visited the Netherlands. Why did I take so long to go to these “lower countries” I will never know. What I do know is that Amsterdam is now one of my favorite cities and one on my list of most characteristic places I have seen. Although the 3 activities I loved the most were admiring Vincent at the Van Gogh Museum, reflecting at the Anne Frank House and enjoying food, here I share the 5 most interesting discoveries I made during my short but intense time here.

Tulips in winter, Amsterdam

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Visiting Dublin to drink beer and see Coldplay

The first time I touched Irish ground was 10 years ago when I was visiting my sister in Madrid and had a very short layover in Dublin airport. That was the first time I literally had to run to the gate shouting to the people walking idly in front of me to move and let me through (yeah like in a movie). I was the last person to get on the plane. They closed the doors behind me and sweating and totally out of breath I sat on my seat and thought to myself that I had to one day return to visit (everyone had been so nice, love here, sweetheart there). It was a strange feeling, as if I knew right then that I was going to love Ireland and the Irish. I was right.

Guinness tasting time indeed!

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