Vienna Calling

Once the capital of the mighty Austrian-Hungarian Empire, Vienna is now a monumental city way too big for the small country it is the capital of. But if there’s one European capital of the hearts, it is Vienna. A city so beautiful and beloved by many, it has been the subject of many musical pieces, […]

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Mastering Dashi Broth

There’s one ingredient that is so archetypal for Japanese cuisine that you just can’t live without it – for many reasons. I am talking about dashi, a rich, smoky broth made of seaweed and bonito flakes that builds the base for many Japanese udon noodle dishes and many others. See it as an essential staple […]

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Sleeping in airplanes

It’s one of these things about traveling long distance. If you really love traveling, nothing is complicated. Except this one thing: Sleeping. Going on a flight of more than three hours presents you with a challenge: Either you watch two movies or more, which is difficult, or you just try to sleep. If it’s a […]

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Hurricane Season in Puerto Rico

Each year in September the Caribbean islands are preparing for a very special meteorological event that might seem terrifying to the rest of the world, but has become rather normal to them: Hurricane Season. Well, that’s for normal years. But this year, there’s Hurricane Irma. And it is about to hit Puerto Rico. When you […]

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