Chicago is pretty big to get around – and to be honest, I thought the public transport was a bit lacking. Once you go north of the river, there’s not a lot to get around apart from a couple of metro lines, a taxi, Uber and my all time favorite: the water taxi.
I just got back from a week in Chicago. My very first trip to the Windy City. Expectations were high, as I had gotten a lot of raving reviews from friends, colleagues and fellow travellers. You can expect a lot of reviews over the next few blogposts😉
As a surprise, my husband treated us to a night’s stay in the LondonHouse hotel. It recently opened, about 4 months ago (we were there at the end of Sept ’16) and it’s part of the Hilton hotel chain.
I was actually surprised that I hadn’t written a blog post yet about my absolute favorite restaurant on the island (Ibiza): La Paloma. I’ve received this tip via the great Sergio Herman in a magazine and I thought, if the chef of the best restaurant (at the time) in the world loves this one, I’ve got to go!
And I’ve been going there ever since😉 Take a seat, and enjoy the ambience:
It’s no secret that I totally love London. For us, it’s just a couple of hours drive away thanks to the Eurotunnel. We love going over there for unscheduled day trips, especially now that the pound is pretty attractive towards the euro.
I’ve been telling a lot of people already how easy it is to just take your car, drive onto one of the Eurotunnel-trains and then drive over to the O2, just outside London. Yes, you have to drive on the other side of the road, but if you think about it, it’s all just really easy. All those tales about people getting off at the wrong lane on a roundabout? That’s pretty difficult to do honestly, so you’d have to try really hard to do that.
Anyways, back to what I want to give you as a travel tip: the Emirates Air Line at the O2 Arena.
I’m always looking for quaint little places, just off the beaten track, to go to with the husband or with friends. Salade Folle in Bruges is one of these little places where you can go for a quick meal or if you feel don’t like eating in.
There’s nothing like home made fresh food … your house smells of all the spices and flavors that go into our casserole or come out of your oven. When my husband bought me a Kitchen Aid for my birthday last March, I didn’t really know what to do with it. Honestly, I didn’t, don’t laugh🙂 But then he started making bread with it and a whole new world of possibilities opened up. And I made my first home made pizza.
Pizza is so easy to make, I had no idea. And you can top it off with anything you have laying around! You just need a few basics laying around – and then you can indulge in any cravings you have with freshly made pizza. It takes no more than 30 minutes. I promise!