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I had been yearning for it since winter showed its first signs. I thought it would be like last year, a done deal. I had already dreamt of the inspiring walks in different winter landscapes in Vienna. I was ready for that special brightness that would reflect and emphasize the beautiful Viennese Architecture. That pure […]
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Little did I know when I entered the Vienna Opera House for a long due tour, that I would find both a sad tale of failed dreams and death but also the symbolized rebirth of a nation. It all started with the vision of two Viennese architects August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der […]
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Before the twelve strikes of midnight reach their culmination on December 31, chances are you have either thought about or prepared a New year’s resolutions list. After all, this is the time when many put their year into perspective and think about changes and new goals. Every New Year brings the promise of a fresh […]
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Basta! Basta! Enough! Enough! She said. I looked and I saw an elegant old lady holding a wooden cane in her right hand. You could see she was upset, her husband tried to reason with her but she wouldn’t hear it! Then her phone rang, she answered with an irritated voice, pronto? Hello? Ah Antonella! […]
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The first time I tasted the Ceccon family panettone, it simply melted in my mouth! I was speechless, I had never tasted something quite as silky smooth. And believe me I have tasted all sorts of Italian Panettone before. My husband looked at me and said I really needed to write about the Pasticceria Ceccon. […]
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As a child my favorite thing about decorating the Christmas tree was setting up the Nativity scene that went along with it. My mother always bought fresh moss from our local florist as a basis for our nativity figures. I remember fondly its fresh and earthy smell while we would set the figures. We didn’t […]
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If you haven’t visited the Mercado da Ribeira in Lisbon, you must! What is so special about this particular market? Well, everything! Besides all the fresh produce, gourmet food and nice shopping involved, there is something else I love about this and other markets. The possibility of getting to know a bit more about the […]
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