Tuesday, February 3, 2009

High lights

Visiting Europe for the first time was my highlight of 2008. Below is Pont du Gard, David in Florence, Amsterdam and Barcalona.




Garmish-Partenkirchen

Paris

Underground Jazz club in Paris

Bavaria

Florence

Venice

Utrecht

Nimes

Provence

Monday, January 19, 2009

European Gastronomy

Here are a few meals I enjoyed on my trip. The pictures follow the order of countries I visited. First in Germany I had a few traditional meals (and beer).



In Florence I had a few pizzas. The first one (with sketch) was from a touristy cafe. The other pizza is Napoleon style from a out of the way restaurant. Can you see the difference.


Gilato in Florence.

Here is my most memorable meal in Italy. From Florence I traveled to a street festival in Castelfiorentino. I spotted many people ordering from a street side restaurant. I discovered most of the dishes were tripe based. Now that was an interesting lunch.



Take a look at those large shrimp I had in Marseille, France

Sometime a salad is perfect for lunch. North of Nimes my host Isabella (with her English translation dictionary) joined me.


My next stop was Barcelona, Spain. Here I am at my favorite tapas bar.
  • Txapella
  • Below is and flavorful Paella with seafood dish, great salad and cooling sangria. I had the meal at La Pinta restaurant in Sitges, Spain.



    Many colorful cafes dotted my visit in Paris. This French onion soup was delicious.


    A simple salmon sandwitch in Amsterdam. The view of a canal from the cafe was not bad. I had a few "Vlaamse frites".
  • French fries in Amsterdam



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