Cioccolatò 2018 in Torino and truffle season!

Cioccolatò 2018 is an annual chocolate festival that takes place in the center of Turin during autumn time. I am a bit late writing about it, but I just want to share my experience about chocolate and truffles this year. We passed by the chocolate festival a late Sunday afternoon. It was cold and rainy,…

Some very important steps…

Despite of very busy days, I just need to tell you about some big steps in my life… Erasmus+ Lately nobody has heard from me because I’ve been working on a new project. Erasmus+ is about sending students out in the world to get some new work experience. I’ve been so lucky to take care…

A Norwegian visit in Turin

Last week I received a very nice visit in Turin. The three Norwegian ladies are working with an Erasmus project in Norway. I am supposed to organize all the practical aspects of the same project when the students arrive. It’s about sending young people studying to become a chef or a waitress to gather some…

The American, Irish and Oriental festival in Turin

Last Saturday I went to a big festival in Turin. It will run over two weekends, and you need a lot of time to visit it all! You’ll find the American/Country western festival with the horse arena at the beginning. Then you’ll need to pass the Irish festival to get to the Oriental festival.  Such…

Turin – the City of Contrast

After spending a snowy (!) day in Turin, I just realize how many contrasts I met on my way. I’m talking about places and people… It’s seldom snowing in town, but in these days we’re expecting the cold weather from the Siberian parts. It was nice to go into a very elegant bar called San…

Sushi time!

I´ve never told you this before, but I love sushi! Yesterday I went to a really high class sushi restaurant in Turin. There are so many different sushi-chains all over the area, but Shabu was great! International company Being 4 persons from 4 different countries, we´ve always got something to talk about – in English!…

The Egyptian Museum of Turin

Last Saturday we went to visit the Egyptian Museum of Turin. It´s the second biggest in the world, after the biggest one that lays in Cairo. It has recently been renovated, and I must say it has become much more interesting to visit. Tour for kids I was quite curious if my son would like…

Christmas Market at the Castle of Stupinigi

Last Sunday afternoon I took my son to visit the big Christmas market at the castle of Stupinigi. We also went to see the museum inside. What a spectacular place!   This castle, that is on the UNESCO world heritage list since 1997, was one of many places where the royals could spend their free…

A trip to Santa’s Christmas dream

  Just like last year we decided to visit the workshop of Santa Claus. This year they’ve moved the whole village from Turin to Venaria. The surroundings are more magic this year, since it’s placed in the garden of the castle. But the atmosphere seemed to be different. It was much more focus on how…

Getting Ready for the Autumn

Autumn is strange. This season might give you the blues, or it means new opportunities. In either way it’s important to get ready for the seasonal change! I’m doing it my way. This year my goal is to get rid of all the leafs that always become a high mountain in the back of the…