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My favourite desserts around Europe (#Travellinkup)

Austrian apple strudel

in Vienna, Dec 2015

First of all, I’d like to say how happy I am to be this month’s co-host of travel link up with Emma, Angie and Jessi!

I love food but I’m no foodie or a gourmand. I prefer simple but delicious meals. Not being very adventurous when it comes to trying out local delicacies means that I probably have missed out on a few great experiences but as I grew old(er) I began to taste more different foods. Living & working in England eight years ago has actually helped me to be more open towards new & unusual foods. I became a big fan of afternoon tea tradition and English breakfast while I was in England. I also tried curry for the first time and many other traditional English dishes such as Yorkshire pudding (and my favourite revelation of them all: salt &vinegar crisps). However, I have a sweet tooth and I do try out all possible desserts wherever I go! After all, I am a big chocoholic!

So, what would be my most interesting/meaningful food experience?

 I have tried a few meals that are not to everyone’s taste (even if it was just a mouthful). For example, I ate a snail in Brussels and I had haggis in Scotland 🙂 But I’ve pretty much tried all the national desserts wherever I travelled. So my most interesting food experiences have to be dessert related.

So, let’s just name my favourite desserts around Europe (in no particular order):

Sacher cake (or any cake as a matter of fact ) in Austria

I do love French desserts but if you want a delicious cake that will satisfy your hunger go to Austria!  I love all sorts of Austrian cakes from apfel strudel to Esterházytorte to original Sacher cake. Last December I finally had the one and only Sacher cake at Hotel Sacher in Vienna. It was a wonderful experience worth the wait of around half an hour in the cold!

Sacher cake in Vienna

Sacher Cake and Sacher tea

Afternoon tea in England

I love everything about this old tradition: the food, the atmosphere of tea rooms, the exquisite porcelain mugs. Tasty finger sandwiches, delectable scones, a delicious cake and of course tea make up this wonderful afternoon affair! I had proper afternoon tea in London just once but it was such a gorgeous experience! I also had a very lovely but unpretentious afternoon tea in Jane Austen’s center in Bath and in Harriet’s in Bury St Edmunds.

afternoon tea in London

at Sofitel St James hotel, London 2013

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Bled-Slovenia ( August 2015)

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My husband S. and I spent a short but enjoyable weekend in Bled (Slovenia) recently. I wanted to go to a place with beautiful nature so that we could do a bit of sports. We’ve been to Bled before but not together actually so I knew that we’d have a great time.
Bled is famous for its Alpine lake with a small island (there’s a church on it) and the Bled Castle perched on a rock above the lake. It’s close to the Triglav National Park and to some ski resorts too.
We cycled from the village where we stayed at to Bled and then did a full circle around the lake. I’m in terrible shape lately and I was red like a lobster and huffed and puffed like a dying dragon while I was cycling. Especially since it was very hot and sunny. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the bike ride. There were a lot of people sunbathing and swimming in the lake (I’ve swum in the lake on my previous trip). We didn’t hire a boat to go to the island because there just wasn’t that much time to do it all.

on the way to Bled

on the way to Bled

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