Ljubljana can be translated as ‘beloved’ or ‘loved one’. If I was to use three words to sum up the capital of Slovenia, I’d say it’s pretty, compact and charming. I think that complements the translation pretty well. Here’s what happened on my latest city break:
On our first day, we took a trip to Lake Bled. I’d seen stunning pictures on Instagram and friends had been and raved about this place. I couldn’t wait to see it for myself. We took the bus from Ljubljana bus station, which took about 80 minutes and cost 12 euros return. Upon arrival, I wasn’t disappointed. Although there was low cloud and initially, it was pretty grey, it was truly magical. Reflections shone off the lake lighting up the buildings that edged it on one side and the autumnal colours of the malting trees looming overhead were beautiful. We walked…
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My new favourite city. Nestled in the Alps, Innsbruck is the most picture perfect city I have ever visited. We decided to go just a week before we flew and got a really good deal on flights and hotel, booking our flights with Easyjet and the wonderful Adlers Hotel via booking.com. For the Easter weekend we paid just £220 each for flights and hotel making it unmissable! Here are 13 photos showing you why you Innsbruck needs to be on your travel hit list…
I’ve mentioned it already but Adlers Hotel is up there with the best hotels I’ve ever stayed in. It’s the tallest hotel in Innsbruck and at just 12 floors high, it’s certainly not a skyscraper. Opened in 2013, expect dark and moody rooms with mountain views to die for, big bathrooms, a lush spa, and awesome rooftop bar and restaurant (more on…
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Ghee Ghee glorious Ghee
The Super Fat that keeps you healthy!
Today in our Healing Kitchen we are going to look at Ghee. You have all no doubt heard of Super Foods, they are the buzz word in healthy eating these days……well, enter GHEE……the Super Fat!
If you are a fan of Indian cuisine and home cooking you will have come across Ghee. It is a staple in all Indian kitchens, and has been culturally revered in India for centuries, but are you aware of exactly what it is or indeed how easy it is to make this liquid gold?
WHAT IS GHEE?
Ghee is a clarified, unsalted butter with the milk proteins removed which means that it is lactose free and does not need to be refrigerated. Homemade Ghee will keep for weeks in a dry dark place without going rancid.
Ghee is ubiquitous in Ayurvedic medicine and…
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Meine liebe C. ist Ärztin in der kleinen Stadt in der schon meine Großmutter Ärztin war. Die C. behandelt den Jäger, der mit der Schrotflinte Unfug trieb, nimmt sich Zeit für die Mütter, die nicht mehr weiter wissen mit dem schreienden Kind und hat auch für die alten Leute, für die der Arztbesuch, oft die einzige Art des sozialen Kontakts ist, immer Zeit. Die C. steht nachts halb zwei auf und sieht nach dem Herzinfarkt, der sieben Schnäpse, aber sonst nichts im Magen hat und vor dem Frühstück hat die C. schon Erbsen aus der Nase gezogen und verrenkte Schultern gerichtet.
Vor etwas über einem Jahr rief die C. mich an und sagte: „Süße, ich brauche deine Hilfe.“ Wie in so viele kleine und größere Städte kamen nämlich auch in diese Stadt, Flüchtlinge. Es sind die übrigens nicht die ersten Flüchtlinge, die in die kleine Stadt kamen, in den 1990er…
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Straight from the ad pages of your favorite magazines, here’s your guide to being a girl in December. Take notes.
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1. Stay cozy. Wear a baby.
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2. Flaunt your complexity.
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3. Represent feminine softness in a hard masculine world.
All around you are skyscrapers made of bricks and iron and glass and ouchy things. They’re all pointy and hard. But not you. You’re a soft pink flower in a gentle haze of light. Everything around you is blooming, because you breathed springtime into winter. You’re a superfresh candypants sugarblossom.
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4. If you’re truly hot, you…
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Few years into the Great Centralization the results are showing – every 5th Hungarian boy is functionally illiterate