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A DAY IN SNOWSHOES IN THE NORTHEAST OF ITALY || FROM CLEULIS TO CASERA TIERZ

A DAY IN SNOWSHOES IN THE NORTHEAST OF ITALY || FROM CLEULIS TO CASERA TIERZ

I tell you a day immersed in the woods full of snow. A day of snowshoes and laughter, sun and breathtaking views like this.     A DAY IN SNOWSHOES IN THE NORTHEAST OF ITALY || FROM CLEULIS TO CASERA TIERZ   THE START Sunday […]

VEG: TAGLIOLINI PASTA IN ROCKET SALAD PESTO SAUCE, SMOKED RICOTTA AND WALNUTS

VEG: TAGLIOLINI PASTA IN ROCKET SALAD PESTO SAUCE, SMOKED RICOTTA AND WALNUTS

Are you looking a recipe for a delicious vegetarian pasta for your guests? You do not know how to reuse the wilted arugula in the fridge? Here’s a quick and easy and anti wastage pasta! Check the recipe.     I have a bad fault. […]

Trekking in the Planica valley to the Tamar Alpine Hut

Trekking in the Planica valley to the Tamar Alpine Hut

Easy hike 10 minutes from the Italian border (after Tarvisio). Family-friendly trekking along a path that leaves Planica ski jumping and arrives at Tamar alpine hut in less than an hour. A walk in the woods of the “Triglavski narodni park”.

 

You wake up in the morning and hope it’s a good day. And ‘all week that checks the weather and you know that today the weather could be iffy. It’s better to have a coffee before opening the window and decide what to do.

It could have been worse. Gray everywhere but a sunshine comes from Tarvisio. Let’s go.

 

An hour later we are on the road. 4 humans and 2 hairy friends who adore the snow. Passport of the dog always with me and then easily overcome Tarvisio, Fusine in Valromana, the border and we reach Planica  ( Kranjska Gora).

To park you have to pay € 2.50 but beyond the walk you can also use the indoor facility of cross-country skiing where to train (even in summer), visit the museum or have a coffee overlooking the ski jumps.

THE PATH

Leaving the ski jumps on the right, where every year there is a world ski jumping stage, we find the beginning of the trail well marked by a sign and a small description of this beautiful valley of glacial origin. Destination Tamar.

A weak mist covers the entire crest of Ponc and with difficulty we can, along our walk, see the summit of Travnik and Jalovec. The easy path winds through pine and spruce woods, now completely sunk in the snow.

Along the way we meet many families. Children, with sleds on their hands, are already ready for this cold winter. Much more than us.

 

THE LUNCH

After less than 45 minutes we reach the refuge Tamar, unfortunately dogs are not allowed so we cover well and eat outside, but at least under a roof.

A nice meal there we just deserved so we start with kraut and beans soup (really delicious) and barley soup, fried potatoes of the house, local sausages and sauerkraut and finally, of course, the chocolate palacinka. I love her.

No time to finish my Lasko that the weather gets worse in a jiffy. Everything flies in the air. The rain or snow, who knows it, falls from the sky and the trees. I expect a very fast return.

 

As we walk past the trail I think how a day with such an horrible weather like this can be beautiful anyway. Just a simple day in the midst of nature makes everyone feel good. As I was lucky to take pictures on the go but I would have drunk another beer if we were just in the heat. Anyway..

The Planica valley has dozens of walks, all well-marked. In addition to trekking and mountain biking all year round, in winter it is famous for its cross-country ski runs 40 km long. If there isn’t snow you can train indoors or try the zip line a thrilling ride down a rope that descends from the highest ski jump in Planica at 85 km / h. Crazy!

To write this post I read many articles on the official website of Slovenian tourism and I admit that it really wants to visit this country more and is so close from my home. If you want to take a look www.slovenia.info


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“Slow tourism” : is born the “Atlas of the Italian Paths” discover it!

“Slow tourism” : is born the “Atlas of the Italian Paths” discover it!

The future is sustainable tourism for this is born www.camminiditalia.it where lovers of “slow travel” will discover cultural itineraries, spectacular landscapes and unique experiences.   For 10 years now it seems that tourism is having a turnaround. While in the early 2000s the reduction of […]

Veg recipe: Rice with chestnuts

Veg recipe: Rice with chestnuts

Easy and quick recipe “Rice with chestnuts”. It is also possible to use Japanese browns  in the rice are  goodness!   Living in the countryside has its positive sides like getting all kinds of food during the various seasons. A few days ago a friend […]

The best apps for trekking and outdoor adventures

The best apps for trekking and outdoor adventures

There are dozens of apps to trace our paths or to find out which peaks surround us.

Here are the most useful and used apps during trekking and outdoor activities:

 

 

PAID APP : 

Maps 3D PRO – GPS per mtb, trekking, ski, outdoor : 3D Maps app is perfect for those who want to plan ahead on your smartphone the path that will do. Thanks to the use of gps can also be used in high mountains and to understand immediately if you have left the trail. It works offline, so it does not consume a lot and tells you point by point how many kilometers are missing, the total length of the route and the speed at which you are going.

 

Peak Finder: Have you always wondered what mountains surround you when you get to the top? Even the farthest ones? with this app thanks to the gps and the fact that you understand how high you are with a very simple interface, it will show you the names of all the worlds you can see. Paying is worth every penny. It’s also possible to use it in “photo” mode where the mountain design can overlay it with what you’re framing with your camera. Very useful!

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5 Fall foliage treks in Friuli Venezia Giulia

5 Fall foliage treks in Friuli Venezia Giulia

  5 easy treks in Friuli Venezia Giulia for the Autumn season Autumn is an intense emotion. The first cold, the chestnuts on the fire, hot tea after dinner. An aura of nostalgia, thinking over the summer, comes over me. But there are still the […]

One day in Birmingham: what to do and see

One day in Birmingham: what to do and see

What to do and see in Birmingham in a day   What to see in Birmingham. Last year at the beginning of summer I was in England for work. Between an event and the other me and my colleagues had 24 hours of total freedom. […]

BEET AND CHICKPEAS VEGAN BURGER

BEET AND CHICKPEAS VEGAN BURGER

In my wanderings around the world as a vegetarian I think I’ve tasted all kinds of veggie burgers made with legumes or vegetables. One of my favorites is that of beet and chickpeas, better if a bit pungent.

 

Here is the recipe:

 

VEGAN BURGER BEET AND CHICKPEAS

The funny thing is that I do not even eat beets, but blend with the other ingredients believe me, they have an incredible flavor. Delicious!

Everyone who has tried my recipe so far has been pleasantly surprised, reading the ingredients may not look like it, but it’s really a goodness. You’ll see!

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TREKKING IN THE NORTH-EAST OF ITALY: THE BORDAGLIA ALPINE LAKE

TREKKING IN THE NORTH-EAST OF ITALY: THE BORDAGLIA ALPINE LAKE

It is September 3rd and temperatures have dropped suddenly. During the night the first snow flakes came down and the tallest mountains were whitewashed. A beautiful fortune for the first walk of September.


My Diary

FROM THE BEGINNING TO NOW. WHAT’S GOING ON IN MY LIFE

FROM THE BEGINNING TO NOW. WHAT’S GOING ON IN MY LIFE

Traveling full-time for work could sounds good but doing this for years and years is cool at the beginning.  At the end, it becomes just a job, so last month I decide to stop.

Quit the job that everyone wants for a normal work in a normal boring city is not really a story that everyone would like to read but this is my story, the story of a girl from a small town who has done it alone making her dreams come true.

Hello sweeties,

I’m writing this maybe more for myself than for the others.

One chapter of my life is finish and I still feel in the limbo trying to find my dimension in this “normal” life.

A BIT OF MY STORY

I always love the Bartending and when I was 20, after finish school and made some little experience behind the bar I decide to improve my skills and I moved ( alone LOL ) at first in London for learn English imagining that it could be useful to me and after in Milan “the cocktails world capital”.

In England I have been learning about team work and how to behave and talk among colleagues and costumers. Something that in Italy it is not taken into consideration too much.

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In Milan I learned all I know about making drinks and the management of a cafe bar thanks to an excellent barman and a great boss and making specific courses.

After 5 years like this, by a stroke of luck I was called for an interview with Redbull and is start my “all around the world job”.

For my last 6 years I travelled for something like 30 weeks per year from Japan to India and USA, Canada, Singapore, China, all around Europe and more..

It was so cool and special to have the possibility to travel like this doing the job that you love.

I always feel so grateful for this and proud of myself too.

So now is coming the sad part of the story. Been always around the world it makes you lose all your family special moments ( and for an Italian that’s all). (more…)

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A DAY IN SNOWSHOES IN THE NORTHEAST OF ITALY || FROM CLEULIS TO CASERA TIERZ

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