University cities are the new topic of our weekly series, and the aim is to bring to our readers the best of the places that are truly students‘ cities. One of these is Olomouc in the Czech Republic – a beautiful small city nearly 300 km east of the capital of Prague. Whoever visits Olomouc will agree that it is a wonderful place to live. Olomouc’s slower pace, as the locals happily admit, makes people cheerful and welcoming. What more does Olomouc offer? See our photogallery.
Although Olomouc has just one university, it deserves a special mention. First of all a little about Olomouc which is in Moravia in the Czech Republic. The people of this city are known to be especially friendly and helpful. During a recent visit I discovered first hand that this reputation is well deserved. And what is one to say about Olomouc itself. Pretty as a picture, the city vibrates with positive energy all round.
It’s been two weeks since our last listing of festivals and we are now in the middle of October. The new list is going to take you to the most engaging events in different parts of the world.
Following up on tours through Brazil and Venezuela from the last two weeks, we will stay for yet a while longer in Latin America and visit another country there - Peru. Apart from visiting the iconic Machu Picchu, there are other places to go in Peru. One thing is for certain. While most guides warn visitors about the dangerous parts of the Peruvian capital at Lima, nothing can threaten us while going through photographs of the places that are worth seeing.
The following article about the use of a basic food category is devoted to an item that in most minds should only be served raw. Fruit, nonetheless, offers many variations; and if the recipe allows, it can be cooked under low heat without losing any vitamins.
An old saying states that it is easier to burn the house down than to move to a new one. I don't know about that, but moving house can be demanding. Some psychologists even go so far as to compare the level of stress from moving house to the stress level from a divorce. One cannot do much with that, but there are ways to make more the act of moving at least a little easier and more pleasant. Check out our tips and tricks.
Last week we started a new series of University Cities with Brno, Czech Republic. Continuing with our series on university cities we have a look at Prague this week.
Last week we introduced the category of cereal grains with gluten. This week we shall complete the chapter by listing gluten free grains for those who want to – or who have to – consume gluten free food.
This week we will stay in Latin America and, following up on last week’s tour through Brazil, we will visit another beautiful country - Venezuela. Did you know that Venezuela got its name from the Italian city of Venice and that it means "Little Venice"?