Restaurant 212 – Amsterdam (May 2018)

After ‘t Amsterdammertje*, the second installment of my Christmas present was at Restaurant 212 in Amsterdam.

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Around the World – Gastrologik*, Stockholm, Sweden (February 2018)

Another business trip to Sweden, so another opportunity to seek out Nordic cuisine in Stockholm!

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Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 22) – Portland, Oregon

The kids had their way on our last day in Portland, so we had a “Wie is the Mol?” day…

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Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 21) – Portland, Oregon

Our third day in Portland was mainly spent with a mini road trip along the Columbia River and “around” Mt. Hood, concluded with some good old tax-free outlet shopping…

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Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 15) – Anderson, CA to Medford, OR

Time to say goodbye to California with a 160 mile / 260 kilometer drive along a pretty scenic stretch of the I-5. We spent the next day and a half in Medford, Oregon. Continue reading “Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 15) – Anderson, CA to Medford, OR”

Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 14) – Napa – Anderson, California

Our next main stops were in Oregon, but it was too much to drive there from Napa Valley in one go, so we had decided on Anderson to spend the night.

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Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 13) – Napa Valley, California

I compiled this post with very mixed feelings. It recollects the fabulous time we had in Napa Valley just a couple of months ago, but my thoughts were first and foremost with those affected by the devastating wildfires that are sweeping through Sonoma and Napa counties, resulting in many casualties – they are deadliest in the history of California – destroyed homes and vineyards…

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Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 12) – Monterey – Napa Valley, California

We hit the most southern point on day 14 of our road trip as we travelled from Monterey up north to Napa Valley that day: a 205 mile / 330 kilometer trip. Continue reading “Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 12) – Monterey – Napa Valley, California”

Around the World – Hillside Supperclub, San Francisco (Aug 2017)

Food connects people all over the world. Our visit to Hillside Supperclub in San Francisco was a prime example of that as it was only a couple of months earlier that I met Tony and Austin Ferrari at the communal table of Oaxen Krog** in Stockholm whilst on business trip.   Continue reading “Around the World – Hillside Supperclub, San Francisco (Aug 2017)”

Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 6) – Gold Beach, Oregon to Eureka, California

Leaving Oregon and entering California today: a 135 mile / 220 kilometer trip to Eureka. Continue reading “Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 6) – Gold Beach, Oregon to Eureka, California”