Cabin / fever

Cabin fever: tickets for meal onboard Singapore parked plane sell out.  Diners paid up to £360 to eat onboard in latest sign of public appetite for aircraft experience. Diners have rushed to pay up to £360 per head to eat a meal on a stationary plane, in the latest sign of public appetite to recreate the onboard experience without travelling.…

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The Green Fairy

Absinthe is historically described as a distilled, highly alcoholic beverage. It is an anise-flavoured spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium, together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. In Paris, during the 1920’s, it became the favourite beverage of choice for artists, musicians, debutantes and gadabouts. Famously strong, it was…

Oktober-rest

Munich may be without Oktoberfest — but it’s still a lot of fun Munich’s Oktoberfest was canceled this year due to the coronavirus. But the city has come up with alternative events that could also benefit tourists from abroad in the future.Christin spent the summer under palm trees, enjoying the feeling of sand between her toes — right in the…

Remain in Spain

We often feature Spain here at Matouring, because it has so many things to offer. One of which is that it is an ideal place to retire:  sun, sea, mountains, excellent healthcare, incredible food and really good €3.00 bottles of red wine –  we are not joking. This article out lines how to gain your residency in Spain – and…

Breton your appetite

This is about a lovely place in Canada, that was once populated by the adventurous French in habitats of Brittany. On the northern tip of Nova Scotia sits an island that locals describe as a little slice of heaven. A mix of oceans, mountains, lakes, and rolling highlands, Cape Breton Island is also a mix of cultures. It is home…

Zooming to Barbados

One of the benefits of the pandemic has been the realization that so many jobs can be done remotely and you don’t need to be chained to a desk 9-5 anymore. Although there is a belief that business travel may never fully recover, it is likely that travel for remote working may nearly balance this out. With people becoming used…

La Belle France sans gluten?

Where to eat… gluten-free Michelin-star dining in Provence L’AUBERGE LA FENIÈRE, NEAR LOURMARIN An oasis of serenity at the foot of a forest-covered hillside, this Michelin-starred restaurant near Lourmarin has been delighting guests for decades with its Mediterranean cuisine – and three years ago the restaurant went entirely gluten-free and yet kept its star, making it unique in the world.…

Paris Cafe bleu

During the heyday of train travel in the late nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries, rail stations in major cities were places where wealthy travelers showed off their status and prestige. Le Train Bleu, a restaurant situated in Paris’ Gare de Lyon, is a historic reminder of that bygone era. Rail is the way to go in Europe. Read more courtesy of ParisUnlocked.com…

1000 year-old flour

With stay-at-home orders in effect across the United Kingdom, bulk buyers and consumers alike have been purchasing much more flour than normal, according to the National Association of British & Irish Millers (NABIM). To help meet this spike in demand, a 1,000-year-old English flour mill has resumed commercial production for the first time in decades, reports Jason Lewis for the Bournemouth Daily Echo. Why…

Luxury in Cartagena

Colombia’s most famous writer, the inimitable Gabriel García Márquez, once said in a press interview that he could never have written his books if he had not been a journalist – because all of his material was extracted from reality. Wandering between the pastel-coloured colonial structures of Cartagena’s labyrinthine cobbled streets, one could be forgiven for thinking that they had…

Never go home

Ever walked into a hotel and thought: “I could live here?” These five intimate, beautiful hotels can that feel like the swanky house of your dreams. But there are other options, some that you may not be aware of. Read more courtesy of FoodAndWine.com Please rotate on mobile devices

The Blonde Hedgehog

You’ll almost certainly be familiar with the Channel Island’s main settlements, Jersey and Guernsey, part of the UK. They’re famous for their handsome cattle and the unctuous, buttercup coloured milk they produce. But there are three others – Sark, Herm, and Alderney. While the first two are trickier for tourists, Alderney is a precious, hidden gem. Three square miles of…

Unencumbered Umbria

The gentler, less gilded neighbour of Tuscany, Umbria enjoys a lower profile and seems less troubled by tourism. The “green heart of Italy” doesn’t have an endless stream of visitors plying between their checklist of big-drawer Tuscan Renaissance cities, just miles of undulating hills carpeted in sunflowers, tobacco or untamed bosco (woodland). Read more courtesy of APlaceInTheSun.com

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I studied abroad in Greece my first semester of college. It was not my first trip to Europe, but the semester was my first time in Greece or Eastern Europe. Studying in Thessaloniki, Greece, I was just under a four drive from the capital of Bulgaria, so I needed to take a trip to try Bulgarian food. Read more courtesy…

Less brutal events

It’s well known that the Romans constructed hundreds of amphitheaters across their vast empire. These marvels of architecture can be found in Europe, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. Among them, the Pula Arena is one of the best-preserved. It’s also the 6th largest amphitheater still standing and the only arena to retain its four side towers. And there is…

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