January 2015 archive

Salmone al pistacchio

Il salmone, si sa, è alla base della piramide alimentare scandinava.

Ecco qui una ricetta semplice per un salmone un po’ diverso dal solito e gustosissimo, che ha come ingrediente chiave il pistacchio.

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Tenta di assomigliarti

In questo periodo penso davvero tantissimo e so già che, dicendo questo, molti partirebbero all’attacco con le loro (simpaticissime) battute in stile ‘uh, come no!’, ‘sì, si vede proprio’, ‘tu che pensi? ahahah’. Dai, per una volta lasciamo stare le battute. Ora vi dimostro che penso davvero.

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Interrail: the beauty of travelling by train

Travelling by train is an unique experience. It is impossible to compare even the very same trip done with any other transportation.

During our honeymoon we travelled trough the capitals of Sweden and Denmark, which are Stockholm and Copenhagen, in a single day. According to the timetable we wouldn’t spend more than a few hours in both cities, so I didn’t plan anything special to do in those two beautiful capitals.

Unexpectedly, we soon realized that you get the chance to do much even we little time! This is because usually railway stations are right in the heart of the city. They actually themselves contribute to create the city center, enriching it with their majestic architecture.

Surely the best way to spend your time between a train and another is to walk, mainly for two reasons: it’s good and vital to get some exercise after being sitting for hours and it is the best way to see what’s around the station. Stockholm found us totally unprepared: Klapsu visited it only once several years ago and it was my first time in the Swedish capital. Besides, my instinct of conscious traveller, that checks every single detail and wants to have everything under control, well, somehow didn’t work this time.

Anyways the walk was very refreshing and not only because it was a chilly day! It gave us an opportunity to have a glimpse of Stockholm and its beauties. Also, we could hear this beautiful language (and speak it, I’m referring to Klapsu!), that is Swedish. Surely we want to go back there another time to know it better!

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Interrail: let’s take a walk in Copenhagen!

After Stockholm, we started heading with a Swedish high speed train toward Denmark.

Swedish trains have the option to book the breakfast/lunch when you are reserving the seats.*

What I didn’t take into consideration was the fact that the high speed train does, indeed, go very fast. Hence, stability is not the first quality of those train, or at least the Stockholm-Copenhagen one! Now try to figure out me, the most unstable person you’ll probably ever now, in a shaking train with coffee and brioche in my hands.

Far from stainless, we did arrive in the Danish capital. I had the privilege to visit Copenhagen other times before this one. And, thanks to some kind of a quirk, the railway station is located in the part of the city that I know the best. So, as soon as we stepped out of the station, I knew exactly what I wanted to show to Klaus.

I’d like to spend some words talking about the very railway station. In my opinion, it is the most beautiful station that I’ve seen so far. It’s huge, but at the same time well organized. The first railway station of Copenhagen, that was built in the year 1847, was entirely wooden. This was because at that time it was forbidden to built anything that had foundations outside the city fortification. Even though it was rebuilt in 1864, in 1911 and was renovated several times, the cozy atmosphere given by the bricks and wood is still untouched.

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