From the series: Traveling in Europe – Bologna Contributed By Jens Hoffmann “Authentic European Pleasure” was the working title of my press trip. The destination was the gourmet hideaway Bologna and the surrounding area. It is the production site of many meat products and covers the territories of Emilia Romagna, Piedmont, Lombardy and Veneto. A culinary blend of flesh, local pleasure and internationality. The charme of this region is legendary. A magical region that entrals its visitors. Fine dining, local kitchen, prosciutto and mortadella were…Continue Reading “From the series: Traveling in Europe – Visiting Bologna”

Walking with the Lord Incredible India. From Vadodara to Nalanda. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Our experience started in Vadodara. We visited Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara. On our way to explore the ancient Maharaja Palaces we stopped in Vadodara, Gujarat. This building the Lukshmi Vilas Palace, an extravagant building of the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture, was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1890. Nowadays it has 127 rooms. It is reputed to have been the largest private dwelling built till date and four times the…Continue Reading “Incredible India – From Vadodara to Nalanda”

Japan is full of contrasts Visiting the Shima Kanko Bay Suites Hotel Contributed by Jens Hoffmann A press trip brought me to Japan. Landing in Nagoya is different. The city is located in the Chubu region, easy to reach, but far enough away to present something exotic for a trvel writer. It is not without reason that Nagoya, the birthplace of Toyota, is called a place of contrasts. Here you will find Buddhist traditions, magnificent shrines and pagodas and pioneering technology. Where do I stay?…Continue Reading “Sayonara – Shima Kanko Bay Suites Hotel”

Destination Vietnam. My hotel is straight into the heart of Hanoi. A charming joyful place in a lovely area. It is a French colonial-style hotel, built in 1901, retains all its charm with green shutters, wood panelling and lush courtyard lawn. The Sofitel Metropole Hanoi is located in Hoàn Kiếm area. The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a 5 star historic luxury hotel in the French colonial style. After Vietnamese independence it became a place for ambassadors, chancellors, writers. With Graham Greene first staying here…Continue Reading “Rest in style – Sofitel Metropole Hanoi”

Contributed by Melissa Richter When it comes to Thailand, wine appreciation is often viewed as a cottage industry, but it does not have to be this way. French, German, Australian, and wines from South America are all on the map, yet Italian wines remain a bitelusive. While it is not uncommon to find them prominently featured at Italian restaurants and Prosecco is commonly used as a more economical alternative to Champagne on buffets, generally Italian wines are often not as well represented as the aforementioned…Continue Reading “Thai cuisine meets Italian Moscato”

Contributed by Mr. Homolka Sure, Sun, Sea and Beach, that’s what Greece is known for, that’s why everyone loves to spend their holidays in Hellas. Maybe a bit of classical culture, if you manage to fit it in while waiting for your flight in or out in Athens, right? Well, that’s only the obvious and mass-touristic part of the game, in order to stay at the top of travelers to-do-lists you need to show more. And that’s exactly what Greece is working hard to achieve,…Continue Reading “Greece – Get out of Athens”

Donnafugata – a woman in flight. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann The 5-star luxury Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa is a heavenly place for anyone wishing to play golf and to experience a great time in one of the most enchanting places in Sicily. Located close to Archeological Park of Kamarina and possesses a unique ambience and charm and has been host for the Sicilian Open on two occasions on the European PGA Tour. “Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for…Continue Reading “Donnafugata – A woman in flight – Italy (Sicily & Tuscany)”

Contributed by Mario Masciullo A new itinerary in the land of gods and heroes deepens visitors’ knowledge of the land’s nectar. It was a trip proposed by the Tourist Organization of the Attica Region to members of the tourist press and Italian travel agents and from other European countries who were given the opportunity to experience a different view. This tourist route includes the deepening of food and wine products and immersion into the history of Attica, the capital of Greece – Athens, and the…Continue Reading “Gastronomic Tourism in Attica”

Indonesia Contributed by Jens Hoffmann In places like Sumatra the locals love to say hello, and they’ll really be tickled when you can reply back in their own language. The smiles are worth the effort to learn a few words in Bahasa Indonesia. I love this country and enjoyed the Chedi – hidden among the lush undulating hills of Bali’s culture-rich highlands, this most private of resorts sits among thriving rice fields as far as the eye can see. Just outside the artists’ village of…Continue Reading “Bahasa Indonesia – The Chedi Club”

Destination Thailand Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Cool, hot, contempary style, constant flury of fun, glamour and a bit stressful. Everyone knows that the “City of Angels” is smooth as silk. For the following story we spend a few days at the lovely Kempinski. I used to live for three years in BKK, Sathorn. Since these days My favourite destination, House & Hotel Magazine features another luxury place in the city to be for joy & living, working and fresh starts. Hotel Kempinski The…Continue Reading “Can you speak thai? Hotel Kempinski Siam in Bangkok”

GASAG supports the eat! Berlin Gourmet Festival 2019 Berlin has earned a reputation as gastronomic food hotspot and eat!Berlin is a worldwide well-known gourmetfestival. Eating and food in Berlin is truly a joyful and serious matter. Time to talk with Bernhard Moser, the founder and festival director of the gourmet festival and Rainer Knauber, Head of Group Communication and Marketing at GASAG. An amuse gueule or amuse-bouche signatures the style of a kitchen. Which “Berlin Amuse Gueule” would you serve in Berlin City? Rainer Knauber:…Continue Reading “GASAG supports the eat! Berlin Gourmet Festival 2019”

Wine & Gatronomic Tourism in Attica (“Traveling in Europe”) Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann I love Greece. Ideally you read this article during a break from exploring Attica, the region around the Greek capital Athens. It offers wonderful wines e.g. from Gikas winery (Photo) and many culinary delights. The country’s most famous region spoils its guests with a successful blend of wines, international gourmet cuisine and local specialties. Everywhere your palate will be well pampered. Whether, fine dining or basic meze Greek cuisine offered…Continue Reading “Wine & Food experience in Attica – In a Class of its Own”