little kook

One of my favorite things about travel is those surprises that come out of nowhere. Imagine my delight when walking back to my Athens hotel in the evening, I stumbled across this gem! The fantastical Little Kook is an explosion of¬† Mary Poppins magic and sprinkles. It’s a sweets shop, selling gelato and pastries. I didn’t stop for a bite, but I reveled in the candycolored wonder that had taken over this quiet Greek alley. The servers were dressed up like Mary Poppins and Bert, and tourists all around me (including me) were snapping Insta-worthy shots left and right. It’s…

paprika cream sauce

There are meals you enjoy on your travels that you’ll never forget. Am I right? For me, this meal in Vienna lives on in perpetuity. At the hotel owner’s recommendation, I found myself at a nearby restaurant called Gasthaus Wild. Though I had planned to order something very traditionally Viennese like¬†wienerschnitzel, when I saw this dish on the menu, I changed my plan: Bread dumpling in paprika cream sauce, with mushrooms.