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Feeling adventurous

But before you get on with your adventure, you need to start the day well by eating good food right? And so I did with eating a delicious brunch this Sunday at “Federal Café”. As you can see, I ordered poached eggs, with avocado, spinach and bacon, together with toasted rye bread, mmm. Oh, and when in Spain you can’t miss freshly pressed orange juice!!!

The café is located at Passatge de la Pau 11 in Barcelona. I must be honest, it was not easy to find, but that’s why the café lies in a quiet area, away from the tourists and the city traffic. You feel tranquility, and you forget you are in a busy city like Barcelona.

Next time when I come back, I want to try the French omelette with kale, mushrooms and ricotta, and their matcha brownie! It’s sounds really interesting, plus it’s gluten-free, I have a feeling it’s a good one…

I sat on a pillow at the window, it was such a cool spot to eat. You should try to get that spot too when you eat here;)

After a solid brunch, I was ready to take on my adventure, which was leading me to “La Donuteria”. Walking around can be such a good therapy, and strolling around the less busy streets of Barcelona was even better! I had longed for a donut, so I did some research and wanted to try out this place. It didn’t disappoint me at all…

They had so many interesting flavors that it got impossible to choose! I could easily have just ordered all of them, but reality stroke me to having one. After a tough decision, I chose “crema de chocolate y dulce de leche”, dulce de leche is typical Spanish so I wanted to try their take on an American donut. Oh my goodness that was good, too good to be true!

It was a perfect balance of sweet and savory. The coating was salted caramel, already by reading those words you can understand why it’s good;)

I wanted to try “crema de chocolate con mango”, which is dark chocolate with mango flavor, but they didn’t have more of it. However, it’s a good excuse to come back and try it next time! Other variants which were also strong candidates were white chocolate and raspberry flavor, vanilla and café latte, plus chocolate donut with matcha flavor. You can understand why I struggled in the first place.

La Donutería

Carrer del Parlament 20, 08015, Barcelona

http://ladonuteria.com

From there I took the bus D20 at stop Paral•lel – Marquès de Campo Sagrado to Creu Coberta – Plaça Espanya.

Barcelona amazes me, there is so much to do here and there are endless discoveries to take on. One I had long wanted to visit was the “Palau Nacional”. It’s Catalunya”s national art museum. Even though I didn’t get inside this time to see the 250 000 different artworks, you can’t always get it all done at once right? But for a first time, walking around this amazing building was more than good enough.

What better way is there to enjoy the donut on top of the Palau Nacional building! Eating with a view, and walking to the top after all those stairs, yup that was something! Ps: they have escalators on the way up there if you are too tired to walk all the stairs up! I did cheat a bit, I must be honest I was one of them who were too tired to walk all the stairs. After all, I was kinda happy they had escalators. But at the same time, it felt weird when looking at an old and historical building and taking the escalators! However, I got reminded by that we live in modern times now haha.

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Burger joint

Today I really felt for a good burger and sweet potato fries, which I found at “Burger joint” restaurant. I choose a vegetarian spicy falafel burger with tsatsiki dressing. It was exciting to try a new burger version I have never tried before and I really liked it! Oh and btw a vegetarian version is as good as a beef burger, or even better if I must say. Also it’s better for us and our planet to eat a vegetarian version since the making of beef contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

They are located at Aker Brygge in Oslo with the address Holmens gate 3. This area is located in the former shipyard area of Akers mechanical workshop, which was closed in 1982. They have still kept that charm till today where you experience an industrial architecture with buildings made of brick. But with that said, they have modernized and upgraded the place, harmonizing old and new architecture together. Aker Brygge is where you will find shopping, cafés and restaurants, and ice cream parlors alongside the waterfront promenade.

It was lovely weather today and that definitely gave me the feeling of summer! I couldn’t resist and not complete my moment without an ice cream to top it all! I love “soft ice” with sprinkles on. It’s a must to have that when you come to Aker Brygge, so don’t leave without having one first!

Hope you have enjoyed your weekend so far:)

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Ice cream addicted ~ São Paulo

“Life is like ice cream, enjoy it before it melts”

São Paulo amazes me in every way. Although it’s a lot of people, a big city with much traffic, it is somehow a paradise for a food lover like me.. I found the best ice cream I have tasted so far! The ice cream place is called “Gelateum”, here they make authentic Italian ice cream. The man behind the ice cream-making is from Pimonte, Italy. He told me that they make the best nocciola/hazelnut ice cream, and he was right. But he left me even more speechless after I tasted his “Africa Nero” chocolate ice cream!