A year ago from today..

26 February 2010
by Phuoc

… Ant and I embarked on our journey to Europe spending 6 weeks there and visiting 6 countries (Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and UK). As expected it was a fantastic trip!Β  We got to experience so much culture and of course, a lot of yummy food.Β WhatΒ I loved the most from this holiday was being able to explore something new every single day and immerse myself in a place that has so much history.Β I could definitely say that pretty much all my money was spent on food. There would never be a day where I stopped at a patisserie and succumb to the delicious morsels displayed.

For the next 6 weeks I will relive our European holiday and share it with you by attempting to bake some of the many sweets that we had during our trip. I hope you can join me in this wonderful journey.

Guten Appetit (German) and Buon Viaggio (Italian)!


  1. rarrarla

    Excited to relive your journey with you as I discover these delights myself =D

  2. Anh

    I so want to go there. If I can clear out my schedule, I will!

  3. Phuoc

    Amy: YAY! I am so excited for you. I can’t wait to hear the stories and see the photos! If only you could bring me some food back.. But I don’t think quarantine would be too happy.. πŸ™

    Anh: You should definately go there!

  4. Trissa

    Can’t wait to read about it! Your pictures look beautiful.

  5. Phuoc

    Thanks Trissa! I hope you enjoy this little project that I’m doing.. πŸ™‚

  6. FFichiban

    Photos are beautiful ^^! Oohh can;t wait for some delicious pastries and desserts πŸ™‚

  7. Phuoc

    Thank you FFichiban! Would you believe that they are taken with a P&S?! I can’t wait to start tackling them.. πŸ™‚

  8. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    Great idea blogging about your holiday and pairing it with recipes from the country! I can’t wait to read more πŸ˜€

  9. billy@ATFT

    ooerrrr. did I see a new blog here??? Welcome to the blogaverse! Can’t wait to see more of your gastronomical journey to come!

  10. Phuoc

    Lorraine: Yeah I thought so too. I’m excited to see what I can come up with but just thinking about that and everything else I have to do in between makes me wonder how am I going to fit it all in and what have I gotten myself in to.

    Billy: Hey there mate! Thanks! I hope you enjoy reading and drooling over it πŸ™‚

  11. Leona

    hey woman!!! first up beautiful photos cant wait to read all about your Europe trip! ^_^ Id love to leave life here and backpack around europe for a year.. the hard part is making myself do it =|

    Look forward to the future posts ^_^

  12. Phuoc

    Thanks Leona! If I could drop everything and go to Europe I would. I loved every minute of it. My friends are going there tomorrow and I’m uber jealous! We didn’t do the whole backpacking experience but it would definately be a fun way to meet new people from around the world. I hope you enjoy what’s to come πŸ™‚

  13. Jen (jenius.com.au)

    Nice! Looking forward to your upcoming posts. It’s been almost 8 months since i’ve returned from Europe and noone has seen my photos yet… LOL… Queen of Procrastination I am…

  14. Phuoc

    How long did you go for Jen? In a period of 6 weeks I managed to take 28GIGS of photos! I haven’t showed my family yet, I need to sort through them and develop them but it’s taking forever.. -__-;

  15. foodwink

    Glad to know that you’ve got your priorities right when travelling! I, too, spend way too much money on food when I’m on holiday πŸ™‚

    Great blogging idea by the way and I look forward to reading your European travelling and cooking adventures. I just adore Europe and would love to visit Italy, Portugal and Spain next.

  16. Phuoc

    HAHA Yeah… It’s about experiencing the culture that these countries have to offer (well that’s what I tell myself).. I think food has got to be one of the things that draws me to a place, all the historical stuff follows after.. That’s why I plan to go Vietnam (and Thailand next); so much yummy food on offer. I’m so excited! And if I was to go back to Europe again, I’d love to spend more time in Italy (even though I spent 2 weeks there), Germany, Paris, Spain, Greece… *sigh*

    Thank you. I hope you enjoy them.

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