A short stay at Lake Como was a perfect ending to our Italian skiing trip. It is indeed beautiful: deep blue water, rocky Alpine peaks and charming towns with narrow streets. It's almost beautiful enough to be boring!
Val di Sole in March means mountains, skiing and snow, but also tons of sun, coffee with a view on apple fields and delicious Italian food. Apart from pizza and tiramisu, I enjoyed pizzoccheri (buckwheat flour pasta) with potatoes and cheese and canederli in brodo - Italian knödel served in aromatic broth. Local cuisin is anything but light and I think that despite all the calories burnt on piste, I sill ate more than I should.
Tanjung Luar, situated in east Lombok, is the biggest fish market on the island. It starts very early in the morning, before it gets unbearably hot and sunny. People come from surroundig villages by mopeds, horse-drawn carriages or in the back of old pickup trucks.
Balinese offerings, canang sari, usually contain a small treat for the gods: a cracker, some rice, a cigarette or a cup of coffee. Once the incense goes out, the offering has been made and canang goes back to being an earthy object.