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the city escape.

Heuriger Schwein und Wein Purbach Kloster am Spitz | Bikinis & Passports

Even though I love the perks of living in a city like Vienna, I also love leaving the city behind every once in a while. During summer, Mike and I like to explore the countryside around Vienna. Wachau, Kremstal, Burgenland, … all of those areas that are within an hour’s drive are beyond beautiful and known wine regions with have great food to be discovered. Last night we met up with friends by the Neusiedler See for dinner at the Heuriger Schwein und Wein in Purbach (translates to “pig and wine”)….

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RECIPE: pineapple-coconut sorbet.

Healthy Pineapple-Coconut Sorbet | Bikinis & Passports

It is Friday and it is sunny, which both make for amazing excuses to enjoy a scoop of ice cream – or two. Earlier this week, I had half a pineapple left over after making these tropical mint & pineapple margaritas for The Daily Dose. Since my sister was over and I was in a creative mood, I decided to make some quick and easy sorbet. Not to mention that this is just about as healthy as eating just the pineapple, so no need to feel guilty with this sweet treat!…

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best brunch spots in Barcelona.

TRAVEL: best brunch spots in Barcelona | Bikinis & Passports

In terms of food, Barcelona definitely has a lot to offer. Aside from the obligatory tapas and paella, there are also plenty of stylish supper clubs and some amazing places to brunch. Since we wanted to enjoy the pool at our hotel in the afternoons, we usually ventured out in the morning for some breakfast and explored the city afterwards for a few hours. The perfect agenda, if you ask me….

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RECIPE: acaí bowl

RECIPE: Acai Bowl in Vienna | Bikinis & Passports

Anything and everything cool or new usually takes a while to make an appearance in Vienna. While I had my first acaí bowl in California years ago and even got lucky in Berlin and Munich last year, I have yet to find one in Vienna. No big deal, I thought, if they don’t offer it, I’ll just make my own. Well, easier said than done. It is fairly easy to find acaí powder, but I wanted the frozen pack for the real deal….

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