7 Cool Bars to Try in Malaga

This sunny beach town is the largest on the Costa del Sol region of Spain. It’s the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and is known for its Mediterranean climate and resort offerings. The centre of Malaga is about a 25 minute taxi ride from Malaga airport, and you can ask your driver to take the scenic beachfront route and then you can get a feel for the area.

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Tips for planning a trip to Scotland

Are you planning your trip to Scotland? Or are you seriously considering traveling to this incredible country? So check out our tips.

Choose appropriate clothes

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Scotland is a cold country, as is the climate of neighboring England and Ireland. If you are going to travel to Scotland in the winter, know that it will have negative temperatures and the maximum is usually 6ºC. And even in the summer, these temperatures will not be among the highest, being as low as 20ºC.

Another important point is frequent rainfall, a feature of Britain. Therefore, reserve waterproof clothes and shoes.

Money in Scotland

As we know, the currency of Scotland is the pound sterling. To exchange currency, the indication is the exchange offices, especially those located at airports. Or those that are not close to the tourist centers, since they usually have higher prices.

Visit the Highlands

The Highlands form a mountainous area in the north of Scotland, all surrounded by beautiful landscapes. It is a region that refers to the Scottish clans of the 18th and 19th centuries and has as its main point in the history of the country the Jacobite uprising, portrayed in the series “Outlander”. Its capital is Inverness, and this region hides the famous Loch Ness, which gives rise to the legend of the Loch Ness Monster.

Divide your script well into Scotland

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This tip is important because it is not recommended to book many days to get to know Edinburgh. The town is small and the main sights of Edinburgh are concentrated in two neighboring regions: Old Town and New Town. Three days in the capital is of great size, two days spent intensely too.

If you can spare a few days on your trip, do not forget that England, Wales and Ireland are next doors. Remember also that promotional airline tickets can be found.

Visit Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, although it is not the largest city in the country (Glasgow is the largest). Even so, it is in Edinburgh that you will find the most important and visited tourist attractions of the country such as Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, one of the most beautiful streets in all of Europe. The city boasts magnificent Gothic architecture and original fun options.

Visit Edinburgh Castle

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Even if you only have a few hours in Edinburgh, be sure to visit your castle. The construction is gigantic and there are numerous rooms within the castle such as the National War Museum of Scotland which includes a large number of military artifacts.

Throughout the place, you can find cannons that were capable of firing ammunition of 150kg. Among other attractions are the Scottish Crown jewelry, which includes the Crown, the Sword, and the Cepto.

These are the Best Pizza Places in Venice (7 of them!)

Venice is a labyrinth of cafes, gelato shops, pizzerias and glistening canals. Wandering on foot is inevitable, and so is working up an appetite.

Like most places in Italy, Venice has fantastic pizza. So, when you want to take a break from sightseeing and grab a slice, here are the best pizza places in Venice to try

Pizzeria Trattoria All-Anfora

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This eatery is known for its giant pizzas. They come in 50 varieties which makes it hard to choose the best option. While the restaurant and garden are quite beautiful, the atmosphere is modest. Tables are set with yellow tablecloths, and the plastic chairs make the restaurant look lowkey. This spot is owned by two locals who know their stuff when it comes to pizza. The menu is five pages long, four of which are pizzas while the fifth is salads.

Rossopomodoro

This is a simple, Venice pizza joint that offers pizzas big enough to share. The atmosphere is relaxed as the staff seem to be pros at what they do. This is one of the few restaurants in Venice that offer gluten-free pizza so that everyone can experience Italian cuisine. They got their start in Naples and opened another branch in Venice to share the local specialties. Their menu changes monthly and daily so you never know what you’ll find.

Antico Forno

Easy to miss, this restaurant is a local gem that has become a hotspot for pizza enthusiasts. The pizzas come in thick or thin crust so that everyone can get a taste that they’ll love. It’s popular with locals and tourists who are able to find it, as the restaurant is positioned between two shops. They have ten types of pizzas and all are great options for travelers on a budget.

Arte Della Pizza

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Specializing in thick-crust pizza, this spot is popular with Venice locals. The staff are known for their friendly mannerisms and the atmosphere is said to be laid back. There are stools for guests to dine-in, but the restaurant is set up to offer takeaway.

Pizza Al Volo

This restaurant is good for a quick bite or to get a pizza as a takeaway. It’s small, authentic, and overlooks one of the canals. The pizza here is cheap and is set up so that you can get a slice and eat it while you continue to roam around Venice. The slices are huge and past visitors say that it is some of the best pizza in Venice.

Pizzeria Megaone

While this is one of the top pizzerias in Venice, it can easily be missed on a visit. The storefront is small and located close to the Rialto Bridge so there can be a lot of crowds. Visitors say that the seating isn’t ideal. However, there are rave reviews when it comes to the pizza itself. The slices are also really cheap which is a nice change from the high prices in this touristy area.

Pizzeria L’Angelo

This quaint pizza spot has a charming look and beautiful pizzas. The chalkboard menu offers a great variety of options, including five vegan varieties. The vegan cheese has received great reviews and non-vegan guests seem to enjoy the flavors as well. This place is on the smaller side though, so you’ll have to take your pizza to go.

Eating pizza in Venice is a must whether you’re visiting for a week or just a day. It’s easy to get lost while wandering the canals. But, you can pull yourself into one of these pizza shops for a delicious break. If you are thinking of visiting Treviso, then you can find the best trattorias in Treviso here.

A Slice of Christmas: The Best Christmas Cakes from Around the World

The decorations are up, the advent calendars have been opened and the Christmas music is playing. The festive season is well and truly here, and with just a few weeks until the big day we are already getting excited for a delicious Christmas dinner.

Here at Taxi2Airport, one of our favourite elements of the Christmas season is the food-filled celebrations (you should see our treats table in the office), and as we work with clients and customers from all around the world we are always fascinated to learn about how Christmas food varies from country to country.

When speaking with our friends, colleagues and customers from across the globe we were particularly interested to hear about the varying sweet treats that are enjoyed around the world during the Christmas season – from bolo rei de natal in Portugal to rum cake in Jamaica to kersttulband in our hometown of the Netherlands.

After devouring the details of the many delicious Christmas cakes around the world we decided to create a guide to the most-loved Christmas cakes across different countries.

Not only is our decadent infographic of Christmas cakes a feast for the eyes, but we have also sourced recipes for making all of the global goodies included in our Christmas cakes guide, so you can add an international twist to your Christmas celebrations this year.

Have a look at our infographic for some delicious Christmas inspiration and find all the recipes you need in the recipe guide below.

Merry Christmas!

Recipes for Christmas Cakes Around the World

Stollen, Germany & Austria

Whip up this fruit bread using this tasty recipe from The Spruce.

Pan de Pascua, Chile

Treat your guests this Christmas to some Chilean sweet bread using this delicious recipe from En Mi Cocina Hoy.

La Bûche de Nöel, France

Enjoy a French delicacy this Christmas with another inspiring recipe from The Spruce.

Panettone, Italy

Indulge in the Italian classic with a little help from Brown Eyed Baker.

Rum Cake, Jamaica

For a boozy treat, try out the traditional Jamaican rum cake with a handy how-to from Cooking the Globe.

Japanese Christmas Cake, Japan

The Japanese Christmas cake is a light sponge with strawberries and cream. Bake one this Christmas using this recipe from Cooking with Dog.

Makowiec, Poland

This Polish sweet bread roll will be a real treat for your friends and family this Christmas. Magda’s Cauldron has a great recipe to follow.

Bolo Rei de Natal, Portugal

This fruity festive bread from Portugal is something the whole family will love. Family Foodie have the perfect recipe to help you whip it up.

Rosca de Reyes, Spain and Mexico

Popular in both Spain and Mexico this cake is a delicious ring-shaped sweet pastry with a cream centre. Try it using the recipe from Lavender and Lovage.

Christmas Cake, UK

The classic Christmas cake is a staple of the British Christmas dinner. If you haven’t made one before, BBC Good Food have a great recipe to follow.

Cozonac cu Nuca, Romania

A sweet and nutty bread from Romania, Cozonac cu Nuca would be a delicious addition to Christmas this year. Check out this recipe from Jo Cooks.

Vinarterta, Iceland

An Icelandic favourite, why not try it out this year using this fabulous recipe from Port and Fin.

Kransekake, Norway

This almond flavoured cake tower is loved in Norwegian celebrations. Make one yourself with this easy recipe from A Simple Homestead.

Saffransbullar, Sweden

This Swedish treat is a sweet saffron bread, offering a unique taste. Have a taste using this lovely recipe from Hilah Cooking.

Joulutorttu, Finland

These Finnish pasty tarts are presented in the shape of a windmill, and would be a fun addition to the Christmas table this year. Check out how to make them at Cake, Crumbs, Beach, Sand.

Drømmekage, Denmark

A tasty sponge cake with a caramelised coconut topping – yum! Try it out with some help from Adore Foods.

Kersttulband, Netherlands

A favourite with the Taxi2Airport office, this Dutch treat is a rich pound cake decorated with cherries. Discover it for yourself with this recipe from The Dutch Table.

Cougnou, Belgium

This sweet bread from Belgium is known as ‘bread of Jesus’ and is shaped to look like a baby. Try out the traditional treat with this recipe from Smile Caroline.

Chräbeli, Switzerland

This Swiss favourite is a small aniseed cookie. Nettle and Quince have a great recipe for making your own this Christmas.

Vánočka, Czech Republic

Enjoy this sweet braided bread from the Czech Republic, using this brilliant recipe by What Sarah Bakes.

Štedrák, Slovakia

Give your Christmas a Slovakian twist this year with this hearty cake. Have a look at Slovak Cooking for the recipe.

Šakotis, Lithuania

A very festive treat. This is a tree shaped cake made by rotating batter over an open fire. Not the easiest to replicate but if you want to try, The Spruce have a fab recipe.

Piparkūkas, Latvia

These spicy biscuits just take like Christmas! See for yourself with this recipe from Femme Au Foyer.

Piparkoogid, Estonia

These aromatic cookies are similar to ginger snaps. Indulge in the Estonian treat using this recipe from The Star.

Perekladanets, Ukraine

Delight your guests this Christmas with a unique Ukrainian treat. The Spruce have the recipe with everything you need.

Beigli, Hungary

Have Christmas Hungarian style this year by serving up this walnut and poppy seed pastry. Get the recipe on Budapest Moms.

Potica, Slovenia

Treat yourself and your loved ones with to this nutty Slovenian cake this year. Slovenia Incognita have a brilliant recipe to try out.

Fritule, Croatia

These fried pasty ball are sure to go down well with your guests. You can get the recipe on Chasing the Donkey.

Česnica, Serbia

A traditional bread from Serbia – try it out with this useful recipe from Snap Guide.

Koledna Pitka, Bulgaria

Brighten up the Christmas table with this honey bread shaped into cheerful designs. Have a look at Tara’s Multicultural Table for the recipe.

Baklava, Albania

You might have tried baklava at the Christmas markets, but why not make your own with this simple recipe from My Albanian Food.

Melomakarona, Greece

These tasty Greek honey cookies will be a big hit. Get the recipe from My Greek Dish.

Pan Dulce, Argentina

In Argentina the traditional pan dulce fruit and nut filled bread is popular. Have a taste with this recipe from Rebecca’s International Kitchen.

Pavlova, New Zealand

You may have tried pavlova before, but did you know it was a popular Christmas dish in New Zealand. Make your own using this tasty recipe from Mismatched Passports.

 

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Paris Airport – Charles de Gaulle

Tokyo Airport – Narita International Airport

Rome Airport – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport

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Berlin Airport – Tegel

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