In the Historic Santa Bárbara Plaza.Located just in front of the Magdalena River, the Casa Amarilla is perfectly situated in the historic centre of Mompós o Mompox. With just 10 rooms in a beautifully restored colonial home dating back to the XVII century, we offer a tranquil environment that is both relaxing and accommodating with an emphasis on excellent service. In the Casa Amarilla our guests feel right at home in the unpretentious elegance of our comfortable rooms. The Casa Amarilla boasts unrivalled views from our rooftop terrace over the colonial tiles, the river and from which to enjoy spectacular sunsets. Allow yourself to be swept away and seduced by the authenticity of the Casa Amarilla!
We provide friendly, professional instruction in the subjects of Overland Navigation, Survival and Combat Survival. Our courses are specialised and as such the instructor to student ratio is never greater than 1:2, and often 1:1 on certain courses. As all of our courses are residential, you will be learning in a warm, quiet and friendly environment nestled in the heart of the Sierra Cabrera; with the instructor/student ratio being as it is, the high personal instruction time ensures that learning is quick, easy and above all stress free. All courses are based on the mastery of each skill in turn and are not time based in any way; this ensures that should you find a certain skill difficult to master, the instructor will spend more time with you at no additional cost until the correct level of proficiency has been attained. Our outdoor adventure holidays are run at a pace that suits your fitness and ability; we are able to be extremely flexible during your stay with us as the majority of the activities are in-house. Hiking, scrambling, rock climbing, running, mountain biking, snorkelling, old mine workings, subterranean passages, spectacular caves and ancient burial grounds are there for the adventurous. The area is so incredible that parts of the film ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ were filmed locally. The more adventurous may wish to summit Mulhacen, mainland Spain’s highest peak at over 11,400ft or explore the old gold mining shafts and tunnels at Rodalquilar as part of their adventure holiday. All this adds up to a great time, all the time. The Importance of Geography To state that our Overland Navigation courses involve geography may seem a little obvious; however, it may seem a little less obvious to state the importance of geography in Survival and Combat Survival. This importance is such that it may make the difference between life and death. We continually study the important correlations between geomorphology and our course subjects; this enables us to constantly improve the course content in order to stay at the forefront of outdoor education in these specialist subjects.
We are a small local business who came from San Diego California that moved to beautiful Sandpoint Idaho. When people ask how we got up here my dad says "we ran out of gas". We have been making Mexican food in Sandpoint since 1995 and hope to keep going for many years more. We appreciate all the business we get and we try to make everyone happy, although that is a hard thing to do :). We are not perfect but we try to have good customer service and do it with a smile. We are known for good food and hope that if you come you experience the taste of eating good Mexican food. Please remember there are quit a few different styles of Mexican food so do not be disappointed if it is not a style you are used to. And please remember we are cash or check only.
We are a tour operator specialized in unconventional tours in Venice. Our proposals are organized into: - Walking Tours: a) by area (off the beaten track of the mass of tourists); b) thematic (Music in Venice, History of the Venetian cuisine, Photography Tour, Theatrical tour about courtesans and libertinism, Venetian Craftsmen, Woman in Venice: the painters); c) classic (Doge's Palace, Basilica of San Marco and other important churches and museums) - Boat Tours: a) tour along the Venice's canals; b) Lagoon tour; c) Fishing-tourism; d) Eco-tours by boat with electric motor; e) Tour of the Venetian vineyards - Gourmet experiences: a) dinners in private homes; b) Venetian cooking classes - Activities: a) Venetian rowing lesson b) shopping tour We can rely on 5 Tourist Guides, 8 Tour Leaders, several boats both traditional and tourist type (up to 50 people), location for special events, chefs and catering services, workshops and everything you need to create a visit to Venice professional and at the same time different from usual.
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Paris – Patisserie
by Janine Lea-Oesi,
Ladurée – synonym for quality and elegance – has three tea salons in the French capital. Make a point of treating yourself next time you visit.
There are several Ladurée tea shops in Paris and the brand is probably best known for its macarons, colourful rounds of meringue sandwiched together with flavoured filling. I have been to two of the shops, the large one on the Champs-Elysées and the smaller one in the rue Royale, near the church of the Madeleine. The shop in rue Royale is in fact the original which was started as a bakery by Louis Ernest Ladurée, who hailed from south-western France, in 1862 when development of the Madeleine area, under the auspices of Baron Haussmann, was in full swing. When the shop was burnt down Louis Ernest saw it as an opportunity to develop a bakery and a cake shop. It was not until some years later that Louis’ wife, Jeanne, had the idea of adding a café to the shop and so the Parisian thé salon was born. As it wasn’t socially acceptable at the time for women to frequent cafés, the thé salon provided a welcome alternative where they could meet freely, without fear of social disapproval. As for the macaron, that only saw the light of day in the mid-twentieth century thanks to Louis’ distant cousin, Pierre Desfontaines, who is credited with the original recipe.
Ladurée shops are done out in Second Empire style and are very ornate and elegant. Of the two that I have been to I much prefer the one in rue Royale. It is smaller than its counterpart on the Champs Elysées and I find the atmosphere more relaxing. Also, it is the original shop and so has an historical dimension lacking in the other store. In addition to tea and cakes, the shops also sell breakfast and light meals. Both are enormously popular so be prepared to queue unless you go mid-morning during the week. I have not visited the shop in rue Bonaparte.
Is it value for money?
Two things need to be considered here: the quality of the product being sold and that of the experience itself. On the first count I would say that Ladurée is perhaps on the expensive side but you do get a quality product. Their hot chocolate is renowned and I believe well worth the accolades and their range of teas is dazzling. As for the cakes, they are simply out of this world! A large part of the quality of the experience resides in the service and here I would say that I have been best served at the shop in rue Royale.