French onion soup

Today I have something different for you, it's a new feature of our blog: a recipe!

This is a really simple recipe for a great tasting soup. I’ve made French onion soup before using English recipes and they always seem to complicate things. After doing some research on French websites I was able to see how it should be made. This isn’t meant to be a complicated dish, its meant to be soup that tastes great, can be made by anyone and is inexpensive. My recipe for soup can be enjoyed as a lunch, light dinner or starter. Let us know what you think!
Difficulty: 1/5 Taste for the amount of effort: 5/5 Prep time: 5 to 10 minutes Cooking time: 40 mins Serves two
Ingredients Oil 6 medium onions 3 cloves of garlic ½ litre of beef stock Mixed herbs Salt and pepper Bread (baguette ideally) Cheese (Gruyere ideally)

Pots and pans Oven grill Deep saucepan Wooden spoon Chopping knife Two soup bowls
Method 1) Heat some oil in the pan 2) Chop the onions to your preferred texture (I diced mine 1cm wid…

Iceland on a budget

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Iceland is a country where number of tourists beats the number of locals (even sheep is more than Icelanders). Whereas accommodation market is dominated by Airbnb. Iceland is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. However it is not the cheapest, but no worries! We have prepared for you few tips, which will help to save some money without passing on the great attractions.


Flights
Cheapest airlines: easyJet, WizzAir, WOW
Cheapest months: March-May

Besides the airlines I mentioned above, it's worth checking out Icelandic and Scandinavian companies (Icelandair and SAS), which sometimes can offer good deals.


Airport transposrt
Bus/coach - Flubys, Grayline

If you are staying in Reykjavik and you are not renting a car, the best way to get to town is coach. Most companies offer drop off and pick from the hotel you are staying in, which is a good option for someone who lives far from town centre. Otherwise, it's better to pick cheaper option and choose one of the main bus stops.

Accommodation
When we were looking for accommodation in Reykjavik for the first time, I got a bit worried, because the prices didn't look great. As I mentioned before, there's plenty of places advertised on Airbnb website, unfortunately the prices are not amazing. The cheapest options are hostels or guesthouses, which are not located in town centre. Reykjavik might seem like a big town, but there are many places you can reach on foot.


Food
To save some money is always better to cook your own meals. However you have to be careful where you shop. The cheapest Icelandic supermarkets are Bónus and Krónan.


Alcohol
Unfortunately this is also one of the dearest things in Iceland. At the beginning of 20th century, all alcoholic drinks were prohibited, however that changed after few years and gradually people started selling alcohol in Iceland. Therefore if you would like to try some local drinks or just spend a nice evening somewhere I recommend app called AppyHour, which shows where, when and how much for you can get fairly cheap drinks. Happy hour in Iceland is very popular and many pubs and cafes do it. By using this app we have found few hidden interesting places which we probably wouldn't have found it otherwise :D



Tours
I think I can say with no doubt that the most popular attraction on Iceland is Blue Lagoon. And I'm not surprised, because after spending a bit of time on Iceland, especially in winter, at some point the only thing that everyone is dreaming of is hot bath. Of course this was on our list too, but the price put has us off. Fortunately we found a Secret Lagoon, which is popular among tourist but not as much as Blue Lagoon and it's cheaper. You won't get a free drink or a face mask (both are included in a basic package at Blue Lagoon), but you will pay half the price and will have access to a natural lagoon.



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