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Rome gluten free – Buon appetito!

Rome gluten free – Buon appetito!

By on October 30, 2016 in Europe reviews, Rome with 10 Comments

Are you looking forward to your trip to Rome, but worried about how you will eat gluten free?  Even though it is the home of pizza and pasta, Italy is surprisingly gluten free friendly. As a coeliac in Rome you will not miss out on any traditional Italian food if you know where to look. […]

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Paris gluten free

Paris gluten free

By on April 17, 2016 in Europe reviews, Paris with 3 Comments

As a young Melbourne school girl studying French, I always dreamed of going to Paris and indulging in an authentic pain au chocolate and my all time favourite food, crêpes :-). Fast forward many years and I have been lucky enough to visit Paris quite a few times, but my coeliac disease diagnosis has made […]

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Berlin – a gluten free weekend

Berlin – a gluten free weekend

By on March 30, 2015 in Berlin, Europe reviews with 0 Comments

I recently had a whirlwind trip to Berlin for a weekend.  Many years ago (pre diagnosis), we did a driving trip through Germany and I remember many of our lunches being sausages in bread while wandering around.   You don’t automatically think that Germany will be a country with gluten free options, but fear not, you […]

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Bruges Christmas markets – tricky for a coeliac

Bruges Christmas markets – tricky for a coeliac

By on December 20, 2014 in Bruges, Europe reviews with 4 Comments

Bruges / Brugge is a lovely medieval town, one hour from Brussels by train.   There are two smallish Christmas markets there – one primarily food & drink, and one primarily gifts and clothes.   The atmosphere is lovely, particularly at night, with the lights on the beautiful buildings and the ice skating in Grote Markt (market […]

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Amsterdam gluten free

Amsterdam gluten free

By on July 28, 2014 in Amsterdam, Europe reviews with 4 Comments

Amsterdam is a lovely European city to visit and I found it quite gluten free friendly, and was pleased to find a couple of restaurant gems! I think my favourite meal was at PIQNIQ, a little cafe in the Jordaan area.   I was glad to have had a heads up about it, as I don’t […]

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Russia – gluten free not so easy…

Russia – gluten free not so easy…

By on July 14, 2014 in Europe reviews, Russia with 4 Comments

In May 2013 we took a week long tour to Moscow and St Petersburg – mainly due to my husband’s desire to visit St Petersburg (a bucket list place for him!) The tour itself was great, but it did mean less choice for meals and made my gluten free experience harder than it would have […]

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Reykjavik – amazing trip with easy gluten free eating

Reykjavik – amazing trip with easy gluten free eating

I’ve just returned from Easter in Reykjavik, Iceland.  Easter might not be the best time to visit (see tips at the end!), but we still had an action packed few days and found Reykjavik was relatively easy for gluten free – largely helped by the perfect English spoken by everyone we came across.  The Icelandic […]

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Stockholm – gluten fri so easy!

Stockholm – gluten fri so easy!

By on December 23, 2013 in Europe reviews, Stockholm with 0 Comments

I had the pleasure of visiting some friends in Stockholm at end of July and had some fantastic gluten free treats.  I did a lot of research on places to eat beforehand, but as they weren’t near where we ended up going, my friends had phoned ahead at a couple of places that came up […]

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Chateau Villars – amazing gluten free in France

Chateau Villars – amazing gluten free in France

By on July 7, 2013 in Dordogne, Europe reviews with 0 Comments

  We planned our holiday in France around being able to visit Chateau Villars after seeing it advertised in the Coeliac UK magazine and we weren’t disappointed! Apart from being in gluten free heaven, the hospitality shown by the two owners, Kevin and Bill was outstanding. Villars is in the Dordogne area of France.  The […]

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Santorini – naturally gluten free

Santorini – naturally gluten free

We visited this lovely Greek Island in June and the sun was glorious – perfect blue skies and amazing blue sea surrounded by volcanic rock (the beaches have black sand!)   I have to admit I was worried about eating gluten free in Santorini as my usual pre-travel search came up with ZERO restaurants (this […]

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