What to do with the child on the road? (part 1)
What to do with the child on the road? Psychologist's advice. Traveling in a car or on an airplane limits the ability of a small fidget to move; and since…

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Bali (Indonesia)
 I see the earth. Bali has been busy with families with children for twenty years, mainly from Europe, and it was they who conveniently organized the infrastructure there - from…

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Samui (Thailand), Crocodile Dreams
If the rest of Thailand is often overrun by tourists, sometimes with dubious nightlife, then Samui is mastered for the most part by European adventurers and families with children who…

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Chocolate Museums

Chocolate Museum in Bruges The Belgian town of Bruges is a sweet tooth paradise: masterpieces of pastry chefs are exhibited at the ChocoStory Museum. Here you can find out that a Belgian pharmacist instead of a cough medicine accidentally created bitter chocolate, and pralines were invented when nuts were added to chocolate in order to please the Duke of Plesi Pralin. In the museum, the confectioner in front of visitors creates a favorite treat for everyone, and the bar offers 44 chocolate cocktails, not similar to one another. In the gift shop you can buy sweets and even chocolate dessert for dogs. Museum website, photo: http://www.choco-story.be Chocolate Museum in Prague and Paris The ChocoStory Museum is also located in Prague. At the heart of his exposition are paintings created using liquid chocolate. To interest young visitors (from 6 to 12 years old), they are given the task at the entrance to the museum – to place stickers on the sheet in the correct order. If the task is completed correctly (and the museum has many tips), the child receives a sweet prize. Find out more about the Chocolate Museum in Prague on our website. You can also experience the magic of chocolate at the ChocoStory Museum in Paris. Gourmets and aesthetes will enjoy the unusual taste and look of chocolate, and children will try to complete the task with stickers: success and reward are guaranteed. Museum website, photo: www.museeduchocolat.fr Marzipan museums The town of Tabor in the Czech Republic is famous for its Museum of Chocolate and Marzipan. Here, as in other museums, they will tell in detail about the history of chocolate making, but the charm is that a huge part of the exposition is made up of marzipan figures – from tiny dolls to huge models of architectural monuments, striking with accuracy of details. Small and adult visitors can try to mold something of a bright and sweet marzipan mass themselves – for this a creative workshop works here. During the tasting, everyone is happy to enjoy confectionery, among which there are unique sweets on herbs. Museum website, photo: http://www.cokomuzeum.cz/ The exposition of the Marzipan Museum in Szentendre (Hungary) is just as surprising. Skilled craftsmen make models of buildings and portraits of kings and heroes of favorite children’s fairy tales from marzipan masses. It is hard to imagine that only almonds, sugar syrup or powdered sugar and food coloring are used to make this beauty. At the end of the tour, each visitor will receive as a gift a miniature marzipan figurine prepared right before his eyes. Museum website, photo: http://www.szabomarcipan.hu Chocolate Museum in Barcelona But chocolate sculptures can be admired at the Chocolate Museum in Barcelona (Spain). The old buildings of the city, made of chocolate mass, will attract adults, and the kids will enjoy meeting with the fabulous deer Bambi and other cute children’s characters. Also, kids can feel like sculptors and artists – for them, the museum organizes master classes on creating real chocolate works of art. Find out more about the Chocolate Museum in Barcelona on the website of our site Chocolate Museums in France In France, the Bovetti Chocolate Museum (Aquitaine) invites you to familiarize yourself with old and modern technologies for processing cocoa fruits, to taste special types of dark, white and milk chocolate with various additives – from Chihuana pepper to the lavender petals. Here you will be recommended cocoa paste as a shrimp or game sauce. Children will receive a special plastic mold as a present, in which they will immediately try to make a chocolate bar in the museum. Museum website, photo: http://www.bovetti.com A very festive and children’s museum of sweets HARIBO opened in Uzès (France). Here you can follow the whole process of making multi-colored marmalade bears that are so loved by children all over the world, and even participate in it, having personally sealed the packaging. These cute chewing sweets will appeal to adults as well. Museum website: http://www.museeharibo.fr Chocolate museums in Italy The Antica Norba Chocolate Museum in Norma (Italy) is a restored old chocolate factory where chocolate is made the same way it was done many years ago. After listening to the guide’s story about the intricacies of production, you probably want to snuggle up to the chocolate spring to enjoy a delicious, fragrant treat. Each visitor is given the opportunity to make a chocolate bar with his own hands and pick it up as a souvenir. And the Perugina factory in Perugia (Italy) has its own museum. In addition to the fascinating story about the history of chocolate and the inspection of production workshops, here you will be told the story of the creation of Vasi chocolates (translated from Italian – “kiss”), which all Italians love. The city of Perugia is the capital of the annual Euro Chocolate festival. In October, confectioners from all over the world come here to demonstrate their art to the sweet tooth.

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