Thursday, February 26

Seychellois Food at Vinn Goute


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week it's Seychellois food from Vinn Goute. Vinn Goute is a catering company that sets up shop at several festivals, outdoor events and markets. ( Apparently they are trading at the Kerb markets) I caught them at the Battersea Power of Summer film festival last summer. (Yes, sorry, I pre-ate)

Monday, February 23

To Cruise or Not to Cruise?


I never thought I'd say this, but I've just come back from a Carnival cruise in the Caribbean. I'd probably never gone on one if it hadn't been for my friend's wedding, but I have to say I had a fab week. However, to say that I'm now a cruise convert is stretching it a bit. So here's me weighing the pros against the cons.

What I liked:

The fact that you visit three or more countries in one trip. On this occasion we started in the USA and stopped off in Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Mexico.

To Cruise or Not to Cruise?

Thursday, February 19

South African Food at Bunnychow


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I had South African food at Bunnychow. Bunnychow doesn't sell rabbit stews or anything containing bunnies at all. Bunnies at Bunnychow are bready bowls. Kind of like a sandwich, but different.

South African Food at Bunny Chow

Monday, February 16

My Favourite Caribbean Islands


I'm currently on a cruise in the Caribbean. Yep, that's right, a cruise. Not something I thought I'd ever do, but one of my good friend's wedding is what brought me here. 

Now since I'm writing this pre-cruise and I read that internet doesn't come cheap on a Carnival ship, I thought I'd do a little reminiscing about previous Caribbean trips. So here are my favourite Caribbean Islands.

St Maarten


Not only is this island half Dutch and the only place in the world where Holland borders France, this islands has the coolest beach ever. Maho beach is located at the top end of the island's Juliana airport, making waves (literally) for beach goers. They go crazy every time a plane comes in to land, but the fun really kicks off when a plane is taking off. The jet stream it blasts across the sand, attracts some people (yes, me as well) to hold on to the fence behind it and literally be blown away by the sheer force.



Aruba

Another Dutchie this is and although it is not the prettiest of Caribbean islands I love the fact that you can have Dutch green pea soup in a tropical setting.

Cuba

I really love travelling around Cuba. I stayed with a local family and learned Spanish in Santiago de Cuba and loved learning about Cuba's history and seeing that people still grabbed life by the balls even though they had access to so few things that we here in Europe take for granted.



Jamaica

My holiday to Jamaica was a relaxing one, but there was one thing that I will remember for a very long time to come. I had one of the coolest animal encounter was at the Rocklands Hummingbird Sanctuary. I got to bottle feed hummingbirds here. Perched on my finger the little critters sipped sugar water from a miniature vodka bottle. It was an incredible experience.


Bermuda

I don't think Bermuda is technically a Caribbean islands, but this islands deserves to be in my top five. Not only does this tropical paradise have a very English twist, what really blew my mind were the pink hued beaches.



Now this cruise I'm on will take me to Cozumel, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Not a bad selection either, so stay tuned for some sun splashed blog updates soon.