Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Hungarian Food at Gay Hussar

In my London Eats World series, I'm trying to eat around the world without leaving London. This week I ended up at the Gay Hussar in Soho.

When I worked in Soho, I'd never noticed this little unnoticeable place on Greek Street as it sort of blends in with all the other eateries and bars here. It's not so subdued inside. The walls are covered back to front with caricatures of people whom I didn't recognise. There were lots of books on shelves against the back wall which always gives places a homey feel.

London Eats World: Hungary

Sunday, 28 September 2014

My Personal Fan Girl in Cambodia

When I heard that the theme for this month's travel blog link up with Adventures of a London Kiwi, Runaway Kiwi and Around the World in 80 Pairs of Shoes, was 'most interesting character', two people sprang to mind: Two little 4 year old Cambodian girls in Battambang.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

La Fabrique in Brussels

La Fabrique in Brussels

I found La Fabrique in Brussels by chance while wandering aimlessly around the pleasant St Gilles neighborhood. I needed to kill a few hours before the Victor Horta museum opened, so I decided to have an early lunch at this cosy lunch spot.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

London Eats World: Croatia

In my attempt to eat around the world without leaving London, I was struggling to find a Croatian restaurant for my next blog post. I ended up at London's food mecca aka Borough Market where I found a stall called Taste Croatia.

London Eats World: Croatia

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Garden Museum in Lambeth

garden and wars

Living in city like London, one doesn't always have the luxury of owning a garden. So a little museum such as the Garden Museum in Lambeth is like water in the dessert for garden lovers.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Victor Horta Museum in Brussels

Victor Horta Museum in Brussels

As ugly as I think Brussels is, it's got some hidden gems here and there. One of the them is the Victor Horta Museum in St Gilles.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Italian Food at Antipasto & Pasta

I'm trying to eat my way around the world without leaving London and this week It's Italy's turn.
You don't really have to look all that hard in order to find a plate of pasta here, but it did make me a bit indecisive. I went for my local Italian restaurant called L'Antipasto on Battersea Park Road.


It's a small but friendly place, however the acoustics are a bit rubbish so when it's full, it's loud. Especially in summer when they open the windows and the Battersea Park Road traffic seems to drive right by your table.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Afternoon Tea at Soho Hotel

Afternoon Tea at Soho Hotel

Even though I worked in Soho for four years, I never really noticed the Soho Hotel. It's kind of tucked away in a little alley off Dean Street and looks a bit industrial from the outside. Till today when I had afternoon tea at Soho Hotel's restaurant to celebrate a friend's 40th.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Japanese Toilets

Doing your business while travelling can be tricky stuff sometimes, especially when there's squatting or wild animals involved. However when I went to Japan a few years ago, I found that the Japanese toilets are just as high-tech as everything else in this Asian country.

Photo by Nemo's Great Uncle under Creative Commons licence
Upon my first encounter with a Japanese toilet my behind was treated to a heated seat. Yes, that's right. Japanese toilets seats are heated. Not in the someone-just-sat-here-before-me-way, but in a ooh-that'-nice-kind-of-way.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Portuguese Food at Canela

In my London Eats World blog series, I'm eating my way around the world without leaving London and this week it's Portuguese food at Canela.

I'm a Portuguese food virgin and all I'd ever heard of was piri-piri chicken. Not wanting to go to Nando's for this blog series, I opted for something a bit more upscale. Canela in Covent Garden is a recently refurbished Portuguese wine and tapas bar, with a homey interior and uber friendly staff.

London Eats World: Portugal

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Cruising on the Thames

Cruising on the Thames

I've seen the Thames from its riverbanks millions of times, but since I moved here eleven years ago, I've actually only been on it a handful of times. So today after a long hike that took me from the river system at Weybridge to Hampton Court, I hopped on a boat and sailed from Hampton to Kingston.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Things to Do in Bali

If I had to choose a destination that has a special place in my travel heart, I'd have to say it's Bali. I grew up in Indonesia and we used to spend a lot of our holidays in Bali. As an adult I have gone back a few times and to be hotest I could go back and back and back. Here's a list of my favourite things to do in Bali and maybe you will see why I can't get Bali out of my head:

Its beaches

This was our main reason for flying to Bali during every school break. There are beaches all around the island, some being nicer than others. Avoid the Kuta/Seminyak area and head south to the peninsula south of Kuta where hidden bays and secluded cove beaches await you. I personally love the Lovina beach in the north; not so much for its beauty, cuz it's not. But for the schools of dolphins that can be spotted from there.

Why I Love Bali

Its  Hindu culture and temples

Beaches are everywhere in Asia and also in Indonesia, but the thing that makes Bali different from the other islands in the country is its Hindu culture. There are temples in every shape and size, in every family home garden, public gardens, office buildings, hotels etc. There are many famous public temples dotted around the island and if you're lucky you'll get to witness a traditional ceremony while you're visiting.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Spanish Food at Pix Bar

In my London Eats World blog series, I'm eating my way around the world without leaving London and this week it's Spanish food at Pix Bar.

London Eats World: Spain.