Sunday, 30 November 2014

Godiva Chocolate Cafe


Godiva Chocolate Cafe

I'm a firm believer that chocolate should be 1 of your 5 a day. The cocoa bean comes from a fruit after all. So when I heard about the Godiva Chocolate Cafe in Harrods, my first response was; I want to go now.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

A Food Tour in Quebec


The best way to get a glimpse of a foreign culture is through its food. So when I was in Quebec last month I joined a food tour run by Tours Voir Quebec. This three-hour tour took me to 7 different spots in town, where I discovered the culinary traditions of Quebec.

The tour started at the Visitor Centre where we met our very enthousiastic guide Jocelyne and the first place she took us was a restaurant called La Crémaillère. This restaurant has an Italian-French menu that features dishes made from local produce. According to Jocelyne it has won many awards and judging by the bruschetta topped with a mushroom and leek risotto, that was absolutely well-deserved.

A Food Tour in Quebec

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Lebanese Food at Beirut Express


I'm eating my way around the world and this week I took some of my friends for Lebanese food at Beirut Express in South Kensington. It was recommended by my friend's Lebanese acquaintance, so I figured it couldn't get more authentic than that.

Lebanese Food at Beirut Express

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Montreal's Underground City


In Montreal summers can be scorching and winters are freezing, so the people of Montreal have come up with something brilliant to deal with the extreme weather conditions and built an underground city called RESO. This underground network, which is what it means, is one of the largest of underground complexes in the world. It can get a bit confusing down there, so I decided to have a guide take me around the tunnel system, that measures 32km in length.

Montreal's Underground City

Thursday, 20 November 2014

A Walk Through Rotterdam


A Walk Through Rotterdam

I always thought Rotterdam was a bit, well, ugly. Until last weekend when I went on a walk through Rotterdam with my mum.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Turkish Food on Green Lanes


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I was looking for a good Turkish restaurant. After some good old googling, I found out that for this, one needs to go to Green Lanes in Hackney. And so I dragged two friends with me and hopped on a tube journey north.

Turkish Food on Green Lanes

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Things to do in Mykonos


Things to do in Mykonos

Last month I went to Greece for a bloggers conference in Athens and since I was a Greek island virgin, I decided to tag on three days in Mykonos. Known by many as the other Ibiza. Because I went out of season, I found it in a pleasantly chilled state. Shops and eateries were ready to close for the winter and the number of tourists was decreasing. Just the way I like it.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City


Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City

Every (little) girl wants to be a princess. I finally got the chance to at least feel like one when I stayed at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Greek Food at Lemonia


I'm trying to eat around the world without leaving London and this week I had Greek food at Lemonia in Primrose Hill. I'd heard that they serve the best Greek food to be had in London, so it had to be this one for the London Eats World series.

Greek Food at Lemonia

Saturday, 8 November 2014

The Tower of London Poppies

In the weeks leading up the 11th of November, many people in the UK will be seen wearing poppies on their coats as a symbol of remembrance to soldiers who died in WWI. This year poppies could not only be seen on the lapels of many a coat. This year the moats of the Tower of London have been literally flooded with roughly 888,000 ceramic poppies representing a fallen soldier each.

The Tower of London Poppies

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Vioma Organic Farm in Mykonos


Vioma Organic Farm in Mykonos

I'm always on the lookout for quirky things to do when travelling and when I was in Mykonos a few weeks ago, I found a flyer for an organic farm called Vioma organising bike tours and wine tastings. Of course I had to check it out.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Macedonian Food at Vardar


I'm eating my way around the world without leaving London and this week I found a Macedonian place called Vardar. It was a bit tricky to find as I'd found two different addresses in Acton, which resulted in me cycling up and down the high street about 6 times. But I found it.

London Eats World: Macedonia

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Ghost Tour in Old Quebec


Halloween night is spooky as it is, but I made it even spookier by going on a Ghost Tour in Old Quebec organised by Ghost Tours of Quebec.

Ghost Tour in Old Quebec