Saturday, 31 October 2015

Five Must-See Cities around Malaga


There's lots to see and do in Malaga, but I'm sure you'll come to a point on your trip to this fabulous city, where you'll want to explore the surrounding area as well. If you're not sure where to head to, here are some of my favourite cities near Malaga.

Five Must-See Cities around Malaga

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Best Spots to go Leaf Peeping Around London


Some people might think I'm mad, but my favourite season of the entire year is actually autumn. Not spring time when daffodils and tulips are flowering and lambs are frolicking in the meadows. Not summer when the days are long and sunny and the footwear of choice are flipflops. And definitely not winter with its grey and dreary weather.

Best Spots to go Leaf Peeping Around London

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Ecuadorian Food at Tostado


I’m eating around the world without leaving London and this week I am having Ecuadorian food at Tostado. This cute eatery tucked away in a narrow alley in Soho serves up dishes prepare according to traditional Ecuadorian recipes. Since I will be heading off to Quito in a few weeks, I was especially curious to get a preview of Ecuadorian food.

Ecuadorian Food at Tostado

Saturday, 24 October 2015

The Official Jack the Ripper Walk


Since I went on a Jack the Ripper themed Photography walk a few months ago, I think I've turned into a bit of a Jack the Ripper fanatic. Ever since I've been reading books and numerous Ripperologist's webpages. So when I was invited to join an official Jack the Ripper tour blogger party, I didn't need to think twice.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

A Foodie Tour at Brixton Village with Grub Crawl


If you're a bit of a foodie then you'll love this new way of dining in London. Grub Crawl is a start-up that takes food lovers on a tour along several restaurants in one night. Kind of like a pub crawl, but with food. Obviously.

A Foodie Tour at Brixton Village with Grub Crawl


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

New Zealand Food at Tapa Room


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I had New Zealand food at Tapa Room. What is New Zealand food, I hear you think. Well, if it is created by Kiwi chef Peter Gordon, who owns Tapa Room and Providores, it is in one word delicious.

Tapa Room might make you think that you'll be served food in small portions, but tapa is actually a type of tapestry, one of which is on display on the back wall in the restaurant.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Review of The Gate Restaurant


I'm a carnivore through and through. I tried to be a veggie some 20 years ago, but I surrendered to temptation when a pate sandwich was offered to me after three months of complete meat abstinence. That doesn't mean that I say no to all veg dishes. Especially when they're cooked up by the chefs at The Gate Restaurant.

I was asked to review this place, which apparently is Gwynneth's and Madge's fav veggie hangout in London. If it's good enough for them... And after hearing my friend rave about The Gate I couldn't wait.

Review of The Gate Restaurant


Thursday, 15 October 2015

Scary Things to do around London This Halloween


It's that time of year when spooks, spirits and phantoms come out to play again. If you feel that you're too old to be donning a witch's hat or a white sheet and holding out your hand for chocolates and sweets, then I've got some hair-rising alternatives. Here are my favourite things to do around London this Halloween.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Australian Food at Lantana


Australian Food at Lantana

I’m eating around the world without leaving London and this week I had Australian food at Lantana. Well sort of. I mean I really had to scratch my head as what constitutes Australian food. Kangaroo steak on the Barbie? I asked an Australian friend and he reckoned that what the Ozzies are good at is making coffee. So he recommended Lantana. I remembered I had been there for a Sunday brunch a few years ago, and didn’t mind at all going back for more.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Top Tips for a Weekend in Lyon


Lyon had been on my top list of places to go to for a long long time and last weekend I finally made it happen. I spent not much longer than 24 hours in this pretty city which also happens to be a foodie heaven. Here is what I got up to.

Top Tips for a Weekend in Lyon

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Review of Mama Shelter Lyon


How important is a hotel when you travel abroad? As I travel alone quite a bit, I'm always looking for that home away from home feel to a hotel. I most certainly found that at Mama Shelter on a whirlwind weekend break to Lyon.

Review of Mama Shelter Lyon

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Indonesian Food at Nusa Dua London


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I had Indonesian food at Nusa Dua. Now Indonesian food is one cuisine I love and can find plenty of back home in Holland. I really miss it being here in London, so I was really happy to hear that this place had opened up in the West End.

It's not a fancy place by no means, but definitely a restaurant you feel comfortable in from the bat. It's decorated in a simple yet modern style with lots of traditional art that you can actually buy. Beats taking home a doggy bag.
I booked a table with 7 of my Dutch friends for the traditional rice table or rijsttafel as we call it in Dutch/ Indonesian. It's a great way to sample lots of mini portions of various Indonesian dishes. Kind of like tapas, but Asia style.

Indonesian Food at Nusa Dua London

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Five Quirky Independent Coffee Shops in London


My day hasn't really started until I have had my first cup of coffee. Before that, it's best to avoid me alltogether as my mood is of the cranky kind. Usually I have it at work, at my desk, behind my computer, but when I am not working, I try to find great, independent and alternative places to have my morning joe. No Starbucks for me. Here are my favourite London coffeeshops.

Five quirky Independent Coffee Shops in London

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Visiting Knole House in Sevenoaks


Visiting Knole House in Sevenoaks wasn't exactly at the top of my must-see list. It just so happened that on a rainy day, I was leafing through an old Lonely Planet edition of England, when my eye fell on a description of this little gem of a palace. And with Sevenoaks being just outside of the M25, (They are desperately trying to get Oystered) it is real easy to get there on the train.