Thursday, 31 December 2015

High Wine at Denovo in Breda


High Wine at Denovo in Breda

Living in the UK, I have had my share of afternoon teas, cream teas and high teas, but my very own people back home in the Netherlands have come up with something even better: The high wine.
And if wine is not quite your thing, you can go for a high beer as well.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Cuban Food at Cubana


I’m eating around the world without leaving London and this week I had Cuban food at Cubana. Now I have been to Cuba and one thing that I didn’t think was all that memorable about my visit, was the food. I remember rice and beans and maybe some meat and fried plantains and that's it. Cubana’s food is a little bit more exciting than that.

`Cuban Food at Cubana

Saturday, 26 December 2015

My 2016 Travel Wishlist


It’s December yet again which means that it is time for that ponderous moment and reflect on the things we did in the past year. Well guys, 2015 has flown by like a hummingbird on speed. Seriously, where has it gone?

My 2016 Travel Wishlist

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Street Art on Brick Lane


Street Art on Brick Lane

Brick Lane is mainly known for curries and buying bikes that have err... fallen off a truck. Especially on the weekend the Sunday Up Market and the many ethnic restaurants attract many visitors. I have been there many times, for the curries and for browsing the food stalls and vintage shops and watching the street performers do their thing.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Mexican Food at DF Mexico


I’m eating around the world without leaving London and this week I had Mexican food at DF Mexico. DF Mexico, which refers to the country’s capital area, serves up modern day Mexican fare with a little hint of USA. With the risk of finding more Tex than Mex at this place, I decided to go check it out anyways. A taco is a taco after all.

Mexican Food at DF Mexico

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Christmas at the Charles Dickens Museum


Christmas at the Charles Dickens Museum

I can't say I am a huge Dickens fanatic, nor have I read all of his books, but when when it comes to Christmas, Charles Dickens kind of comes with. I mean what is Christmas without 'A Christmas Carol'?

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Daytripping in the Galapagos Islands


Daytripping in the Galapagos Islands

Sorry for the Galapagos spam, but I had such an amazing time there that I want to share it all. As I wrote in my previous posts, I didn't book an exorbitantly priced cruise, but went totally rogue and explored the islands on my own. Puerto Ayora was my base and I went to Isla Isabela and Isla Cristobal on day trips. Here's what I got up to on those.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Brazilian Food at Tico's


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and last weekend I headed to Brick Lane for some Brazilian food at Tico's.

Tico's is a stall that pops up the Boiler Room on Saturdays and at Sunday upmarket every Sundays, both down the East London way. I went to the Sunday Upmarket which usually sees lots of other yummy food stalls selling local and ethnic food from all over the place. There are non-foodie stalls here as well, but I made a bee-line for the food area as I was getting rather hangry.

Brazilian Food at Tico's

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Review of Min Jiang Chinese Restaurant


I always say I never win anything, but this week I was lucky enough to bag myself a dinner for two at Min Jiang restaurant in the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington.

Min Jiang is quite a posh affair serving up fragrant dishes from China. According to their website, they are the only ones in London serving up authentic Chinese fare. I was running late, so my friend was waiting for me in the bar area, totally impressed by the view of London from the hotel's tenth floor.

We were led to our table straight away as there was a two hour turn-around time on our dinner session.

Review of min jiang chinese restaurant

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Staying at Bellavista Lodge in Mindo


After spending a few days in Quito in Ecuador, I was dying for some peace and quiet, so I booked a two-night stay at Bellavista, a private reserve in the middle of Mindo cloud Forest. I was really looking forward to getting back to nature and some well-deserved R&R after a lot of sightseeing.

Staying at Bellavista Lodge in Mindo

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Review of Ceru Restaurant


I've eaten at quite a variety of ethnic restaurants here in London. One of my favourite cuisines so far is definitely Middle-Eastern. So when I was invited to review Ceru Restaurant, a pop-up in the City, I was really looking forward to going.

At Ceru Restaurant it is all about fresh food that is meant to be shared. Which is exactly what we did. We started some three luscious dips and pitta bread. There was hummus, naturally, and a beetroot and aubergine dip as well.

Review of Ceru Restaurant

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Colombian Food at Marlon's Kitchen


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I'm posting about the Colombian food at Marlon's Kitchen. Marlon's Kitchen is small catering outfit, run by chef Marlon and his partner Lana. They pop up around several events around town and most recently at the Duke of York Square farmer's market, but they also run supper clubs now and again. I had the pleasure to attend one of those a few weeks ago.

bread at Marlon's Duke of York Square stall

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Five Must See Sights In Quito


Quito is one of those places that brims with history. So much so that its entire city centre has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. There are pretty buildings every time you turn a corner. I had a good three days to explore the historic heart, but if you're short on time, then here are five must see sights in Quito.

Five Must See Sights In Quito

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Why I Love Christmas in London


This time of year something magical happens to the city of  London; it turns into a Christmas fairy-tale town. It really is hard to stick to your inner-Scrooge with everything that is happening around the capital. Read on to see why.


The Street Lights

All major shopping streets will be donned with sparkly lights around the middle of September, cloaking the streets in a festive atmosphere. Regent Street, Bond Street and Oxford Street organise an event around the switching on of these lights, with fireworks, food and celebrity appearances to boot.

Why I love Christmas in London