Wednesday, 27 April 2016

King's Day in Holland


It's that time of year again when the Dutch dress up in orange and go nuts. I know we have a bit of a rep for being loud and obnoxious in some part of the world and this is pretty obvious on the 27th of April, when we celebrate King's Day in Holland.

Photo by Roel Wijnants under Creative Common Licence

Monday, 25 April 2016

Peruvian Food at Pachamama


Pachamama recently launched a new brunch menu and Jacintha from Urban Pixxels and I were lucky enough to try it out over the weekend.

Pachamama serves Peruvian infused dishes lovingly created with British sourced ingredients.So ethnic food with a sprinkle of Britishness. It is located in a basement location in Marylebone, which is a little bit hidden and caused me to walk by it a few times.

Peruvian Food at Pachamama

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Five Day Trips from Amsterdam


Many visitors to Amsterdam do just that; visiting Amsterdam. But there is a lot more to the Netherlands than canal boat rides and queuing for the Anne Frank museum. (And all of the other stuff people do here.) Holland is pretty compact and it’s super easy to get around. So here are some options to explore the bits around Amsterdam.

Zaanse Schans


It couldn’t get more Dutch than the windmills at Zaanse Schans. It can get a bit touristy in the summer months, but it still worth walking around the pretty wooden houses and the collection of historic windmills straddling the Zaan river. Do hop on the little dingy river cruise for a waterside view of the windmills.

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Friday, 15 April 2016

Swedish Food at KuPP


Swedish restaurants are popping up like mushrooms here in London and I am loving it. Last weekend I had Swedish food at KuPP in the Paddington area.

Swedish Food at Kupp

Monday, 11 April 2016

A Float Session at The Floatworks


Do you recognise this? Work has got your stress levels up to your eye balls and your next holiday isn't due for another 6 months. I  might have just found the next best thing to floating on an air mattress in the Med. A float session at the Floatworks in London.

A Float Session at The Floatworks

Saturday, 9 April 2016

The Jack the Ripper Museum


Okay, so the Jack the Ripper Museum in East London is a bit controversial. It was apparently never supposed to be about Jack at all, but about the plight of women in the 1800s. So imagine the surprise of local residents on opening day. Even though the owners added a barely readable byline under the museum's name, that states that it is also about the history of women in East London, don't be fooled; It is all about Jack and his antics.

The Jack the Ripper Museum

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Cool Things to do in Grenada


What do you do on a Caribbean island? Usually not much, but sometimes lying on a towel on a beach can get a bit tedious. So if you’re thinking of booking a holiday to the Caribbean, here are some cool things to do in Grenada.

Cool Things to do in Grenada

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Thai Food at the Begging Bowl


There are quite a few ethnic food places I wanted to go to for my 'Eating Around the World Without Leaving London' tour, and Thai Food at the Begging Bowl was one that I missed out on. I keep reading about this place, so yesterday I went to check it out.

The Begging Bowl is located in the posh bit of Peckham Rye which some say will soon be the spill over of Brixton. Apparently it is run and owned by a lady who travelled around SouthEast Asia for a while and was inspired by the streetfood dishes she had on her trip.

Thai Food at the Begging Bowl