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Dive into Britain’s black history at the Black Cultural Archives, London

The Black Cultural Archives (BCA) in Brixton, South London was established in 1981 by educationalist and historian Len Garrison to celebrate the contributions that black people have made to culture, society and heritage of the UK’s black history. Continue reading Dive into Britain’s black history at the Black Cultural Archives, London

A luxury cream tea at Beaufort Hotel, London

On a rainy Saturday afternoon in London, I was invited to try the cream tea at the Beaufort Hotel.

The privately owed boutique hotel offers a home away from home for all guests of the residence in Knightsbridge. The hotel is well located in a tree lined cul-de-sac just a  stones throw from premium retailers including Harrods.

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Offbeat quirks at Aynhoe Park, Oxford

imageTis the season… for Christmas parties, champagne, dancing and entertainment. How better to get started than at the spectacular Aynhoe Park, a captivating 12 bedroom private house that embodies British eccentricity. Owned by James Perkins, a veteran of the British music industry and located in Oxford, the house is largely used for weddings, parties and hosting overnight stays for any duration – a British country house oasis appealing to celebrities, Royalty and Ministers seeking a carefully created retreat.

As part of the Christmas season, my partner and I were able to visit Aynhoe Park for a company party at the country house. As we approached the house, our group were completely amazed by the presence and stature of the house that was clearly warming up for the night ahead. Continue reading Offbeat quirks at Aynhoe Park, Oxford

So I finally opened that pack of banana chips…

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Banana chips from Thailand

So, I finally opened my pack of palm sugar covered banana chips. Yes, you read correctly. Banana chips. But not just any old kind. The ones that I bought whilst travelling in Thailand. Now don’t worry, this isn’t just a post about me and a love for banana chips (well, not completely) but it is about the relevance of food to a country and the travellers within it.

As we had been preparing for our final day in Bangkok, I had been searching for something that I would be allowed to pack in my suitcase to take home. Right now, as I munch through the pack, I am so happy with my decision.

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