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Celebrate the season at Winter Wonderland, London

2016-2017 opening dates: 18th November 2016 to 2nd January 2017.

Every year from November to January, Hyde Park in London transforms into a Winter Wonderland extravaganza open daily from 10am until 10pm (except Christmas day).

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Top five things to do in Sydney, Australia

Earlier this year I took a two week solo trip to Australia – a long distance getaway to explore a few sites without breaking the bank. I spent a week in Sydney and participated in two tours with Zepher Tours to Hunter Valley and the Blue Mountains as well as taking some time to explore attractions around the city with friends both old and new. Here are a few of my highlights and top five things to do in Sydney.
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How far would you travel for a good curry?

I’m heading to India in just a few days and have been busily exploring options to learn about the culinary experiences that India has to offer.

Culinary travel tours are in trend right now – but just how far are you prepared to travel for a good curry? We Brits love spicy food, something with a bit of bite and when Indian cuisine got the Royal seal of approval in the nineteenth century, our love affair with Indian food began. Later, ex-foreign secretary Robin Cook described chicken tikka masala as “a true British national dish”. Continue reading How far would you travel for a good curry?

Swedish cuisine at Fika in London

Brick Lane is renown for its barrage of Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants and of course the well known Jewish Beigel shop, Beigel Bake. Just next door is the lesser known neighbour, Fika, a Swedish restaurant that brings an added taste of diversity to East London.

The restaurant takes its name from a Swedish term that literally means “coffee break”, but that has evolved into a cultural phenomenon combining food, drink and company.  Continue reading Swedish cuisine at Fika in London

A German-inspired Christmas in Birmingham

A visit to Birmingham during the Christmas season wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Frankfurt Christmas Market. It’s an annual event that (in my opinion) marks the start of the season.

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Five reasons to visit Geneva, Switzerland

As the second largest city of Switzerland, Geneva is home to main industries of banking, governmental administration, technology and tourism – there’s a vast mix of world class hotels like Intercontinental Geneva. The city prides itself as one of the most beautiful and cultured cities in the world offering nature and architecture with a rich palette of history. The city is also a major gateway to the Alps, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts all year round. Continue reading Five reasons to visit Geneva, Switzerland

Colourful Action at Notting Hill Carnival

The largest street party in Europe erupted in west London recently with a blaze of colour to bring hundreds of thousands of people together for the annual Notting Hill Carnival.

With performers, dancing, carnival floats, music and food on offer, each year the carnival is a welcomed opportunity to celebrate Caribbean culture in multi-cultural London. Continue reading Colourful Action at Notting Hill Carnival

Photo essay of Portobello Road Market, London

I love a good market, whether it’s just for a browse or (usually) to enjoy food and other treats of the marketplace, hence making an effort to visit those of home – like Borough Market – and abroad.

On Saturdays, the Notting Hill area of London becomes home to Portobello Road Market, a popular street market renown for its second-hand clothes and antiques and a popular choice for visitors to London. Continue reading Photo essay of Portobello Road Market, London

Foodie heaven in Brooklyn, New York

For my first visit to New York I had arranged to stay in Brooklyn – and was so pleased that I did. Not only was it a lively, culturally diverse part of the city, but it also had some fantastic restaurants to satisfy the foodie in me at non-Times-Square prices.

During the visit, I found three fantastic restaurants that I needed to share. Each one offered fresh, quality food, great flavour and a range of appetising drinks, along with friendly service and welcoming atmospheres. They all seemed to be consistently busy, always a positive sign in my opinion.

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My top 5 foodie delights of Brussels, Belgium

imageTowards the end of 2012, my friend and I were able to take a trip to Brussels for a one night stay, taking in as many sights as possible during our limited time there. From wandering around the Grand Place to restaurants like Manneken, to checking out the museum area and a late night trip to L’Archiduc – quite simply the best bar that I have visited in a long time – we had a great time for our first girly weekend break away together.

In between taking in the sights and developing achy feet from our thirst to explore, we made many stop off’s to sample the food of Belgium. From sweetly-topped waffles to savoury dishes like Moules-Frites, Belgium offers such a range of gastronomy that you simply can’t avoid absorbing it. I thought I would use this post to share to few photos of foods that we tried during our stay in the country. Continue reading My top 5 foodie delights of Brussels, Belgium