food

3 Reasons Why An Overnight Break Is Still A Holiday

November 13, 2014
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Travel is the one thing (Ok, the one thing apart from internet-enabled devices) that I splash out on. But I also love a deal. Holiday Pirates and Travelzoo are a couple of my favourite sites/apps for spotting travel steals, and it was on the latter that I saw an overnight stay for two at a […]

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The World’s Best Olives – An Investigation

October 28, 2014
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It’s amazing how travel can change your perspective. On the bigger things in life, sure, but also on smaller things, too. Small, delicious things… like olives. I used to hate olives. I wanted to like them, though. So badly. I went to London bars in my twenties and envied the other drinkers, popping them into […]

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Checking In, Checking Out: The Norfolk Mead, Coltishall

June 25, 2014
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It was April when we stayed at this hotel, and it is so gorgeous that I’ve no idea why I’ve waited until now to write about it! We booked one of the deluxe rooms and stayed in Sloe – a small but perfectly appointed room in the eaves of the building. It’s all been painstakingly modernised […]

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King’s Cross Begins to Buzz

February 25, 2014
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King’s Cross was a product of Victorian progress – not just a railway station, but a massive, interlinked landscape of goods yards, warehouses, energy storage, distribution facilities and waterways. Railway passengers found hotels ready for them at the station, and an underground railway waiting to carry them to other parts of the metropolis. If the […]

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Eating Out in Bruges

February 18, 2014
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Zeno We splashed out. And I’m still dreaming about our meal at Zeno. While there’s a lengthy tasting menu on offer at this should-have-a-Michelin-star restaurant, we played it cool and signed up for four courses. Except that we got talked into a cheese course, and there were six surprise appetisers that arrived before the meal […]

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What To See & Do in Santiago, Chile

November 20, 2013
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In what will probably be the longest day of our lives, we arrived into Santiago de Chile four hours before we left Auckland. Go figure. Despite the dizzying confusion of the International Date Line to contend with, as soon as we walked out of departures, people were benevolently pointing us towards the awaiting Centropuerto bus […]

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Visiting London Alone? Spoil Yourself!

November 13, 2013
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It can be daunting to visit new places on your own — even for seasoned travellers, and especially when it’s a vast city like London. I’ve been in the Big Smoke three times in the last week, visiting different people on each occasion. But I still love exploring London alone. You can’t get lost here […]

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