Posts Tagged“travel notes”

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I’ve spent the majority of my time in London in Shoreditch, living, working or just hanging. You can get all of my restaurant reccos here, but there’s much more to do so I encourage you to venture to this part of East London to get a taste of a more vibrant and grimy side of the city. TOURISTY THINGIES Columbia Road Flower Market: Every Sunday this tiny street comes alive and hoards of people clamour about to get great deals on flowers and plants. There is often live music and it’s an interesting place to grab a coffee or a pint. Street Art…

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After two years of eating my way around this glorious city, here is the definitive list of vetted and foodie approved restaurants around London Town. EAT ALL OF THE THINGS. Top experiences ($$$): Clove Club: Number 26 on the world’s 50 best restaurants list, very cool Scottish-Japanese cuisine in Shoreditch Lima Floral: From the chefs that created Central in Peru, number 4 on the World’s 50 best, Lima offers amazing Peruvian dishes including ceviche. They have a cool bar in the basement and this was one of my fav restaurants in the city! Well located in Covent Garden, they also have a location in Fitzrovia. Ledbury:…

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San Sebastian is one of Spain’s top destinations that draws foodies and beach lovers alike. It’s a great little seaside town to spend a few days drinking, eating, strolling and sunbathing.  I don’t recommend going in the off-season or with a pregnant woman however, as there’s not much to do if you strip away the food and beach. That said, there’s plenty to do and see around San Sebastien and it could make for a great road trip pit stop, if not a destination in and of itself. EAT Pinxtos Ok so the peeps of SS go to Pinxtos bars (pronounced…

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The 3rd time’s the charm! I’ve been to Barcelona three times and have had three completely different experiences. Here are some notes from my latest trip in March 2017. EAT I actually don’t have a strong opinion about the food in Barcelona, as tapas is tapas is tapas in my opinion. It’s not a city that I would consider a food haven, but rather a place to visit for the Gaudi architecture, relaxed beaches and love of music/clubbing/football (soccer). So here are some places that I thought were noteworthy: Yummy brunch or lunch with healthy options Granja Petitbo: Smoothies, juices, eggs,…

Berlin is a city I never wanted to visit before I moved to Europe but I’m so glad I did. The artists and entrepreneurs of Berlin are transforming the city into a place where fashion, design, art and good food are valued and easy to come by. This is starkly contrasted by the city’s dark and repressive history, which creates an interesting dichotomy and overall experience. I amalgamated a lot of different recommendations so this list is long and I can’t vouch for everything, but hopefully it works out for you. Here’s a handy map I put together for quick references on…

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So this one is LONG overdue but I absolutely had to share my Morocco travel notes as it has been one of my favourite trips since moving to the U.K. Sure, the Medina in Marrakesh can be a little hectic, but Morocco has such amazing architecture, weather and food that it’s a country you must visit if you can. MARRAKESH Stay  Oh the fancy hotels in Marrakesh are to die for! The interiors alone are a feast for the eyes, add on the pools and spa experience and you’re set for an amazing holiday. That said, I recommend staying in a…

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I finally had the chance to visit my motherland, Scotland, where my grandfather was born and raised. A country I’ve wanted to visit for years and that didn’t disappoint. There’s no doubt that Scotland’s natural beauty is a draw to many, but Edinburgh’s medieval architecture, rich (and dark) history, cultural legacy and prime placement make it a wonderful city to spend a few days. Here are my pointers: SEE The Castle is a must. I’d skip the war museums and head to the chapel, prison and crown jewels rooms (the latter being the most impressive, but I’m really into jewelry and…

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Last October we spent four days in Budapest to take in the sites and relax in thermal baths after a stressful move to London. The sites, spas and wine were fantastic so if you’re heading out to Eastern Europe, here are my tips for a grand time in the city. Eating You have to book a table in Budapest. We didn’t one night and had to run through 8 restaurants and basically beg the last one to let us in! The Hungarian wine is delicious so don’t skimp out when the wine list comes around. Check out the following yummy restaurants:…

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Buenos Aires is a bit of Athens, a dash of New York and a hint of Paris all rolled into one. It’s a concrete jungle with less edge than the other cities it resembles, thanks to the warm-weather ease of South America and the tango-esque passion that permeates the city. Men are very comfortable looking at women and public displays of affection between couples, young and old, are everywhere you look. As a tourist, you’ll soon find yourself embracing your significant other with less abandon then you would at home. It’s really quite nice actually. My friend Anne-Laure lived in…