Posts Tagged“travel”

Epic Manhattan sunset views from Brooklyn

This summer we went on a family holiday to NYC and then spent five days relaxing in the Hamptons, and since we took our one-year-old I’d like to rephrase this by saying: “We recently travelled with our baby to NYC and spent five days taking care of our child in the Hamptons”. As I quickly discovered, traveling with a kid is no joke. Nevertheless, it was still really nice so here are my notes that I hope you will appreciate:   BROOKLYN Eat: La Esquina for garden tacos Shelter for pizza Leuca for nice Italian Meadowsweet for brunch Sunday in Brooklyn for brunch…

Le jardin secret

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…

IMG_6559

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…

Iceland is the kind of place that makes you want to quit your day job and become a geologist. The dichotomy of fire and ice ( it’s a cliché to say that but it’s true), manifested through the country’s 130 volcanoes, geothermal springs, glaciers and snowy landscapes, creates a stunning backdrop like no other. I only visited for three days in the winter but will surely be back to hike, scuba dive, horseback ride and take in all the beauty again in the spring or summer. Here are my tips: EATING in Reykjavik This quirky and colorful town appreciates art,…

Budapest

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:…

Rice field

  Ubud is the enchanting district in Bali where Elizabeth Gilbert falls in love in Eat, Pray, Love. There are so many things to do around Ubud that I felt it needed it’s on post for fellow wanderlust readers who are planning a trip to this incredible island. STAY There is an abundant choice of accommodation in Ubud, too many choices really, and they don’t come cheap. Even a shared room at a yoga centre can run you $200 a night, although I’m told cheap rooms can still be found around town. That said, if you’re paying for luxury accommodation,…