Travel post : Dubai and Abu Dhabi 2018

A recent visit with the family introduced me to this magnificent city of contrasts – Dubai. The first thing that hits you about Dubai as you stare out of the window as your aeroplane is descending is the perpetual dust haze that seems to envelope this city. As you get closer, you can start to…

My New York Travel Itinerary – Part 1

One of the key reasons I started this blog was to share my personal travel experiences. New York as a travel destination is nothing new. Like London, there are several layers to this city and the more time you spend here, more is revealed in front of you. This post captures part of my trip…

Luxury Dining on board the Bustronome

Last week I had the pleasure of dining on board the Bustronome, a new and unique experience in London. An offshoot of the successful Bustronome Paris, the concept combines London sight seeking with luxury food and wine pairing, on top of a bus. In London this is being brought in collaboration with the popular (and…

My Travel Guide : Top Places to Eat and Drink in Budapest

In the second part of my series of Budapest blogs, I want to take you to the places I discovered during my short stay in this fabulous city. Budapest as a city is cool, casual and urban with chilled out vibes. The downtown is filled with lovely caf├ęs, restaurants and bars. Food and drinks are…

48 Hours of Eating & Drinking in Lisbon

It is safe to say that Lisbon is a place for foodies. If you like your food, this city has a lot to offer. We barely scratched the surface of this gastronomic capital during our whistle-stop stay recently. But what we saw, we liked, we ate, we drank and we conquered! Here’s the lowdown of…

Melbourne Food Review : Osteria Ilaria

Our last night in Melbourne and we wanted to make it really special. Enter Osteria Ilaria, voted number three on Eater’s Hottest New Restaurants in Melbourne 2017. Coincidentally, it also turned out to be the sister restaurant to Tipo 00 (you can read all about it here) and situated right next to it, on Little…

Hotel Review : The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Kris and I recently whisked ourselves away for a long weekend in Eastbourne. Nothing quite relaxes us more than the sight and smell of fresh sea air. Coupled with a relatively fuss free journey (just over an hour from Clapham Junction) and off-season prices, it was an ideal getaway destination. What exceeded our expectations was…

Weekend break : Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort, New Forest

My husband recently whisked me away for a surprise long weekend to Lymington where we stayed at the stylish Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort. One of several luxury hotels in the Macdonald Hotels group, it is a stunning, high-chimneyed, Tudor-gabled Manor House, which dates back to the 19th century. Over the years, it has…

Six ways we explored Vienna on a budget:)

Vienna is classy and charming, but it is also very expensive. During our recent trip to Vienna we discovered some great ways to enjoy what the city had to offer without breaking the bank. Sausages from the Bitzinger Wurstelstand You cannot leave Vienna without trying one of its sausage stands, but this one is the…