The Best of Monopoli, Puglia

The Best of Monopoli, Puglia

My latest travel adventures took me to Puglia, a region in Southern Italy with overwhelming beauty. Coming here is the ultimate escape from the tourist masses. The whole of Puglia is incredibly laid back, where time gratefully slows down and you can instantly feel your body relax. But to be honest, if there’s one reason to come here, it […]

Lima Restaurant, London

Lima Restaurant, London

If you’re looking for a restaurant to check out in London for a special occasion, the creative and eclectic Peruvian menu at Lima Fitzrovia could be the perfect choice. I came here with my family after reading several great reviews, particularly that it’s the first and only Michelin starred Peruvian restaurant. So I was eager to see what […]

Restaurant 100 Maneiras, Lisbon

Restaurant 100 Maneiras, Lisbon

The Tasting Menu at restaurant 100 Maneiras is truly something special. Since the intimate restaurant at Bairro Alto has no menu, you’re welcomed to experience a succession of 10 exquisite and delightfully surprising dishes from chef Ljubomir Stanic. It’s worth opting for the wine pairing too (and it doesn’t hurt that they’re served by a very charming sommelier), to complete a […]

Time Out Mercado da Ribeira

Time Out Mercado da Ribeira

As promised in my last 48 Hours in Lisbon post, this one is dedicated to my brunch feast at one of Lisbon’s best food markets, Time Out Mercado da Ribeira. Bringing together some of the city’s most revered names in food and drink, the former fish market is now home to a selection of popular vendors as […]

Formula One Grand Prix Weekend, Abu Dhabi

Formula One Grand Prix Weekend, Abu Dhabi

With much excitement and buzz, the final round of the 2015 formula one grand prix season took place here in Abu Dhabi. The races took place on Yas Island in the impressive, purpose-built Yas Marina Circuit – complete with waterfront views, luxury yachts and the spectacular Viceroy Hotel wrapped around it’s sharp bends. It’s a big occasion […]

Dining in Hakkasan, Abu Dhabi

Dining in Hakkasan, Abu Dhabi

I’m currently in Abu Dhabi, taking full advantage of the great weather and large calendar of events during this popular time of the year. We spent a wonderful evening dining in Hakkasan, one of my favourite restaurants. We started off in the gorgeous blue cocktail bar ordering ‘The Hakka‘ martini – Ketal One vodka, kome to […]

The Perfect Beach – Boracay, Philippines

The Perfect Beach – Boracay, Philippines

I admit it, I’m kind of a beach snob. The ocean’s shade of blue, it’s clarity, the sand’s softness and grain size.. it all matters when you’re on the hunt for the perfect beach. If, like me, you’re determined to sink your feet in to the warm sands of the world’s best beaches, then I can happily […]

Coron Town, Philippines

Coron Town, Philippines

After a truly wonderful time in El Nido, our next stop was Coron on the island of Busuanga, which is also in the province of Palawan. Coron is the main town on the island for diving the world famous WW2 ship wrecks (more about that in the next post!). Not to get confused, there’s also […]

Paradise in El Nido, Philippines

Paradise in El Nido, Philippines

Spending a month in the Philippines was one of the best vacations I’ve been on so far. It was my boyfriend and I’s first big travel trip together, so that definitely added to the excitement! We wanted a more unusual beach destination, in SE Asia, with world-class dive sites since we’re both keen divers (and can’t […]

Top Things to Do in Kathmandu, Nepal

Top Things to Do in Kathmandu, Nepal

If you’re looking at this post you’re probably already considering a trip to Kathmandu. My advice is yes, yes, go! With so many beautiful temples to visit, Tibetan and Nepali culture to learn, wonderfully warm people, and just to experience the bustling life of the city – it is worth the trip. Plus it is home to the […]