Street Food In Ballaro Markets Palermo

Why The Best Thing To Eat In Palermo Is Street Food In The Ballaro Markets Sicily is a Mediterranean gem with more than a slight air of neglect and no experience sums up the city more than experiencing Street Food in the Ballaro Markets. We arrived in the capital Palermo on a warm August day…

Aldwych: London’s Forgotten Tube Station

London is a city of history and secrets, and I used to walk past one of those secrets every day. Just off The Strand is the unassuming Aldwych station, closed to visitors except for a lucky few. This “abandoned” tube station is actually in heavy use for filming, but on a few dates a year…

Iceland Golden Circle Tour Geysers, Gulfoss Falls And Thingvellir National Park

Iceland Golden Circle Tour: Geysers, Gulfoss Falls & Thingvellir National Park with Reykjavik Excursions. It was still dark when the bus pulled up to our hotel, despite it being almost 9am. We were about to set off from Reykjavik on a Golden Circle day trip to Geysers, Gulfoss Waterfall and Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park and with daylight…

Spa Break, The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

For lovers of relaxation there may be no better place for a spa break visit than Iceland’s Blue Lagoon. A short bus ride outside of the capital Reykjavik, these geothermal hot springs have an astonishing blue colouring from a reaction of the sun on the silica rich waters. The complex is complete with huge pools,…

Dolce And Gabbana Martini Bar, Milan

Milan, Italy is a place for lovers of fashion and cocktails, and where better for a spot of ‘fashion people’ watching than at the renowned Dolce & Gabbana Martini Bar.

Foodie In Lagos: Seafood Dreaming

Portugal is a seafood lovers dream, not only are the shellfish plentiful but they’re extremely cheap. Portuguese food is often sneered at for its inelegance, and it’s true that it is not presented in a fashionable manner (tiny portions, artisan smears of sauce… Etc). Food is hearty, and served generously, extremely generously in Lagos. This…

A Day In Casablanca At Hassan II Mosque

How To Spend A Day In Casablanca Casablanca may be known for the classic film and it’s Art Deco architecture, but it’s a newer attraction that drew us to the city on this occasion for a day in Casablanca. The Hassan II Mosque is the biggest in Morroco and one of the largest in the…

Experience Fez

We arrived in Fez expecting, like cliche western tourists, to find a third world city. Reports from friends and guidebooks describing Fez as “traditional” “rustic” or “less developed” prove false. In general Fez appears as progressive as the city of Rabat which stole its capital title. The train station of Fez is modern, it even…

The International Foodie In… The Evening Standard

Last month, fresh from my second trip to Morocco I spoke to Phoebe Luckhurst about Morocco and why it’s “the new Ibiza”. You can read Phoebe’s article “Mad For Riads” here: Evening Standard And my previous musings on Morocco… The Frugal Foodie: Street Food In Rabat, Morocco Madness in Marrakesh A Taste Of Morocco

Victorian Charm At The Crown, Belfast

Ireland isn’t known for its fancy cuisine, it’s known for comforting, heart warming meals. The Crown “liquor saloon” and dining rooms in Belfast offers a traditional drinking venue and dining rooms, with the most comforting of comfort foods, cottage pie. This Victorian pub was established in 1849 as a gin den, but now caters mostly…