Street art is as much a part of Berlin’s landscape as the TV Tower or the Brandenburg Gate - it is everywhere you go bringing, colour to even the grayest of streets. There are bold, striking pieces and small, unobtrusive ones, often overlaid with graffiti tags in brightly coloured layers…Read More
When my littlest girl and I visited Paris she wanted to eat lots of cake (she’s a baker by trade) and I wanted to see The Water Lilies*. I’m pretty sure she only let me drag her along to an art gallery to keep me happy, but she’s sweet like that. Cake obviously wins over museums on any day of the week….Read More
Café Kranzler may not mean much to those who live on Starbucks and other bastions of 21st century cafe society, but this iconic Berlin café is as rich with history as your perfectly brewed cup of coffee is with flavour. Cafe Kranzler hovers above Kurfürstendamm, Berlin’s most expensive shopping boulevard, like a UFO, ready for take off…Read More
Mum had sent me money for my birthday. It was a special birthday so I wanted to do something special with the money. Something I’d remember for a long time. Marrakech seemed like the perfect idea. I’d never been abroad on my own before and I’d never been out of Europe, but there’s a first time for everything, right?Read More
Comida Caseira in Vagator opened its doors for the first time early in 2019 and is already gaining a well-deserved reputation for the amazing food and atmosphere it serves every day. The restaurant is run by an incredibly warm and friendly family, serving Goan dishes with a strong Portuguese flavour made from recipes that have been handed down through their family…Read More
The wide variety of things on sale and the sheer range of nationalities filling Arpora market give the evening a distinctly cosmopolitan feel. But the warm night air, bright colours and trance music constantly remind you that you couldn’t be anywhere but Goa…Read More
I have always had a fascination with photography as a way of recording memories. Sometimes these memories are collected together to become a rich history of a place or a people. That is exactly what I found when I entered the Maison de la Photographie in a litte hidden street in Marrakech…Read More
There is a beautiful phrase in India - Atithi Devo Bhava - which means "May the guest be God to you."
If a guest is considered as God, being welcomed as a guest is always going to be a wonderful event, especially as Indians are very friendly and love to invite people into their homes for a cup of tea or a meal…Read More
The Sahara Star is as magnificent and impressive as it promises to be on its website. Don’t let the sheer size of this hotel fool you because the luxury and exclusivity it exudes will win you over from the moment that you step inside…Read More
They say that life is about the journey, not the destination., but with Cola Beach I’d definitely disagree.
Cola Beach is a tranquil paradise and one of South Goa's most beautiful undiscovered beaches. But, there's a reason the beach is so blissfully isolated. The last few kilometers of the 'road' to get to the beach are a treacherous, heavily pitted dirt track that only a few local taxis will brave…Read More
Whenever I’m planning a trip my astoundingly in-depth planning for the trip involves one simple thing: google the best places to eat. Googling before my trip to Barcelona brought up the best place to get hot chocolate - that sounded like the start of a great plan…Read More
The bus drops me the at the main terminus right next to the market. I dodge through rows of little Goan buses and head towards the quietest area of the market. I always think of this area as Banana Street.Read More