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Exploring the Street Art of Ehrenfeld, Cologne

In between a city centre and its nearest day trip neighbour, there’s the districts and boroughs of real people. We pass through on trains as we go from one obvious recommendation to another, or as we get a cab from…

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A Taste of East Africa at the Culinary Discovery Supper Club

This post features sponsored content Booking a reservation for dinner isn’t the simple ‘pick a restaurant, confirm a table’ situation when you live in a big city. To start with, there is still a few stalwarts that refuse to even…

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Burro e Salvia, London – the Best Pasta I’ve Ever Had

I think I’ve taken pasta for granted for too long. My mum’s lasagne is my death row meal and I always have a packet of some variety of the dried stuff in my cupboard for a quick and easy meal,…

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Three Stupidly Delicious Brunches in Williamsburg, NYC

I had no doubt in my mind when planning my first trip to New York that I wanted to stay in Williamsburg. It’s gone beyond up-and-coming and is well and truly here, making a name for itself with boutiques, breweries…

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An Old Lady’s Guide to Travelling With Back Pain

OK, so a slight caveat to this post’s title: I’m only 30 and I’m fully aware that I’m not even middle aged, let alone ‘old’. But I’ve had back pain on and off for about five years now, and recently…

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Cool Hunting in Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is having a moment. After years of living in the shadow of its big brother Berlin, Germany’s second city is becoming THE a weekend break of choice. It has the classic elements of a great trip to Europe: a…

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An Ode to Whitby – My Favourite Place in the UK

Our long weekend in Whitby came two weeks after we had returned from New York, however, saying goodbye to the North Yorkshire coast, l had holiday blues ten times worse than leaving the Big Apple. I hadn’t been back to…

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An Insanely Good Brunch at Friends Of Ours, Hoxton

It’s places like Friends Of Ours that make me a brunch snob. To be obnoxious enough to merge two core meals of the day and declare something entirely new, you’d better be damn sure that it improves on a standard…

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An Afternoon’s Baking Class at Milk Bar, New York

I’ve never felt comfortable describing myself as a ‘foodie’. People start analysing where you last ate or expecting Michelin- star restaurants to be top of my list, but in reality, some of the best food might be classed as ‘junk’.…

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