Stellenbosch

Wine Tasting in the Cape Winelands, South Africa

  My relationship with wine is long but probably not overly complicated. In my student days I indulged a bit too enthusiastically in the boxed variety; glugging vinegar-y whites with the sole purpose of improving my dance moves. In the…

Sydney

Three Places to Embrace Your Sweet Tooth in Sydney

  One of my overwhelming impressions of Sydney is how health conscious it is. Maybe it’s because both times I’ve been I’ve stayed in Bondi which, although beautiful, has more places to eat avocado on rye than you can shake…

Shanghai

A Beautiful Japanese Lunch at Tsuru, Shanghai

The fact that I’ve never been a huge fan of Japanese food, especially sushi, goes down as well with people as when I tell them I don’t like avocado or lemon drizzle cake. I get looks of ‘who even are you?’…

Shanghai

Why It’s OK to Eat Western Food in Asia

I travel to eat. In my opinion there is no better way to immerse yourself into a new culture than to try the local delicacies and indulge in new and exotic foods. I always do a bit of research on…

Isle of Wight

Three Delicious Places to Eat on the Isle of Wight

We are lucky to have some beautiful food heritage here in the UK, from Cheddar cheese to Yorkshire puddings, you can find fresh produce and tried and tested recipes that are staples of the nation in every county. I knew…

London

Three Super Easy Whisky Cocktails

  In the ten years I’ve been of legal drinking age, I have received many undesirable bottles of booze as sub-par unthoughtful gifts. Take, for example, the relative who gave me a bottle of Malibu two years in a row,…

London

Six Reasons to Visit Bankside, London

Lying on the south side of the river is many a tourist trap. The Southbank draws in the crowds for the London Eye, but it’s the hidden second-hand book stalls and graffiti covered skate parks that keep locals coming back.…

Xi'an

Dinner in Xi’an Muslim Quarter, China

  Xi’an was an unplanned part of my Chinese itinerary, but as I’d been to Beijing before it seemed to make more sense to head there for a few days before leaving for Seoul and visit the Terracotta Warriors. I…

London

How to Spend a Day in Victoria, London

There’s a whole heap of guides out there on the hidden gems of London, and I love to explore my city to find the weird and wonderful. Recently though, rather than one shop or cafe that I happened to stumble…