REVIEW: Parsis Cafe, Leamington Spa

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It can be tricky to write a review for a restaurant where during your dinner you were so shitfaced you avoided going to the toilet for fear of falling down the stairs and being rushed to A&E in a town you don’t know very well. But here we are. Okay, it wasn’t *that* bad, but […]

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5 things to do in Bologna (and one thing you should definitely avoid)

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It’s getting a bit old but that doesn’t make it any less true: Bologna is the foodie capital of Italy. And as well as ample eating experiences, there are also ample drinking experiences. Okay, okay, and great shopping, cobbled streets brimming with ancient architecture, lots of greenery (if you know where to look) and beautiful […]

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A Paris restaurant recommendation: L’Ebauchoir

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It’s safe to say we ate well on our last trip to gay Paris. There wasn’t a bad restaurant amongst the lot of ’em (and there were a lot of them!) but one that really stood out was L’Ebauchoir. I found L’Ebauchoir by keeping my Google search terms pretty specific: ‘traditional French restaurants near Bastille’, […]

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7 things to do in Lyon

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There are way more than seven things to do in Lyon, but if you’re short on time and want to tick off some of the lesser known must-dos, consider this your checklist… Les Halles de Lyon This indoor food market is a little on the touristy side but like Borough or Broadway market in London, […]

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The best boutique hotel in Amsterdam

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I’ve been to Amsterdam a couple of times and I’ve stayed in accommodation that spans the spectrum – including a hotel with glass walls around the shower and full view of the toilet from the bed! – so it is with great confidence that I recommend my most recent home away from home in the […]

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The best brunch spot in New York: The Butcher’s Daughter, Nolita

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My list of places to eat in New York far outweighed my list of places to see. But I have been before, so I felt it was only fair that I move my attention away from viewing decks and shopping malls and on to buffets and brunches… Top of my must-visit roster was a vegan […]

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What to eat in Florence, Italy

Pasta, pizza and coffee are all a given when it comes to eating out in Florence, and if you’re planning a trip, you’ll no doubt be hoping to fill your days with all of them. But if you want to really┬átaste Italy, you need to try the city’s more specialist edibles, the things the locals […]

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What to do and what to eat in Lake Plitvice, Croatia

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2016 is my year of going places, so just a few weeks after this fab adventure in Ljubljana, I hopped on a plane back to that part of the world, this time landing in Croatia. I’ve wanted to go to Croatia for a while, with Hvar, Split and Dubrovnik high on my list ever since […]

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What to do and what to eat in Ljubljana

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The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana (loo-bl-anna) is one of Europe’s lesser-known cities and is just a 2 hour flight from London. It’s a pretty beautiful flight too, with the Swiss Alps and Slovenia’s pine-lined lakes visible through the fluffy white clouds. Surrounded by places like Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Switzerland and Italy, it’s a smorgesboard of […]

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REVIEW: NADA, Cologne

Cologne. The home of beer in tiny glasses, Bratwurst, sauerkraut and the Lindt Chocolate factory (who knew?). And it turns out, the home of some of the best red wine and fine dining to have ever passed these, albeit eager-to-eat, lips. Our intention wasn’t to visit Cologne in pursuit of tasty grub, though that’s often […]

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