Europe

Lisbon: Sintra, A Real Life Lego Kingdom and Over-Indulgence at Olivier Avenida

Abi & I couldn’t have asked for a more magical final day. The sun was shining, we visited a Lego Kingdom and ate like Queens. Sintra is a hilltop village about a 30 minute drive out of Lisbon, and well worth the day trip, even if...

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Lisbon: Yakuza {Where the Japanese Met Their Match}

Thursday, 8th September 2016

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Lisbon: Yakuza {Where the Japanese Met Their Match}

Proudly wearing our hard-earned tourist medals post-full day of sightseeing, Abi & I headed to dinner at Yakuza. A fancy Japanese restaurant a little way out of town, we weren’t sure what to expect. However, the sterling Tripadvisor reviews helped put us at ease. And rightly so, because everything about our meal was...

Lisbon: The Alfama Quarter, Historical Sights and Epic Time Out Food Market

Abi & I decided to make the most of the morning’s gloomy weather by cruising around some of Lisbon’s renowned historical sights, in the hope that our cultural efforts would be rewarded with sunshine in the afternoon. We headed to Belem just outside of the city centre where numerous of Lisbon’s most popular attractions...

Lisbon: A Hawaiian Beach Bar, UNMISSABLE Portuguese Restaurant & Flower Gelatos

SO, the moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived. Time to unveil the most amazing, authentic Portuguese tapas restaurant in all of Lisbon! Taberna da Rua das Flores.

Lisbon: Castles, Cathedrals, Corpus Christi… Views & Wine

Despite the sad weather forecast Abi & I awoke to the most GLORIOUS sunshine and obviously headed straight to our hotel pool to catch some rays whilst our good fortune lasted.

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Lisbon: Sunny Squares and Tasty Cows

Tuesday, 21st June 2016

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Lisbon: Sunny Squares and Tasty Cows

Abi & I took advantage of the late May bank holiday weekend and squeezed in a fly-by trip to Lisbon to drink, eat and sight-see ourselves silly. Sunning ourselves brown had been high on the agenda too, but unfortunately the weather man had different ideas in mind and so a light ‘blush’ is all we had to show for our time in the southern European city.

Copenhagen: KöD, Where Danes Proved They Can do Cow as Well as Pig

For my final night in the motherland and in the company of three growing men, I could think of no better place for dinner than KöD (which translates as “meat”).

Copenhagen: An Immense Farmer’s Market & My Favourite Lunch Spot

We woke up to glorious sunshine, and decided to nurse our aching heads with a trip to Torvehallerne, which describes itself “not as a supermarket, but as a super market”, which is entirely accurate.

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Copenhagen: My Top Picks from my Home City

Friday, 15th April 2016

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Copenhagen: My Top Picks from my Home City

Post-brunch (that was really lunch but I wish was brunch) at the epic Mad & Kaffe, Sarah, Caroline, Thomas and I decided to make the most of the gorgeous day and stroll around our favourite parts of the city.

Copenhagen: Insta-Sensations Brunchin’ at Mad & Kaffe

A couple of weeks ago I flew back to the motherland for a long weekend to visit some of my favourite Danes, namely those that I went to summer school with. Since the standard reaction when I tell someone that I went to “summer school” is generally pity and an assumption that my parents wanted to punish me, let me start by assuring you that you needn’t feel sorry for me.

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Travel Link-Up: Love is in the Air for Denmark

Wednesday, 3rd February 2016

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Travel Link-Up: Love is in the Air for Denmark

So February has arrived and it’s officially that time of the year; the shops are overflowing with red roses, oversized cards, heart-shaped everything, chocolate selection boxes and those super soft grey teddy bears bearing wonderfully cringeworthy slogans. It’s the month of lurrrve. With that in mind, this month’s travel link-up topic is about what you adore, so I thought I’d write a post on Denmark.

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Cologne: The Christmas Markets, Part 2.

Friday, 29th January 2016

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Cologne: The Christmas Markets, Part 2.

Sunday wasn’t quite as glorious as the day before, but with finite time to spend exploring before our flight home, we got out & about and didn’t let the occasional drizzle spoil our day. After all, there was much to be seen and food to be devoured.

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Cologne: The Christmas Markets, Part 1.

Wednesday, 27th January 2016

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Cologne: The Christmas Markets, Part 1.

I’ve decided that there is such a thing as Christmas crack, and I am high all of December on it. Throw in a trip to the Cologne Christmas markets and I am nigh an overdose. Just to be clear, there are seven, SEVEN Christmas markets for you to completely lose your sh*t in.

Cologne: The Journey From Hell, Beerhouses & Wiener Schnitzels

My Cologne posts are ever so slightly delayed with the festive season now being over BUT, on the other hand, ‘tis the time to start planning for the next one, during which I highly recommend you put aside a weekend for a cheeky trip to the world’s biggest & best Christmas markets in Europe.

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Marbella: Nikki Beach Club Champagne Celebrations

Tuesday, 27th October 2015

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Marbella: Nikki Beach Club Champagne Celebrations

Having strayed slightly off track the night before, the alarm springing to life at 9am wasn’t the most pleasant of awakenings. But we rallied, and dragged our sorry states out of bed, as we had a hot date with Nikki Beach Club to attend.

Marbella: Let the Games Begin, the Weekend Has (Almost) Arrived!

Thursday marked the end of our couple’s retreat and the arrival of our two close friends, Abi & Will, for some fun in the sun.

Marbella: The Freshest Fish Enjoyed Under the Fullest Moon

Somehow, a weekday in Spain is just so much better than a weekday back home. It may have something to do with the al fresco dining, fresh fish, smells of the sea, warmth of the sun, wine with every meal and ice-cream extravaganzas, but that’s just guessing…

Marbella: Marbella Old Town & a Delicious Seafood Paella

We woke up to sunlight streaming through the windows. An experience far too rare, I eagerly jumped out of bed and ran outside to feel the warmth of the sun on my skin for the first time in what felt like decades.

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Marbella: Tango Restaurante; Sublime Steak

Thursday, 15th October 2015

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Marbella: Tango Restaurante; Sublime Steak

For our first night on holiday, Michael & I wanted to kick things off right, with a great meal. We strolled along Puerto Banus port, peering into the many eateries dotted along the water’s edge.

Sicily: Playa del Ragusa, Pizzas & Goodbye Gelatos

With an evening flight home (sob), we made the very most of our last day and hit the road early for one last explore of Sicily. The destination of choice: the historic & charming town of Ragusa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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