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Just a Weekend in: Berlin
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Berlin seems to be the city break of choice for Londoners recently. After a weekend trip with friends, I can see why. Berlin is not short on history or culture and is also home an incredible section of coffee shops, farm-to-table restaurants, … Read More

7 Reasons to visit Dubrovnik, Croatia during the Shoulder Season
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Golden sunsets, sapphire seas and red tile roofs – vivid photos alone are enough to convince anyone (everyone) to visit Dubrovnik. Why not take advantages of the shoulder season (May/June and September) to experience the Pearl of the Adriatic without the crowds. This … Read More

Daytripping from Munich | Schliersee to Tegernsee
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There is something special about spending time with locals in a new place. When connecting with locals, I imagine my life, transported to the city or town I’m visiting. Where would I live? What would I eat? What new hobbies … Read More

Cooking Class: Catalan Cuisine
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One of the best things about market shopping, eating out and taking cooking classes around the world is bringing new ideas and recipes home! This is the basis for a new international cooking series I’m adding to my blog. When inspiration strikes, I’ll add … Read More

British Baking | My adaptation of the traditional Mince Pie
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My office is holding a month long mince pie competition, rating the offerings from national chains and local establishments. I was quite unimpressed by the dry, uninspired store bought versions. I decided to up the competition by making my own mince … Read More

10 Reasons to visit Montserrat
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Can you think of a better way to spend a 70° October day in Spain than eating Catalan cuisine, touring the Monastery of Montserrat and hiking the surrounding trails of the peaks of Montserrat? We were able to do all … Read More

Discovering Singapore
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In September I spent a week in Singapore for work. While my days were busy meeting with clients I was on a nightly quest to understand the cultural diversity of Singapore though food. This meant a visit each of the unique ethnic neighborhoods … Read More

Country Castles in Southern England
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I might have mentioned I love castles! Living in England I have easy access to countless castles and almost as many websites and articles about the castles- yay! I’m casually trying to visit all the castles that I can easily … Read More

Five Can’t Miss Experiences in Saigon
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Ho Chi Minh City has everything I love about Asia: food, chaos, contrast of old and new, fast paced development and long standing traditions, bright lights of sky scrapers and back alley living. I’ve only spent a few days there, but … Read More

Vegan Chocolate Truffles
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Who doesn’t love chocolate, peanut butter, coconut & cinnamon?! I certainly do :) and you can’t even taste the banana!  There are recipies for vegan chocolate fudge all over pinterest, but I think truffles are much nicer, even though they … Read More

Portugese Snacks – Sardines to Snails
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I’m super happy to add Lisbon to the top of my mental list of ‘favorite cities in the world for eating’ – second only to Rome. I’m going to Barcelona next month, so we’ll see what happens there. In my Lisbon … Read More

Moving to London: Choosing a Neighbo(u)rhood
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Reading expat forums, travel sites and blogs, one of the questions everyone seems to have before moving to London is ‘Where should I live?”. London is sprawling and each neighborhood has a distinct feel. This makes deciding on a neighborhood and … Read More