Local cuisine in Gibson’s Landing

I must admit I never expected to be writing a food based post off the back of instructions from my dentist to consume mostly liquids with a slow migration to soft food over the coming days. Time to get creative! I’d heard great things about the quality of food and drink in Gibson’s and I…

Switzerland on the cheap!

Okay, so it feels like the underlying theme of all my Switzerland posts is that Switzerland is expensive. It is. But it is still entirely possible to travel through Switzerland and not burn a gaping hole in your travel budget for the entire year. How do I know? Because we did it. And I would…

The Recollection Diaries: Belgium

As we left Amsterdam on a bus bound for Belgium, the reality that was going to be our next few months started to set in. Travelling for months on end sure sounds like a holiday, but it actually still involves quite a lot of work!  As the ‘organised one’ I was constantly researching each of…

A French indulgence

Touted to be the most romantic city on earth, Paris sure steals hearts, and fills bellies, when it comes to food. I love the way the Parisians eat: simple yet sophisticated, refined but still so tasty. Things that are common place at home suddenly become a delicacy in France. Why? Because they’re done so well….

Strasbourg: a real life fairy-tale

I didn’t really know what to expect when we booked two nights in Strasbourg but coming from Paris, I definitely wouldn’t have pictured the university town to be quite so quaint. We left our bags at the station (as we couldn’t check in to our accommodation until later in the day) so we could explore…

Paris in 40 million steps

Really, does Paris ever get old? My third time in Paris and still, five nights was not enough. I think I could do double the time and easily find ways to fill my days. This time felt even shorter because the days were split between exploring the city and visiting the French Open. In Paris…

Paris: more than just a city

As Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea”. I was very excited to be meeting my mum and Aunty here as they began their six week Eurotrip. My first night was spent at La Regent Montmarte Hostel, where I awoke early, transported my gear to Hotel Chopin on Passage Jouffrey and waited…

Paris: bringing out the poetic inner self

Beautiful people, sights, weather and food – how could one not be inspired to write a poem? After deciding it would be a ridiculous challenge to expect myself to detail my weekend in Paris purely in rhyme; I have settled with the classic acrostic poem – which although not quite so poetic, still allows me…

Video: Paris, je t’aime!

Sometimes you go to a new place and have a perfect run of experiences from start to finish. This was me in Paris, not once but twice. Love it!

Recipe: Banana Bread

  I watched my flatmate make banana bread recently and smelling the delicious aromas of the banana bread in the oven made me want to cook it for myself. It is an ideal way to use up bananas that are beyond their best, and so much more fool-proof than baking a cake. These days I…