Rome – How to make the most of a short stay

My best advice for a visit to Rome is how to make the most of a short stay. More than any of the other cities I visited in Italy, the regional and foreign visitors to Rome appeared almost manic in their desire to see and do everything in the few days that they were there.

If there is one thing I can assure you of, it is that even with my Top Travel Tips, a 48 or even 72 hour stopover would not even scratch the surface of what the Eternal City has to offer.

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Italy was not on my bucket list

I haven’t watched it in many years, but my earliest childhood recollections of a place called Rome was from the 1960’s movie, Spartacus. However, growing up, Italy was not on my bucket list of places to see before I die.

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Dubai Food Festival 2016


The Dubai Food Festival 2016 from 25 February 2016 to 12 March 2016 was a 17 day citywide culinary celebration of everything that this metropolis has to offer. The Dubai Food Festival 2016 overlapped with Gulf Food 2016, the premier food and hospitality industry exhibition in the region.

The Dubai Food Festival 2016 featured business and consumer oriented food related activities and events that promote the diversity and creativity of the city’s multicultural local and expatriate population.

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Local flavour and the tastes of home


I arrived in Cape Town on 8 January 2016 for a two week visit with my family. I looked forward to experiencing the local flavor and tastes of home.

The weather during this time was hot and windy, with big dark clouds every now and then, but not a drop of rain. The country has been in the throes of the worst drought in 20 years, and it shows. Continue reading “Local flavour and the tastes of home”

7 days in London

My trip to London in September 2015 was for the Food Blogger Connect conference, but also to explore and eat in parts of the city I had not seen when I lived in the UK more than a decade and a half earlier. I suspected that 7 days in London, a city that has undergone a food renaissance over the past fifteen years would be cutting it close, especially since a chunk of it would be devoted to the blogger conference.

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