Travel

Culinary walks

  • London – East End Food Tour

    When I lived in the UK at the turn of this millennium (anyone remember Y2K hysteria?), London was not notable for it's food scene or any known gastronomic wonders of the modern world. Instead, it ...

  • Shop, Cook, Feast – a hands-on adventure

      The final leg of my culinary tour with Culinary Backstreets was the Shop, Cook, Feast: A Hands-On Istanbul Culinary Adventure, where I learned to make melt in the mouth borekci and eat Pumpkin ...

  • unseenDXB Photo Trail

      The #unseenDXB Photo trail held during Ramadhan in Dubai is a culinary walk and photographic exploration of the Dubai backstreets and the rich culture of the multi-ethnic city, co-hosted by Gulf ...

  • Born on the Bosphorus

      My second culinary walk in Istanbul was 'Born on the Bosphorus: Exploring three distinct waterside neighborhoods' with Ipek, the walk leader, an American couple, an Australian couple and a Japanese ...

  • Destinations

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • Travel tips

  • Top Travel Tips for any traveller

    I have been travelling to local and international destinations since my childhood, first with my family and more recently, as a solo traveller. It was on my trip to Italy when the lift didn't work and ...