Opened in October 2017, I had the pleasure of visiting Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa within it's first month of opening. The hotel has introduced 5 star luxury design to the marina and with it's nautical inspired interior concepts it still maintains a boutique feel. One of my favourite things about the hotel, which I kept … Continue reading Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa
Bogota & Cartagena, Colombia Colombia is an incredibly colourful country in many respects but the walls of many of it's cities are decorated in spectacular fashion. Whilst technically still illegal, graffiti artists are only occasionally fined now which means that artists are able to take their time and as such have created some giant and hugely … Continue reading Where to see the best Graffiti & Street Art
The main railway station that serves Cusco and therefore on to Machu Picchu is a small town called Ollantaytambo about 1 hour 45 from the city. As such, throughout the morning minibuses and taxis rush through the narrow streets towards the station and most tourists don't give the town a second thought. However, Ollantaytambo is … Continue reading Beautiful Ollantaytambo, your must-visit place before Machu Picchu.
Hanoi, Vietnam The Sofitel Legend Metropole is an award winning colonial style hotel regularly listed in top World hotel lists. The afternoon tea in the picturesque restaurant overlooking the courtyard area is always very popular and good as a stand alone event. However the main attraction is the the chocolate buffet. For around $25 between … Continue reading Afternoon Tea Around the World
The volcano itself is around 15 foot across and about 8m deep. To get to the top of the volcano itself you walk up a dusty path and then wait your turn to descend the slippy ladder into the thick mud filled hole. There's a few things you need to know;
My friend and I recently tried out Salford's latest trendy addition to the late night bar scene, Menagerie. On the outskirts of Spinningfields, on New Bailey Street, Menagerie opened in the Summer to much fanfare and promised an interactive and decadent visit. Gold leaf covers the main bar and the split level seating is all designed with … Continue reading Fairground Desserts at Menagerie, Manchester
Hanoi is an absolute gem for street food lovers. I lived there 7 years ago and on my visits back since then, while a lot of the larger food establishments have changed hands or disappeared completely my favourite street food vendors have stayed put. Top of this list has to be Ly Van Phuc (pronounced … Continue reading Ly Van Phuc I “phucing” love you