The latest posts from Travel with Kat
A colourful, beautifully illustrated, in-depth guide to the street food of Thailand, this is an absolute must for any food lovers visiting this exciting country.read more
Walking down a country lane, I turn a corner and catch my first sight of the 12th century, Amberley Castle, in the South Downs National Park in the south of England. I have lived all my life just 15 miles away yet had never visited before. When my mother asked me what I would like for my 50th birthday I knew straight away – afternoon tea at Amberley Castle, now an elegant hotel and restaurant.read more
This month is a bit of a milestone, not just for me but for Neill, my fiancé, as well. He was born just 11 days before me and we are both about to turn 50. Yes, 50! The last ten years have been an amazing journey with a number of twists and turns, heart ache as well as joy. I have no idea where the coming decade will take me but I have a feeling it is going to be exciting. In honour of the occasion, I’ve a few treats lined-up right throughout the month. The calories, be damned!read more
This week’s FriFotos theme is ‘cold’. I don’t get to join in this weekly Twitter chat as often as I’d like to but I couldn’t resist taking a break today and going through my snowy photos to share with you. For anyone not familiar with FriFotos or indeed, Twitter Chats, there’s an explanation at the end of this post.read more
From the pastries in every pastelaria window to the roasted chestnuts being sold on every other street corner, I discovered a plethora of tasty treats to tempt me in my few short days in Lisbon. Here are my favourite finds, some hidden away in unexpected places, some a little more obvious. To help you find them they are all marked on this map, starting in the north of the Alfama district and the Doce Mila Pastelaria.read more
Have you ever been to Halong Bay?
I’ve read many of my fellow travel bloggers’ stories from this enchanting place in Vietnam and for a long time I’ve longed to go there, to taste the delicious cuisine, to learn about local culture, to witness its breathtaking natural beauty and to sail across Halong Bay.
But, as I found out recently, there is a darker side to Halong Bay, that I’m sure no tourists or travellers know anything about.read more
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Featured story from The Gambia
As I lie in bed I can feel a gentle movement in the decking beneath me or is it my imagination. I listen to the creeks and groans of the wood… splashes of water… silence… another splash. Getting out of bed I draw back the muslin curtains and catch my breath. A multitude of stars shine in the African night sky, each with its reflection shimmering in the water that surrounds me.