London Days Out: Brick Lane

Brick Lane, in a part of East London once known for its slums and Jack the Ripper, has long since been famous for its Indian restaurants, markets and the biggest Bangladeshi community in London.   Brick Lane Market The best time to visit Brick Lane is without...

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London Days Out: Camden’s Markets

Camden is one of my favourite parts of London. Full of life throughout the day and late into the night there's plenty to see and do there whether you're looking for interesting shops, great inexpensive restaurants, lively pubs, superb live music or simply fancy a spot...

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London at Christmas

London at Christmas really is a wonderful place to be. The Christmas lights in town look stunning and shops such as Harrods and Selfridges are famous for their seasonal window displays. Everywhere is hectic but there's a feeling of celebration in the air. One of my...

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Going solo in Rome

hotels in Rome on TripAdvisorYou are in one of the most romantic cities in the world but your other half isn’t. Is this a problem? “Not at all!” would be my answer. While of course I would have loved Neill to have been there to share with me all the wonderful things I...

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The authentic taste of Rome!

From aphrodisiac salami to 50-year-old balsamic vinegar, exploring the Campo de Fiori market, nearby bakery and delis - what better way to spend a morning in Rome! A food tour of Rome After two days of overcast, rainy weather I woke up to a beautiful, sunny Saturday...

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Pairing Italian Wine and Food

When Vino Roma invited me as their guest to one of their wine tours in Rome I thought it would be rude to say no and promptly almost bite their hand of saying... Yes please! I opted for their wine and cheese lunch as I was fascinated to learn about pairing food and...

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On a mission to discover Rome’s food and wine!

Less than two week's ago I received the nod from Expedia that I would be going to Rome as one of their guinea pigs for a new blogging initiative. Three bloggers would be looking at Rome from three different angles - Rachel, art and culture, Laura, shopping and...

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Uncovering the secrets of Bologna

When I first started researching 'Things to do in Bologna' I was very aware that I would only have a couple of days to explore this beautiful medieval city. One thing jumped out at me as something I simply had to see and photograph above all else. It was not any of...

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The 2CV, Paris’ equivalent of the Venetian gondola?

While exploring Paris last weekend, just as we caught our first site of the Sacre Coeur, a group of 2CVs drove past. It was a great opportunity to photograph this iconic symbol of France in front of one of Paris' most famous landmarks. My first thoughts were that it...

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