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Brockwell Lido Cafe Brunch

Saturday and/or Sunday mornings really require one thing – brunch. Now, the secret to a good brunch is that it has to be within easy reach (no one likes to have to go far in those early hours of the weekend or when hungover) and ideally serve a really good […]

Pete in Meribel

A Week Skiing in Meribel

Despite what Dr. Johnson may have said about London, there does come a point when it is necessary to leave. If only for a short period and for a good reason, (skiing is as good a reason as any!) it is necessary. Even if it is only to remind yourself […]

Perast Boat

A Long Weekend in Montenegro

Could you point out Montenegro on a map? I’m not sure I could have done at the start of 2015. All I really knew was that it’s a tiny country in Eastern Europe, that had supposedly been the location for the climax of Casino Royale and a friend over at […]

Kotor, the scene of the crime

Surviving a Morning in a Montenegrin Court

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably read my post on spending A Long Weekend in Montenegro and know that somewhere along the line, right around Kotor, I had to go to a Montenegrin court for a morning. You should know that nobody was hurt in this story, that’s pretty important. […]

New York steam

The Day We Turned Left to New York

I have always imagined First Class as a magical land of satin eye masks, cosy pajamas, comfortable fold-out beds and mouth-watering food on real plates. The latest Emirates advert featuring Jennifer Anderson has also alerted me to showers and a bar! Until last week, it has always been completely unattainable […]

Mui Ne Beach

How to Travel Vietnam in Two Weeks

Vietnam may not look it on the map, but it is a big country. To travel from one end to the other is a journey of several thousand kilometres and takes quite a while. If you’re short on time, as we were, and find yourself with only a couple of […]