Finding A Silver Lining – Orléans and Paris Intro: An Unavoidable Change of Plan

We’d always wanted to visit Anne-So’s godfather in Orléans and with his condition deteriorating we thought we’d book ourselves a trip to see him before it was too late. As an added bonus Orléans is just over an hour from Paris on the train so we thought we’d treat ourselves to a couple of nights and see some some of the neighbourhoods we were less familiar with.
Unfortunately the world had other plans… Continue reading Finding A Silver Lining – Orléans and Paris Intro: An Unavoidable Change of Plan

High Speed Trains and Slow Food – Italy and France by Train Part 4: Foodie Florence

After a joyous few days in Venice we hopped back on a high speed train bound for Florence. Although our impression was somewhat sullied by the tour group crowds and hostile locals we enjoyed some delicious food, delightful views and exquisite artwork. Hopefully you feel our sense of wonder and frustration in this section of the the Trip Report. Continue reading High Speed Trains and Slow Food – Italy and France by Train Part 4: Foodie Florence

High Speed Trains and Slow Food – Italy and France by Train Part 2: The Miracle in Milan

We arrived in to Milan’s magnificently grand Centrale station to dark clouds that never lifted for more than the briefest of moments during our time in Milan. That said, the beautiful buildings and delicious dining we experienced certainly lifted the spirits. Continue reading High Speed Trains and Slow Food – Italy and France by Train Part 2: The Miracle in Milan

High Speed Trains and Slow Food – Italy and France by Train Part 1: Turin Shrouded in Fog

We arrived into a wet and miserable Turin with low expectations thinking it would just be the gateway to the greatness we had planned for later on. Instead we were wowed with some of the best food on our trip and a couple of amazing museums. I hope you enjoy reading about it as much as we enjoyed visiting. Continue reading High Speed Trains and Slow Food – Italy and France by Train Part 1: Turin Shrouded in Fog

A Last Minute Bargain To Budapest Part 2: Food, Wine and Religion

It was our first full day in beautiful Budapest and we used the morning to get acclimatised. We started off our day at the glorious neoclassical Hungarian National Museum and followed it up with a guided tour of the stunning Great Synagogue. Our afternoon was all about food and drink, some cheap local fare for lunch and a glorious wine tasting to finish off a wonderful day! Continue reading A Last Minute Bargain To Budapest Part 2: Food, Wine and Religion

A Cheapskate’s Luxury Weekend in Prague Part 2: Two Pubs and A Slightly Racist Clock – Yes it’s Prague, Not Brexit Britain…

On our first full day in Prague we explored the city’s beautiful medieval Old Town featuring the famous astronomical clock. After a relaxing pub lunch we crossed the river and spent a wonderful art inspired afternoon at the Trade Fair Palace before returning to the Old Town for a delicious British inspired dinner! Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Luxury Weekend in Prague Part 2: Two Pubs and A Slightly Racist Clock – Yes it’s Prague, Not Brexit Britain…

A Cheapskate’s Luxury Weekend in Prague Part 1: Friday Night in Hong Kong via LHR

It was Friday night and rather than heading home for the week I was heading to Heathrow and more specifically the amazing Cathay Pacific Lounge! After unwinding over Champagne and dim sum we boarded our Business Class flight with BA to beautiful Prague where we spent our fist night in a Suite. Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Luxury Weekend in Prague Part 1: Friday Night in Hong Kong via LHR

A First Class Indian Adventure Part 8: A Food Filled Reunion On The Streets Of Mumbai

We returned to Mumbai for the final leg of our Indian Adventure where we met up again with N & G. Join us on a food tour of Mumbai from authentic Maharashtra Malvani cuisine to the street food of Chowpatty Beach and the delicious delights found on the Mohammed Ali Road. Continue reading A First Class Indian Adventure Part 8: A Food Filled Reunion On The Streets Of Mumbai

A First Class Indian Adventure Part 7: Temple Running In Madurai

For the penultimate leg of our trip we flew south to Madurai where we immersed ourselves in the stunning Meenakshi Amman Temple, visited the beautiful remnants of the Thirumalai Nayak Palace and took an Indian history lesson through the eyes of Gandhi. Continue reading A First Class Indian Adventure Part 7: Temple Running In Madurai