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 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

A First Class Indian Adventure Part 5: A Bandit’s Retreat On The Backwaters Of Alleppey

They say that true luxury is doing the simple things well. To some that may mean a marble bathroom, high thread counts or Michelin starred cuisine and whilst I love all these things this was not the luxury on offer at Our Land. Instead we were surrounded by nature on our own little island in the Alleppey backwaters where three times a day we’d be served the most exquisite freshly cooked and caught South Indian food. All simple and executed to perfection. Continue reading A First Class Indian Adventure Part 5: A Bandit’s Retreat On The Backwaters Of Alleppey

A First Class Indian Adventure Part 4: Fishing Nets And Food Poisoning In Fort Cochin

Whilst we had a bit of a nightmare stay at the Aloft, being able to get online again was invaluable as not only did we discover the preventable reason for the hotel messing up our station pick up, but more importantly we were able to check up on our train departures. Booking the leg from Coimbatore to Kochi had been a bit of a nightmare … Continue reading A First Class Indian Adventure Part 4: Fishing Nets And Food Poisoning In Fort Cochin