Fishmarkadurinn Desserts

Icelandic Seafood feast at Fiskmarkadurinn!

When it comes to Iceland, lamb and lobster rule – luckily they’re my favourite kind of food! Fish restaurants abound in Reykjavik, all proudly showcasing their variety of happy swimmers and amongst the best is Fiskmarkadurinn, sister restaurant to another popular restaurant, Grillmarkadurinn. You could choose amongst the many ala carte items that all sound […]

Gion Hatanaka Ryokan Dinner

Ryokan stay at Gion Hatanaka, Kyoto

Right. Ryokans. Tell me a few years ago that I should be paying $800 a night to sleep on the floor in a spartan room in Kyoto and I would have checked you into a spartan room with padded walls. But, the older, wiser me has reconsidered this. Especially the older, wiser me who has […]

Jomon Inside View Sake

Jomon – funky izakaya at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo

Jomon, a buzzing izakaya in bustling Roppongi Hills, is a quirky, fabulous find. I mean, when asked if we would like a window seat, we were promptly shown literally to a window seat, sitting on the floor, looking through a window, with our legs hanging out onto the streetside. The atmosphere too is really fun. […]

View from Sky Observation Deck Mori Tower

Mori Art Museum Tokyo

Stimulate your mind and your senses, a feast for your brain and stomach at the buzzing Roppongi Hills area. With the Mori Art Museum, L’atelier De Joel Robuchon and bustling izakaya like Jomon in the vicinity, you’re set for the day here. Mori Tower houses the marvelously sensational Mori Art Museum. When the exhibitions at […]

Tokyo L'atelier de Joel Robuchon set lunch dessert

Brilliant set lunch at Tokyo’s L’atelier de Joel Robuchon

I have been somewhat of a L’atelier De Joel Robuchon lunch set groupie, trying it out at the various restaurants around the world. Well, I revisited the one in Tokyo last October and, no disappointments whatsoever! Sitting by the counter, this time near the pastry chef, watching as her incredibly deft fingers prepped whimsical, drool-worthy […]

Amsterdam Museum Night Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam Museum Night 2015

For a city famed for its 75 museums, it’s no wonder they’d hook up and form a Museum Night. Every year, on the 1st Sat of November, Museum Night kicks in, with participating museums opening till way past midnight and offering up a slew of unique experiences. Wanna groove to Pitbull in front of Rembrandt’s […]

La Rive Amstel Amsterdam

La Rive Amsterdam – a restaurant for special occasions

Tell any Dutch that you’re heading off to dinner at Michelin-starred La Rive at the Amstel and you’re sure to elicit sighs of “ooh, fancy”. And no wonder, as the Amstel is known for being THE place in town you go to for a special occasion, if money is no object, that is. Well, seeing […]

Amphora B&B Amsterdam

Lovely canal house stay in Amsterdam – Amphora B&B

Of the time we spent in Amsterdam, six gorgeous nights were spent at Amphora B&B. From the moment we walked into the apartment, we felt right at home. One half of the super hosts, Niels, was there to greet us and settle us in. We were just amazed by how thoughtful they were – it was […]

Rijsmuseum Facade

Amsterdam Museum Madness

For a city known for its canals, cheeses and clogs, museums should definitely be on the list for any visitor to Amsterdam. It seems like there’s a museum every 10 steps or so and the Dutch penchant for display (read between the lines, please) seems to come into full force with a museum about almost […]

Bruges Evening Sky

Two Days In Bruges

With a city centre that spans across just 2km (1.25mi), most would say a day trip to Bruges would be fine. But to do that, I think, is missing the point. You want to be able to truly enjoy the charming, medieval storybook-like town with its meandering canals, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque inspired architecture. Three […]