9 (mostly cheesy) things to eat in Annecy, France

Let’s start with the obvious. One can not go to the Alps, nor France even, without indulging in some of the local regional delicacies. Whether it be a marvelously crunchy, freshly baked walnut loaf with duck pate or a Tartiflette swimming in cheese and lardons, what you eat when on holiday is so inherently important…

Paris: Let the (foodie) love affair begin

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” – Ernest Hemingway Paris, oh Paris! I must admit that before visiting this glorious, beautiful, friendly, foodie haven, I had the…

The cozy Cotswolds: A step back in time

I spent a few days in the Cotswolds with my family this past week, going from one small village to the next in search of elusive traditional British pub grub, cozy Bed and Breakfasts with quintessentially English breakfast fry ups and the best ale this side of the Thames. Before delving into my British adventure,…

What’s cookin’ Copenhagen?

Copenhagen Cooking is an annual food festival that sees some of Scandinavia’s best restaurants and chefs come out to play and show what they’re made of. Held in Copenhagen in late August / early September, the festival is a celebration of food, drinks, cultures and people. Here is a sneak peek at one of the…

The Pulse and Soul of Georgetown, Malaysia

Georgetown is the capital of the island and state of Penang, on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. It was listed by UNESCO in 2008 as a World Heritage Site, together with fellow former Straits Settlement, Melaka. Georgetown is a historically and culturally rich and diversified island, with an eclectic mix of ethnic groups (Chinese,…

Trust me, if you haven’t eaten in Thailand you haven’t lived.

I had never been to Thailand before so when my boyfriend and I jetted off to Bangkok in early July I had distorted expectations, or fantasies, of what the peninsula would be like. I fully expected white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons glimmering under rays of scorching warmth, heat that melts away your stress and…

A short, but sweet trip to Prague

According to Wikipedia about 2 million people permanently reside in Prague, and I could easily imagine there being just as many tourists in the city at any given time. I traveled to Prague with my boyfriend the day after Christmas (December 26, 2011) and we spent 4 days in the cultural capital of Europe enjoying…