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…

New journeys: Paris thoughts

Why do some people move, change countries, leave their culture, friends and family behind forever? And why is it that to others that idea in itself would be not just crazy, but inconceivable? I believe that in each and every one of us we have an invisible force, something that makes us tick and drives the…

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…

12 Hours in South Zealand, Denmark

When summer spreads its warmth and engulfs Denmark’s borders a blossoming of wildlife and people can be observed. Gone are the dark and depressing days of winter, replaced by warm rays of energy that entice the Danes to get outside, throw off their clothes and pluck themselves down in a breazy, lusciously green park or…