Salles Hotel Malaga Centro

Some regular readers may have noticed that I don’t always write a post featuring the hotel where I’ve stayed on a trip. I’m really only interested in writing about ones that offer a little something extra and I would return to without hesitation and recommend to friends and blog followers. Others may be fine but […]

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Nice 2019: Arrival and Lunch at Peixes

It’s a long weekend break: 4 nights. By travelling out to Nice early this morning, arriving in plenty of time for lunch, and flying home late on Monday, I effectively manage to make it a 5-day trip. I flew British Airways from Heathrow and booked my hotel – Best Western Plus Hotel Massena – through […]

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Travel and the Call of the Familiar

I’m a part-time adventurer when I travel in the sense that I like to go back to familiar, favourite places again and again rather than new all the time. My current ‘again and again’ place is probably Turin, where I went in March for the third time in as many years and can’t wait to […]

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Five Nights in Genoa – Eat, Drink, Do

Why go? My main reason for the trip was to attend a 3-day art history course with Hotel Alphabet, but it wasn’t my only reason. Genoa had been a destination I’d in mind for a long time – and the reasons were almost totally food-related! For Genoa is the capital of Liguria, famed gastronomically for […]

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Amsterdam 2016: Last Evening

The last evening in a favourite place on holiday should be filled with favourite things. We all like a good ending so for me, a last evening isn’t a time to try out new places but to go back to the best I know. There was no contest. I’d known exactly where I’d go on […]

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Amsterdam 2016: Cafe Het Molenpad

Serendipity. For the travelling foodie there are few more delightful experiences than finding a great new place to eat by chance. I’d grazed quite a lot on the food tour today, although not actually eaten a meal and had mainly tasted rather than eaten what was put before me. But how hungry was I? What […]

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Amsterdam 2016: Staying in the Museum District

Amsterdam is a perfect destination for me for a winter break. Given that I’m not about to spend a lot of money and fly for hours to a hot, beach destination, heading to a city quite close (only 45 minutes actually in the air flying from London) that I know well and love is a […]

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