Turtle Island Borneo

Turtle Island Borneo Turtle Island Borneo – what an incredible, not to be missed, experience! We booked a 3 day 2 night tour with Amazing Borneo and this was our first stop. Amazing Borneo offer bespoke packages and itineraries and were extremely helpful in answering our queries before we booked our trip. To reach Turtle…

New Zealand South Island Itinerary

New Zealand South Island Itinerary We spent an incredible three weeks travelling from the North to the South of New Zealand in a campervan. We flew into Auckland and spent 8 days in the North Island which you can read about here. 11 days was then spent exploring the beautiful South Island. Set out below…

South Place Chop House

Bottomless Brunch near Liverpool Street South Place is a boutique hotel situated in the City. One of its restaurants, South Place Chop House, offers a great bottomless brunch near Liverpool Street. The hotel is sleek but remains unpretentious and attracts a variety of clientele. The Bottomless Brunch Menu You can opt for 2 courses (£22.50)…

New Zealand North Island Itinerary

New Zealand North Island Itinerary We spent an incredible three weeks travelling from the North to the South of New Zealand in a campervan. We flew into Auckland and spent 8 days in the North Island. Set out below is my New Zealand North Island Itinerary as well as places we missed on the way….

Secret Garden Bar

Cocktail Bar in the City The Secret Garden Bar at South Place Hotel is a fantastic cocktail bar in the City ideally located a short walk from Moorgate and Liverpool Street. The decor in the Secret Garden Bar changes on a regular basis but always looks pretty magical! It can be hired privately for meetings,…

Lockes Bar

Covent Garden Cocktail Bar Covent Garden Cocktail Bar, Lockes, opened its doors in September 2019. It is the venture of ex Be At One owner, Steve Locke (hence the name), so is in extremely capable hands. Lockes prides itself on making customers feel at home and that’s down to the staff. When we walked in,…

Padella

Pasta in Shoreditch Padella offers amazing pasta in Shoreditch and London Bridge and is pretty busy as a result. Luckily, you can use the Walk In app to remotely queue if you are within a certain distance. The Shoreditch branch is much bigger than the London Bridge venue with an open kitchen and bar area….

Things to do in Penang

Things to do in Penang Penang is a cool city and one you should definitely spend time in if you are visiting Malaysia. There are two parts: Penang Island, where the capital city, George Town, is located, and Seberang Perai on the Malay Peninsula. Most tourists visit the former. Here is my list of things to…

Street Art in George Town

Street Art in George Town Before I visited Penang, everyone told me that the street art in George Town was an absolute must see! We only had an afternoon dedicated to the beautiful street art so stayed in the centre. However, there is so much more on the outskirts of George Town if you have…

Liman

Turkish Restaurant in Islington Liman is a lovely family run Turkish Restaurant in Islington situated near Chapel Market. They place emphasis on welcoming customers to their home and providing delicious dishes in comfortable, neighbourhood like surroundings. As such, the service was very friendly throughout our visit. The Menu We particularly loved the starters on the…

Eating out in Penang

Eating out in Penang There are plenty of great options for eating out in Penang ranging from street food to high end restaurants. We barely touched the surface in our three days! Here is my list of places for eating out in Penang. Ferringhi Garden Ferringhi Garden is a little haven of a restaurant in…

Hotel in Penang

Hotel in Penang Parkroyal is a gorgeous 4 star hotel in Penang located in Batu Ferringhi. We only stayed for three nights but had an amazing time. In hindsight, it may have been easier to stay in Georgetown for such a short stay given Batu Ferringhi is located 1 hour from the airport. However, we…

Things to do in Rotorua

Things to do in Rotorua Rotorua is situated 3 hours south of Auckland and is known as the geothermal wonderland of North New Zealand. It has hot springs, bubbling mud pools and geysers from all of the volcanic activity. It really is such a beautiful place to visit. Below is my list of things to…

Maison Bab

Gourmet Kebabs in London Maison Bab offers amazing gourmet kebabs in London and is the second restaurant from the guys behind Le Bab. The new spot is nestled on Mercer Walk, just off the bustling main street between Covent Garden and Leicester Square. Inside it’s really modern and cool. The restaurant is open plan, with a…

Ceviche

Ceviche is a Peruvian restaurant in Soho serving dishes with a modern twist. Peruvian food is unique with its influences from all over the globe, including Japan, China and Africa, which makes for a fascinating and varied menu. It is an attractive and atmospheric restaurant with Latino music softly playing in the background. There are…

Brickwood

Cafe in Balham Brickwood cafe in Balham is situated 5 minutes from the station in the heart of the town. They also have branches in Clapham, Tooting and Streatham which make it a well-loved small group of cafes in South London. There operate a walk-in system only and most tables were taken on a Friday…