Top 5 places to eat in Stone Town, Zanzibar

Zanzibari cuisine is a wonderful mish mash of cuisines, reflecting the melting pot of cultures that make up this semi autonomous island off the coast of Tanzania. There are curries laced with exotic spices, grilled meats and seafood, Zanzibari pizza – the choices are endless and mouthwatering. Here are my top 5 places to eat…

A Guide to Malaysian Street Food

Malaysia is a foodie’s paradise. The country is the centre of global crossroads, with influences from China, India, Thailand, and colonial Britain weaving an intricate tapestry of cuisine and culture. Coupled with fresh produce, a willingness to try anything and the average Malaysian’s love of food, the result is a veritable smorgasboard of dishes. The…

3 days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur offers a variety of attractions to visitors to this South East Asian hub. A heady mix of old and new, Kuala Lumpur boasts shiny glass and steel skyscrapers sharing space with narrow winding streets overlooked by colonial shopfronts, bright neon shopping malls and green parks aflutter with birdlife, and…

3 days in Krakow, Poland

One wintry December, we headed off forĀ 3 days in Krakow, Poland. The temperatures ranged between -2 to 6 degrees Celsius, and although it was chilly, there was also sunshine and blue sky, which was more than what perpetually-grey-London offered. There are also far less tourists during the off-season, and hotels and flights are correspondingly cheaper….

Moving to the UK: English foods

So you’ve sorted out your UK visa, shipped your stuff for the big move overseas, figured out your London accommodation and booked your flight. You’re just about ready for the big adventure. What next? It may seem unimportant, but if you’re moving to the UK it may pay to familiarise yourself with the lexicon of…

A few of my favourite foods: London

London is a wonderful place for foodies, filled with Michelin starred restaurants, hidden kitchens and supperclubs. British cuisine has seen somewhat of a resurgence; instead of boiled cabbage, chefs are foraging in the heaths, harvesting fresh cockles, picking wild mushrooms. However, nothing beats the classics. Here are a few of my favourite foods from London….

One for the road: Staying in shape

It’s hard to stay in shape while travelling, especially if you’re on the road for a long time. The siren call of fast food, the lack of time and your usual routine, as well as the unfamiliarity of travel can all combine to work against your health goals. Here’s what I try to stick to…