Category Archives: Other places

Buffet van Odette in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of my favourite cities. So far that is, since as you have seen I’ve been travelling quite a lot. I am inclined to think though that it’s one of the best cities in the world already and food has a lot to do with that.

Case in point, a gem that my lovely friend P. discovered and took us to the other day, Bugget van Odette. Continue reading

The sound of the kemençe‬ in Istanbul

Kemence

More on Istanbul on another post but here’s one of the best things that happened to me. Continue reading

On the roof of the Paris Opera

I am a lucky lucky girl. At a recent trip to Paris, I was lucky enough to get a tour of the Paris Opera and actually climb on to the roof.  Continue reading

Stuff in Dubrovnik (aka King’s Landing)

You might have heard about Dubrovnik because you are a Game of Thrones fan. You might be old enough to remember the horrific Siege of Dubrovnik. You might have seen glimpses in travel articles. Nothing compares to the real thing which requires the following: stamina for all the stairs you’ll have to climb, a trusty GPS/data connection and a bottomless sense of wonder. Dubrovnik, in short, is a little miracle. Continue reading

Stuff I got up to in Miami

Miami striked me as an amazing and very weird place at the same time. International, hot, with some neighbourhoods that felt European and some that felt like they came out of a film.  With naff touristy places and with old school charm in others. Big roads, big buildings, big smiles and Latino charm in abundance.  Continue reading

Amsterdam | A brilliant place (not for the obvious reasons)

If you are looking for a brilliant city – filled with lovely people and great things to do – Amsterdam is a good choice. Forget the rumours, Amsterdam is much more than what you had heard when you were sixteen. Continue reading

A few days around Chalkidiki, Greece

The citizens of Thessaloniki and the surrounding areas have coined the phrase There is nothing like Chalkidiki and they throw it around every time anyone talks about any holiday destination. One of my best friends insists: “I’ve been everywhere. I’ve even been to Cuba. There is nothing like Chalkidiki“. You realise that they are a bit sensitive about the place.

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One day in Thessaloniki

There we were, last day of the holidays and a quick visit to Thessaloniki was compulsory.

Now, you might have heard of the name Salonica but I dislike calling it that. The Greek name is Thessaloniki (it has a meaning . Salonica does not).

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