Category Archives: Travel

Buenos Aires Food Diary: PuraTierra

It was a fun task, to try to figure out which special restaurants we’d treat ourselves to in Buenos Aires. I liked the sound of PuraTierra, at number 50 on the list of Latin America’s Best 50 restaurants of 2016. … Continue reading

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Travel Diary: El Calafate to Torres del Paine (and back!)

If you are travelling from Sydney to Latin America, it seems that the routes divide between your frequent flyer plan. If you are with One World, you go through Santiago (and from there to anywhere else) and if you are … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires Food Diary: El Preferido de Palermo

So, food blogging while abroad… It’s interesting to see which websites have a presence in which countries. Zomato, my preferred restaurant review site, doesn’t cover Argentina, so I’ve posted a few reviews up on Yelp. Yelp doesn’t cover Uruguay, so … Continue reading

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Roman Food Adventures: Sora Margherita, the Jewish ghetto

So, this was my favourite restaurant experience in Rome. It ticked all the boxes for authenticity, eccentricity, value and heart… it allowed me to try a few new dishes, and yup, I adored this place, that was recommend by a … Continue reading

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Roman food adventures: Emma – Pizzeria con cucina, Campo de’ Fiori

A stone’s throw from Campo dei Fiore, we managed to find Emma’s ‘pizzeria con cucina’ and grab a table on the outside terrace. I think nearly every restaurant we went to in Rome offered the possibility of burrata as an … Continue reading

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French food adventures: Gandoyau at La Gargantua, Chinon, Loire Valley

So, we completely adored Chinon, where our dear friend R lived and worked many years ago. He recommended the restaurant at La Gargantua where he worked, and which apparently in his day was a pretty fancy place. Now, it seems … Continue reading

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Madrid Food Adventures: Churros at Chocolatería San Gines

I had churros in Spain! And it was a funny little story to get there, as while I had this very place written down in my travel notes, I didn’t remember at the time when we were searching for it. … Continue reading

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Rome Food Adventures: Glass Hostaria

Now, isn’t that beautiful? This was the the second course of a ten-course dinner from Rome’s Glass Hostaria, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Trastevere, helmed by an Italian chef who did her training in the States (and has the American-sounding name … Continue reading

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Madrid Drinking Adventures: La Venencia

The first time I tried Spanish sherry, fino, sometimes known by one of its famous brand names, Tio Pepe, I found it sharp and dry and slightly unpleasant. This was when I was working at Expo 92 in Seville, in … Continue reading

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Madrid Food Adventures: Baco y Beto, Chueca

A weekend in Madrid, away from Paris, and what a lovely city… a relaxed and chilled atmosphere for eating and drinking and wandering around, and the temperature a few degrees warmer too. My pal Peter moved here about 7 years … Continue reading

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