Lemons. They’re all over the place in the narrow streets of olive and stone-soaked Amalfi. […]
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Let’s face it, the world has plenty of temptations. This page collects travel stories, photographs and videos that explores food from around the world. Chocolate in Cologne, foie gras in France, mushroom vodka from goodness knows where and more. Grab a glass, a fork and some fun and let Inside the Travel Lab tempt you with a global feast…
Right now I’m in Sorrento. It’s a multicoloured town that clings to the hills and […]
A priest. A still-beating heart. Blood flowing down sacrificial steps until it flooded the ground some 30 metres below.
That’s my first mental image of Mayan culture, the…
Sickness has slowed my writing this month, I’m sorry to say. But rather than leave you hanging in silence, I thought I’d cheer you up with a quick taste of Tirol. Drum roll please as I introduce the iPhone only snapshots of my time in the snow. Who could imagine…
Sometimes, you need to take the time to stop. To pause for breath. To fill your senses with everything that’s beautiful and to let the world’s cares, concerns and curmudgeonly characteristics sit sloppily in a pile to be dealt with tomorrow…
But let’s face it, they’re a great place to start I’m writing this in a […]
Flying over teardrop-shaped islets that rise up from the Indian Ocean is a non-too-shabby approach […]
As a Londoner, you miss out on London at its polite and polished best. The London that would turn up to a job interview. The London you would take home to meet your parents. The side of London that tourists get to see…
It’s one of those days. My fingertips are racing across the keyboard, images of cinnamon, chilli spice and chocolate dance through my head and my notebook overfloweth with scribbles of what I have seen. Or, more accurately…
Fast forward to the close-set streets of Cartagena, in sticky, colourful Colombia and her words resurfaced after all these years…
At 3am I woke up. At 4am I gave up. For the last few hours, I’ve…
Stopping for a drink in Sydney’s deadliest district…
This week, I’ve been dipping my toes in the Caribbean waters of the Grenadines. St Vincent and the Grenadines to give its full title – and since St Vincent’s is the main island it seems almost disrespectful not to.
To locals, however, St Vincent’s is Vincy and the whole speckled island flock goes by the name of…
Umbria, Cumbria. How one little letter changes muddy, murky mulch into overflowing olive groves.
There’s a moment when this seems like the most graceless activity imaginable. Spitting onto someone else’s property and clamping your teeth onto oversized rubber. Then there’s the waddle with the flippers (sorry fins) before a tumble over the edge of the boat into the water…
Picture the scene. You’re walking through a Swedish market, your young daughter holding your hand. She sees row upon row of sweet candy canes, bright luminescent swirls of sugar and mint that gleam in scarlet and white, holly leaf green and ivy, forming…
I’ve been away from Seville for a long time. Not long enough to forget the sharp near salty tang of the local fino sherry, that bitter sensation that once warmed my throat like turpentine before seducing me with its subtler flavours. Not long enough to forget the…
As I come to the end of my time in Sydney, I’m thinking about my next stop: Warsaw in Poland. And I’m just wondering whether I’ll find Bison Vodka there, as I did in Krakow.
That’s vodka served with a blade of grass.
Raindrops decorated most of my days in the Seychelles, the days passing beneath skies streaked with charcoal, while
The older I get, the more I enjoy cooking classes. With an opening statement like that, I’m in danger of
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