When to Splash Your Dosh on Nosh in NZ

My friends and I didn’t choose to ride a garishly green and purple Jucy camper-van (reminiscent of Scooby Do’s Mystery Machine) to turn heads, in fact, these vans do scream “BACKPACKER’S-BELONGINGS-INSIDE!” and did result in ALL of our possessions being … Continue reading

How To Eat Out: A restaurant Re-review

I spent the majority of last week with my nose buried within the orifices of Giles Coren’s ‘How to Eat Out’. Coren rarely has anything nice to say about any restaurant, unless the price is nice.  I am a stingy … Continue reading

Viet-nom-nom: A Food Trail from Saigon to Hanoi.

Vietnamese food deviates from its Indochinese neighbours, compared to, say, Thailand, which offers up copious coconut-creamed based curries and deep-fried snacks doused in sticky sauces. Ultimately, you leave Thailand with sweet chilli running through your veins and oil seeping out … Continue reading

Eating Dim Sum in Dim London: Chinese New Year 2013

The weather in London last Sunday can be described as nothing but disgusting. Soggy, abysmal, gloomy and damn right depressing. Not the best way for the Chinese to bring in their New Year (of the snake). Regardless, China Town was … Continue reading

Peace of Pai, Thailand

Not all backpackers venture further north from Chiang Mai in Thailand but a four hour bus journey which meanders through lush green mountains will bring you to Pai from Chiang Mai. It twists and turns for a good two hours … Continue reading

Taste Real Thailand, Travel Like A Tourist: Chiang Mai’s Thai Kitchen Cookery Centre

Chiang Mai: a transition from beach-bumming, an escape from the oppressive humidity, a place to enjoy a sudden decline of high-school flashpackers and where street meals over 20THB are a thing of the past. The jittery 20 hour sleeper train … Continue reading

Turkey and Cranberry Sauce Leftover Spring-Rolls

If you (like my Mother) purchased a monster of a Turkey this Christmas and cannot push another fork-full of Bubble and Squeak passed your lips and into your christmas-crammed stomachs, then here is a new way to use up those … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Pho(get it)

On the 3rd January I visited Pho in Soho on Wardour Street. This restaurant is named after Vietnam’s national dish, Pho is noodles and often beef or chicken in a stock that takes hours of preparation. The soup is served as … Continue reading

Taste Real Thailand, Travel like a Tourist: City Snacking in Bangkok

There’s one thing that travelling has taught me: don’t listen to everything people tell you. Others had painted a picture of Bangkok as a missable city unbearably clogged up with sweat, motorbikes, people, pestering Tuk-Tuk drivers and seedy back-streets.  This … Continue reading