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Akiba Dori

My favourite cuisine is Japanese. I love it. No matter where I am in the world, I always seek out Japanese food. What you end up with runs the gauntlet from awful to amazing. Luckily, my recent experience at Akiba Dori in Dubai fell on the positive end of the spectrum. I’ve wanted to visit […]

Irini

Irini Savva

Recently, I was lucky enough to have Irini Savva approach me, looking for assistance with her website and branding (subtle plug – if you are looking for a web and graphic designer, check out my portfolio!). I loved working with Irini to develop her new site. I asked her could share a little bit of […]

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Olde Beach Bakery & Salt and Wood Collective

If I was to tell you that one of the best bakeries I have ever visited is in Waikanae, New Zealand, would you believe me? I’ve visited 46 countries, so it might take me a little while to convince you. I can assure you though, they’re onto a good thing in Waikanae. About a month […]

Berbere

Berberè Pizzeria, Bologna

If there was one thing we were going to eat while in Bologna, it was going to be pizza. We are not big pizza eaters. Avoiding carbs, it doesn’t sit too well in our stomachs. However, I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity for a well made Italian pizza. A fellow pilot had recommended Berberè […]

Firenze

The Food of Firenze

I first visited Firenze (Florence) in 2010. A short stop jammed between a trip to Rome and Venice,  I don’t remember too much. It was certainly hot, and it was busy. In fact, one of the few things I recall about the trip is eating a delicious sandwich somewhere near the Palazzo Vecchio. The food of […]

Lamour

L’amour en cage

Looking for a slice of la vie française in Raumati? You can’t get much better than L’amour en cage. I’m a little ashamed to admit it, but when I decided to come back to New Zealand to work for six months, one of the first things I thought about was cake. Yes, cake. To be […]

Porto

The Port Caves of Porto

I’m going to start this post with a disclaimer: I don’t even like Port. For those of you that haven’t drunk it, Port is a fortified wine, typically red, and rather sweet. We visited the Port Caves of Porto solely for the benefit of my husband, but I enjoyed seeing them, too. I may have […]

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Eating Out in Lisbon

We recently visited Lisbon for the first time. I’d never been to Portugal, and it was an interesting experience. While I absolutely loved the Azores and Porto, Lisbon didn’t quite do it for me. I’m not sure what it was. Whether it was the amount of people that offered to sell us drugs or the […]

Frutarija

Guest Post: Frutarija Vis, Croatia

This guest post is brought to you by 45 Degrees Sailing, a sailing business based in Split, Croatia and run by two New Zealanders, Nick and Mahina Hathaway. Visit their website at http://www.45degreessailing.com for more information, video logs or to book a trip! Picture this: The boat docked a few hours ago and after a […]

Carnival

Carnival by Tresind

I hadn’t had the chance to eat at any Indian restaurants in Dubai, so I was pretty excited to be able to sample the Chef’s Tasting Menu at Carnival by Tresind. Located in the Dubai International Financial Centre in the Burj Daman building, Carnival offers ‘post-modern’ Indian, inspired by the various cultures influencing Indian cuisine. […]

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