Until visiting, I wasn’t really sure about Amsterdam as a destination. With its party reputation and infamous red light district, I think I had categorized the city as being purely a bachelor party destination, and not somewhere I was interested in exploring. However, after a few friends had convinced my girlfriend and I that, as ex-residents of beautiful Copenhagen, Amsterdam would be right up our, ahem, bike lane, we decided we’d give the city a chance. With Beth’s birthday approaching last December, we booked a couple of days off work and some cheap flights to Amsterdam: it was time to see what this city was all about! As it happened, our friends were completely right. Amsterdam is a gorgeous city, with lots to offer aside from being an obvious party capital. While it has a brilliant cultural offering, we decided to take it easy for the weekend and skipped the museums as well as the red light district, grabbing some rental bikes to explore the city the way its residents do: on two wheels. I’m glad we did, because with all the eating we did during our stay we needed to burn off some serious calories: here are my recommendations for the perfect foodie day in Amsterdam.
Clifton is one of Bristol’s most popular and picturesque areas, home to the famous Clifton Suspension bridge, the gorgeous Georgian architecture of Clifton Village and the bustling Whiteladies Road. With the University of Bristol located just minutes away, this area is always buzzing with both students and locals, and with good reason: Clifton is bursting with great foodie spots. Here’s my guide to a perfect foodie day out in this beautiful part of the city. Continue reading “A foodie guide to 24 hours in Clifton, Bristol”
Boston is not only one of the most historic cities in the US, but one of the most exciting. Old and new lie comfortably side by side here, a city which played host to some of the key events of the American Revolution but that also boasts a strong sporting tradition, world-class shopping and two of the best universities in the world in the form of Harvard and MIT. With a compact city centre made up of leafy cobblestone streets, Boston is tremendously walkable, meaning even with a short time in the city, visitors can get a feel for what makes Boston so unique. However, one of the most thrilling aspects of exploring Boston is investigating its food scene, something which has gone from strength to strength in recent years and gained the city quite a foodie following. So, without further ado, here’s your guide to all the best places to eat and drink in Boston during a 24 hour stay. Enjoy! Continue reading “A foodie guide to 24 hours in Boston”
Barcelona’s Gràcia neighbourhood is a charming district with a distinct village feel. Gràcia actually used to be a town before being swallowed up as the city of Barcelona expanded, and it still retains its fierce independent spirit and atmosphere today. While it’s not the most central area of Barcelona, it’s a great spot from which to explore the city, and if you are staying elsewhere, it’s well worth a visit. Boasting key sights including legendary Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi’s Park Güell as well as his famous buildings Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, there’s lots to visit in the area, not to mention all the gorgeous squares, streets and side lanes that make up the heart of Gràcia. Of course, Gràcia also has some amazing foodie spots: here’s your guide to eating & drinking in the neighbourhood for 24 hours.