Why Vietnam should think about renaming itself VietNOM

By | June 23rd, 2014|Vietnam|

I’ve never really been about food, I mean I like food sure, lots of it, specially when it comes to orangina drinks, and yes my palate has increased slightly for the experience of travel. But all that said I could still quite happily live off carbs and dairy forever with little trouble if push came [...]

Eating my way through east London

By | September 11th, 2013|What to do in London|

I like food, a lot.  I'm also quite fond of London.  Therefore you would imagine that combining the two would prove a most satisfactory way to spend a day.  You would be right! Last weekend I was lucky enough to be invited on a London food tour with the good folk of Eating London (@EatingLondon).  They [...]

Champagne and Macaroons courtesy of Air France

By | December 11th, 2012|France|

I'm not a massive champagne fan and up until Monday i'd never tasted a macaroon in my life (scandalous I know), but last Monday the lovely people at Air France afforded me the opportunity not only change my views on champagne with a wee taster session, but to also get my first taste a macaroon. [...]

A Las Vegas Wedding

By | April 11th, 2012|USA|

EDITOR:  Sadly I (Neil) have not been to Las Vegas this past month *sigh, this tale comes from a mate who I've know for years and like to share the occasional Nando's with :-).  Lauren is an actress by trade (check out her website which is amazing, I know this because I built it www.laurenwigmore.co.uk), but offered to [...]

Top 10 ways to save money when travelling

By | November 18th, 2011|Budget Travel, Travel tips|

Travelling can be quite expensive, especially when paying for flights, accommodation, clothing, backpacking gear, vaccinations, food, drink and of course any trips/excursions along the way, but if you’re wise with your money; there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy yourself and not spend every penny you’ve saved for so long for. Below are some tips [...]

Top 5 reasons why British food doesn’t deserve all the bad press it gets.

By | November 14th, 2011|Top 5's|

So we are a nation of microwave warriors and take away fiends, sue us!  The British aren’t noted for their food, cooking isn’t consider so much of an art form as it in other parts of the world ... and we’re pretty lazy and generally can’t be assed to prep AND cook something.  But, that [...]

Hostel Kitchens: Good and bad behaviour

By | August 15th, 2011|Hostel Life|

As a part of my hostel life series I've decided its time to lay down some rules surrounding hostel kitchens. From expereience I've learnt like a lot of others, that cooking in hostel kitchens can be a huge money saver ( especially if you're prepared to eat lots of pasta and noodles).  Providing the hostel has a good [...]