The truth about Naples

When people find out that I live in Naples, they often ask ‘are you crazy?!’ Indeed, Naples has a bad reputation, some of it justified and some of it not, but it is not unlike many other cities – ci sono le cose brutte e le cose belle (there are ugly and beautiful things). Having […]

A wonderful wine weekend in Bordeaux

I’ll be honest – Bordeaux was never on my travel wishlist. It’s not that I had anything against it, it’s just that I didn’t know anything about the place. But when it appeared as a destination in a Ryanair sale, we thought ‘why not?’ and off we went. And I’m really glad we did. Bordeaux […]

Bordeaux – where to eat and drink

Bordeaux is obviously well known for it’s wine, but its reputation for being a foodie heaven is also on the up. There are so many options available to diners, even veggie diners, it’s hard to know where to go. So, below are some of my personal recommendations – they’re all places I’ve been to myself […]

Bordeaux top tips

If you’re planning a trip to Bordeaux, check out my top tips below. And remember to let me know your top tips in the comments! Tram tickets can be bought at the tram stops. Ticket machines accept coins and credit cards, but NOT notes. Daily tickets are good value if you’re planning to travel around […]

Top 5 places in Europe for vegetarian traditional food

I have a confession. I’m not a fan of vegetarian restaurants or veggie-specific menus generally. Yes, they can be helpful for finding food that fills a hole. But, unless they are particularly creative, I’ve found far too often that they either present the same few dishes (think veggie lasagne, vegetable noodles, etc.) or that the […]