The night before we left for Cologne, our flights over were cancelled at the last minute. Funny thing is, before that, I’d never even considered any other way of getting to Germany, let alone Cologne. This all changed of course and before long, we rebooked to take the train to Cologne from London with a … Continue Reading

On the way back home from Pisa, we decided to stop at the nearby hilltop town of San Miniato, a beautiful place recommended by our friend Gabriele (he’s from Sicily in Italy) when we went around Italy last year. Last time we visited, we spent a very short amount of time here but this time, … Continue Reading

All that walking around San Gimignano works up an appetitite that even the finest of wines is unable to satisfy. As a result, we pretty much spent the entire drive back from San Gimignano looking out for a decent Italian restaurant. If there’s anything I learnt from our Italian rickshaw adventure, it was definitely the … Continue Reading

Last time we were in Italy on a road trip (in a rickshaw), one place I’d really wanted to visit was San Gimignano. I had lots of people recommend it on Instagram and Facebook yet for some reason or the other, we never quite made it to San Gimignano. Well this time, we had lots … Continue Reading

After our day in Lake Como, we left our hotel in Milan in search of what would be our new home for the next week – our very own Tuscan farmhouse! Our farmhouse was located pretty much on its own (with no neighbours so to speak) about halfway between San Miniato and San Gimignano and … Continue Reading

For the longest time I’ve had this dream of renting a rustic old Tuscan farmhouse and using this as my base to explore Italy properly. The choice of Tuscany probably comes as no surprise as I keep banging on and on about how much it’s easily one of my favourite regions in Italy – especially … Continue Reading

The following morning in Sarlat, we found ourselves with a fair bit of free time. We would be meeting with a chef later in the day to try some proper cuisine from the region but for now time to see Sarlat in the glorious sunshine! As we were in Sarlat on a Saturday morning, the … Continue Reading

Before we arrived into France’s Dordogne Valley, I’d never heard about Sarlat. This changed almost the minute we walked outside of the airport as everyone we spoke to recommended that we visit – a recommendation we took very much to heart! After leaving the beautiful sleepy French town of Martel, we made our way over … Continue Reading

Our travel to Peru is perhaps one of the longest I’ve ever done. It didn’t help that we started off in Amsterdam instead of London or that we had to transit for 8 hours in Lima without being able to get into the airport properly because our 3.30am flight to Cusco counted as a local … Continue Reading