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My Naples Food Tour – A Wander Through the Back Streets of Naples

22/11/2019 | By

Take a Naples food tour with Culinary Backstreets and begin to get under the skin of this fabulously vibrant, chaotic, and scruffy city.

Naples back street

streetview, naples

Food tours help me define a new city, so on my most recent trip to Italy I was thrilled to be invited to attend a Naples food tour run by one of my favourite organisations, Culinary Backstreets.

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Paris Food Souvenirs – There’s Always Time for Food Shopping in Paris!

06/11/2019 | By

Pardon my absence, but I’ve been away in France, studying an intensive course about taste. And who can resist food shopping in Paris? I’ve bought home a bag full of Paris food souvenirs.

food shopping in Paris

I’m baaaack! Sorry to vanish off the airwaves for such a long time, but I’ve been in France, studying the HEG (Advanced Studies in Taste)  course with Le Cordon Bleu Paris, and collecting some Paris food souvenirs.

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Barossa Shiraz Estate – A Luxury Stay in the Barossa Valley

09/08/2019 | By

After too long, Lambs’ Ears and The Bloke head back to the Barossa Valley, enjoying the luxury of a stay at Barossa Shiraz Estate.

barossa valley view, Barossa Shiraz Estate

It’s a fact of life – well, my life – that being busy exploring different corners of the world can mean that our own back yard gets a little neglected. 

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Matera, Southern Italy – A Living Ancient City Symbolised by a Distinctive Bread

24/06/2019 | By

A 2019 UNESCO European Capital of Culture, the ancient stone streets of Matera are utterly unique – and are symbolised by a unique loaf of bread.

sassi, matera

Carved into the limestone of a steep gorge over the River Gravina in Basilicata, Southern Italy, Matera is considered to be the oldest inhabited city in the world, with estimates suggesting it has been inhabited continuously for over three millennia, and periodically for up to 700 millennia before that.

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Happy 100th Birthday Hilton Hotels – How Hilton Adelaide was a Total Game-Changer

14/06/2019 | By

Now 100 years old, the Hilton Hotels chain wrote the book on hotel standards – and 36 years ago Hilton Adelaide helped changed this town forever.

hilton adelaide

Adelaide has developed something of a reputation as a party town, with the first part of the year a blur of  internationally noted theatre, arts, drama, music, dance and festivals, drawing visitors from all over the country – and the world.

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Elephant Mud Fun at Bali Zoo

22/03/2019 | By

A day at the zoo isn’t just for kids – the Elephant Mud Fun experience at Bali Zoo gets big kids up close and personal with these gentle jungle giants!

bali zoo, elephant mud fun

Dearest reader, I apologise if you’ve been feeling a little neglected over the last couple of weeks, but I’ve been on vacation in Bali and my brain was totally in ‘holiday mode’. 

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