A few weekends ago I headed out to Dubai where, as a post exam treat, we had booked to stay a night at the Al Maha Desert Spa & Resort, a luxury resort about a forty minute drive from Dubai city nestled among the desert dunes. We had the most amazing stay…
We were lucky enough to get a reservation at the world renown Noma and I was so excited to try René Redzepi’s innovative and ground-breaking take on Nordic cuisine, especially since 2014 is the 10 year anniversary of the restaurant’s opening and the year in which they have regained the top spot on the San Pellegrino world’s 50 best restaurant list.
Given Copenhagen has earned itself a reputation as one of the food capitals of the world over recent years, we made sure that a (probably disproportionate) number of our stops over the weekend revolved around food. One of the most memorable stops was at Amass, which is quickly rising to the top of Copenhagen’s restaurant scene.
Copenhagen is one of those cities which lends itself to walking…there are beautiful buildings around every corner, great cafes and bars to drop into and shops full of beautifully designed goodies. One of my favourite things to do on both my trips to Copenhagen was to mooch around and see what I discovered.
There are so many different things to see and do in Copenhagen but I’ll cover my top picks over the course of this post (in no particular order).
As Taipei’s tourist scene grows, so does it’s dining scene. From traditional night market nosh to kitsch ‘Kitty’ fare and the offerings of Taipei’s high-end hotels. We made sure to sample a broad spectrum of the delicacies on offer…
Our last day in Taipei was one of contrasts – we decided to spend part of our last day in Taiwan to escape into the nearby countryside and then return to explore some of the city’s most important sights (both cultural and pop-cultural).
Escape eat explore has suffered from a serious lack of attention while I focused on revision, but there’s lots to share from my pre-exam holiday to Japan and Taiwan and revision breaks so expect a flurry of posts! First up, our brief sojourn in Taipei.