Category Archive: Europe

Home Kitchen & EMA Espresso, Prague

Prague does not have a reputation for fine dining and well-defined food culture, instead praised for the never-ending display of Baroque architecture, street sculpture and a fractured history. Emerging out of the bubble… Continue reading

London food, coffee and cocktails this winter.

As the cold and dreary days of winter set in on cities around Europe; London with its rain, wind and distinct lack of snow bunkers down. As tourists shy away and locals avoid… Continue reading

The first ‘real’ snow of winter.

As the first signs of winter finally rest on Berlin doorsteps, with lightly dusted window sills, blanketed footpaths and of course, yellow snow, it is clear to me I have much to learn having… Continue reading

Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin 2015

Christmas markets in Berlin over the advent period are the street festivals that shake the city all summer long. As temperatures drop, spati beers are traded for glüwein mit schuss and Bavarian style… Continue reading

Mauerpark on Sunday

Once the death strip separating the north-east district of Prenzlauer Berg from north-west Gesundbrunnen, now a public park space with patches of green and brown grass atop muddy, dusty and warn paths of… Continue reading

Cold War cuisine in Berlin Part 1.

Searching for coffee refill diners, greasy spoon breakfasts and 1950’s rock n’ roll? How about some borshsch, dumplings or pirozhki to wash down a bottle of vodka? Never fear, if you’re looking for… Continue reading

A day trip to York.

  Trailing the city wall as it wraps around the centre with bold Roman columns and distinct signs of war, conquest and the towns people, surrounded by freshly cut grass and gardens that… Continue reading

L’araignée Gourmande

Travelling around the French countryside, there is an indefinite number of fascinating restaurants, farms and people to meet. Known throughout history as a Mecca for food and wine cultivation specifically for cheese and… Continue reading

Perfect winter snacks in Berlin.

Finding somewhere to eat over a European winter can be difficult. With the streets getting colder, wetter, darker and quieter cafes, restaurants and bars become bursting and full to the brim. Whether you’re seeking refuge… Continue reading

Autumn Days.

The crunch of the crisp, orange leaves under my feet. The thick, frosted air that wisps my face, attacking the tip of my nose. The warmth of sweet pumpkin soup filling the kitchen.… Continue reading

Coffee in Berlin.

There is no shortage of quality, third-wave coffee creeping into the otherwise push button machine coffee industry in Berlin.

Markthalle Neun in Kreuzberg

Pockets full of hipsters and hidden food gems Kreuzberg is far from shy when it comes to expressing itself about the food industry. Even before reunification in 1990, the artistic and bohemian west… Continue reading

Le Corbusier in Berlin

Born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, Corbusier (6 Oct. 1887 – 27 Aug. 1965) renamed himself in the early 1920s as his design ideas around urban housing and standards of living began to trend. Not an… Continue reading

Tempelhofer Feld

Standing at 1.2 kilometres long, the terminal at Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin’s west was the beginnings of Hitler’s Welthauptstadt Germania in the 1930s, becoming the largest building in continental Europe and still one… Continue reading

Berlin Art Week 2015: ABC Contemporary

As part of Berlin Art Week 2015, the ABC Contemporary show at Station Berlin in the heart of the industrial parkland at Gleisdreieck UBahn in Kreuzberg’s far west is on again. This annual… Continue reading

Bamburgh Castle

Dotted across the coastline of the north-east coast of England lies a 10-mile stretch of fortresses. An ideal day trip from Durham, Newcastle or Edinburgh, Bamburgh Castle is the pièce de résistance towering… Continue reading

Dots in Neukölln

Hidden under scaffolding for most of this year, Dots is an inconspicuous delight amongst the dive bars along Weserstraße in Neukölln. Literally dotted with graffiti art the façade can only have proved as… Continue reading

Paris in July.

In a tiny side street shadowed by apartment buildings laced with French doors and balconies, I spot one of the few cafes open in the month of July. Despite tourism fluxing at the… Continue reading

Le Tour de France 2015: Stage 21 Grand Paris Seine Ouest to Paris Champs-Élysée

Arriving on the Champes-Élysée at 1pm, I was both surprised and shocked to see so few spectators cueing up for the day ahead. Sure, Norwegian corner was roaring and ready to go and… Continue reading

Le Tour de France 2015: Stage 19 Saint Jean de Maurienne to La Toussuire Les Sybelles.

We made it through the night, woken after a short nap by excited middle-aged French men setting up their camp next to us. Unlike us, they’d (already started drinking) calculated exactly 1km out… Continue reading