Category Archive: Europe

Le Tour de France 2015: Stage 18 Gap to Saint-Jean de Maurienne.

On Thursday morning we pack our bags at 4am ahead of two adventurous days living out of our Ford Fiesta in the mountains. Ben drove the four hours of winding, fog heavy roads… Continue reading

Le Tour de France 2015 Stage 17: Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup.

After our day of rest it was time to prove our preparation had not gone to waste. We left our accommodation at 6am via a baguette and croissant stop to drive to the start… Continue reading

Le Tour de France 2015 Stage 16: Bourg-de-Péage to Gap

After years of dedicated 2am watching from my couch, bed and Bar domestique huddled around a tiny computer toggling between SBS’s tour tracker, the docile tones of Phil Liggett and playing Keeno – Twitter’s… Continue reading


As the second largest city in Germany, Hamburg is armed with the second biggest port in Europe, keeping no one wondering how the city is flushed with opportunity, money and visitors. A sovereign… Continue reading

Glasgow. Where tradition meets the contemporary.

Rolling hills, urban sprawl and hybrid city culture with history: This is Glasgow. What I expected to find was something different; a run down, crime-ridden city with “bad” graffiti laced atop building facades,… Continue reading

Spice makes its way to Berlin this summer.

Gone are the days of bland (but necessary) wurst and brot and enter the new phase of expatriate flavour, spice and zing: Jamaican. Jerk. Chicken. All over Berlin, Jamaican cuisine is popping up… Continue reading

56 hours in München this summer

Will that be weiß oder dunkel bier bitte? Munich, in the heartland of Bavaria is pouring with beer and culture. Home of Oktoberfest; Germany’s biggest export since beer itself, Munch is a plethora… Continue reading

District Mot – a long way from Vietnam

Since it’s opening in early 2013, District Mot has been thrust into becoming one of the hottest restaurants in town thanks to its hawker themed interior and menu. Covered in kitsch-Viet style, the… Continue reading

Potsdam: A quirky day trip from Berlin.

Potsdam is a great day trip from the city bustle and just forty minutes from Berlin on the S-Bahn. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1990, the greater area of Potsdam… Continue reading

Manchester: Home of more than just football soccer

Living in the shadows of football colour rivalry is England’s second largest city. Offering far more than just post-game pub clashes and riots, Manchester is once again a growing city with a proud… Continue reading

Leeds: A pit stop between the North and South

A prosperous Mill Town at the peak of the industrial revolution Leeds today, is UK’s third largest city and is predominantly a university town. The city is an ideal stopover between the North… Continue reading

Two cafes with a strict message for bored Londoners.

London is full of eateries, cafes, restaurants and take-away stores but most are a product of longevity rather than carefully crafted culinary ambitions. Despite this, two diversely different models are meeting the demands… Continue reading

Pret-a-manger is taking over.

Within twelve hours of arriving in London, I spotted 34 Pret-a-manger stores between Tower Bridge and Covert Gardens. That is a lot, even by Starbucks standards. In such a highly concentrated area, with… Continue reading

Setting a new trend for the service industry.

London is finally entering the third wave coffee movement. Although cafes are still riddled with the god-awful Americano and most establishments still don a 1999 illy push button machine, there is rapid change… Continue reading