Russian ‘Stolovaya’

Just before lockdown effectively decimated global travel, Russia had decided to make it easier for visitors to travel to St Petersburg, by giving tourists easy access visas to people looking for a short-term holiday in the Leningrad Region. The decision will eventually expose new people to a style of hospitality that only exists in Russia.… Continue reading

If you are planning on travel during Covidtimes, what is the score regarding insurance?

It’s a sticky conundrum. Even the ‘to-be-or-not-to-be’ whether to go ahead with travel in the first place. The FCO advice is probably where it is most helpful right now. FCO is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and for example is recommending the following for New Zealand – ‘The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British… Continue reading

A weekend in Marlow 

Brexit. The gift that keeps on giving. With €1.09 to the pound at the time of writing (ergh!) you’ll be forgiven for shunning the foreign exchange office and endless airport queues for the new trend in British holiday making, the staycation. Given Britain’s new summer status as a tropical island just off the coast of… Continue reading

The Hottest Ticket in Town – Meatopia 2018

Meatopia’s 2018 line-up features a raft of up-and-coming chefs quickly making a name for themselves, cooking shoulder-to-shoulder with Meatopia veterans and world-renowned, international guest chefs. This year’s curated menu and line-up features some of the most ground-breaking and exciting chefs from across the globe. Critically acclaimed chefs making their Meatopia debut include Jeremy Chan of… Continue reading