Tag: Food

Significant Sitges Sun

I'm just back from a long weekend in Sitges, feeling every so slightly broken. This is purely due to sleep deprivation - a series of very late nights with friends, combined with early mornings to get down to the beach. Stereotypes abound when it comes to Europe, but one holds true when it comes to ...

A Dutch interlude

I'm sitting in Amsteram's Schiphol Airport, waiting for my flight back to London. I've been in the Netherlands since Wednesday, when I flew over for a conference.  Work-wise, it wasn't too bad. But I was a little sleep deprived (one night due to impressive thunder and lightning!) and survived off some pretty awful conference food. ...

Catalan jalapeño madness

I spent Thursday and Friday working in Barcelona - a bit of a monthly routine for me and nothing out of the ordinary. But I did stay at a new (new to me, anyway) hotel and so was able to notice the little differences that make for a nice hotel stay.  Firstly, I had my own ...

Dinner at L’Avinyet, Sitges

Yesterday, after a long and relaxing day on the beach at Platja dels Balmins, we headed into central Sitges for drinks and dinner. We had a couple of drinks - and some excellent people-watching - sitting outside Parrots, then moved on to my favourite eatery here in Sitges: L'Avinyet. I discovered it last year with ...

The lack of sleep is getting to me…

After Saturday night's surprise visit from the pizza delivery man, I was hoping I'd be tired enough last night to catch up on some sleep. Following an early flight to Barcelona for work, a solid few hours working in my hotel room and a long walk around town, I felt ready for bed. After nipping ...

Some random Seoul reflections

We're now in Osaka, having flown out of Seoul yesterday morning. This required an immensely early start, as our flight was at 8am. We left plenty of time, but unfortunately, our taxi driver somehow believed that Seoul was about to be hit by a nuclear missile and so drove to the airport like he was ...

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My Malaysian bling odyssey

I thought I'd share a few photos from the last week in Malaysia. I was working in a hotel about 45mins from Kuala Lumpur international airport and the working hours meant I didn't stray very far from there. Only next door in fact. The Sunway Resort Hotel is part of a resort which includes an enormous ...

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Memories of Japan: Sushi overload

I came across this photo when organising pics on my iMac this morning. And starting salivating like one of Pavlov's dogs. Vivid memories of one of the best, cheapest and most fun meals from our last trip to Tokyo. We ate our fill (and the rest) in this amazing little automated sushi restaurant on two ...

No Singapore sling?

I didn't have even one. Nor did I make it over to the legendary Raffle's. But I did enjoy my week in Singapore, despite the shocking jet-lag and the lack of sleep, combined with incredibly long working hours. So yes, despite all that, I managed to enjoy the local food, the streets, the people and ...