The Taj Mahal is without a doubt one of the most beautiful monuments ever built. We have all seen it a thousand times in photos: the white marble dome and minarets reflected in the pool or shining brightly against the night sky. And yet…only when you see it with your own eyes you will truly appreciate this wonder of the world. Here are a few tips for visiting the Taj Mahal and making your experience even more memorable.

Top Tips for Visiting the Taj Mahal, India

The Taj was built by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved third wife, Mumtaz Mahal,… Continue reading

Hello and sorry, for things have been a little quiet around here lately. 2017 didn’t get off to an easy start for my family, I have also been away a lot and off sick for several weeks. Thankfully I am slowly getting back to work and catching up with all the pending blog posts I want to share with you. Bear with me, please! :) Today I am sharing my review of London’s The Athenaeum Hotel, where I stayed last November, and its newly refurbished restaurant by Chris and Jeff Galvin.

The Athenaeum - Five Star Luxury Hotel in Mayfair, London

The… Continue reading

Today I am sharing a recipe for barazek, the traditional Syrian butter biscuits. These tasty, addictive biscuits are made from a thin dough crust coated with a thick layer of sesame on one side and dotted with pistachios on the other.

Barazek (Sesame Pistachio Biscuits) from Cook for Syria cookbook

I want to share this recipe to tell you more about Cook for Syria, a fundraising initiative curated by Clerkenwell Boy and Suitcase Magazine. At the end of last year they launched a month-long campaign in London, focused around Syrian cuisine. Through a series of events, Cook for Syria encouraged… Continue reading



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