Tag Archive: Italy

Mar 22

Musings on Local Travel and Living Like Locals in Milan

During our first few months in Vietnam, we rented an apartment in Hanoi that, well, didn’t go so well. In short, it was simultaneously the best and worst of locations in the city, and you can read about that in a piece I did for The Independent. One of the projects that kept us in …

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Nov 08

Hitting The Slopes – Our Favourite Snowboard and Ski Escapes

Arriving back to a very sultry Bangkok after six days meandering around a warm Northern Thailand on the Eastern and Oriental Express train, has got me thinking about cooler climates and opportunities in Asia for hitting the slopes. While catching up on her email today, Lara mumbled something about heading to Hokkaido in Japan in …

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Feb 15

My Best Foodie Travel Moments from our Grand Tour

We did a hell of a lot of food-related activities over the last 12 months for Grantourismo. And my best moments of the year didn’t occur while seated at a voguish restaurant… 1. Tasting cheese at Neal’s Yard Dairy in London. It’s not just the French who have fabulous cheeses! And yes, we had some …

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Jan 06

European Winter Treat in Vienna: Fresh Black Winter Truffles

Many years ago, when I worked in publishing in Sydney, my right-hand-man had a tempestuous relationship with his girlfriend who was head chef for one of Australia’s best known fine dining restaurateurs. Our little design department was comprised of keen foodies, even though the word hadn’t really reached general acceptance back then, and we used …

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Jun 21

Cooking with the Countess in Venice

“Is there anything we should know beforehand about the cooking course?” we asked our host Enrica Rocca. “Yes, cancel your dinner appointments for after the class!” Done. When you’re about to spend a day cooking with the Countess in Venice, you do as you’re told. If you read our other post on eating in Venice, …

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