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Good morning Trastevere!

When I am in Rome I fast as the Romans do, when I am in Milan I do not. So likewise you, whatever church you come to, observe the custom of the place. (St Ambrose) In Rome for a friend’s wedding, we stayed in Trastevere for the night. This morning,…

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Postcard from Isola Bella

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in the mirror (Khalil Gibran) Isola Bella is one of the Borromean islands of the Lake Maggiore in Northern Italy. Caroline of Brunswick, princess of Wales visited the island in the 18th century and was so impressed by its beauty that attempted to buy…

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MEAT Liquor, delicious burgers!

A few days ago I was literally dragged to MEAT Liquor by a group of friends; it was the 5 of us. I had managed to avoid this restaurant and cocktail bar until then, because I thought it was way too tempting for my healthy or semi-healthy food resolution! Until…

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Best Gourmet Indian Takeaway in London: Bombay Munch

I have been unsure about disclosing my best 2012 takeaway finding, and then decided it’s too good not to be shared. At least once a month (recently more often than that) I come back home thinking I am too tired to cook, and that I deserve a little treat. This…

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Stunning first date bar

If you are planning to impress your date with the perfect venue, Vertigo 42 is the answer, with it’s stunning view over the city. I have been there quite a few times, on a date, with family and friends visiting, and always loved it. The 360* view over London is…

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A perfect afternoon in London

It’s hot in London! Incredibly hot… And I am melting! I spent this weekend enjoying London and celebrating the late arrival of summer, and the fact that for the next two weeks I won’t be traveling, which is a really good news! I can finally rest and explore my city!…

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Postcard from London

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it”. JM Barrie, Peter Pan

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Banana Tree (London)… A nice surprise!

Last Friday evening I met for dinner with a friend; the plan was to grab a bite at Banana Tree in Angel, part of a mini indochinese chain, and then join some other friends at newly open rooftop bar Golden Bee in Old Street. To be absolutely honest, I had…

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