Category: Travel

Travel, Travel in Asia

My Indian Odyssey: Kerala – from Kumarakom to Mararikulam, Alapphuzha

The wonderful waterways of Kerala So today I’m transporting you back to the first day of 2019 and the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. We’re leaving the mountainous forests and spiciest of plantations and heading to sea level and the magical waterways of this diverse state. Our journey downwards swept us through large pineapple and rubber […]

Travel, Travel in Asia

My Indian Odyssey: Kerala – from Wayanad to Thekkady

So today it’s time to join me on the next leg of my Indian Odyssey. Time to leave Karnataka and start the journey of discovery through beautiful Kerala. Bring it on! Time to head south, through vibrant towns and villages, past rice paddies and onion and spice fields with plenty of goats and cows along […]

Travel, Travel in Asia

My Indian Odyssey: Karnataka – from Bengaluru to Nagarhole

Our Southern Indian Odyssey begins in Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. My first trip to India and one I’d been dreaming of for years. I met chef Meena Patak several times in London and she regaled me with amazing tales of beautiful scenery, friendly people, the aroma of spices in the air and the incredible […]

Food and Travel, Travel, Travel in Europe

Travel: What to do in Budapest

Exploring Budapest So today I’m taking you to the beautiful city of Budapest – the capital of Hungary and home to around two million people. It’s a sprawling and diverse city on the banks of the River Danube which was officially created in 1872 with the unification of three separate settlements – Buda, Pest and […]

Chewton Glen: Indoor pool
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Our dream stay at glorious Chewton Glen

Happy new year everyone! Here’s to a fabulous 2019 filled with incredible journeys, fun times with friends and everything you’re dreaming of! I’ve taken a bit of a blog-break over the festive season (which I spent in India – more of which later), but now eatingcoventgarden is back and there’s so much exciting stuff coming […]

Hotels, Travel, Travel in Europe

Living the fairytale life at Hotel Chateau du Grand-Luce

Glorious Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé From the moment I disembarked at diminutive Tours Airport I could feel I was in for something special. Driving through sunflower fields and idyllically sleepy villages I felt my sense of expectation growing as we headed deeper into the verdant Loire Valley. Final destination? The village of Le Grande-Luce. It’s […]