In December 2014, my boyfriend and I traveled to Venice, Italy for a winter break.
Venice is a really unique place to visit because essentially, it's a sinking city.. We visited in December to avoid the extremely high levels of tourism, and we were definitely successful. Venice was quite, beautiful and gloomy.
Despite not being entirely, 'wowed' by Venice, I still have several highlights I want to share with you in case any of you are making the trip out there:
Take a taxi-boat to the colour and beautiful island, Burano
Our favourite dining spot in Burano was Al Gatto Nero Da Ruggero - order the tagliolini with spider-crab.
Visit Doge's Palace - you'll be in awe by the Golden Staircase.
Just walk, get lost, admire it all.
Eat copious amounts of gelato - regardless of the weather, time or day.
I recommend Handay, located at Rio Terà S. Leonardo, 1382, Venice.
Drink coffee by the water and people watch. It's hilarious watching people get in and out of gondolas.
A gondola ride is not worth it - over-rated and over-priced.
TONKATSU RAMEN - £11 / FRIED CHICKEN - £6
SPICY PIG BONES - £8 / EXTRA NOODLES - £10
I am totally late to the Bone Daddies food scene. I've had my fair share of ramen bowls, and Bone Daddies, by far is the best one yet. I can't fault the ramen - the broth of hearty and flavourful; the meat was tender and full of flavour, and the egg = egg porn = with the yolk still in tact to coat your noodles as your slurp your bowl up. In comparison to the other ramen bowls on offer, tonkatsu is my favourite. The fried chicken was nothing too special, it was crispy but lacked the 'it' factor.
If ramen isn't your thing, I would recommend the sweet pig bones with sweet chilli, soy and sesame with a side of noodles. Mix them together, and its heaven oozing in your mouth. Trust me, (as I did the girl next to me, I thank you), your taste buds will be satisfied and you'll thank me later.
TRAINERS - ADIDAS / LEATHER TOTE - VEJA
East London – home to Shoreditch, hipster cafes, Old Spitalfields Market, Columbia Road Market, food markets and of course, Brick Lane. My boyfriend and I ended up wandering around Brick Lane and ended up drinking coffee and eating the infamous brick lane hot salt beef beigels! – a Sunday spent well.
Photography by Josh Theobald
SANDALS - BIRKINSTOCKS / WATCH - DANIEL WELLINGTON / BRACELET - TIFFANY & CO
It's our last night here in Corfu and I'm gonna miss this island and the resort we've been staying at. And queue the holiday blues..
But anyway, since we're on an ultra all-inclusive deal with the hotel we're staying at, we've been eating and drinking copious amounts. Light strolls around the resort from time to time, has been pretty much the only exercise we've been doing, but it's not all bad since the sun sets really beautifully here, so when it's dusk, the sky looks amazing – making it the perfect back drop to any walk.
A travel diary of my time in Corfu, Greece.
In celebration of my 20th birthday, my boyfriend and I decided to book a 7 night getaway in sunny, beautiful Corfu. With exam season upon us, the trip was a time for us to relax and be carefree until the commencement of exam cramming and stressing began, hence why there aren't many photos and we didn't do much with our time other than eating and laying by the pool.
We booked into Marbella Corfu Resort, which was seriously one of the best hotels I've stayed in: the staff are friendly and helpful and all of their facilities are great, especially the spa. I can't recommend the place more.
We spent a day in Old Town Corfu, exploring and wandering, drinking coffee and successfully hunting down a Sephora. The remainder of our time was spent at our resort since we had an all inclusive package, so we exploited it by sunbathing by the beach and pool with unlimited cocktails and food.
Corfu was so beautiful, even when the sun isn't shining. The people are friendly and the town oozes such a nice atmosphere. I definitely find myself coming back to Greece, perhaps to Athens or Santorini.