02 Nov 2014
Walks on the wild side: scariest hikes around the world [Guest Post]
Living in Switzerland has grown my love for hiking – (watch my Hiking in the Alps travel video if you haven’t yet!) so when Felicity who works at Holiday Lettings (a website for booking holiday accommodation around the world) proposed an article on the world’s scariest places to go hiking, I said great! This is not a sponsored post, so the article below is chosen and endorsed by me.
Let me know if you have been on any of these hikes!
Risking your life to go for a walk may seem extreme, but thousands of travellers take this gamble to hike some of the world’s most stunning terrain. Lace up your walking boots tightly – from ancient staircases to iron-cable pathways, let’s catch a glimpse of some of the scariest hikes around the world.
La Via Ferrata, The Dolomites, Italy2 Comments Continue reading
19 Oct 2014
Pyramids of Giza
The Giza necropolis is one of the world’s most famous historical sites, so I was braced for crowds of tourists. Instead, I found it surprisingly empty and even peaceful.
While it was nice to have the pyramids “to myself” local vendors were visibly disgruntled. They mentioned a shortage of tourists since the Arab spring, as many visitors are afraid of coming to Cairo.0 Comments Continue reading
27 Jul 2014
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22 Jun 2014
Berlin street style inspiration
Berlin’s the hipster capital of the world. No matter how fashion-forward you think you are, this city will put your coolness to shame.
Berlin began its ascent to trendiness in the 1990s. After the wall came down, there were a lot of empty apartment complexes and factories. Artists from the West side saw the opportunity to occupy them and came over to create an underground scene.0 Comments Continue reading
13 Mar 2014
Posh Sara trades her English teatime for the Russian version
2014 is the UK-Russia Year of Culture, so if you’re a fan of Tolstoy, the Bolshoi Ballet and Soviet-era design – and can’t plan a trip to Moscow or St Petersburg in the coming months – London could be your second best option!0 Comments Continue reading
18 Jan 2014
Discovering the secret to Italian pasta
I was a bit apprehensive since it was my first time taking a cooking class. I’ve never made pasta from scratch either. But with a bit of scolding from the Chef, it turned out okay!
To start off, Chef David sat us down on his loft terrace and served us appetizers and prosecco while he told us the short version of his life story. He worked in advertising for two decades before dropping his career and heading to cooking school.
David announced we would learn to make a type of pasta that we had never seen before. It’s called pici con amatriciana. Pici is a “wild” pasta, he explained. The pasta pieces are hand rolled and come out in different sizes. Amatriciana is a kind of sauce made with guanciale (cured pork cheek), pecorino cheese and tomato.
Every step of the way David proved to be encouraging and supportive, announcing “And now we drink!” at regular intervals.
There were five other attendees and all happened to be from LA. They planned to meet up back home to cook pasta together.
pici con amatriciana
The pasta making class is offered by Walks of Italy and it turned out to be a great way to unwind at the end of the day. You get to learn something new, meet new people, enjoy an Italian meal and have a laugh.
“And that’s it.”
Filming by the talented Emiliano Bechi Gabrielli of EmiSevenMedia.5 Comments Continue reading
24 Dec 2013
Ideas for what to wear this season
The holidays are finally here and you know what that means: travels home or elsewhere and more festive styles. To keep up with the holiday cheer, here are 8 style tips for the holidays that will keep you fashion forward, wherever you are.0 Comments Continue reading
08 Dec 2013
Riding the Ferris wheel in Place Sainte Katherine
Some people get really excited about Christmas and Ferris wheels.
One (of the many) things about Crazy Claire that is difficult to understand is her enthusiasm for Ferris wheels. She also loves Christmas. So she was really excited about the Ferris wheel at the Brussels Christmas market. She hasn’t stopped bugging everyone she knows to come ride it with her.
She’s finally managed.2 Comments Continue reading