France

Louvre at first sight: things I wish I knew for Paris

Louvre at first sight: things I wish I knew for Paris

Being well settled into the new London winter has me thinking about all my travels this year. Eighteen countries this year! That’s insane. Who would have known I would have gone to so many places. And one of those very special places is Paris. So […]

Le Carbet d’Oc, Toulouse

Le Carbet d’Oc, Toulouse

So… we weren’t quite ready for how late Toulouse dinnertimes start. We had been pondering why most of the street felt so quiet. It turns out a lot of places don’t begin their dinner service until 8pm. We were already hungry.

La Planxa, Nice

La Planxa, Nice

I’m a torn man. I liked the food at La Planxa but the service was terrible and it ultimately overshadowed the dining experience as a whole. I was led into La Planxa due to the positive Tripadvisor reviews (occasionally dodgy at times, I know) and […]

Sandyan Pâtisserie, Toulouse

Sandyan Pâtisserie, Toulouse

Sandyan is the kind of venue which I walk past, then determinedly u-turn and walk back into. We were already encountering a bother of rain, so I didn’t need any more telling. And the patisserie here is flat out incredible. The cabinets with single items […]

Le Banthai, Nice

Le Banthai, Nice

Even here in the labyrinths of old town Vieux Nice, all I can crave is noodles and/or rice. I attribute that to my Asian household upbringing. It’s quick, cheap and a lot more fuss-free than some of the other options. I headed into a popular […]

Ballanger Confiserie Creperie, Nice

Ballanger Confiserie Creperie, Nice

The pinkest store I’ve been to to date. And quite intoxicating. Not unlike the food. Which is sweet treats like waffles, crepes, ice-cream, donuts, pralines, churros, candy floss and cakes. And all the drinks of course including those nuclear-looking frozen sodas. It’s an adorable venue […]

Pepperoni Restaurant, Cannes

Pepperoni Restaurant, Cannes

Located in a nice buzzy street, with a lot of other food options I’m not sure what exactly about Pepperoni stood out. It did have a few locals sprinkled around. But how did I make my way to Cannes? Well, it ended up being a […]

5th Avenue Le Comptoir du Hot Dog, Nice

5th Avenue Le Comptoir du Hot Dog, Nice

Who knew I’d find a nice hotdog in Nice, France? And who knew it would end up being my favourite hot dog of all time? For reals. I wasn’t sure what food I was craving this lunchtime. But then I walked past 5th Avenue Le […]

Depot Legal, Opera-Bourse, Paris

Depot Legal, Opera-Bourse, Paris

When I announced my Paris trip, my Parisian friend Thi Thu provided me a long list of places to check out. But only one of these was a brunch venue. And that was Depot Legal. This then became the catch up point for my cousin […]