It is undeniable that Porto and its many bridges is a beautiful city and what better way to enjoy its picturesque old town and cobbled roads than enjoying a port sangria in one of the hundreds of cosy bars and hidden wine cellars? Whilst I was stunned by Porto’s beauty I was also pleasantly surprised by the really great quality for money this city is so we passed most of our time basking in the sun in wine terraces and restaurant’s patios so read our recommendations of bars and restaurants in this picturesque city.
Copenhagen is a cosy city of vibrant buildings, fairy-tale tributes and mouth-wateringly fresh foods, so if you're thinking of visiting on a city break you're in for a treat. Perfect in spring, featuring pastry picnics along the Islands brygge or adorable Winters when the cobbled streets are host to mulled wine and Christmas markets. Filled with historical and architectural triumphs, there are alot of attractions to visit in a weekend, so here's our quick itinerary of how to spend two days in the colourful capital of Denmark.
When people ask me if Copenhagen was expensive my immediate answer is yes. And it is true, food and drinks were expensive and museum/gallery admission is expensive, but there are plenty of things in Copenhagen which are good value for money. Public transport is cheap and there are plenty of things in the city to do for free. Don't let the cost of living in the capital of Denmark put you off, the Danes are amongst the most happy in the world, so clearly it is a good trade-off for them. Read our tips on saving money during a city break in Copenhagen, and how to make your Krones go a little further.
When it comes to food in Hong Kong, you are by no means limited by cuisine types. Being an odd mix of so many different nationalities, there are restaurants from every country across the globe, including absolutely no shortage of traditional Cantonese food. I'll admit that Cantonese was not a high proportion of my diet whilst visiting, but we did try alot of different restaurants, cafes, bars and ice-cream shops, so read our guide on some hot spots to try out whilst in Hong Kong.
Coming straight from New York I had no idea what to expect from Toronto and other than tourism attractions I didn’t plan anything to do, so it came as a surprise to us that we spent so much time eating and drinking in the city. there is such a huge variety of cuisines in the city, with everything from Vietnamese to Indian, Japanese to Korean and a really amazing Chinatown, allowing us to try so many different styles of food. I would definitely recommend trying the huge range of dining styles and cultures, so here’s a few of the restaurants and bars I would (or wouldn't) recommend visiting while in the city.
There are THOUSANDS of restaurants and bars in New York, ranging in price, service and cuisine, so when it comes to that all important question at the end of the day of ‘where shall we eat’ this can soon descend into a hopeless argument which inevitably ends in Mcdonalds. We tried a range of restaurants and bars while in New York thanks to travelling with my cousin and New York citizen, we were able to find some hidden gems. If you’re looking for some inspiration for meals and drinks in New York read our recommendations!
Milan is one of the more modern cities of Italy, it is a great place to visit to shop, eat and enjoy good wine as it is still host to traditional Italian cuisine and culture. We've put together a guide for some spots to try food and drink in Milan whilst wandering around this metropolitan city.
I'll admit that when it comes to city breaks I have everything from sight-seeing to hotels, public transport and airport transfers planned, to the point where I often have itineraries outlining what each day will entail. However, when it comes to food and drink this is the one aspect of a break I leave until we are at our destination, often depending on our mood, what cuisine we fancy and where we are that day. I also think that other than TripAdvisor and people's personal recommendations, it's hard to find restaurants that are really great without costing an arm and a leg. And of course everyone wants something different from their dining experiences; sometimes I don't mind a cheap tapas lunch with €2 Estrella, other times I want a three course meal that will cost me extra. In Barcelona we tried a variety of restaurants, so here I've described most of the bars and restaurants we visited, for anyone looking for places to try while in the city.