2010: Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris
2013: Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice, Zurich
2014: Athens, Santorini, Istanbul
Istanbul - Cappadocia - Kusadasi
Fast food is the way to go!
Shake Shack - The best burgers eaten alive.
Avoid like plague, please
Nameless Shop - A tourist trap in Sultanamet
Mikla - Just for the view not the food.
Don't leave Turkey without eating these!
Mado Cafe - The best turkish icecream
Aegean Airlines - Impressive service and food onboard!
Emirates Airlines - Duped into an affordable flight with a hidden stopover.
Turkish Airlines - Great service and food on their short hauls.
Where to stay
Konah Dedeli - Cave hotel in Urgup
Serene Hotel - Budget hotel right smack in the middle of Taksim, be prepared to lose sleep over the noise from the streets.
Buyuk Keban Hotel - Near the Grand Bazaar and a comfortable stay.
Seraglio Hotel - Our favouritest in the whole trip.
iLayda Hotel - With a view to die for but noise levels to kill another for too.
Eat local, or go home
Balik Pisirici - Turkish delicacies in Kusadasi
Cappadocia Restaurant - The meal I developed a love for cheese cigars
Bizim Ev Restaurant - I wish I had some control over where to eat on a conducted tour!
Hatay Sofrasi - Best Turkish food on the trip!
Ancik Restaurant - Loaded with tourists of different tours.
Borek Center - Because I did not have guts for street food.
Edebiyat Kiraathanasi - All for the chicken breast pudding and their version of TWG.
Karadeniz Restaurant - Where locals lurk and plates pile over the sink.
Kardesler Restaurant - Truly nothing to eat in Cappadocia and everyone who wrote a positive comment was possibly lying.
Cenya Restaurant - 20TL for a buffet breakfast.
Lokanta Maya - Hearty modern Turkish food, the guidebooks did not lie once again!
Athens Lotus Hotel
Funky Gourmet - One memorable michelin starred meal.
Meliartos - A cafe along their shopping streets of Monstraiki.
Melilotos -Homegrown with food from the heart.
Froyo - Frozen yogurt in winter is a complete brainfreeze.
Ariston Bakery - Since 1910, enough said.
Cannot get enough of their street food!
Oxupos Mou Xupeu
Drink, like a local
Low Profile Bar - Largest whiskey bar in Athens.
Nixon Bar - Worth a tipple.
Olympic Air - Many ways to reach Santorini, and by air only Olympic Air or Aegean Airlines.
Rocabella Suites and Spa - They do not call this a honeymooner's paradise for nothing.
Domaine Sigalas Winery - Greek wines, oh so yummy!
The best places to dine and view a sunset
My 3 places for the best view
Dimitri's Tavern - A dream come through - I want to retire with such a view!
Captain John - A gem on Thirassia Island
Avoid like plague
Ristorante Del Giglio - Like I always say, Tripadvisor ratings are a joke.
Tavola Calda - Near the Vatican City lies another of those tourist traps.
Five stars for comfort
Hotel Dharma- Our comfortable stay made possible with Hotel Dharma, and it proved to be the best accomodation in our entire trip in Italy. So close to the metro too!
Pasta is a national dish and so is pizza
Locanda Barberini- We were recommended this place by our hotel, always trust the locals!
Armando Al Pantheon -Every Roman citizen would have eaten this once in their lives, eat to find out!
Della Palma - Gelato near the Pantheon!
Brandi's - Naples' BEST pizza.
If you have just one afternoon to spare and a universe of an appetite
Rome Food Tour - Foodtourrome.com, my first food tour and I LOVED it!
Retail therapy is a serious business in Florence
SPACE Warehouse - Prada and Miumiu addicts need apply.
Pasta, pasta and more pasta!
Steak is a must in Florence
Sostanza Trattoria - Never leave Florence without trying their steaks. We found the best in a hole in wall shop!
Gelataria della Passera - Never enough of gelato in Italy
Hotel Rapallo - Accomodation not so near the train station but away from the buzz
Al Pont De Ferr - Michelin 2 stars
Guilio Osteria - Huge portions.
Cum Quibos - That day trip to San Gimignano that unravelled the best pasta eaten alive. And yes for once, I concur with Tripadvisor.
Cafe Nannini - A must visit in Sienna!
Grom - Legendary gelato.
Sora Al Ponte
Brek Bar Ristorante - One of the many cafes in Venice.
Hotel Marta - Budget accomodation in the world's most expensive city.
Christmas Markets - A consolidation of the markets that we trooped to - who doesn't love a christmas market? Mulled wine is always finest in their markets.
Jungfraujoch Trip - No trip to Zurich is ever complete without a trip up this mountain - so manifique, we were literally blown away.
Cheese Fondue Tram - Only available during winter, hop on one for a all you can eat experience!
Be a tourist and lug home these!
Dandoy Biscuiterie - Handmade, traditional...a taste of luxury!
Chocolate dreams are made of these..
Corne Toison D'Or
La Belgique Gourmande
Fast food to the rescue when time is essence
Quality Burger - As ubiquitous as Mcdonalds
Panos - Belgium's equivalent of Pauls.
Doner Company - Middle Eastern food...everywhere!
Seafood, so good
Chez Leons - A belgian favourite...mussels!
Mer Du Nord - Seafood never tasted better, seriously.
Another belgian favourite...!
The Waffle Story
Waffles near Mannekin Pis
Gaufres Chaudes Waffle Van
Gelateria Italiana Pascalino Van near Louise Station
Heineken Experience - I mega love their brilliant ads!
Delta Terras - Touristy dutchfare.
Febo - Instant food never tasted better.
Pancake Corner - A dutch favourite...I should have paid homage to Pancake Bakery instead!
Simon Meijssen - To die for ham and cheese!
Frankfurt, Romantic Towns (Wurzburg, Rothenburg), Germany
Adolf Wagner - Awesome German fare!
Hollhorst Konditerei - Quaint little cafe!
Ebbelweiss Express - Childhood dreams become alive! Caravan hop on hop off with snacks.
Food around Hauptbanof Main Train Station!
Der Backer Eifler Le Cafe
Bagel Brothers - Bagels in frankfurt!
Romer Bembel - White asparagus~
Beok and Zeit - Rothenburg, best cheesecake alive.
Viktoria Konditore - Victoria cake in Wurzburg
Romantic treasures called schneeballs in Rothenburg!
Cafe Hof - White asparagus in Rothenburg
Smart Shop Weber - Cheapest food around!
Stella Maris - Michelin 1-star
Moulin Rouge - A touristy must do
M for Macarons!
Pierre Herme (Nothing would ever come near)
Libre Service - Cheap Parisan Food~
Jean Pierre Cohier Patisserie - 2006 Winner of Best Baguette
Paul - The simplest staples