Word on the Street – Jerusalem

Jerusalem is certainly an interesting place. Now that maybe stating the obvious but there’s something very contemporary happening and it’s hard to ignore. The city’s millennials are redefining it with one of the coolest underground movements since the hipster take over of Shoreditch in London.

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Love Madrid I Private Tapas Walking Tour

The second day of my Chef’s Table Tour with Luxury Travel Advisors starts on a bright fresh Sunday morning in November in the busy centre of Puerta del Sol, Madrid. It was a privately guided historic walk with tapas stops in some of the most iconic venues of Madrid.

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Love Madrid | Chef’s Table Tour

Chef’s Table Tour, Madrid. How does that sound? Delectable? Seductive? Enticing? Well, I can unflinchingly tell you that it was all three and more. It was fun, it was laughter, it was good food shared with the finest company entwined into unparalleled delight. An impeccable weekend with Luxury Travel Advisors in Madrid was the most exhilarating gastronomic journey.

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Sugary Sweet Colombo.

So, I spent a month in Sri Lanka from 15th March – 14th April this year. I was born in Sri Lanka and spent most of my childhood there. Every time I go back it’s like re-uniting with a parent I was separated from. There’s a real connection and that feeling of familiarity of sounds, smells and heat overwhelms me as soon as I step off the plane.

The world already knows what Sri Lanka is most famous for – spices, tea and elephants. I would like to show you the Sri Lanka of my childhood, of my early teenage years and the Sri Lanka of my dreams.

For example, people still have these old Morris Minors in good working order in their garages. They are valued and most people take pride in these little beauties. This one was parked right outside my friend’s house (right next  to the ”no parking” sign obviously) when I went to visit her. I couldn’t resist a quick pic.

On the same day we bumped into the ”bombai mutai” man. He’s quite a special guy in Sri Lanka. He sells ”bombai mutai” which is a local sweet similar to candy floss. We got some in a ”nice” which is the pink shell that it comes in which is made of rice paper. Sugary sweet goodness!

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The Bombai Mutai man – If you happen to see this lovely face when you’re visiting Colombo please stop and buy some Bombai Mutai.  You can’t miss him. He rings a little bell 🙂