Travel | #Czech Republic – Prague

  • See Prague Castle of course, the Spanish Synagogue and the view from both the Pražsky Metronom and the little street Strahovské Nádvorí near the Monastery.
  • Eat & Drink:

La Finestra

If Czech food is not your thing, head to this Italian restaurant. Pick something in the menu or simply ask which piece of meat and sides you would like! // Platnéřská 90/13 – 110 00 Staré Město – Praha

DISH

Probably the best burger in Prague! What else? // Římská 1196/29 – Praha 2, 120 00

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Travel | #UK – Stratford Upon Avon

“The more pity that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly.”

— W. Shakespeare, As You Like It

  • See Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Hall’s Croft, New Place and Anne Hathaways Cottage
  • Listen to some Shakespeare at the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Eat & Drink:

The Pantry

We stopped here for a sweet touch after our lunch. It was a little bit too cold for ice-cream but almost gave in! // Bridgefoot – Stratford Upon Avon CV37 6YY

The Opposition – Bistro

Lovely staff and super enjoyable Coronation chicken in there! Should I also mention the Banoffee pie? // 13 Sheep Street – Stratford Upon Avon CV37 6EF

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Travel | #USA – New York

  • See Greenwich and the West Village, walk on the High Line and admire the view at the top of the Rock. Don’t miss JUMBO and push your walk to the bottom of Manhattan Bridge. And don’t miss he New York’s public Library either.
  • Eat & Drink:

The Spotted Pig

If you’re a vegetarian / vegan… just forget it! Otherwise, run for it! A super restaurant in town from the cocktail to the main. // 314 West 11th Street / Greenwich Street – New York 10014

Doughnut Plant

After a long long walk, we grabbed three donuts to share in take away. We fell on the coach at home…. and it was wonderful… +1 for the blueberry donut! // 379 Grand Street, between Essex and Norfolk | 220 West 23rd Street, between 7th & 8th Avenues | 220 West 23rd Street, between 7th & 8th Avenues – all in New York

Ess-a- Bagel

Awful staff but crazy bagels… But who cares when you take a break with such tasty street food? // 831 3rd Avenue – New York 10022

Two hands

Champion breakfast in here and best banana walnut bread I’ve ever eat. Super nice staff that will help you enjoy the day ahead! // 164 Mott Street – New York 10013

Bubby’s

There’s a reason you can find this address on every blog post about NYC. Brunch. Here. That’s it really. Oh, yes: don’t forget to order some pancakes. // 73 Gansevoort Street | 120 Hudson Street – Both in New York

 

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Travel | #USA – Boston

  • See the Common Park, the Isabella Stewart Museum, Charles Street and follow the Freedom Trail.
  • Attend a Boston Celtics’ game.
  • Eat & Drink:

Tatte

Afternoon tea are to be taken in this place. Or you can order on take-away and eat in the park… No matter what you choose, don’t miss the chocolate Rose and the Brownies… // 70 Charles Street – Boston MA 02114

The Juicery

Feeling a little bit tired during your walk? Go get some energy with a delicious smoothie… It’s good and it works. // 66 Cross Street – Boston MA 02113

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Travel | #USA – Heritage & Museums in Washington DC

Among all museums in the US, those in Washington are unique because admission is free. The National Mall is surrounded by many interesting museums you can hardly avoid. You may challenge yourself and visit them all or you can pick up depending on your interests. If museum is not your thing, there is an incredible number of memorials to see in Washington, plus the US Capitol, the Library of Congress and the National Archives for example. White House tours are also free, but subject to request through a Congress Member or your Embassy in Washington if you’re a foreigner.

Anyway, when I went to Washington two weeks ago I visited some of these places of interest. If you lack inspiration, here’s a few glimpses of things you may want to see there:

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Travel | #USA – Washington D.C

  • See the National Mall and take a walk in Georgetown.
  • Eat & Drink:

Good Stuff Eatery

Some of the best Burgers in town! The place works like Shake Shack in terms of service… but the Burgers…. I can tell you like many people I will remember Obama for his presidency, but also for this unforgetable “Prez Obama Burger” I ate there! // 303 Pennsylvania Avenue – SE  Washington DC 20003

Baked & Wired

Plan your walk in Georgetown but don’t forget the afternoon tea. Head to Baked & Wired, spend half an hour to choose a cupcake and treat yourself near Washington docks. My “Unporked Elvis”, a banana cake with peanut butter frosting was seriously good… // 1052 Thomas Jefferson Street – NW Washington DC 20007

Founding Farmers

If you decide to go there, here is my advice: be patient and be hungry (which sometimes comes with you being patient I know). The place can be really crowded and you can only add your name on a list and… wait. But once you’re in there, you’re definitively in for a treat. Portions are insane and taste is incredible so make sure you make a deal with your friends to share a bit of everything! Farmers breads are incredible, dog rolls as well and I never saw fried chicken quite like this. Life without this place would be a mistake so don’t miss it. // 1924 Pennsylvania Avenue – NW Washington DC 20006

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Travel | #UK – Margate, Botany Bay, Broadstairs & Ramsgate

I guess this weekend was just one of these perfect walks. Beautiful landscapes, neither hot or cold, grey at the beginning and sunny at the end. And for the first time of my life, I saw a seal. There is no age to discover nature and to love it a bit more! I really felt like a child… Anyway, I already covered this walk – which is part of the Viking Costal Trail – in a previous post except this time I had no bike! And I can only recommend it, you can’t possibly get tired of these wonderful seafronts.
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Travel | #France – St Mandrier, Le Castellet & L’Ile du Gaou

I’ve reached this time of year where I feel confused about what ‘home’ means to me. I’ve just come back from France – my birth country – and visited my family and it always reminds me how much I miss the South, the Sun, the people, the food… I come from Avignon, but since my departure to the UK my mum moved a little bit more towards the sea near Toulon. I go there a few times a year, and here are three of my favorite places: St Mandrier (a little beach near my mum’s house); the beautiful medieval village Le Castellet and the very turquoise Ile du Gaou. These are places you should visit if you decide to spend some time in Toulon or in the region. Of course, there are other beautiful spots to discover, but I guess I’ll keep them for another post… As for my little confusion, I suppose ‘home’ is wherever you feel good and surrounded by the people you love.

Elle est là, cette période de l’année qui m’embrouille et me fait douter de l’endroit où “chez moi” se situe. Je reviens fraîchement de France – mon pays d’origine – où j’ai rendu visite à ma famille et c’est toujours la même chose: je me rends compte à quel point le Sud me manque, le Soleil, les gens, la nourriture… Je viens d’Avignon, mais depuis mon départ au Royaume-Uni, ma mère a poussé ses valises un peu plus loin dans le Sud près de Toulon. J’y vais quelques fois durant l’année et voici trois de mes lieux préférés : la plage de St Mandrier ; le beau village médiéval du Castellet ; et la très turquoise Ile du Gaou. Si vous décidez de passer du temps dans les alentours de Toulon ou dans le Var, vous devriez passer par là. Bien sûr, il y a bien d’autres endroits à découvrir, mais je les garde pour un prochain post… Quant au “chez soi”, je suppose que c’est là où l’on se sent bien entouré de ceux que l’on aime.

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Travel | #UK – Cotswolds: Bibury

Oh you really thought I would only put two pictures of Bibury in my previous post and vaguely mention it? Oh no, no, no… Sorry, but you will have to endure a little bit more of Cotswolds today!

Ah ! Mais vous n’avez tout de même pas cru que j’allais poster deux photos seulement de Bibury avec une vague mention dans mon article précèdent? Non, non, non, cela serait bien mal me connaître ! Il vous faudra donc supporter encore un peu de Cotswolds aujourd’hui !

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