My year in travel – 2018

Here’s all the places we visited in 2018 – including Boston, Rome, York, Mumbai, the Seychelles and Chicago.

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An evening with Comté cheese

An evening with Comté cheese, pairing Comté with drinks such as Sake and Sloe Gin.

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Ten happy things – November 18

My ten happy things for November include a holiday in the Seychelles, feeding baby tortoises and stunning sunsets.

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Mumbai luxury at the Four Seasons

We did a fair amount of research when looking at hotels in Mumbai and the Four Seasons stood out for its style, elegance and value for money. I read a few reviews and every one of them was really positive and many said how great the location was so we arrived with high expectations. I’m going to be completely honest in that, as we pulled up in the hotel car, my expectations were dashed as I wasn’t that keen on the area. For some reason I thought the hotel was closer to the sea, but it wasn’t – it’s actually…

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Exploring Mumbai like a local

Mumbai is unlike any place I’ve ever visited! It’s such a busy, bustling city crammed full of people, cars (and even animals) everywhere you look. The way people drive is … interesting to say the least and it’s definitely a 24 hour city that never sleeps. Although there are buses and trains (and they are building a Metro), for tourists, it’s one of those cities that’s not that easy to navigate on your own. Sure, you can hire a driver who will drive you wherever you want to go – and we did that one Sunday – but you won’t…

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