Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant and Castle
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Established in 2016, Mercato Metropolitano has become a firm favourite in London’s Elephant and Castle neighbourhood. It’s a sprawling, vibrant space filled with food and drink stalls and lots of activities to get involved with – come rain or shine. It’s an oasis in an urban jungle.  The market is

Exploring Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is home to over 8 million people and it certainly feels it. Being squashed on a skytrain during rush hour reminded me of being back home in London! This is not a city to relax in – this is a city full of life and energy and

2016 My travel year in review
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My year in travel – 2016

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I’m sure you’ll agree that 2016 has been a pretty awful year in many ways – from Brexit and Trump to saying goodbye to screen and music legends. However for me, in terms of travel, it has been an amazing year and I am truly grateful to be able to

Discover Bologna in Italy
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Bologna is hands down the culinary capital of Italy but there is so much more to this beautiful city than just the delicious food. I’ve been visting Bologna since 2006 when I met my now husband, who is from Bologna, so I’ve visited at least 40 times over the years.

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8 places to see in Tokyo

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Tokyo is such a fascinating city, where modern meets old. Full of tall glass buildings and the latest technology, yet old shrines and temples are everywhere and centuries-old traditions remain. We spent eight days in Tokyo and still didn’t see everything, however we did make the most of our time

5 places not to miss in Kyoto
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Five places not to miss in Kyoto

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Kyoto was once the imperial capital of Japan and is known as the ‘city of 1,000 temples’ (although it actually has 1,600). It’s around three hours on the Shinkansen train line from Tokyo and although you could do it easily as a day trip, I highly recommend you stay a