It’s mainly about food, especially restaurants, but architecture, museums and nature also feature. I am very fortunate to be able to travel a lot with my job and the blog is a way for me to remember where I’ve been, mainly by recording what I’ve eaten!
There has been virtually no attempt to monetise it, partly because I don’t like to compromise, and partly because I can’t be bothered to push it on social media which is pretty essential nowadays if you want a large readership. So it remains more of a travelogue; a public diary that I’ve tried to make useful for other people.
Although local opinions and my own personal experience are what I value the most, a lot of information has been distilled from guide books, travel websites, food programmes and other blogs. Hopefully the result is a good summary of all the readily available information that can be useful for all kinds of travellers. It’s especially good for people visiting major cities in Italy or Spain, but it also includes a lot of oddball places off the beaten track that most tourists would never go to. Whatever the context, please don’t consider these posts to be comprehensive guides to a whole city or village, they are just snapshots in time, often just about a particular corner of town where I’ve stayed for just one or two nights.
Another of my intentions is to search out and try the local delicacies, whatever they may be. After a hard day’s work, eating well is what makes or breaks my day, so you can rest assured that I have had a good go at searching out the good stuff. It also means that these reviews are my honest personal opinions about food and drink that I have paid for myself.
I’m not a culinary expert, although I have worked in kitchens and I love to cook, so you should probably take some of the things I write, and make, with a large pinch of salt! However, if you’re like me and just love anything to do with food, I’m sure there will be something in here to interest you.
May your stomach never be empty!