Avada Kedavra, Butterbeer, Puking Pastilles, Azkaban, Hogwarts Castle, Gringotts Bank..If you could understand what I am talking about, you surely are a Harry Potter fan! Now what if I told you that there is a place where you can experience most of these (if not all) magical things ? At Warner bros studio London you can go behind the scenes of Harry Potter films. It’s a place where you can leave your muggle world behind and feel like a wizard for a day. Sounds exciting?
There are few cities that I loved like I loved Prague. It’s a city in Central Europe that was once a political, cultural & trade capital and residence of roman emperors. It’s a city that has witnessed everything from protestant reformation to both the world wars. Prague is on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites and showcases the best of history & culture in it’s every corner. Short on time but want to see the best of Prague? Take a look at this 2 days in Prague itinerary to plan your perfect trip in this amazing city.
You never really think of Prague as a foodie destination. One of my friends had once jokingly said that if you get hungry in Prague, you eat meat and potatoes because that’s all there is. So to be honest I had no expectation of savouring any extraordinary meal when I reached Prague. But it took me less than a day to fall in love with the local food. The way some locals & restaurants are trying to revive pre-war culture & bring back the lost recipes to table is extraordinary. I am going to give you a small glimpse of it in this Prague Eating Out Guide.
Dutch cuisine has not yet entered our kitchen as much as Italian or Chinese cuisine. To be honest even my knowledge of Dutch food was limited to Gouda and Edam cheese. But when I traveled to Amsterdam I was so amazed at the variety & colonial influence in the Dutch cuisine that I decided to write it all down in this tiny Amsterdam food guide. Use this for your weekend of gluttony! Let me tell you the 12 things you need to try in Amsterdam in this ‘Hungry in Amsterdam’ guide.
We all have that bucket list of things to do and places to visit – Sail the Galapagos islands, spend a night in over water villa in Maldives, hike up Machu Pichu, a helicopter ride over Grand Canyon, the list is endless! Search travel bucket list on the internet and one experience tops it all. Any guesses what that is? Yes, you guessed it right – Seeing the Northern Lights.
Most of you will think I am being ridiculous when I tell you that I am not a big fan of beach holidays. Firstly the idea of sitting on the beach whole day doing nothing terrifies me and second the salty breeze ruins my hair (something that ladies with extremely curly hair can relate to) I like active holidays or immersive travel experiences – walk, hike, eat, drink, understand the culture, admire the true beauty of a place kind of holidays. Read in this Lanzarote travel guide how you can escape the tourist traps and really explore the island life.
If the title of this post wasn’t self-explanatory, let me tell you that my weekend in Barcelona was full of food. Delicious, lip smacking, eat-till-you-can’t-move kind of food 🙂 But are 2 days in Barcelona enough to fully explore this vibrant city?
2017..phew what a year it was!
A lot changed for me in this year – both on Personal and professional front. Changing my base to London was the best thing that happened in 2017, it brought with it a lot of challenges as well. Finding a new job (Yes, I am not one of those ‘quit my corporate job to travel 365 days a year’ kind of a person :)), saying goodbyes to my family & close friends and thinking of how The Nomadic Gourmet can bring you the best in travel & food. Let me take you through The Nomadic Gourmet’s year of travel & food.
New year, new place and new memories. 2017 was one such year for me. I moved to London in January 2017. It was a big move and After setting everything up and exploring the city I was ready for a short break. Being a Game of thrones fan I already had a list of filming locations I was dying to visit but one of them won this time. And I have to admit it was another TV series that made the decision for me -The Fall. Absolutely loved this BBC drama that was filmed here. If you haven’t guessed it yet it was city of Belfast – the beautiful city in Northern Ireland.
Termed as a glamour island of Greece famous for its parties, Mykonos etches Ibiza-like image in our heads. Of course the parties are on throughout night and glamour quotient never runs out. But there is a side of Mykonos that is mostly unchecked, a side that is less favoured by the tourists but adds another gem to its crown. So you had a great night out, partied till morning and are now looking for fun things to do in Mykonos?