Namaste Nepal

Why Nepal? It’s been over a month since I came back from Nepal and the other day I was greeted by friends; Happy Holi, a festival of colours in Nepal where people throw perfumed coloured powder. It is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full day of the lunar month. […]

Vanillekipferl

  If I could give these heart cookies that I have baked, who would I give ethereal pieces to? Well surely to my crew and few close people who have been instrumental to my career switch, from being a chief stewardess to a chef. Did I say chef? Chef.. did I actually say that? Who […]

Gambas al Ajillo

It was a very long season. We left Spain in April. The trip took us to Sicily, Athens, the Greek Islands, Istanbul, South Turkey , Thessaloniki, the Sporades and the Ionian Islands of Greece, before crossing the Ionian Sea to Italy again. After dropping off the guests in Olbia, we did not wait long and […]

Langkawi’s Wet Market

I took the bike along the beach here in Valencia last Saturday… it was sunny yet the wind is biting. I dismounted from my bike and paused to hear the surf crashing against the sand and feel the wind against my skin.. Warmed by peacoat and scarf I wanted to take off my shoes and […]

Lucca… a city of vaulting arches

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~Lao Tzu Perhaps last weekend’s getaway best described that quote. We had no fixed plans, we could not even rent a car… we did not force ourselves to make it to the train station early. We even thought it would be just […]

breakfast at the inn at tilton place

There was something beautiful about the name , “Jensen Beach”. I first heard about the place from my ex-captain when he attended a wedding there last year and it stuck in my mind since then…. Jensen Beach. I know it’s just north of West Palm. A couple of friends have moved there with the boat […]

panarea, aeolian islands

There is no day I do not think of all the travels I have done all over Italy, or rather all along the coast lines of Italy. One of the memorable trip we did was cruising the Aeolian Islands (north of Sicily). One of the islands we visited was Isola di Panarea. When the chef […]