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During our trip in Japan we visited the harbour city of Yokohama. Since the time its port was opened, Yokohama has been acquiring new cultures and information from different countries and introducing to Japan a whole new world, from food to a wide range of cultures. This makes Yokohama as the birthplace of Japan’s modern culture. After a week in Tokyo, we hopped on the train and headed to south for Yokohama. And despite not having any plans of what to do here, we ended up staying a whole afternoon here. We also managed to find a lovely restaurant where we had dinner. Yokohama, is around twenty minutes train ride of central Tokyo but yet extremely different. It has an energetic vibe, rich history and has a luxurious feel to it. The total population of Yokohama is 3.7 million persons, making the city the second largest after Tokyo. A number of…

I know it has been some time since I last published a blog post about our travelling, but we were too busy planning our big holiday for 2017. And now that it is over, unfortunately, we want to let you know all about it. What makes Japan so unique? As some of you already know we have been to Japan. It was our first time in Japan, so we kind of went a little crazy with the photos, especially when we first landed in Tokyo. I can’t say that Japan has been on our bucket list for a long time, but we fell head over heels in love with this fascinating country. And how can you not. With its long history, rich culture, quirky cities and extraordinary cuisine on offer everywhere you turn, it’s hard not to like it. Japan is a wonderful place. It’s a country of contradictions. The…

It is time for us to share our Guze’ Bistro experience with you. We have been to Guze’ Bistro a number of times but funnily enough we never wrote about it before. It’s too good not to share. Located in the historical city of Valletta, Guze’ Bistro opened in 2011 after a lengthy refurbishment. Being a 16th century building, retaining all of the original features was not an easy task. But they did a marvellous job, the setting is breathtakingly beautiful. Guze’ Bistro serves a number of Mediterranean inspired dishes, from elaborate pasta to mouthwatering meat. The service and quality of the food are always top- notch. If you’re looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion visit Guze’ Bistro and get ready to indulge in some delicious food. Every item on the menu is well thought of and the combination of flavors is like an explosion of goodness in your…

Lunching is Valletta is one of my favourite things to do on a Sunday. Our beautiful capital city is packed with fantastic restaurants, it’s really hard to go wrong. One of the latest restaurants I tried in Valletta is L’ Artiglio. This beautifully decorated restaurant is fairly new to the choice of restaurants in the city and is rapidly building a reputation for it’s spectacular dishes and ever- changing menu. I was impressed when I learnt that the menu changes everyday in order to use the freshest ingredients, reflecting Malta’s incredible fresh produce all year round. L’ Artiglio is part of the chic hotel called La Falconeria and is run by the young but super talented Head Chef Janine Camilleri. It is an exclusive venue that can be appreciated, day and night. And while it is open for breakfast to the hotel guests, the general public can enjoy lunch and dinner.…

The number of scrumptious restaurants in Valletta is endless. Malta’s capital has so many good restaurants that will have you coming back for more. I regularly dine out in Valletta and one of the restaurants I keep returning to is Aaron’s Kitchen. We have been there several times and we were never dissapointed. Really at the heart of Valletta, a few steps away from the old Parliament, Aaron’s Kitchen offers all those who visit a true Mediterranean feast. Food on offer includes a variety of sea creatures, seasonal vegetables as well as the local and traditional Maltese favourite, rabbit served in different variations. Aaron’s offers a fresh dining concept in a relaxed environment with superb food and a vast selection of wines. A quaint little place to enjoy  with good company. The service is always efficient and the food is always wonderful, definitely a great value for money. I would…

Last Thursday,  I found myself at University because of a work related event. It has been a while since I was there, so much has changed! During my lunch break I decided to go out and look for something to eat. I was starving and on my way to buy a pizza slice I came across The Pulled Meat Company. I heard a lot about their food but never managed to try it. After checking the menu I decided to give it a go. The Pulled Meat is a very new concept in Malta but it has surely gone down well with locals. The Pulled Meat Company serves some of the best slow cooked meat on the island. Throughout a very short period of time, they proved they know what it takes to slow- cook meat and turn it into succulent dishes. A few months ago they closed the doors in…

You get what you pay for right? Capo Crudo, is definitely not the cheapest on the island but offers absolutely perfect food, service and atmosphere. This outstanding restaurant hasn’t been around for a long time, but in a few months it managed to build a stellar reputation. Capo Crudo offers a brilliant dining experience to all those who visit. Offering fresh fish and seafood with unmissable views across Marsamxett harbour.  Featuring bright lights and prominent sign you will have no trouble finding your way to this restaurant.  The location is perched on the sea looking at Sliema and it has a retractable roof making it ideal for romantic dinner nights or celebrating special occasions. In Malta we have an abundance of fresh produce and fresh fish and are spoiled with a wide selection of foods from neighbouring countries. The kitchen at Capo Crudo is founded on these traditions and brings you the…

Rome in undoubtedly one of best food cities in the world. Romans take food and wine very seriously and we can assure you that here you will eat some of the best food in the world. You won’t only feed you hunger but your soul. Carb lovers will feel in heaven with the vast array of mouthwatering pasta dishes and oven baked pizzas. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about Roman cuisine is the Pasta Carbonara and Cacio e Pepe. So, yes good food is easy to find. You are literally spoilt for choice, delicious food is everywhere you look. You don’t look for it, it finds you. But let me get to the point. One of my favourite restaurants in Rome is Mimì e Cocò, an intimate restaurant in the heart of the eternal city. This is one of the restaurants where good food…

Boasting a beautiful sea view and surrounded by nature, Madliena Lodge is the kind of restaurant that you should celebrate a special occasion. Set in the countryside with natural views of the sea and greenery and easy parking, Madliena Lodge is a fresh Mediterranean restaurant offering seasonal produce and freshest ingredients. The restaurant is ideal for both cosy Winter nights or outdoor dining in Summer. After a recent revamp the restaurant  is now split into various areas, including a courtyard, huge terrace and dining spaces, which serve top-quality dishes in a pleasant atmosphere The moment you set foot in the restaurant you are greeted with a beautiful smile and polite host who will show you your table. Madliena Lodge decor is upscale, yet warm and inviting. Each and every detail contributes to the restaurant’s relaxing and comfortable vibe. The team worked tirelessly to create a brilliant menu that caters to everyone’s…

We flew to Ireland from Edinburgh. We arrived on a cold rainy afternoon. We always spoke about visiting Ireland for a long time and always had a picturesque image in mind. We always imagined green hills, enormous castles, peaceful valleys and plenty of wonderful national parks. And this is what I found. This country, rich in greenery, needs no introduction. It is well known for its wide stretches of green fields, in fact its nickname is the Emerald Isle. But that’s not all, Ireland boasts large areas of rocky landscapes. It is not the biggest country in the world, but it has a startling reputation. The astonishing views, super friendly locals and fascinating landscapes are some of the factors that make Ireland a popular tourist destination. Everything positive you heard about Ireland is probably true. Year after year, Ireland is voted as one of the Top 10 cities in the…