Santorini – Trip report

White and blue. This is how Santorini can be described. Last October I turned 40, which is a pretty big number, and my lovely wife surprised me with a very unexpected trip. I had instructions to pack the night before and I only found out that we were heading to Greece once we arrived to…

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Toronto

This was my second time in Toronto, but my first proper visit. We spent a few days walking around and discovering more of this vibrant city. Canada is a welcoming country with kind and friendly people. I only encountered smily faces and one can tell that Canadians are proud of their country. Toronto has a…

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Buffalo and Upstate NY

I would have never guessed I would have visited Upstate New York so many times. But marrying someone from North Tonawanda brought this surprise to my life. This is a beautiful part of the country, either under a metre of snow, a metre or dead leaves or under the boiling sun of the hard summers….

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Imanishi – Toronto

Always on the look out for new places, we heard that there was a new Japanese restaurant in Toronto with amazing reviews. Imanishi is only a short taxi ride from downtown Toronto where we stayed. The place has a very clean and modern design, very welcoming. You can expect the most attentive and friendly staff as…

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Sky Garden

If you live in London, you simply have to go up there at least once. I am still due a visit to The Shard, but I finally made it to the Sky Garden. Londoners named this building the Walkie Talkie for obvious reasons. Before the building was finished, the reflection of the sun on its…

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The Hive at Kew

I had a very long overdue visit to Kew Gardens, and this was the perfect sunny day for it. Although I spent a few hours wondering around and visiting the glasshouses, the main reason for my visit was to see The Hive, which opened to the public just a few weeks ago. The design by Wolfgang Buttress is…

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10 top hotels in Tenerife

I have been wanting to write this post for a long time. The Hunter is originally from Tenerife, and The Canary Islands are one of the most special places you will experience if you are lucky to visit them. Only a medium range flight away from the major European cities, they enjoy spring temperatures all year…

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Baboo

During the annual RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, accommodation in the area could be a problem. And that is exactly what I faced this year. My hotel only had rooms available for two days, and I had to find a place for the third night. I found this boat (American 10m Sports Cruiser) through Airbnb…

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Girona Temps de Flors

As a garden designer I am always looking for inspiration, and this festival has been on my radar for quite a while now. I manage the Royal Horticultural Society´s London Shows, and as you can imagine the content of these shows is pure horticulture! So this trip was the perfect excuse for me to go…

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Bilbao – trip report

This was my first visit to Bilbao, and it didn’t disappoint. It rained the two days I was visiting, but to be honest that didn’t put me off from walking around and enjoying everything this city has to offer.

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Barceló Bilbao Nervión – hotel review

I would usually spend a lot of time researching and comparing hotels before I book one. This time I traveled to Bilbao with friends, so the choice was mainly made based on location and price. There is nothing better than being nicely surprised, and this was the case with Barceló Bilbao Nervión. As soon as…

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Offbeat Mara – Kenya

People usually refer to a safari experience as a “once in a lifetime” thing. But my intention is to repeat at some point in my life. This was certainly one of the most amazing trips I have had. We woke up ridiculously early to fly from Nairobi to Mara North Conservancy. The flight offered spectacular…

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