All posts tagged: travel

City Swap with ibis Hotels: A Weekend in Cambridge

This last weekend, Tom and I swanned up to Cambridge for a night. Having only ever known it as home to one of the most prestigious universities in the world, I’d always been somewhat curious about the place – so when the invitation from ibis Hotels came to take part in a Valentine’s City Swap with the lovely TillyΒ  (who’s adventures in Brighton you can read about here) I jumped at the chance. Cambridge totally stole our hearts and surpassed our expectations for beauty, good food and a sophisticated night out (for us, anyway). I wish we could have stayed longer, but the amount of goodness we managed to pack in to 24 hours is something to behold. Accommodation This trip was arranged and paid for by ibis, who very kindly allowed us a complimentary night at their Cambridge hotel. I think the term ‘stone’s throw’ is often over used when speaking with regards to how conveniently located something is, but ibis is quite literally a stone’s throw from Cambridge train station. No, seriously, I …

Around the World in 80 Dates | The Bahamas

Around the World in 80 Dates is a blog series designed to take me (and Tom) out of our comfort zones and force us to cook food from other countries. Each week, we use a random country generator to tell us where we will be cooking from. We have to cook at least one dish from this country, the more traditional the better. We alternate who’s cooking each week, this week is Tom’s turn. I said it last week, but I’ll reiterate because this is worth saying twice: trying to cook vegan while trying to cook from other cultures ain’t easy. The wiki page for most cuisines is just a long list of animals. Bahamian cuisine is no different, it’s incredibly rich in seafood and pork. Like, incredibly incredibly. It being Tom’s turn to direct the operation this week, it was he that had to trawl the internet for a suitable recipe. He discovered swiftly enough that macaroni cheese is a huge mainstay of the Bahamian dinner table, ever present for weeknight meals and buffet …