THE SICILIAN PASTRY TRAIL PART 1
Throw away your travel guide. All you need as a guide to Sicily is a sweet tooth!
If you seek out Sicily’s best pastries, you will automaticaly encounter all the most beautiful people, places, rich traditions and wonderful food and wine this island of the sun has to offer and in between mouthfuls of the crispiest and creamiest pastries in the world, you will bear witness to an exciting cultural renaissance.
Start in Palermo and head straight to the..
Muscat is known as the secret jewel of the Middle East. It is nestled in the slopes between the mountains and the limpid Arabian Sea; a safe and splendid anchorage amongst a people with a long cultural tradition of hospitality.
October is the best time to visit, not least because of the affordable luxury special offer from the City Seasons Hotel Muscat. If you stay two nights you get an upgrade to a superior room and a huge bed. This is the perfect launchpad from which to begin a Muscat..
London is huge – an obvious statement, I know, but if you’re a first time visitor it’s easy to try and cram everything in and end up rushing round all the tourist sites only to end up exhausted and with no feel for the real London. So try and give yourself time to relax – visit a local pub, take afternoon tea, walk by the river, take in a sporting event – anything that gets you in touch with what’s really going on. And think about venturing out of central London for at least one of your days..
I love travelling and experiencing different places and cultures. I was born in Sicily and moved to the UK for a year when I was 20 to improve my English – that was 17 years ago and I’m still here…and I’m still improving my English so excuse any Italianisms that creep into this! Along the way I’ve worked in coffee bars and museums (including a particularly interesting stint in Madame Tussauds!) When the urge to travel got too much I worked as cabin crew then started my serious career in..