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A colourful canal in Bologna

By Abby
On: 15th May, 2018

Bologna like a Local

  • Emilia-Romagna
  • Italy

Take it from a (rather biased) former local, there's truly nowhere better to live la dolce vita than Emilia-Romagna's capital city of Bologna...

photo of a fajita being made on the street

By Natalie
On: 20th March, 2018

A Street Food Tour of the World

  • Bangkok
  • Mexico City
  • Singapore
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Marrakech
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • New Orleans & The Deep South
  • Cape Town
  • Lima
  • Mumbai
  • Paris

Once the unsavoury dining choice of the broke backpacker or hippe local-wannabe, street food has come a long way in recent years. With several street food stalls around the world now being recognised with Michelin stars the concept of eating out of a paper carton on the side of the road has…

Image of Harriet Harford

By Harriet
On: 29th December, 2017

Beyond The Basque Country

  • Spain
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja

I have no doubt that most of you will have already heard of San Sebastian and its notoriety amongst foodies as having countless Michelin Stars. I set off earlier this year to turn the region from a micro gastronomic adventure into a massive Basque journey through the whole of this north…

food market in Hanoi, Vietnam
Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 7th November, 2017

Our Ultimate Foodie Destination Bucket List

  • Tasmania
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • The Winelands and Cape
  • New Orleans & The Deep South
  • USA

Bucket lists: we all have them. Climb a mountain, learn a new language, run a marathon - all excellent achievements before kicking said bucket but also all rather, how to put this, saintly. Here at Original Travel we've been cooking up a bucket list of an altogether more indulgent nature:…

By Abby
On: 17th October, 2017

How to Eat (and Drink) Like a Local in Bologna

  • Italy
  • Emilia-Romagna

La Rossa, La Grassa, La Dotta (The Red, The Fat, The Learned); Bologna, the capital of Italy's historically gastronomic region - Emilia-Romagna - certainly lives up to its moniker. Leave any notion of diets at Heathrow and pass a weekend munching your way around the culinary capital of Italy...

Egyptian spice market
Image of Amelia Stewart

By Amelia
On: 14th July, 2017

Top 10 Egyptian Food and Drink

  • Egypt

Falafel, mango juice and suprisingly tasty stuffed pigeon! Original Travel Egypt expert Amelia Stewart gives us the low down on her top 10 Egyptian Food and Drink...

Tea Country Landscape, Sri Lanka
Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 29th June, 2017

Top 5 Tea-Based Activities in Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka
  • Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

Attention tea-enthusiasts! 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of commercial tea plants being introduced to Sri Lanka by James Taylor. Having planted Ceylon tea throughout the island's hill country, Sri Lanka is now one of the largest exporters in the world - quite the transformation…

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By Jacqui
On: 24th March, 2017

Great Global Bake Off

  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • Singapore

We're a (healthily) competitive lot here at Original Travel and all this recent chat about the new hosts of The Great British Bake Off got us thinking. Why just Britain? And why just baking? Cue the drawing of continental battle lines and each team putting forward their region's finest…

santiago-back-street
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 1st July, 2016

Eating in Santiago

  • Santiago & Central Valley

When people think of Chilean cuisine the idea of slightly bland, hearty home cooking often springs to mind. An image that's partly true as Chilean food traditionally involves stews, pies, and mounds of meat and carbs. But Chile, and Santiago in particular, is experiencing something of a…

dolomites
Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 26th January, 2015

Competition Time: Win a Cooking Holiday in Italy

  • Italy

If you're anything like us here at Original Travel, the way to your heart is most firmly through your stomach. Have you ever been preparing a meal and suddenly caught yourself (and there's no shame in being honest here, folks) talking à la Nigella into an imaginary camera, 'and now I'm going…