The top five things that inspired me in Mexico City

  For me, arriving in Mexico City had a buzz like no other. I took comfort in the friendly voices around me and was so excited to come back to what is fast becoming one of my favourite countries. The lights, the colours, the festivals, weather and the warmth of the lovely Mexican people set it apart from any other city I’ve been to. We…

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba – Peru’s best hotel

Some hotels are simply a place to rest your head after a long day, a place to stop on transit to your final destination or an unremarkable sleeping spot which will be forgotten in months to come, amalgamating with all the others. Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba is definitely a spot for resting but truly, that’s where the similarities end. It’s just so much more than that. A…

Osaka Lima: The unforgettable Nikkei meal that you NEED to try

To try real authentic Nikkei cuisine was a dream I’ve had for a long time. I only discovered Nikkei flavours a few years ago and have been hooked since. It’s a gastronomical fusion that has swept through London fast and, well, I can’t get enough of it! Peru has a large Japanese population who have provided many cultural influences in Lima. Nikkei food, which combines…

Astrid Y Gaston, Lima, Peru

Ask me to pick my favourite meal of 2017? Well, that would be far too difficult. We ate so well over the last 12 months we’ve truly been spoilt for choice. One particular restaurant truly blew me away and comes straight to my mind. And it’s a restaurant I almost didn’t go to! I rearranged our booking three times. I debated about whether we should…