Dutch Food We Tried

We knew little of Dutch cuisine before coming to the Netherlands, except for poffertjes (mini pancakes or pannekoeken) which are regulars at Australian markets. The most simple form is served sprinkled with icing sugar and maybe cream, but where we tried them you could top them with whatever you want, ice-cream, fruit, nuts, Smarties, Nutella, […]

Haarlem: A Mini Amsterdam

When we mentioned we were travelling to the Netherlands, we had a suggestion from a fellow traveller to stay a little out off the city of Amsterdam, in the town of Haarlem. It turned out to be an excellent idea, thanks Thomas. We stayed for six nights in Haarlem. Coming directly from our visit to Morocco […]

Beyond the Tagine in Morocco

For our week long stay in Morocco, we are staying in hotels, which is a change from the self-catering of Airbnbs. So for the first time in two months we are “forced” to eat out and sample the wonderful Moroccan cuisine. Moroccan food has had many influences, similar to its cultural diversity. Southern Spain, Arabia, France, and the traditional […]

No Nando’s In Portugal? What?

Before coming to Portugal, our knowledge of Portuguese cuisine was solely based on visiting Nando’s a few times. What little did we know. During our stay in Portugal, we expected to find Portuguese roast chicken in abundance, but alas the roast chicken we found was only lightly spiced and not chilli hot at all. It […]