Savoir There World Food Awards 2013

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Africa, Americas, Asia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Continents, Food, Opinion, Photo Journeys, South Korea, Thailand, The Gambia, Wales, Whistler, Worldwide Vacation

Keeping food simple in Siem Reap

Keeping food simple in Siem Reap

As the year drew to a close I found myself writing a post recapping my favourite travel memories of 2013 and I learned a couple of things about myself in the process – firstly that many of my favourite moments of the year involve nature and animals, and secondly that when I’m not looking for an animal-related activity, I’m basically eating.

So to celebrate and commemorate all the fantastic food that I’ve enjoyed in the last 12 months I decided to hold my own mini world food awards based on all the places I’ve travelled to and eaten in during 2013. No golden envelopes or teary speeches here, just a list of my best eats of 2013…

They’re Changing The Guard At Gyeongbokgung Palace

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Art & Culture, Asia, Continents, Photo Journeys, South Korea, Worldwide Vacation

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace Guard Changing Ceremony

But Christopher Robin is nowhere to be seen. And instead of bearskins you can witness the guards or Sumungun (meaning gatekeepers) dressed in their own traditional brightly coloured costumes and armour as they perform a ceremonial re-enactment of the changing of the royal guard.

The One Where I Get A Kitsch Kawaii Manicure In Korea

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Asia, South Korea, Spa Stopover, Women of the world, Worldwide Vacation

A Kawaii Manicure in Korea

My Kawaii Manicure in Korea

I’m in Seoul for just 36 short hours and with an 11 hour overnight flight direct from London and a 9 hour time difference, I know I’m going to be pretty jet lagged the entire time.

There’s no way I can even begin to skim the surface of Asia’s 24 hour mega-city in such a brief trip so I decide to let myself off the sightseeing hook a little, give my day in Seoul a focus, and feel pampered all in one fail swoop by getting a kawaii manicure, Korean style...