National Mosque Abuja | Understanding Nigeria | Abuja, a City in Search of a Soul

In our concluding series of articles (see part 1 here) seeking to provide insights to our readers about Nigeria, we visit Abuja, the nation’s capital city, for another perspective. In this piece, titled ‘Understanding Nigeria: Abuja, a City in Search

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Plantain Crêpes with Raspberry-Pomegranate Compote (Gluten Free)

Plantains! You know we love them and can never get enough of them. We were inspired to create this Plantain Crêpes recipe after witnessing a local plantain market day in Mushin, Nigeria.  We love them most for their versatility. We’ve used

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Episode 001: Exploring Nigeria, #NaijaChat | via @dipyourtoesin

Welcome to #NaijaChat! We invite you to watch the video below ‘Exploring Nigeria: #NaijaChat Video Highlights’ where we preview what you can expect from our destination focus on Nigeria. Nigeria (Naija as it is fondly called by those in the know)

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Making sense of Nigeria, A Lagos Perspective

In this series called #NaijaChat, we explore Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. We draw from our recent travels to two of Nigeria’s most important cities to highlight different aspects of the local culture. Using perspectives from Lagos and Abuja, we

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Nordic Hotel Abuja: A Warm Nordic Feeling in Central Nigeria

In Abuja, Nigeria, we experienced a warm ‘Nordic feeling’: a unique fusion between Nordic design and Nigerian hospitality. We share the story behind Nordic Hotel, Abuja, one of the most exciting expressions of innovation in the nation’s capital.   Abuja nostalgia The distance

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Hot Rum Chocolate with Cacao & Cinnamon | via @dipyourtoesin

A classic hot drink gets a twist when rum, cinnamon, and cacao are added to it. Put on your cozy socks, and enjoy this (grownup) hot rum-chocolate by the fire! During my childhood, hot chocolate was a standard warming drink on

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Who Rums the World? UK Rum Festival 2016

UK Rum Festival celebrated their 10th anniversary event in style on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2016. With over 400 rum varieties, a special appearance from famous British entrepreneur, Levi Roots and the chance to sample some of the

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Santa Maria del Sur: The Argentinian Heartbeat of Battersea | via @dipyourtoesin

Argentinian cuisine has found a new home in Battersea. HDYTI contributor Debbie Williams, gives us insight into why Santa Maria del Sur has a heartbeat worth paying attention to! A few years ago when visiting Argentina, a South American friend

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Arroz de Viernes: "FRIDAY RICE" FOR LOVERS OF PAELLA!

What happens when Valencian paella meets a Friday afternoon on the coast of Dénia? Dip in to this delicious “Friday Rice” with the perfect taste of Spain! Guest contributors Eric & Amalia from Move to Traveling share their creative take on

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Loire Valley Wine and Seafood Tasting at Billingsgate | via @dipyourtoesin

HDYTI guest contributors Lorraine & Dennis Simpson share their experience at a Loire Valley Wine and Seafood Tasting Evening held at Billingsgate Seafood School.   Date night: Billingsgate Seafood School Long before the silver towers of Canary Wharf appeared, and

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DIPINTO17 Retreat for creative entrepreneurs

#DIPINTO17: Goal Setting Retreat for Creatives with HDYTI Essaouira, Morocco | 5 to 8 January 2017 Take control of your goals and maximise your creative potential in 2017 in this 4 day retreat set in Essaouira, on the idyllic western coast

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#CruiseMonth: Four Questions to Help You Sail Away | via @dipyourtoesin

#CruiseMonth is upon us, and as the winter months arrive and the familiar chill creeps in, thoughts turn to warmer climes and the holiday season. Cruise travel presents an interesting choice of escape, invoking images of sailing the Mediterranean or

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Overcoming Doubts: A Shellfish Experience at Billingsgate

The treasured British high street fishmonger is a dying breed. This sad development is partly down to the dearth of public knowledge about the handling and preparation of seafoods. However, an experience at the Billingsgate Seafood Training School, London offered us an

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A GLOBAL VILLAGE FOR THE PREPARED TRAVELLER: Zika Virus

This past spring, we changed our travel plans to the Caribbean due to concerns about Zika virus. At the time, travel advice in the public domain was sketchy. Not sure what to expect, we defaulted on the side of caution

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Five Things We look forward to Experiencing in Valencia

We are off to Valencia! In this post, we share five things we hope to experience during our upcoming trip. If you have never visited, perhaps we can convince you to join us on this trip by following our social media updates and ultimately

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Staycation & Style in the Great British Countryside | via @dipyourtoesin

Post Brexit, we explore the growing interest in staycations in Britain. With London Fashion Week in progress, we chose to revisit a previous fashion expedition and share our thoughts about staycation and style in the British countryside.   Staycation and

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Share a Journey and Not Just Moments with Esplorio | via @dipyourtoesin

We are big fans of innovative travel technology. We recently discovered Esplorio, a digital travel journal which allows us to automatically document our trips. This technology makes it easier to connect the dots between the highlights of a journey and turn

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Vorarlberg Cheese by Michael Gunz Gastronomy courtesy Vorarlberg Tourism

Ski season regulars have kept its secrets to themselves for far too long. However with summer being the new winter in the Alps, the secret is out! This is our guide to gastronomy in the Austrian Alps with Lech Zürs am Arlberg

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Mango sorbet with Kiwi & Rum inspired by Chef Watson | via @dipyourtoesin

Although our #EatDiverse campaign with IBM Chef Watson has ended, we felt compelled to share our Mango Sorbet with Kiwi & Rum recipe, a recipe that just so happens to be quick, easy, and healthy! We often find that our kitchen escapades are

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Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa | via @dipyourtoesin

With this final recipe in our #EatDiverse campaign, we leveraged Chef Watson to create our newest Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa recipe. It was Brazilian lyricist and novelist, Paulo Coelho, author of one of our favourite books (The Alchemist)

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Rock Climbing, Lech am Arlberg, Austria Alps

Winter is coming! But summer is here and so we took a trip to Lech am Arlberg, one of the world’s most exclusive ski regions to find out what summer is like in the Austrian Alps. We immersed ourselves in an

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Seafood Coconut Soup With Plantain Bruschetta and Ginger Pesto, via Chef Watson | by @dipyourtoesin

Our exploration of cognitive cooking continues with these two coconut & plantain themed appetiser dishes– inspired by Chef Watson. The tried and tested South Asian and African staple ingredients transported us to times long past; demonstrating that the age of

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PlanetPass London Walking Tour Foodies at Borough Market

We believe that the greatest cities are those that preserve their history but are equally unafraid to evolve. With its eternal ability to be both old and new, London is clearly a city in that category. In the words of

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Taco Rio with Cacao Black Bean Dip inspired by Chef Watson | via @dipyourtoesin

Before we tempt your taste buds with our Rio Taco goodness, we must share that we came across IBM’s new Chef Watson food knowledge database recently and have spent the last week exploring its potential to help us innovate with

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