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Prague Food Tour

Back in August, we decided with my sister to spend a long weekend in Prague. We’d never seen the city and its always been on my list, so off we went! In the weeks leading to our trip, we infinitely pinned things to do and places to see in one of Europes most magical cities. One pin led me to a food tour. I’d always wanted to see cities through the eyes of locals and discover how they spend their time, their weekends and holidays. After a bit of research, I found a tour called Prague Food Tour. From their website, we saw that it was something simple, fun and truly local. The guides were Leona and Georges and we were set for a few hours around local places. Continue Reading “Prague Food Tour”

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Bistr’eau Batroun

The new kid in town. Bistr’eau. This place holds a very special place to my heart as it is my husband’s hard earned success. If you’ve been following us for a while, you know my husband Jean (initially an electrical engineer and financial consultant) is a food lover and amateur Chef. His dream for the past few years was to have that restaurant where he would go crazy and work on his passion. This summer, he found it. Continue Reading “Bistr’eau Batroun”

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One Day in Brussels

Ten years ago, I went on a road trip from London to Amsterdam then Paris with friends. I was studying in Exeter at the time, and short trips around Europe were a must. So off we went, in the middle of the night. While on the bus from Amsterdam to Paris, we passed by Brussels. I got to see the Manneken Piss (peeing boy statue) and thought it was enough for Belgium. I had heard from people that the manneken was the only thing to see there, so I was content I could check Brussels off my list.

That was until my mom and her friend returned from a Euro trip last week, having spent two days in Brussels. Continue Reading “One Day in Brussels”

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The Streets of Barcelona

As promised, contributors to Breadonbutter will be sharing more of their experiences on the blog. The first article is a Travel one by the talented and bubbly Carla Richa, a multimedia journalism student at LAU. She writes about her days in Barcelona and how it felt to go back after visiting when she was young. Enjoy the read as she takes you through the streets of this colorful city, its culture and the 3 p’s. Continue Reading “The Streets of Barcelona”

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20 Things About Athens

We visited Athens on the last week of October for a mix of personal business and pleasure. The city is great for a quick getaway not far from home (1h15 flight). As we planned our trip before our departure, I still had in mind the Athens I once knew as vibrant, full of life and happy people, and in keep-up with trends. In my head, it was still a mix of Beirut and organized European countries. The last time I was there, it was 2013. The economic crisis had just hit but it wasn’t quite obvious yet. This time around, it was pretty palpable. What the economy had done to this vibrant city was a complete shock.  Continue Reading “20 Things About Athens”

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5 Things London: Small and Cozy Cinemas

If you’re faithful readers of this blog, you’ll know that half of my heart lives in London, the city of my childhood travels and last student year. What’s more, is that my sister’s been living there for the last three years so I’ve been visiting frequently. Inspiration strikes when I’m there and we constantly find loads of things worth sharing. So if you frequently visit London for work or to visit family and friends, here’s a series destined to give you a glimpse of the city through our eyes. 

Fall weather is fast approaching. This means the movies are the best place to be. Here are 5 small and cozy cinemas in London.

Continue Reading “5 Things London: Small and Cozy Cinemas”

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Cook Like No One is Watching

It is particularly hard to work in an environment that doesn’t resemble you. Even though you still find colleagues with whom you develop affinities and become friends, the environment can still be bad for you. It usually is a bad environment when you feel like you don’t belong or like it doesn’t reflect your personality. Continue Reading “Cook Like No One is Watching”

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On Turning 30

The idea of turning 30 was devastating to me a year ago. It was all about being “out” of the twenty-something group, being “old” and entering real adulthood. Little did I know this was going to be the most enlightening age to me yet. On the 19th of August, a little over two weeks ago, I gracefully turned 30. What I thought was going to be shocking to me was actually smooth and soothing. Continue Reading “On Turning 30”

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5 Reasons to Fly To Mykonos This Summer

Mykonos or any other Greek island for that matter 🙂

Last week, I had the most relaxing time in Mykonos with my aunt, mom and sister. It felt so refreshing to be on a trip where all we could do was laze by the sea and walk around a town full of happy people on holiday.

We basically perfected our tan, swam in the freezing, clear water of the Aegean sea and walked around the cutest and most preserved island town I’ve ever seen. Continue Reading “5 Reasons to Fly To Mykonos This Summer”

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7 Apps For Traveling I Can’t Go Without

Whenever I travel, I find myself longing for the time when we had simple paper maps to take us wherever we wanted to go. Back then, life was simpler. We hadn’t even heard of a smart phone yet and disconnecting from reality was way easier. Technology has its pros and cons. Sure, we’re not easily disconnected anymore, we have increased FOMO and we need holidays even after our holidays, but it has its perks. I try not to get too addicted to apps and spend my time enjoying the scenery rather than my iPhone screen, so I only have 7 apps I rely on when I travel. Here they are.

7 Apps For Traveling I Can’t Go Without 

1) Booking.com – To keep your hotel address and booking on your phone at all times.

2) Swarm – To check in everywhere I go and remember it when I’m home.

3) Zomato – To accurately satisfy our food cravings.

4) Google Maps – To know where to go and how to get there (bus, metro/tube, cycling, walking and even uber) at all times with accurate timing.

5) Citymapper – Because google maps is sometimes quite stubborn (can you relate?).

6) Time Out Discover Your City – For fun things to do and trendy places to go to.

7) Uber – For the rainy and tired moments!

I would love new purposeful apps suggestions for when traveling, so please go ahead in the comment section below 😉

London, Travel 0 comments on 5 Things London: The most important meal of the week: Brunch!

5 Things London: The most important meal of the week: Brunch!

If you’re faithful readers of this blog, you’ll know that half of my heart lives in London, the city of my childhood travels and last student year. What’s more, is that my sister’s been living there for the last three years so I’ve been visiting frequently. Inspiration strikes when I’m there and we constantly find loads of things worth sharing. So if you frequently visit London for work or to visit family and friends, here’s a series destined to give you a glimpse of the city through our eyes. 

As we’re getting ready to leave for London this afternoon, I’m looking forward to tomorrow morning: BRUNCH TIME! Here are 5 places for a great brunch in London.

There aren’t enough weekends in the year to try all the brunch places London has to offer. So picking 5 was a real struggle! Here are some places we went to recently and which should be enough to get you started on your London brunch journey.

1- Caravan Exmouth Market – An inventive menu with a cool interior. This is definitely one of the faves. Be prepared to queue though, as they don’t take reservations and have become really popular. Take advantage of the cute street that is Exmouth market to have a coffee in a cute coffeeshop.
2- Pavillion Cafe – Located in Victoria Park by the boating lake, this place is truly magical on a sunny day. Go early and be prepared to sit outside! Eggs and avocado on sourdough toast is the kind of simple and delicious option you’ll find on the menu. You’ll be able to burn off the calories with a walk in the park or along the canal afterwards.
3- Rawduck – Simple seasonal cooking in a casual setting close to London fields. Perfect for an east London kind of day.
4- The Tabe Cafe – A slick and bright cafe close to the South Bank (minutes away from the Tate Modern). All you need to know is that they serve pancakes with crispy bacon. ‘Nough said.
5- Greenberry Cafe – Eggscellent for a day up in Primrose hill ;). The English Breakfast in this place was honestly the best I’ve ever tasted. It’s not hard to get it right but these guys just massively exceeded eggspectations!
Follow us on instagram @breadonbutter_ to get a live view of tomorrow’s brunch! 😉
Places 0 comments on 5 Things London : Places to grab a quick & cheap(ish) lunch in Soho/Covent Garden

5 Things London : Places to grab a quick & cheap(ish) lunch in Soho/Covent Garden

If you’re faithful readers of this blog, you’ll know that half of my heart lives in London, the city of my childhood travels and last student year. What’s more, is that my sister’s been living there for the last three years so I’ve been visiting frequently. Inspiration strikes when I’m there and we constantly find loads of things worth sharing. So if you frequently visit London for work or to visit family and friends, here’s a series destined to give you a glimpse of the city through our eyes. 

This week, it’s all about workweek lunch. Here are 5 places to grab a quick lunch in Soho/Covent Garden.

Grabbing a cheap and delicious lunch in soho / covent garden can be a bit of a struggle when you’re indecisive and looking for a good value and satisfying meal. The overwhelming choices and the fear of falling into a tourist trap can be paralysing (too dramatic?) next thing you know, it’s 2 pm and you still haven’t decided where to eat!
After months of exploring, we bring you 5 great places to eat a cheap (ish) and exciting lunch:

Koshari st (A small Egyptian shop on St Martin’s Lane which serves only a couple of dishes – perfect for a filling and cheap meal. Try the hot sauce which is not killer hot and will add flavour to your dish!)
Wellbeing kitchen (A low budget korean cafe in covent garden which serves a number of Korean favourites for a surprisingly low price. The chicken katsu curry is one of the best we’ve ever had. The free miso soup that comes with almost every meal is a real treat.)
Smack lobster (A small cafe style space on Dean street that serves a variety of lobster rolls and lobster chowder. The seven samurai lobster roll is a must. The buttery soft but slightly crunchy bun is heavenly)
Pepe (An all time favorite, also on St Martin’s Lane, serves a variety of italian food. Get a box with a combination of two different pastas and thank us later. Unless you’re on a diet, then we’re really sorry)
Tobiko (Although slightly on the more expensive side, this small sushi shop on Garrick street is well worth it. Their hand rolls are honestly the best, with a proper crispy seaweed wrap – as it should be! The crab and avocado hand roll is so good you’ll feel a bit sad when it’s over.)
Bon appetit!

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