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How To Have The Perfect Couple’s Trip

How To Have The Perfect Couple’s Trip

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You and your partner or spouse may lead busy lives and feel the need to get away as a couple to help strengthen your relationship. The ideal way to have fun and get to know each other better is to plan a trip together somewhere exciting.

There are actions you can take to help ensure you have the perfect couple’s trip and return home with a big smile on your face. You want your money to be well spent and to guarantee that you’ll enjoy the time away with your loved one. Put in the hard work planning and preparing and you’ll be on your way to having an unforgettable time.

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4 Must See Things To Do When You Visit LA

4 Must See Things To Do When You Visit LA

Los Angeles is a vibrant and exciting city, as the centre of the USA’s film and television industry. It is where acting dreams come true, but it is also a great city to visit and immerse yourself in the American culture. If you are a fan of the movies, then a trip to the city will be just right for you! And if not, there are still many great sites to go and see in the city.

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Foods To Check Out In America

Food is something the USA has a lot of, and there’s so many specialist chefs and restaurants out there that can craft dishes to your heart’s desire. You see, when it comes to finding good food to eat, America has done well to collect some of the best cuisines of the world all in a state radius of each other. So if you’re looking for something to chow down that’s tasty and new, why not head out anywhere West to find exactly what you’re looking for? If you need some tips on where to start, here’s a quick list for you.

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The Pizza

This is a relatively simple dish to start off with. Everything that goes into it when you’re out and about in the US of A means every state has their own spin on the dish. One of the best places to head to when you’re determined to try some of the best flavour combos out there, as well as all the toppings you’ve only dreamt of getting from your local takeaway, is Michigan.

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Yardbird – Hong Kong


Yardbird in Hong Kong ranks as one of the hottest restaurants in Hong Kong. It’s a perpetual hit with the Hong Kong in-crowd, helped in no small part by the slick urban design and the all too-cool wait staff. Yardbird has a no booking policy and given its popularity, this often means that there is a timely wait. But notwithstanding its coolness, it’s popularity is understandable when one comes to learn that the head chef at Yardbird is Canadian Matt Abergel who has previously cooked at leading Japanese/Japanese-fusion restaurants such as Masa in New York and Zuma in Hong Kong.

The menu is fashioned on the Japanese style of “izakaya” casual eating with small plates for all to share. Predominating Japanese in flavour, Abergel also draws on other Asian influences, bringing in items such as KFC, a dish of Korean fried cauliflower (yes cauliflower and not chicken) which was an absolute treat.

Yardbird makes good use of the chicken, endorsing a head to tail concept of eating. We saw just about every part of the chicken on the menu, with the thigh, breast, wing, heart, liver, gizzards, you name it, all being skewered for yakitori grilling. Of these we tried the Chicken meatball yakitori served with egg yolk (HK$48 – about £4.80).

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Yardbird – Chicken meatballs

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Al Trapo, Madrid


Al Trapo Restaurant in Madrid is a slick operation serving a fun-filled, modern menu by renowned Spanish chef Paco Morales. With Al Trapo, Paco Morales’ vision was to give diners complete freedom to mix and choose so that they could personalise their own sharing experience. In 2011 Paco Morales was awarded a Michelin star for his Restaurant “Ferrero-Paco Morales” which closed in 2013. With his Michelin star background, Paco Morales brings a level of refinement to the quirky menu.

Situated on the ground floor of the IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía, the concept behind Al Trapo’s menu revolves around different inspirations, each of which are originally titled. The inspirations begin with ‘To eat with your hands and lick your fingers’, a section devoted to small canapé sized tasters. From there it moves on to ‘Gentle And Classy’ for something subtle and then to ‘Roguish and zingy’ for something more bold. ‘Meseta and sea’ are for all things swimmingly delicious, and then there is ‘From just around the corner’ which provides diners with a taste of traditional Spanish flavours. For a touch of the international there is ‘So far and yet so near’. A selection of ‘Cheeses from far and near’ and ‘Desserts, little indulgences’ round off the choice of culinary delights to be savoured at Al Trapo. Each section features about four to six dishes.

Our first stop was ‘To Eat With Your Hands And Lick Your Fingers’ where we tried a number of different items, the first of which was the Spanish tortilla soufflé bites with green bell peppers and anchovies (€5 – 4 pieces). These were really interesting. Inside the thin crispy aerated bread shell was a ‘cream’ filling that tasted like an eggy tortilla. The filling was a little salty, but was otherwise really tasty with a beautifully smooth texture.

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Al Trapo – Spanish tortilla

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