A Summer Odyssey…

Posted on Thursday, 23rd July 2009

On account of there being no cookery school over the summer, I decided a couple of months ago to (1) give notice on my flat, (2) put all my worldly possessions into storage (well, almost), and (3) go travelling for two months around Europe.

My travel plan is a litte vague. I have a one way ticket to Sicily, I shall meet up with friends and my sister for a weekend here, a week there, etc. But other than that, I have decided to go with the wind and see where the fancy takes me. I’m not even taking a guide book!

So dear readers, please bear with me if my blogging becomes a little sporadic in the upcoming months. I apologise upfront, but I might just feel slightly disclined to write if I am lazing on a beach somewhere slowly getting sun kissed and concentrating on doing nothing. But I shall do my best to bring you any exciting eating adventures I might have, for I shall undoubtedly have some. A girl has to eat after all! And I certainly hope to incorporate some well known Michelin restaurants into my summer odyssey.

So have a great, hot, sunny summer. I certainly know I will.

With love xx

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14 Responses to “A Summer Odyssey…”

  1. Gourmet Chick Says...

    Wow exciting news – good on you – sure you will have a brilliant time

  2. KenR Says...

    sounds great. hope some time will be spent in spain, san sebastian!!! remember a lot of the high end restaurants in europe close for most of august
    enjoy

  3. 'A Girl Has to Eat' Says...

    Hey Guys, thanks!

    Ken, I went to San Sebastian last easter and ate at 3 of the 3 stars. Would surely love to go again though.

  4. gen.u.ine.ness Says...

    I’m so jealous… and here I am packing my stuff to move house *stress* Enjoy the sunshine!

  5. lickedspoon Says...

    Have a wonderful time, kiddo. Let’s catch up when you get back and I promise to try not to be too jealous. Dx

  6. Trig Says...

    Are you likely to be wandering anywhere near eastern Spain?

  7. 'A Girl Has to Eat' Says...

    Hi G, I was there myself! Had to pack and go into storage. That was stressful! Don’t worry, before you know it, it will be over. Just think, I will have to find a place to live when I get back.

    Hi D, yes definitely catch up. It will be long overdue.

  8. Gastropub Girl Says...

    When you’re in Sicily try & make a trip to Green Manors. Just google Green Manors Sicily & you’ll find it. Set in the middle of gorgeous Sicilian countryside (think sunny lemon groves) & run by a mother & daughter (from Belgium originally I think). If you want standardised & sanitised five star, this place isn’t for you, but if you want quirky & individual with organic food to die for, it’s well worth the trip. I stayed there 2 years ago and can still remember the locally made ricotta drizzled with honey from their own hives….

  9. Sam Says...

    Have a good time! I would love to do what you’re doing and go travelling. Someday…

  10. Lizzie Says...

    Sounds like great fun! I always thought an odyssey was a journey home, derived from Homer’s Odysseus and his epic journey back to Ithaca…

  11. 'A Girl Has to Eat' Says...

    Hi Sam, thanks!
    Hi Lizzie, that’s true. but it also means ‘An extended adventurous voyage or trip’.

  12. neil Says...

    Awesome idea. Have a great time.

  13. Kang Says...

    Extremely excited for you, I wish I could do the same, do keep up the writing and record all the quirkiness from your travels 🙂

  14. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie Says...

    Very exciting! I’m looking forward to reading all about your adventures!

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