With Christmas and New Year out of the way, mutterings fill the room of ‘New Year, New Me’, NutriBullets fly off the shelves and elaborate juice diets are being thought up by optimistic souls. But more often than not, by the end of January ‘Old Me’ is back with a vengeance, the NutriBullet is collecting dust and cupboards full of snacks are being devoured. It was all a nice idea, but it rarely lasts. This year, we’re giving all that a miss. Instead, we’ve made travel-focused resolutions that we believe we can sustain, and by the end of the year we’re aiming to have satisfied our wanderlust by fulfilling each of our resolutions. Why not join us? Click on the below images to find out our favourite ways to fulfill each resolution.
Get creative in the kitchen
One of the things we love most about travel is the amazing variety of food that you can sample from all around the world. Even better than this is if you can learn to make some of these dishes yourselves, so that you can recreate them back home and be transported instantaneously back to that paradise place from the comfort of your own kitchen. Here are a few of our favourite places from around the world to go on a cooking course…
Red Bridge Cooking School, Vietnam
Asia is renowned for its cuisine and we believe visiting some local markets and learning a few recipes is a fantastic way to experience Asian culture. Hoi An is the perfect place to try your hand at making Vietnamese food and offers a few different courses. One of our favourites is the Redbridge Cooking School, where you get to enjoy a visit to the local market to learn about and select the ingredients, before enjoying a lovely cruise down the river to their restaurant to observe a cooking demonstration and enjoy having a go yourself.
Get in touch with our specialists on 020 3141 2800 to incorporate this cooking course into your tailor-made itinerary.
Cooking lesson with Nimmy and Paul, India
Based in Cochin, Nimmy and Paul have been helping people learn to cook for over 20 years. Learn the basics of this bold and colourful cuisine in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, and if you’re lucky they may even let you in on a few of their best-kept culinary secrets! Friends of Imagine India, Nimmy and Paul are renowned for their hospitality, and an evening spent with them learning the fine art of Indian cooking is a real highlight of any trip to India. Once the hard graft is out the way, you will settle down to feast on your creations over dinner.
Get in touch with our specialists on 020 3141 2800 to add an evening with Nimmy and Paul into your tailor-made itinerary.
Cooking courses at Le Quartier Francais, South Africa
Le Quartier Francais is a stylish boutique hotel in the heart of the picturesque village of Franschhoek, and home to the award-winning restaurant The Tasting Room. A trip to Franschhoek is worth it to dine at this restaurant alone, and the cooking courses offered by Le Quartier Francais are excellent too. A range of courses are available throughout the year, changing regularly to focus on different specialities. All courses involve professional instruction from the team at LQF and from celebrated chefs from across the country.
Take part in a cooking course at Le Quartier Francais on your South African getaway. Discuss this with our specialists on 020 3141 2800.