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Lunch at Tostado

Blink and you’ll miss it (and miss out) – tiny Tostado in Soho offers Ecuadorian fare at a fair price and with a warm Latin welcome. Continue reading

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Mister Lasagna, Rupert Street, Soho

Mister Lasagna serves (as you might have surmised already) fresh made lasagna, with a varied range of this popular Italian oven treat on offer alongside an assortment of fresh pastas dishes, snacks and desserts. Continue reading

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London Meet MealPal and Get a Week’s Worth of Lunches for Free

Super popular American lunch app – MealPal – has launched in London. Through the app, you can reserve quick pickup lunches for less than £5 per meal at a time and place convenient for you. But before you get all excited about that, check out this opportunity to give the app spin with a week’s worth of free lunches with no obligation to continue after that. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #59

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy.

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Bidvine: A Safe Bet for Hiring the Right Pro

Bidvine is an app-based and online local services marketplace that dubs itself as “the easiest way to find and hire local professionals.” The folks at Bidvine recently got in touch to see if I’d like to browse their site and see about giving one of the services a go. I took ‘em up on it. My house has never been cleaner. Continue reading

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Have a Drinki on Me

Drinki is the world’s first app to reward users with free cocktails in return for Facebook check-ins. The free-to-download app for iOS or Android features more than 60 bars in London (with new venues joining every week) along with bars in Manchester and Liverpool too. Continue reading

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A Taste of Puglia: Sightseeing in the Salento

So as I alluded in the intro to this series about my time in Puglia, my aim is to share the best bits of my time there as well as highlight some Pugliese treats I’ve come across here in London. But where to start? I suppose at the source is as good a place as any, especially when it’s as beautiful as the Salento, the very bottom of the country’s so called boot heel. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #42

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the lowdown on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Jean-Pierre Braganza Limited Edition Sunglasses for … Continue reading

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Get a Free Side with Your Lobster Roll or Calamari Club at Fraq’s Lobster Shack

Love lobster and calamari? Ever find yourself passing through Goodge Street or around Tottenham Court Road? Like getting yummy stuff for free? Then check this out! I’ve joined forces with PocketHighStreet and Fraq’s Lobster Shack to offer tikichris readers a special discount: one free side order with any purchase of a Boston Lobster Roll or a Calamari Club Roll when you buy your roll online at pockethighstreet.com or via the handy dandy PocketHighStreet app. Continue reading

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Find Sicily’s Tastiest Spots with the Free Agromobile App (OneTravel)

A recent and delicious visit to Sicily was made all the more juicy, fruitful and scenic with the Agromobile app. Agromobile is a website and a free to download app sharing food and wine related itineraries in Sicily. Interested “land … Continue reading

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Barcelona Brief: Too Brief but Brilliant!

Just back from far too few but still wonderfully rejuvenating days in Barcelona, it’s easy to proclaim it as the ideal getaway. So ideal, I can’t stop thinking about what it might be like to getaway there for good! No matter your “thing” – art, food, beach, luxury, street life, shopping, history … etc etc ad nauseum – or whether you’re one to zealously guard a small budget or magnificently blow a big one, you can do so with flying colours in this captivating Catalan capital. And if you’re like me and want the best of it all in maximum dosage, then keep an eye out for upcoming posts in my Barcelona Brief. Continue reading

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Le Vie della Zagara: Experiencing Sicily with Gusto!

Le Vie della Zagara is a new initiative encouraging visitors to Sicily to take at least a little time of their beach bound holiday to explore the island’s surprisingly diverse landscape and enjoy its equally varied bounty of citrus and many more treats along the way. Continue reading

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Get Lucky Riding with Addison Lee over St Patrick’s Day Weekend

To celebrate its Irish roots, Addison Lee, is offering the code to customers travelling to or from postcodes around the St Patrick’s Day Parade at Trafalgar Square (WC2, SW1 and W1). The code is valid on Sunday 15th March and redeemable once per customer. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #38

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Bread Street Sessions with Dub … Continue reading

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Addison Lee and the #MillionPoundGiveaway

Addison Lee, has announced a £1 million fare giveaway – its biggest ever price drop – offering London commuters £10 off up to 100,000 journeys from 20 January until 16 February 2015. To celebrate the new year, “Europe’s largest minicab … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor App | Neighborhoods Project | Me

From my list of the Best Beaches Around Hawaii to my Holiday and New Year’s guides to London (with a bunch more recs, lists and itineraries jam-packed between), I’ve been having a blast contributing to one of the world’s most useful online resources for travel. Among the coolest undertakings with which I’ve helped has been the Neighborhoods project for the TripAdvisor app. Continue reading

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Addison Lee Updates Its App for an Even Smoother Ride

Addison Lee has updated its free and popular app (over 850,000 downloads and counting) with live fleet mapping, multi-account bookings and more features. I had been rather content with the app as-is to be honest, but when the opportunity arose to review the updated version I was keen to give it a spin and was not disappointed. Continue reading

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Carnaby Echoes Celebrating 100 Years of London Music (OneTravel)

These days Carnaby Street is probably best known as a Central London hub for designer shopping. But for much of its history, this iconic little Soho lane running between equally iconic Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus has been just as (or more) … Continue reading

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XE Currency App Even Comes in Handy When You’re Offline (OneTravel)

The XE currency app enables travelers to “convert every currency on-the-go” by offering “live proprietary exchange rates and historical charts” to make calculating prices and exchange rates fast and hassle free. The app has seen more than 25 million downloads … Continue reading

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The 4 Apps I Use Most for Getting around London (OneTravel)

When visiting a new city, do you ever wonder what apps the locals use to get around? Here’s a look at four apps that I use most often when moving around London. All are available to download for free. Read … Continue reading

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My Basel: Taking the Make My Switzerland App for a Spin

Obviously you’ve heard about Switzerland’s stunning panoramas of and from its mighty Alps. But for my first of hopefully many more visits to this friendly little Alpine nation, I found the views shared via a handy Swiss app to be a real wonder to behold as well. The free to download app, called Make My Switzerland, is available via Google Play and Apple’s App Store and offers a wealth of insider knowledge about the things that savvy locals love best in seven Swiss cities – Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Lugano, and Zurich. I gave the app a whirl over an especially fun weekend in Basel, and I’m more than happy to recommend the city and the app to anybody keen to explore a delightful and compact destination that’s big on culture. Continue reading

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3 Easy Photo Editing Tools to Perfect Your Vacation Photos

Okay. So you’re back home from the perfect vacation where you shot some amazing photos. Now what? Sifting and sorting through all those files and editing them can be boring and time consuming while also taking away from moments you … Continue reading

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MyCheck App Takes the Wait Out of Paying Your Restaurant Bill

A new (to London) restaurant bill payment app, MyCheck, that aims to do away with the hassle of waiting for someone else to process that payment and to put you in control of when can get up to go. I recently tried MyCheck and was impressed … and relieved that the answer to an elusive waiter might be only a click away. Continue reading

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I DAYRE You to Check Out This New App

Heads up! There’s new micro-blogging app out now called Dayre with an aim to make blogging from your mobile device simple and easy. Designed for “busy people dying to say more than is possible” in only 140 characters or with a solitary photo, Dayre allows you to simply post multiple, bite-sized updates from your day that result in one succinct post as a record of your day. Continue reading

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Geneva Weekend – Day 3 – by @vysia

Recently, tikichris contributor Vysia Duffield had the opportunity to explore the Swiss city of Geneva. Invited to Switzerland along with a handful of other London-based bloggers to explore a few Swiss cities using the free to download Make My Switzerland app. Created by actual residents of the cities featured, the app lists hidden gems and places favoured by locals. Vysia reckons the app is great for people who like to venture “off the beaten path” when travelling. “Even better,” she says, the participating bloggers got to meet and explore their chosen cities “with the locals behind the recommendations and see it through their eyes”. Continue reading

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Geneva Weekend – Day 2 – by @vysia

Recently, tikichris contributor Vysia Duffield had the opportunity to explore the Swiss city of Geneva. Invited to Switzerland along with a handful of other London-based bloggers to explore a few Swiss cities using the free to download Make My Switzerland app. Created by actual residents of the cities featured, the app lists hidden gems and places favoured by locals. Vysia reckons the app is great for people who like to venture “off the beaten path” when travelling. “Even better,” she says, the participating bloggers got to meet and explore their chosen cities “with the locals behind the recommendations and see it through their eyes”. Continue reading

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Geneva Weekend – Day 1 – by @vysia

Recently, tikichris contributor Vysia Duffield had the opportunity to explore the Swiss city of Geneva. Invited to Switzerland along with a handful of other London-based bloggers to explore a few Swiss cities using the free to download Make My Switzerland app. Created by actual residents of the cities featured, the app lists hidden gems and places favoured by locals. Vysia reckons the app is great for people who like to venture “off the beaten path” when travelling. “Even better,” she says, the participating bloggers got to meet and explore their chosen cities “with the locals behind the recommendations and see it through their eyes”. Continue reading

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British Airways “Perfect Days” App and the Eternal City (Urban Travel Blog)

The gist of my brief Roman holiday was pretty basic: eat a lot of pizza, walk around all over the place and brush up on my street photography. And, in that sense, the day was indeed a perfect one for me. Continue reading

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Share Your Favourite Place to Smoke a Cigar and Get the London Cigar Guide App for Free

Buzzing social scene or splendid isolation? Where and when do you like to smoke your stogies? Just leave a comment sharing your favourite place to smoke a cigar and you could get the London Cigar Guide app for free. About … Continue reading

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The Future of Business Travel is Having the Right Digital Travel Companion. Do You Concur?

Viral video by ebuzzing With a strong focus on delivering innovative tools to make business travel easier, Concur is the world’s leading travel and expense management solution available on the market.  Say goodbye lost keys, flight details, paper itineraries and … Continue reading

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@GBChefs Summertime App: 21 Chefs, 105 Recipes, One Good Cause

Great British Chefs’ new Summertime app for iPhone and iPad, developed in association with Ocado, offers 105 recipes from 21 chefs for summery occasions and events. The app includes recipes ranging from classics with a twist such as coronation chicken … Continue reading

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London Cigar Guide App (OneTravel)

… for anyone keen to discover the rich history and current trends of the London cigar scene, the London Cigar Guide app is a must. Read my complete post at the OneTravel blog.

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London Cigar Guide App Now Available

If it had been conceived and produced by anyone else, I might have been really impressed. However, as the new London Cigar Guide app was created by Nic Wing, my initial reaction to the handy dandy app was more along … Continue reading

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