The city break… Toronto: From Canada’s tallest skyscraper to unmissable eateries, see it all in 48 hours

Published in The Mail on Sunday on 29th July 2018

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Qin Xie Toronto Mail on Sunday

Suits may have waved goodbye to its stars Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams, but the number of visitors to Toronto, where the TV drama series is filmed, has never been higher.

It’s not hard to see why; the city is home to Canada’s tallest skyscraper and biggest museum. And long before Suits, it was the backdrop to countless blockbusters.

But if you just have 48 hours, here are the essential things to see…

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There’s a 3 day pizza festival in Italy and it’s even better than it sounds

Published on on 19th June 2018

I’m not going to lie – when I heard that there was a three-day pizza festival in Italy, where the whole town would effectively be transformed into an open kitchen, I (cue cliche) thought I had died and gone to heaven.

I mean, how can you beat the simplicity of a margherita?

The way the mozarella pulls apart with wild abandon to reveal the intensity of the tomato sauce.



The city break… Chicago: Breeze through America’s wonderful Windy City in just 48 hours

Published in The Mail on Sunday on 22nd April 2018

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Qin Xie Chicago Mail on Sunday

Chicago is quite the destination for gourmet travellers, and we’re not just talking about deep-dish pizza.

And for those with an interest in architecture, the city on Lake Michigan is a goldmine of innovative design and spectacular skyscrapers.

The Windy City nickname is said come from the hot air bellowed by its boastful politicians in the late 1800s – well, Chicago has a lot to brag about now…

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