Written on .On Friday 9th October we began the rather long journey to Manchester for the Rugby World Cup, England vs Uruguay match. There we stayed in a Travelodge for two nights whilst exploring what Manchester had to offer. Whilst there I discovered a fantastic gluten free restaurant called MCR 42, which had lots of dairy free options too. Then on Sunday we went to Chester Zoo, which I discovered catered gluten free also! Read below about my experience.
Written on .My boyfriend organised a mystery holiday to Malta last week. For those of you that don’t know this is a small european island in the Mediterranean Sea south of Italy. As always when I go travelling, I was a little apprehensive of what I would be able to eat, but was pleasantly surprised! The food is strongly influenced by Italy so there were a lot of Italian restaurants, most of which served gluten free pasta & pizza. The weather was wonderful, gorgeous sunshine and very hot! I really enjoyed the holiday as there was no stress in finding places to dine and the country was great with lots of culture, history and scenic places. We stayed in the Corinthia Hotel St. Georges Bay for 5 days from the 15th-20th October 2015. During my holiday I had the pleasure to try out gluten free pizza, pasta, bread, Maltese food and even managed to find a slice of cake in a local bakery! In the main tourist areas I would always find several gluten free restaurants to choose from. Although one thing I will say, is that in Malta they don’t appear to know what a jacket or baked potato is, so nearly everything is served with fries, even salads! Whilst I was away on holiday I tried to dine low FODMAP where possible, but had difficulty with this due to chefs preparing sauces prior to service. I did however manage to successful stay gluten and dairy free which is great, as it meant I didn’t loose any time through illness! Below I have highlighted my favourite places to eat.