My Paatram Travels


19 Mar Cafe Crawlin’ @ Senopati, Jakarta

Last weekend we decided to go on a cafe crawl around Senopati in Jakarta! Trying out the hippest, coolest places young Jakartans are hanging out at. First stop We started with Crematology for a laidback brunch.  The ambience is the first 5* I'm gonna give. Dimly lit, brown woody decor, perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon!  We ordered - 1. Chicken Katsu sandwich, IDR 70K - was...

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Chocolate coconut financiers

26 Dec Spain Road Trip Snackin’

I have been waiting to try these chocolate coconut financiers from Hofmann Patisserie in Barcelona and finally found the perfect location to dig my teeth in them! Spanish road trips be truly awesome! On your way, you're sure to find cute little hidden gems that will surprise you more than the places you were actually meant to be at! Enroute Valencia...

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Christmas at Els Quatre Gats

25 Dec Feliz Navidad @ Els Quatre Gats

Feliz Navidad from Els Quatre Gats Amigos!!! We are celebrating Christmas this year in buzzing Barcelona! Yesterday was Christmas Eve and we went to the most amazing restaurant ever! Here are the deets ;) Els Quatre Gats is the name of a café in Barcelona, Spain that famously became a popular meeting place for famous artists throughout the modernist period in Cataluña. The...

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Its the season to eat, drink and be merry!

24 Dec Exploring French Villages this Christmas

My Paatram is in Christmas mode and that means feasting on a LOT of sugary goodness! Must tries if you’re in France and exploring the Village de Noël.. L-R : Amorino flower gelato in Srilankan coconut, chocolate noir and salted caramel, churros loaded with nutella, chocolate praline brioche Ok time to gulp these down with my vin chaud! Yummmm…. (at Village de Noël, Nice) [caption...

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The Beautiful Riviera

20 Dec Riviera Trip – What not to miss!

Chanced upon this beautiful Lebanese restaurant called Le Phenicia in this cute town called Antibes in the Riviera. What we ordered Cocktail - Rum and mint lemonade Mezze - Moussaka Main course - Arayes (minced lamb and parsley with crusty bread) and Chawarma (with grilled chicken) What we loved EVERYTHING! The sea views, service, taste, presentation, prices! Will we come back? Hope so! But highly recommended if you’re...

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Friends for keeps, weekend trip to Saint Malo and Mont St Michel

16 Dec Post Exam Weekend Getaway to Saint Malo, France

So exams are over and it is time for celebration. So we pick up our backpacks and head out for a quick getaway to Oyster land to celebrate the success of the Rabbit and the Blanquette! Saint Malo, you fortified beauty, stole my heart! Saturday in Saint Malo and Sunday at Mont Saint Michel Abbey, is by the far the best weekend I had...

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Chocolate Flan from Maison Philippe Pele, Versailles

05 Dec Versailles Nibblin’

So it is a Sunday! After a 6 day hectic week, you don't know how much you appreciate Sundays. The one day you have to sleep, laundry, buy bread, eggs, fruit AND travel around! So finally when we were done with the first three items we picked up our car to check out Versailles. Well, it would be a shame if...

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La Fermière Madagascar Vanilla Yogurt

02 Dec Snackin’ Paris

Nothing better than a pot of Madagascar vanilla yogurt from La Fermière on an early Wednesday night. My Airbnb flatmate Maylis (check out her cool lifestyle blog called Stella Paris) introduced me to this deliciously creamy goodness. Never had I tried yogurt that tasted like vanilla mousse! You have to give it a shot if you're in France. Easy to find, just...

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