This is a Thursday's Travels - Anything about previous, current and future (upcoming) travel exploits entry under my Singapore Travel Blog themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

As mentioned in my previous blog entry about my second honeymoon in Maldives, I promised to share the difference between All Inclusive, Full Board and Half Board packages in Maldives.

nadnut maldives

nadnut maldives

nadnut maldives

When we were researching about where to stay in Maldives, we were shocked at the many different types of packages available.

Thankfully, as we were no strangers to the Club Med concept (having visited Club Med Bintan and Club Med Phuket), we were able to wrap our heads around the various packages available.

Here's #nadskai's interpretation of the very many Maldives packages available!

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This is a Sundate - #nadskai at it's best entry. For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

First up, I gotta state this upfront. Skai aka c(hubby) and I love Staycations. We have had friends keep making fun of us going for staycations. I don't see what's so wrong about going for staycations. Instead of exchanging expensive gifts or extravagant bouquets of flowers for birthdays or Valentine's Day, we instead choose to go for a staycation.

Some prefer to spend on an expensive watch or some jewellery, we prefer staycations. What's wrong with that? Tsk. Jin irritating. It's our money, what is it to them sia?!

ANYWAY, it's pretty much our tradition to go for a staycation to celebrate our birthdays. And as my birthday is a week away from Valentine's Day, we usually celebrate two occasions into one.

For this year, Skai surprised me by booking a staycation at Royal Plaza at the Scotts! I have been to Carousel for dinner before but this was our first time staying at Royal Plaza at the Scotts!



Skai had booked a higher tier, the Royal Club (as opposed to the Superior and Deluxe rooms) as we really enjoy hotels with Club Lounge services but because we checked in late (due to a lovely lunch at Koh Grill), we got upgraded! Also, because my birthday falls during the peak season, most of the time, the hotels are operating at high occupancy. WHAT LUCK IS THIS?! We got upgraded to a suite! **DOES A HAPPY DANCE**

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This is a Foodie Fridays - TGIF! It's time to get fat on Fridays! entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about this Singapore Food themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

[Invited Food Tasting Event]

I was invited by Food News PR for a Brunch Food Tasting event at Salt Grill & Sky Bar not too long ago. I had the pleasure of Shasha (from Food News), Esther and Elaine as my dining companions.

salt grill and sky bar nadnut

salt grill and sky bar nadnut

I have heard of Salt Grill & Sky Bar from friends, fellow food bloggers but this was actually the first time I visited it.

Upon reaching the restaurant, I realised that this was not the first restaurant by Luke Mangan that I've visited. Last year I visited Salt Tapas & Bar!

Salt grill and Sky bar is a modern Australian all-day restaurant by celebrity chef- restaurateur Luke Mangan. It's conveniently located at ION Orchard on the 55th and 56th floors and has been highly raved due to it's choice offerings, service and great view. If you are looking for Weekend Brunch, I would highly recommend Salt Grill & Sky Bar.

salt grill and sky bar nadnut

We were invited to sample their latest Weekend Brunch menu.

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This is a Thursday's Travels - Anything about previous, current and future (upcoming) travel exploits entry under my Travel themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

There is a reason why I gained so much weight from the honeymoon. Skai aka c(hubby) and I indulged during our honeymoon. We did not fuss over our calories (nor our expenses hahaha!). We're not that sort of couple that worries over every single thing like expenses, calories etc.

What is the point of a honeymoon if you are going to stress over everything single thing? And after all, it's AFTER the wedding! Time to indulge! Stress so much for what? We didn't wanted to regret not doing things during our honeymoon so we ate all we wanted! :p

ANYWAY! This is kinda like a food diary! Things we tried in Florence, Italy! There will be some meals that deserves an entry on their own but I'll get to that later.

These are just some of the things we tried in Florence! We liked some of them so much that we went back multiple times! Florence was also the longest leg during our trip!

Hotel breakfasts

I used to skip hotel breakfasts overseas till I went to Hotel Leonardo Da Vinci. I liked their breakfast selection plus the cosy corner with lovely sunlight was beautiful.







My breakfast varies but mainly consisted of a mixture of the following:

  • Yoghurt
  • Bread. It could be a buttered toast, a sugary croissant, plain croissant etc
  • Cereal with milk
  • Ham and cheese
  • Assortment of jams
  • Chocolate or hazelnut spread
  • Cheese spread
  • Juice
  • Hot chocolate
  • Fruits
  • Hard boiled eggs


The hubby is a huge fan of beef and needless to say, we steak it out.



This deserves an entry on it's own. Do look out for my future blog post about the Florentine Steak!


We also tried beef carpaccio. Super yummy!




We loved the pizza in Amsterdam, so needless to say, we HAD to try the pizza in Italy! Needless to say, it didn't disappoint!








CARBO OVERLOAD! How can one NOT eat pasta in Italy? The italians are well known for their pasta skills so needless to say, we tried LOADS of pasta of all sorts! Cream, Tomato based, Aglio Olio, Linguine, Spaghetti, Ravioli etc. We tried EVERYTHING!







Again, we tried loads of risotto. Unfortunately not all were good unlike the pasta we had. After a few disappointing tries, we stuck to pasta.

Parma Ham



We tried a few in some restaurants. Super delicious! Juicy and sweet melon with parma ham can't go wrong. Argh. Craving for it now!





I mentioned that we were addicted to the Nocciola / Hazelnut gelato back in Venice. In Florence, I was hooked to the Pineapple / Ananas gelato. Super refreshing!

However, we got "scammed". Will blog in detail over the "scams" that we encountered :/





Sandwiches were pretty common in any place of the world la. We did buy a few sandwiches but later stuck to more pastas.

I guess if you'll like to cut down on your eating expenses, you could dapao sandwiches instead? This way, you'll save the 'cover charge' imposed in cafes and restaurants.

Cheese and Meat Platters



As mentioned in my previous entry, we tried cheese platters and meat platters. Super delicious! Highly recommended to try at least once during your trip!






Wine is cheaper than water or soda just like I mentioned in Venice. Skip those and drink wine instead!

I'm glad that Skai and I are such huge foodies! It's also great that we have the same tastes! He's definitely my food soulmate :p

I'll soon be blogging about Florence's other attractions in my other Thursday's Travels entries! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment in this entry. I will be blogging about the things to do in Florence soon! We visited Factory outlets, the statue of David, the Leaning Tower of Pisa etc! Do check it out soon!

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