London-based Eva Piskadlo Shares Her Top Travel Tips, For Discerning Jetsetters

The thought of travel certainly feels like a far-flung concept right now, with the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, but for Eva Piskadlo, she's been reviving old memories and rediscovering her own backyard—London—to get through these strange times. Having jet-setted across continents exploring everything from boutique gems to top-of-the-range hotels, Piskadlo has certainly lived the high life. But it's not gone unnoticed—Piskadlo holds a cult following of over 80k on her Instagram. The Eurasian holds a background in law and pursues her creative output through her online blog—and she's one of our newest dining and hotel review contributors set to join Cha Siu Papers Times. We speak with Piskadlo on her top recommendations for food, hotels and suitcase essentials in a hopeful travel-filled future.

Could you tell us about yourself, in brief, and how you got into travel writing?

I grew up in London and Singapore, and studied Law at University. It doesn’t automatically marry itself with a love for travelling and eating. I created my corner of the internet back at University. But what started as a casual passion project has since grown into something much bigger than I ever intended. My blog is my side-baby to my day job in Legal Insurance, documenting where I love to eat, travel and stay. My love of travelling and food stems from my Eurasian roots. Home has always been impermanent, first London, then Singapore, then York, Leeds, back to London, and next to Hong Kong in the Summer.

What are your top five favourite hotels so far (globally)?

After a long and difficult ponder, it would have to be the following:

  1. Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino Italy