Senior Sri Lanka, India & Japan Specialist
Lola was born in Paris to a French father of Pied Noir heritage and a half-English half-German mother. Raised between London and Paris and graduating from an international school, her world was multicultural from the get-go. Travelling across the globe, she nurtured her two biggest interests in life: exploring far flung places and eating her way around them! Her family life has always been centred around the kitchen, putting to use all those generations-old family recipes and many others picked up along the way. This is where her interest in cooking (and travelling on a quest to discover new food) began.
During her studies Lola spent a year in Vienna, and it was here that she realised that she felt most at home immersed in new environments, and happiest when on the hunt for new things to experience. Pursuing a career in travel was the perfect excuse to fulfil her wanderlust.
In 2016 Lola spent seven weeks travelling back and forth between her two favourite destinations, Sri Lanka and India. Whilst she describes Sri Lanka as the perfect all-rounder destination and loves it for its serene beauty, laid back attitude and incredibly varied landscape, India still tops her list for “the most exhilarating, intoxicating and fabulously mad country!”. Japan is her most recent coup de foudre, attracted by the neon bright lights and almost spiritual juxtaposition of nature and art, and of course the fantastic food scene!
- 10 Things We Love About Sri Lanka
Wednesday 18 December, 2019
- Japanese Art & the Courtesan
Friday 27 September, 2019
- India on a Plate: A journey of taste from East to West
Friday 01 June, 2018
- Top 10 favourite Japanese Food Experiences
Wednesday 24 January, 2018
- Revisiting Japan: Our top 20 highlights
Wednesday 10 January, 2018
This mango-shaped Indian Ocean island is a bountiful and spirited nation, overflowing with natural wonders, abundant wildlife, sumptuous cuisine, ancient UNESCO World Heritage sites and a rich cultural legacy. From the cool colonial Tea Country and Cultural Triangle in the country’s interior, to the curvaceous golden sands on the coast, and the plentiful national parks home to some of the...
Lola's Photo Album
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Anonymous, India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka