Kiki was brought up bilingually in England and Italy. The constant need to adjust to two cultures and switch between mother tongues undoubtedly triggered an interest in the aesthetics of life and languages. An inveterate traveller, Kiki was educated at Cambridge University from where she holds a degree in French and Spanish literature.
Kiki’s travel features have appeared in a number of print and online publications, including The Guardian, The Independent, Metro UK and Lonely Planet, among others. She is The Daily Telegraph‘s Italian Lakes expert, and regularly reviews hotels in Milan and the Lakes for the Hotelegraph. Kiki writes in both Italian and English, and recently saw one of her pieces in Italian appear in Grande Cucina, an Italian food magazine dedicated to Italian and international cuisine.
She has completed numerous guidebook writing assignments for major travel titles including Rough Guides, Fodor’s, Time Out and Dorling Kindersley. Her travel writing assignments for Rough Guides have taken her across the globe to Venezuela, Morocco, Peru, Italy, the Philippines, Russia, Brazil, Malaysia, Singapore and Guatemala. These projects have so far involved in-depth on the ground research in six languages and have covered hundreds of towns and cities.
Kiki is the author of Journey Through The Philippines, a travel pictorial on the country’s food, culture, traditions and attractions. Kiki was a guest on American presenter Rick Steves’ award-winning programme Travel with Rick Steves, where she spoke about her time travelling in the Philippines (interview below).
Please click here to see a portfolio of Kiki’s work.