About Binny

Hi Iā€™m Binny, a London based founder and editor of the award winning Blog – Binny’s Food and Travel Diaries. I was born and raised in Kenya, where my family still reside.

I spent 10 years working in a bank in Canary Wharf, managing both an Investments Funds and Sharedealing Platform until September 2017, when I took the leap to leave my corporate desk job to become a full time blogger and also started my own business running my Social Media Consultancy, Binny Shah Patel Social.

As I grew up in Kenya, surrounded by all the incredible wildlife, I have always had a keen interest in Wildlife Conservation and I am a keen supporter in the fight against poaching and an advocate of ethical wildlife experiences.

I am an ambassador for #TeamAnimals for World Animal Protection and closely work to promote the work of Born Free Foundation and Four Paws.

My passion and hobby is writing and photography and I love to write about food, whether it is sharing my recipes for dishes I love influenced from my upbringing in Kenya and my Indian heritage, or to share my experiences dining out in restaurants. I also love to travel and frequently share hotel reviews, destination guides and lots of travel inspiration on my blog.

Accolades and Achievements


  • Finalist in the Asian Media Awards 2019 for ‘Best Blog’
  • I was recently shortlisted as a ‘Travel Influencer of the Year’ at the Blogosphere Magazine awards 2019.
  • In 2018 I won the Post Office Travel and Food Blogger of The Year.
  • In 2016 I was a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2016 for both Travel and Lifestyle.
  • In 2015 I was awarded Highly Commended in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy reading my blog šŸ™‚

If you want to contact me you can email me at binnyjs@yahoo.co.uk









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  1. Binny
    October 22, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    Aww no worries šŸ™‚ Have replied

  2. Harp
    October 6, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Beautiful pictures. I am from Africa as well from Mombasa now living in Canada. Bhagwanji Kachori and Balushahi was the best. I wish we could get the recipes to try ourselves. I love to cook.

  3. Asha Chhabhaiya
    April 28, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Hi Kaki I found your website. Greece looks nice. Hi to Amit kaka.

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