As I flick through my copy of The World Of Suzie Wong I try to imagine Hong Kong in the 50’s and 60’s – a busy harbour full of half-starved […]
It’s not just an ice cream parlour, Ice Cream City is the Mecca for the frozen dessert aficionado. It’s also much more sinister than you imagine. You may think that […]
I’m selfish about sharing particularly special secrets. Today I will indulge you, although it’s not really a secret anymore. I expect those horrid Club Med people will have their greasy little […]
Beijing as been a dream destination for mine for years – So exotic, so exciting… Former home of the Emperor and birthplace of Maoism, dumplings, spring rolls… My good friends […]
Hmm… I’ve never seen a “Monaco and Southern France On A Shoestring” on the Lonely Planet shelf in my local book shop. I’d never even stay in Monte Carlo if […]
On this farm there are no cows that need milking or chickens to be fed. No labour to be done whatsoever. Not by us at least. I can’t believe I […]
<Notes from Novemeber 29, 2009> Today I had Sunday lunch with my Cuban friends and their mates. Instead of eating at my friend’s home we met at the El Rapido […]
Everybody knows about Tokyo’s famous $70 pineapples and $150 sushi lunches, but who tells us where to find the best $6 noodles shops? Having spent so much of my […]
Fine arts and government cheese.
Rose Jam and Roman treasure in the oldest inhabited capital city in the world.