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In one of my last blogs, several months ago (sorry, I've been busy), I wrote about how travel wasn't all about seeing spectacular sights. It was about people and how some of the characters you meet will long stay in the memory. But travel, to me - and probably most of you - also means food....Read Full Post »
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The bubbly Colombian looks familiar. As she welcomes us into her salon, one of my friends whispers: “Queen Latifah”.
We nod our h...Read Full Post »
In slight defence of Luis Suarez - by an Everton fan. A blog about fry-ups, footy, racist slurs and cultural differences...
|Posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
It almost pains me to say this as an Everton fan. But I really quite like Luis Suarez. As a player, anyway.
I was hoping Norwich would thrash Liverpool this weekend, bec...Read Full Post »
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The maitre d' is nowhere to be seen when we arrive at the lobby. Instead, we're greeted by the sight of a mother taking a photograph of her daughter, who is proudly sporting a giant brown curled-up spongy object on her head.
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|Posted on April 23, 2012 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
From the doorway, Lin Heung Tea House looks like complete and utter chaos - a sparsely decorated den of buzzing conversation and cluttering pots, pans and dishes, a place where old fans swing and hum from the ceilings and where metal trolleys clunk noisily through t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 8, 2012 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
Being over 30, and struck by a growing intolerance of late nights, loud music and people who use the word 'party' as a verb, I was pretty sure I'd hate Vang Vieng.
Young backpackers head to this tiny town in ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 18, 2012 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
It's a little unsettling when the country you're travelling through becomes the focus of rabid, doom-mongering media coverage.
Halfway through a trip across Central America, I arrived in Honduras ...Read Full Post »
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I just spent an hour sheltering from the drizzly air of a nondescript suburb of Greater Manchester, making the most of the free wi-fi access you get when you buy a drink in a Costa Coffee. My flat white was pretty decent – though not a patch on the ones I used t...Read Full Post »