Journal

30th September, 2013

The BOMA Place of Eating, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The BOMA Place of Eating, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The Victoria Falls, or Mosi-o-a-Tunya (the smoke that thunders, as it’s locally known) is nothing short of an out of body experience, hypnotic, entrancing and breathtaking. However, whilst the plaudits of this Natural Wonder are well known, the curiosities of the little eponymous town are often overlooked in exchange for the bright lights and bustling […]

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26th March, 2012

Colectivo Felix, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Colectivo Felix, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is, no doubt a wondrous city, and one that is a walkers heaven, with its countless streets decorated in the most picturesque graffiti, to its numerous restaurants serving the finest steak and Malbec. However, after days of eating meat and all sorts of offal, the desire for something a bit different gets stronger […]

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08th March, 2012

Afternoon tea at the Ritz

Afternoon tea at the Ritz

It’s one of those things that you just have to tick off on foodie exploits. It simply has to be done! Got to get your gladrags on, book several weeks, or even months in advance, make sure everyone knows about it and walk through the gilded doors of London’s most exclusive hotel, the Ritz. From […]

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09th February, 2012

Eating in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Eating in Colombo, Sri Lanka

There’s a reason Sri Lanka is known as the Serendip island – one only needs to visit and travel around the magnificent countryside, awash in lush tropical greenery, isolated beaches, food to make all the senses tingle and a healthy dose of friendliness and goodwill! Its capital city, a British and Dutch colonial port, whilst […]

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04th January, 2012

Solar dos Colacos, Goa

Solar dos Colacos, Goa

I thought I’d seen it all in Goa, having been a patron for 30 years, the food, the Portuguese splendour, the idyllic beaches, the trippy hippy parties, the psychedelic trance raves, the breathtaking drives, oh, the list continues endlessly. I thought I knew Goa. So it seemed until my most recent birthday. I was told […]

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21st December, 2011

Hiiragiya Ryokan, Kyoto

Hiiragiya Ryokan, Kyoto

Once the capital of Japan for a thousand years, the pristine beauty of Kyoto is truly a sight to behold with its immaculate shrines and temples, its narrow streets lined with low-lying traditional Japanese houses and inns. Apart from its cultural and historical dominance in ancient Japan, Kyoto is also the birthplace of Kaiseki, the […]

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24th September, 2011

A bite and a bottle in beautiful Bordeaux

A bite and a bottle in beautiful Bordeaux

Whilst the vineyards and the seemingly never ending supply of wine hold reign over Bordeaux and it’s surrounding villages, the food does hold its own and there are a few lovely eateries serving up good hearty grub. In the magical village of St. Emilion, there is no dearth of restaurants, bistrots and cafes, but one […]

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02nd September, 2011

Clogs, canals and windmills: Eating in the Netherlands

Clogs, canals and windmills: Eating in the Netherlands

Having been toasted in Tuscany and well-watered in Venice it was the cool climes of Germany and the Netherlands that embraced us. Driving from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam makes one feel like Don Quixote with his windmill chasing antics – apart from the new power producing windmills that dot the Dutch countryside, there are still a […]

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