vegetarian food

The World’s Best Olives – An Investigation

October 28, 2014
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It’s amazing how travel can change your perspective. On the bigger things in life, sure, but also on smaller things, too. Small, delicious things… like olives. I used to hate olives. I wanted to like them, though. So badly. I went to London bars in my twenties and envied the other drinkers, popping them into […]

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Eating Out in Bruges

February 18, 2014
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Zeno We splashed out. And I’m still dreaming about our meal at Zeno. While there’s a lengthy tasting menu on offer at this should-have-a-Michelin-star restaurant, we played it cool and signed up for four courses. Except that we got talked into a cheese course, and there were six surprise appetisers that arrived before the meal […]

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What To See & Do in Santiago, Chile

November 20, 2013
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In what will probably be the longest day of our lives, we arrived into Santiago de Chile four hours before we left Auckland. Go figure. Despite the dizzying confusion of the International Date Line to contend with, as soon as we walked out of departures, people were benevolently pointing us towards the awaiting Centropuerto bus […]

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Seeing the Keralan Backwaters on a Budget

May 28, 2013
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Many tourists to the beautiful Keralan Backwaters in southern India take cruises through the channels and canals on beautifully-converted rice barges – an image that was firmly imprinted in my mind when I arrived in Kerala. But on a budget of £10-15 each a day, it soon transpired that this simply wasn’t going to be […]

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Catch, cook, and eat your own salmon, New Zealand-style

May 7, 2013
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Today, Mr TravelEachDay made me a delicious smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel – perfect for this sunny and warm British weather. And it brought on one of those ‘do you remember when…’ moments: a brilliantly crisp memory of sinking my teeth into a freshly caught, perfectly smoked piece of salmon one afternoon on New […]

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Checking in, checking out: Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool

April 24, 2013
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You think we’d have done enough travelling by now to ensure we were streetwise enough to get on the right train from our local station. But no. Still, we breezed into Liverpool Lime Street on a sunny Wednesday afternoon and strolled up to the Hope Street Hotel at the top end of the city centre. […]

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Liverpool’s indie cafes

April 18, 2013
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My first visit to Liverpool – European Capital of Culture in 2008 –  was packed with surprises. This won’t be the last post I write about this massively underrated city. One thing I did notice (and loved) was the multitude of independent cafés and coffee houses scattered profusely around the city. Nearly everywhere I expected […]

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