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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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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Early evening fun in Soho, London

March 19, 2013
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I love going out in London, and I love Soho. What I don’t like are the queues, the dress codes, the members-only access and the crowds of people trying to squish into the latest hotspot. The solution? Hit the town early! For a friend’s 30th birthday, we headed out to Vinoteca’s Soho branch for a […]

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Drinking as the locals do…

July 3, 2012
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Five glorious days in the searing heat of the Dalmatian Coast, Croatia. After all my hard work this year, it should have been enough just to find a spot on the beach, stretch back and soak up those relentless rays. But it wasn’t. One morning of sunbathing and swimming and my toes were twitching; I […]

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