Category 'Europe'

The Secret To Pintxos In San Sebastian’s Old Town

Spain is a country I’ve yet to visit, which is pretty surprising to me…, seeing as it seems like every other British person has made their way over there at some point. Spain has a lot going for it in terms of appeal: cosmopolitan cities like Barcelona and Madrid, gorgeous architecture, found everywhere in the likes of Granada and Seville. Little-visited areas of the country like Aragon and Galicia. Oh, and the food.   Spanish food isn’t exactly something
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Balkan-ines: The Dogs Of Eastern Europe

If you were to turn on my laptop right now and take a snoop around, you’d probably come to the conclusion that I’m organised to the point of being slightly obsessive. I normally write blog posts way in advance, so the fact that I’m typing this the day before I intend to publish it is causing me to hyperventilate slightly. I have a good excuse, though: one of my best friends, Chevelle…, has been visiting me for the past
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My Top 10 Bodily Discharge Moments From Around The World!

Warning: this post contains way too much information about bodily discharges. I mean, I hope you figured that out from the title of the post, but it’s worth repeating just in case. If you’re squeamish, it’s probably best that you click away from this post now. Go and read about that time I stroked all the pussies in Seoul. Or now that spring is approaching, look at pretty pictures of crocuses… that I took in Harrogate. Maybe even perk yourself
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7 Lovely Libations From Around The World

Recently, my fabulous blogger friend DJ wrote a post about a drink called sekamehu, a kind of Finnish juice drink that he had in, well, Finland. It sounded delicious, and that got me thinking about the beverages I’ve imbibed around the world. Some were delicious (more on those in a little while), some not so much, like the coconut juice I swilled down to try and rid my mouth of durian… aftertaste, or what can only be described as
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Media, Milkshakes & Matalan: Welcome To West Yorkshire

One of the things on my list of stuff to do before I headed to Taiwan was visit somewhere I’d never been in the UK before. I accomplished that with my weekend trip to Hereford…, but I went above and beyond, going to a couple of other places that I’d never before graced with my presence – the West Yorkshire towns of Dewsbury and Huddersfield. I also went to Bradford too, but the last time I went there was
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The Best Things I Ate In January

I’ve been trying so much different stuff since I moved to Taipei that it’s pretty impossible for me to write a coherent post about what I’ve been stuffing down my craw. I’ve eaten a lot, but don’t know the names of most things (I call about fifty percent of what I eat simply ‘dumplings’), and I figured that writing a post entitled, ‘delicious onion-y pancakes’ or ‘scrumptious noodles with meat’ wouldn’t be very useful. Knowing the names of specific food…
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Don’t Date Me Because I Travel. Seriously, You’ll Be Disappointed.

If you have any interest in travel blogs, then you’ve probably seen a whole load of those ‘Date/Don’t Date A Boy/Girl Who Travels’ things floating about online. Basically a whole load of self-indulgent articles where a picture is painted of the stereotypical perfect traveller. Someone who doesn’t own a watch and places no value on material things. The kind of person that rocks up to a remote village in Indonesia and, after spending two months there communicating in nothing but…
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Belgian Fries: Welcome To The Shack

Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! Yay! I was going to publish a post about Korean holiday food today, but none of the three bloggers who agreed to contribute actually bothered to send anything over. Then I realised that Korean holiday food definitely doesn’t qualify as foodporn – seaweed soup, and a bland, watery broth with plain old rice cakes… do not a delicious meal make. So instead, fries are taking centre stage this week.   That’s right, fries. Belgian fries,
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Learning To Love London

I used to despise London. Crowded and expensive, too much traffic overground and a worn-out service sorely in need of renovation underground. Unfriendly people who looked like their faces might shatter if they dared try to crack a smile. Tour buses regurgitating tourists who, as long as they got that photo in front of Buckingham Palace, had no consideration for anyone else. Overpriced food of mediocre quality. Even the tap water was bad.   Most of these things are still…
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Places I Lessthanthree: Hereford

My decision to head to Hereford was a spur-of-the-moment thing. Before deciding to go there, my knowledge of things to do in Hereford consisted of one thing, and one thing alone – drinking cider. I knew this thanks to a tweet from the Visit Britain Twitter account (or something to that effect), and after checking out the Herefordshire cider route… website, I was looking for train fares to the small English city near the Welsh border, and inviting my lovely
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