Food, Travel, People

  • Oman

    January 24, 2020 by

    We’ve done and seen so little here. We’ve not left the three interconnected hotels that form the resort; we’ve not been out in the kayaks, joined a yoga class on the beach or learned to wake board. It has been a wonderful, floppy, wasted time. My sole achievement has been to read three books in… Read more

  • Tianjin

    January 9, 2020 by

    I’ve been chased down a rural Kenyan road by children shouting Mzungu at the first white person they’d ever met; I’ve had selfies with half the young people at an Indian historical site; and I’ve needed a personal security guard in suburban Nigeria. China’s indifference isn’t that bad. And China isn’t unwelcoming to travellers, it… Read more

  • UK General Election

    January 7, 2020 by

    I’m currently awake with jet lag in China. The local time is 5.47 and I have a long day of briefing and groups ahead of me. So, this seems a good time to give my Qual researcher “take” on the recent election. More precisely, this is why I think Labour lost (so badly), and I… Read more

  • New York 1

    December 18, 2019 by

    We’re moving to New York next year, and my relationship with food in America will have to change. Helen and I are currently here to find somewhere to live and hopefully sort out my visa so I can work. The move is fuelled by Helen’s professional brilliance, I’m just along for the ride. As with… Read more

  • Warsaw

    November 20, 2019 by

    I arrived in Warsaw at lunch time and right next to my hotel was a “traditional restaurant, so I wasted no time. Pierogi are traditional fried Polish dumplings. They can be filled with meat, cheese, vegetables. They’re fried and then served covered in a very oily bacon “gravy”. I ordered the mixed portion. They looked… Read more

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