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Travel Report: Dongseongno Cafe Alley, Daegu.

Dongseongno Cafe Alley, Daegu. April 2019. Anyone who knows me understands only too well that I’m all about the coffee! It gets me going in the morning and motivates me in my endless quest to be as productive as possible. Moreover, coffee reminds me that sometimes I need to take a break, put my feet […]

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Travel Report: Seomun Night Market, Daegu.

April 2019. “Mate, I’ve got to take you to Seomun Night Market” hummed Wonderboy one morning, rubbing his hands together. “The food is just….”. I can’t remember exactly what adjective he used. But it didn’t matter, I was already sold on the words food and market. After all, this was South Korea, where the promise of a fine […]

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Travel Report: Muse On Vinyl Bar, Busan.

Muse On Vinyl Bar, Busan. February 2015. I was strolling the streets of Busan with no particular plan when I stumbled upon Muse On Vinyl Bar in the city’s trendy Haeundae District. I hadn’t yet learned about Busan’s collection of throwback vinyl bars, thus I found myself instinctively heading inside, unsure of what to expect. […]

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Travel Report: Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan.

February 2015. While on the face of it Busan might seem like an unashamedly modern city, there are plenty of opportunities to tap into its roots. One such experience is the weird and wonderful Jagalchi Fish Market in the commercial district of Nampo-dong. Fittingly located on the edge of Busan Harbour, this is the biggest […]

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Travel Report: Fudge Kitchen, Cambridge.

May 2019. How could I have left Cambridge without popping into the amazing Fudge Kitchen on King’s Parade? Back in the mid noughties, I had an annual tradition of coming here to grab some of the best fudge in the country. In those days it was known as Jim Garrahy’s Fudge Kitchen and it was […]

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Travel Report: Chanrey Tree Restaurant, Siem Reap.

Chanrey Tree Restaurant, Siem Reap. July, 2020. Sharing birthdays with your other half is fun! In July Sladja and I had our first double birthday celebrations, mine on the 8th, hers on the 9th. Among various other treats to ourselves, we decided that each of us could choose a restaurant for our respective birthday dinners. […]

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Travel Report: Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap. June 2020. What an amazing journey it’s been these last few months interviewing the cafe and restaurant owners of Siem Reap. Hearing their unique backstories, eating their wonderful food, diving into South East Asia’s most underrated coffee scene. Now that our 12-article series is finally wrapped up, it’s […]

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Travel Report: Miss Wong Cocktail Bar, Siem Reap.

Miss Wong Cocktail Bar, Siem Reap. June 2020. Sladja and I have spoken with countless business owners during the making of our Siem Reap cafes and restaurants series. About their backstories and what makes SR such a special place. And, of course, about the many hardships brought on by COVID-19. Time and time again, the […]

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Travel Report: Wine O’ Clock, Siem Reap.

Wine O’ Clock Siem Reap. May 2020. Even in a city with a food and drink scene as diverse and competitive as Siem Reap, Wine O’ Clock has succeeded in carving out its own little niche. Sladja and I first came here back in January when we’d had a hankering for fresh sandwiches. After a […]

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Travel Report: Little Red Fox Espresso, Siem Reap.

Little Red Fox Espresso. May 2020. Ask me to reveal my favourite Siem Reap restaurant and I might give you a different answer on any given day. But pin me down on the subject of the city’s best coffee and there’ll be no beating around the bush. For the real deal… the bomb… the dog’s bollocks […]

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