Tag: Steak

Iguazu Falls – Argentina

Iguazú Falls Argentina July is mid winter for Argentina and as a European it is possibly the best time to visit. On this trip I visited Buenos Aires where the temperature is pleasantly warm but not cold and certainly not stiflingly hot either, although first I headed up country to the north to see a

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Orlando – USA

Orlando Florida USA Last year 62 million people visited Florida, mainly Orlando. That’s one heck of a number isn’t it? The truth behind these visits is people want to create memories. Sometimes they don’t even realise it until much later but memories are what get when you visit Florida. Travel is all about adding to

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Eating out in Harrogate – Yorkshire

Eating out in Harrogate Yorkshire As I’m sure you are aware there are many places to eat out in Harrogate from Betty’s Tea Rooms to the numerous hipster cafes that deck the Georgian pavements of Montpellier. You can find just about any kind of food you care to think of there. My recent trip took

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The Meat Co. – London

The Meat Co. Unit 1026, Westfield London Ariel Way London Westfield Tel: 0208 749 5914 I first visited The Meat Co. over a year ago and felt it was time to return to see if it was still as good as I remember. The slick Westfield location still delivers. M and I each had a

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Harrogate: Yorkshire

Harrogate Yorkshire   Consistently voted one of the happiest places to live in the UK the spa town Harrogate in North Yorkshire certainly doesn’t disappoint. It’s a gloriously Georgian city full of striking architecture and packed with independent shops and restaurants. It has also been voted one of the most romantic cities in the world

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Porto: Portugal

Porto Portugal   Porto as we all know is the birthplace to that revered tipple Port. Despite a decline in popularity it has had many loyal followers over the centuries and continues to generate new admirers, including this writer. Even that great recorder of Dr Samuel Johnson’s work, James Boswell noted “Claret is the liquor

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The Duke on the Green – London

The Duke on the Green 235 New Kings Road Fulham London SW6 4XG Tel: 020 7736 2777   Parsons Green is really Fulham. The Duke on the Green sits prominently in front of the green. It is a glorious Victorian pub that has retained much of its character despite the ravages of fashion to remove

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The Sands Hotel – Margate

  Sands Hotel Marine Drive Margate Kent CT9 1DH Tel: 01843 228 228 A trip to the seaside is one of those evocative phrases that we all have our own version of.  As a child I spent quite a bit of time at West Wittering near Chichester on the south coast.  Sometimes I was bored

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The Goldsmiths Arms – London

The Goldsmiths Arms 3 Croydon Road London SE20 7TJ Tel: 020 8659 1242   About 15 years ago a serious decline started in pubs. Across the country they were falling like flies. The country local was no more, the London boozer had reached its end and the world was a poorer place for it. In

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Switzerland: Elementary James Bond Training

Switzerland:  Elementary James Bond Training Training to become James Bond is something that has struck me and countless others as one of the coolest pursuits on the planet. Achieving it (or anything near it) is quite something else. My point of reference has always been On Her Majesty’s Secret Service one of the ‘lost’ Bond

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Tredwell’s – London

Tredwell’s 4A Upper St. Martin’s Lane London WC2H 9NY Tel: 020 3764 0840   Tredwell’s is Marcus Wareing’s new West End eatery that has a more relaxed approach to food than some of his other restaurants. This is no standard Michelin starred gaff with starched napkins and staff to match. This is a genuinely relaxed

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Eating out in Buenos Aires – Argentina

Eating out in Buenos Aires – Argentina   Once you get over the party atmosphere of this vibrant city you will at some point feel hungry. It’s a hot place so it may take some time but when you eventually feel hungry you are in for a real treat. There is street food in Argentina and

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Buenos Aires – Argentina

Buenos Aires Argentina    Buenos Aires has all the bustle of a sophisticated European city. It could be Paris or Rome as you glance up at the buildings, a colonial past is present. It houses three million and is the largest city in Argentina. There are grand squares, monuments, parks and churches and some of

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Planet Hollywood – London

Planet Hollywood 57-60 Haymarket London SW1Y 4QX Tel: 020 7287 1000    Rocking up to Planet Hollywood for lunch with the family on Halloween is not something you do lightly. I had feared our spontaneous decision might have cinematic Bacchanalian ramifications. We had nothing to fear of course except the ghoulishly dressed staff and the

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Salta Province – Argentina

Salta Province Argentina   In the north nestling in the Lerma Valley, some two hours flight from Buenos Aires is the province of Salta, with an eponymous old colonial city as its centre that has charm and sophistication. Mapped out to include large civic squares with churches and a neoclassical style cathedral, beautiful original architecture

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