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The Greenhouse

Greenhouse

There has always been a recurring trait of high-end restaurants that I have found to be, sincerely, stifling: the interior design. To some extent, I do understand that their potential is limited by the need to conform to a certain image whilst maintaining a functional space, but most such restaurants just seem so bland, empty and […]

Bring on 2015

Faster than I could snap my fingers and the new year has already begun. Some reflections over my blog and the year in front of it, with some restaurant openings to watch sprinkled in-between.

Japanese Food

Japanese Food (Survival Guide)

For a long time I’ve thought about creating a guide to the intricacy that is Japanese cuisine – especially since there is so much food out there that many foreigners haven’t heard of. So whether you’re stuck in some dodgy alley in Harajuku and aren’t sure exactly what you ordered, or you’re in London and […]

Forest gods

Forest Gods (Japan 2014)

Too often do overlook the natural beauty of the countries that we visit – the creeks, the caves, the mountains, the deadly creatures of the Australian bush that almost all want to kill you. This beauty that has inspired art, architecture, religions and entire civilization.

Traditions

Traditions (Japan 2014)

Traveling (or actually almost everything in my life) is like sex. The first time you meet someone there is a certain excitement, a newness to it all. The second time, however, that buzz is gone. You notice all the little flaws that you missed the first time round, but you also become less clumsy, more sure of […]

Tannery

The Maze (Morocco #5)

Humanity must indeed have some perverse fascination with mazes. This seems to be the only explanation of why urban planning ends up creating cities with no street names (Tokyo), streets with dead ends in stinky canals (Venice), and don’t even get me started on slums. With this in mind, enter Fes…

Camel time

On my camel (Morocco #4)

It is exciting, to be on an adventure. To wake up not knowing exactly where you are (just like after a wild night in London), knowing that you need to hit the road before the sun shines too bright (just like after a wild night in London, when you don’t want to be walking the walk […]

Desert's reach

Desert’s Reach (Morocco #3)

There comes a time when man must leave the sanctuary that the city offers and venture deep within the wild. The desert was calling, with its promises of camels, dunes and merciless heatstrokes. Sure, it wouldn’t be such a dangerous and daring adventure – due to the lack of money and a driving licence. But […]