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Peter Pan Donuts & Pastry Shop, New York

Peter Pan Donuts & Pastry Shop, New York

Even more sugar in New York. My handle really comes into its own in this town. The favourite donut I tried in NYC was from Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop. It’s not an overly fanciful store (compared to some of the competition), but it’s […]

Pixxa, Aldgate East, London

Pixxa, Aldgate East, London

There was never any shortage of great pizzas in London, and especially in my home spot of Whitechapel / Aldgate East. It’s a weird area, with all the commercialism creeping up on you. Pixxa Aldgate East is a more standard cafe/ sit-down type of pizza […]

City Summary: Taipei

City Summary: Taipei

The very last leg of my adventure was Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan, or officially, the Republic of China. It ended up being a fantastically cheap way to get back home to Auckland. It was a true feast, in every sense – the flavours, the smells and the sights.

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Mai Thai Market & Bistro, Reykjavík

Mai Thai Market & Bistro, Reykjavík

Everything is so expensive in Reykjavik so all my eating out was restricted to (relative) cheap eats. This strategy did pay off, I found some great stuff without too much damage to the ol’ savings account. One of my highlights was the hearty curry from […]

Akha-fellas: a review of Thai Akha Kitchen Cooking School

Akha-fellas: a review of Thai Akha Kitchen Cooking School

During my time in Chiang Mai I had wanted to do a cooking class. I had heard they were quality, fun and a good use of time. Being in Thailand another bonus was that it would be much cheaper (than what I would be used […]

Ssam – Korean Dining, Holloway, London

Ssam – Korean Dining, Holloway, London

One of my last dinners in London had me wishing I would change my mind and come back just to feast here again. Nestled on Holloway Road, Ssam Korean dining is a tiny restaurant offering delicious interpretations of classic Korean cuisine.

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Benedict, Berlin

Benedict, Berlin

In Berlin I was staying at Max Brown Ku’Damm (I should write about that, it’s a real nice place. Pricey, but nice) and they had an adjoining brunch bar called Benedict. This place was an all day affair and it was always packed. I’m talking PACKED. […]

Levain Bakery, Upper West Side, New York

Levain Bakery, Upper West Side, New York

The cookies from Levain Bakery are incredible. I think I’ve found my favourite chocolate chip (and walnut) cookie of all time! Expect warm, melt-in-your-mouth goodness with a thwack of sweetness.

Keeping Your Belongings Safe Whilst Travelling

Keeping Your Belongings Safe Whilst Travelling

After my incident in Athens, it made sense to have a think about safety while travelling. Here’s all the advice and tips collected and given to me around securing your stuff during your travels. Stay safe!

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