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Take my breath away…

…well, what else would I title a post about BERLIN? And it is a city that takes my breath away, every damn time. It knocks my socks off; it’s my Madonna’s New York (other cities make me feel like a … Continue reading

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Red beans and rice didn’t miss her

I don’t often venture to West London, because, well, WEST LONDON. (The mapin my head of London goes: Brixton, work, Soho, river; everywhere else, HERE BE DRAGONS.) But I was tempted to go to the left, to the left by … Continue reading

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We’ll drink till we start to see lovely pink elephants

There are few things in this dark dark world that I love more than gin. My top ten life loves: Playing the “between levels” Super Mario Brothers games on Nintendo Original Flava to earn extra gold coin and for LOLs. … Continue reading

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It was a teenage wedding and the old folks wished ‘em well

My dear university friend Sarah is a volcanologist studying Vulcans in Alaska with her paramour Silvio, a fellow volcanologist from Rome. This pair of Vesuvius-loving geekazoids got hitched on Saturday in London and held the reception at a Moroccan-themed restaurant. … Continue reading

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Hey, mambo! Mambo Italiano!

I don’t think I stayed in a hotel until I was 22. B&Bs or pensiones on road trips through France in the 1980s with my parents, yes – the sorts of places where you hand your key back in at … Continue reading

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Ra ra Rasputin, Russia’s greatest love machine

Well, what else was I going to title a review of a Russian restaurant? Last night I had dinner at Mari Vanna, during its soft opening period. There are already three other outposts of this kitschy resto worldwide, in St … Continue reading

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