Afisha

Afisha I’d done some research prior to arrival in Almaty, but that hadn’t revealed a really defining restaurant that I couldn’t leave town without visiting, so I decided to largely play it by ear in the city. On the first night I took a recommendation from the folks at the Rixos and ended up at …

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Rixos Almaty Almaty! The decision to add a stop in Kazakhstan to my journey was an atypically spur-of-the-moment thing when regular guest quester and host on my previous stop in Istanbul, Hande, mentioned her friend had a connection with the Rixos Hotel in Kazakhstan. I was keen on a stop somewhere in this part of …

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Kitchenette Istanbul had proved a really welcome break from the slightly hectic first couple of weeks of adventures in Copenhagen, Berlin and Budapest. Istanbul has always felt like home since the first time I arrived there, not least because I always stay with friends rather than in a hotel, and those friends are basically family. …

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Taza Bake

Taza Bake Our Beer Man’s Verdict Stewartfield doesn’t seem like the most promising spot for Lunchquest activity, with a hotch-potch of random businesses in a fairly unattractive industrial unit just off Newhaven Road. Domestic duties took me there one lunchtime and I was intrigued by the promise of a Syrian bakery hidden among the gyms …

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Coffee in Istanbul My experience of coffee in Istanbul down the years has been a very mixed bag. The famous traditional Turkish coffee is an extraordinary concoction with an inch of coffee grains at the bottom of each cup which you inevitably end up swallowing the first time you try it. Aside from that, which …

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