Avlija

Avlija Sarajevo! I arrived in the Bosnian capital to the unexpected news of sub-zero temperatures – it got as cold as -16C – and around a foot of snow covering the city in a downy blanket. This meant that I was curtailed in my usual wanderings, but was fortunately staying at the heart of the …

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Mala Kuhinja It was Saturday night, it was well below freezing and I was in need of a good feed. I headed back up the hill to the west of the Sarajevo old town and soon alighted upon Mala Kuhinja. It’s worth pausing to mention that Bosnia has not caught up with the rest of …

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Comedor Jacinta With some top-end places booked and ample opportunity to explore cheaper street food options, I was keen to see what a mid-market Mexico City restaurant looked like. After a little searching of the interwebs, I hit upon Comedor Jacinta as a likely spot. In a smart neighbourhood called Polanco, Jacinta is the casual …

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Bessie It was Sunday evening and Christchurch seemed eerily quiet. I’d spent part of the day understanding some of the impact of the 2010-11 earthquakes. The city is still peppered with crumbling buildings and a huge amount of reconstruction work. Coupled with quiet streets in the city centre, the effect was quite ghostly which I …

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Maxwell Food Centre My original intention on a rainy Saturday morning had been to head to much vaunted Amoy Street Food Centre, but finding that closed for spring cleaning, I headed just along the road to the Maxwell Food Centre. This place is home to a well-regarded Hainese chicken stall visited by Anthony Bourdain, but …

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