The Ramen Shop I’d slept late and I didn’t really know what to eat so that usually means ramen, or at least it has done on this leg of my trip. I was staying not far from a place called The Ramen Shop which seemed a likely candidate so I strolled round there after a …

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The Greek Food Truck Where were you during your first earthquake? Well, in my case I was sitting on the bus at Wellington airport, waiting to drive back into the city after a few days in Christchurch. As a 6.2 quake rattled for more than 30 seconds, I just thought it was the driver messing …

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Whitebait It was a proper fucking brute of an evening. The rain was lashing down, the wind was whipping it horizontal and it was basically no kind of night to be out. I was booked to visit one of the town’s finer seafood dining spots and was stuck a troubling distance away so had the …

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Wellington Markets It was Friday, I’d had a pretty intense week of Wellington fun, and I had the prospect of an early flight looming the following morning. I therefore resolved to have a fairly low-impact day with lunch and dinner at two markets nearby to where I was staying. Firstly, I breakfast/lunched at the Capital …

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Sweet Mother’s Kitchen It was the second anniversary of my mother’s death so a hearty breakfast seemed in order. A brief search of Wellington’s finest spots revealed a place called Sweet Mother’s Kitchen. It felt like the appropriate place. Having said that, my mother was neither sweet not did she have a sweet kitchen. She …

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