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Presunto I presume! Fish, Fado, & Ham – 2 nights in Lisbon

(Scroll down for the Fado video) What to see on a short trip to Lisbon? Most cities have a grand hierarchy of sights – from the oldest and best preserved monuments through a variety of museums and galleries to the busy shopping and entertainment areas. For Lisbon however the hierarchy was flattened by a big …

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Around the Peloponnese

The entrance to Hades is a cave near the southernmost tip of Greece. Leading to this and the three fingers of Greece pointing towards Africa is a land steeped in legend and marked by remains of the many civilisations that have occupied the area over 5000 years.   The Peloponnese always seemed less accessible than …

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Copenhagen: The Noma legacy – Radio vs Bror?

I visited Copenhagen irregularly since the 1960s and never associated it especially with good food until Noma. Noma was founded by chef René Redzepi  from El Bulli and Claus Meyer – their new restaurant replacing El Bulli’s crown as the best restaurant. Noma cuisine is supposedly ‘Scandinavian’; the restaurant’s founders have apparently attempted to redefine …

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Marseilles in October

This in part follows from an earlier discussion about WordPress vs Blogger.  This article was created in WordPress, and exported. Blogger could not import the file until it had been processed by WordPress2Blogger.com. My early conclusion is that Blogger may be safer and more flexible:- as you can see below the picture captions did not …

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