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Where's Jonny? Care to dine with me? You would think that 11 years of daily food tasting for a living might put me off?......au contraire! Chomp away with me across 6 continents. Seduced like a bloodhound to the scent of good food, I anticipate the misty waft of steaming broths, the satisfying crunch of mudbugs and the vibrant aroma of freshly pulverised lemongrass. Buon appetito

More romantic than Paris

THAILAND | Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | Views [747] | Comments [1]

March is windy in Thailand and therefore designated to that most romantic of sports, kite flying. Its very much my cup of tea.  I stay on the ground whilst the kite endures, "any sudden turbulence." (pilot quote)  In fact you could liken kite ... Read more >

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5 days in Bankok

THAILAND | Monday, 19 Mar 2007 | Views [870]

As Confuscious famously decreed, "Man who walks naked in revolving airport doors is going to Bankok." and so I arrived for some relaxation after a few too many cities. Of course Bankok is a city too but I wanted to see the sites and do some ... Read more >

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Ode to a world class dish

THAILAND | Monday, 19 Mar 2007 | Views [712]

Asking a Thai person to reveal the names of their national dishes is like asking my mate, Geordie Mick if he knows any of the footballers who play for Newcastle United. Today, after 2 flights from Beijing I was in the thick humidity of Khoasan road, ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Gallery: Thailand - Top to bottom

THAILAND | Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

Taste buds have a party
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tea ceremonies, turbulence and Tokyo

CHINA | Saturday, 17 Mar 2007 | Views [824] | Comments [1]

I formed an inofficial Chinese tea appreciation society with two of Birminghams best travelled females.  Lets call them Louise and Jennifer (actually thats their real names ha ha ha) Though mystified by my level of passion for all things edible(and ... Read more >

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Eats shoots and leaves

CHINA | Saturday, 17 Mar 2007 | Views [859]

There are only 1000 Giant Pandas left in the wild. My quest to photograph this tearful soul in its natural surroundings would take me across China, but on the way, I was to meet with an army of immortals..... I inspected the three sandy pits of soldiers ... Read more >

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No Peking

CHINA | Sunday, 11 Mar 2007 | Views [991]

It's all beginning to make sense. What served the aquatic bird by way of buoyancy during its life, serves the Chinese by way of insulation.  At -4 degrees it's literally freezing here. I am referring to duck which can be tasted in almost all restaurants.... Read more >

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Thoughts on Beijing

CHINA | Saturday, 10 Mar 2007 | Views [1103]

This is an incomprehendibly large country with an equally astonishing amount of inhabitants.  A third of the world eat with chopsticks and one in four of the worlds population are Chinese so I realise that I cannot write holistically about a nations ... Read more >

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Crouching trouser, hidden turd

CHINA | Saturday, 10 Mar 2007 | Views [1002]

Toilets are always worth a mention in any travellers blog.  They provide hours of entertainment and clean humour, or not as the case may be. I was eating in a smart, centrally based restaurant in Beijing.  Each table had two different coloured cloths ... Read more >

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Gallery: Mainland China

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery


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rickshaw scumbags

CHINA | Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | Views [1247] | Comments [2]

I was ripped off today in an organised scam. What annoys me most is that these TOSSERS prey on tourists or weak individuals, not that I'm the latter.  However, I was actually very tired and hungry.  It was my first day walking the streets of Beijing ... Read more >

Tags: Scams & Robberies


Must tries in Hong Kong

HONG KONG | Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | Views [899]

Jonny recommends Congee - is like porrige and made with flaked rice.  It is salty and finished with coriander and finely sliced spring onions.  The meat can be chicken, frog, beef pigs intestines, anything really.  I had chicken congee. It cost 1.50 ... Read more >

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A bad Hehir day

HONG KONG | Saturday, 3 Mar 2007 | Views [886]

There's a marketing term for the phenomenon.  Its when a consumer on a hot day at Wimbledon will pay aliterally any amount of money for a cold drink.  Less for the second and so on.  The fact is, I craved an English breakfast after 10 days of solid noodle ... Read more >

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10 reasons

HONG KONG | Saturday, 3 Mar 2007 | Views [701]

5 reasons to raise your chopsticks 1. You are given soul cleansing, bladder rinsing, green tea in every restaurant without asking and topped up regularly.  Its likely to be Jasmine which tastes a bit like bubblegum. 2. You are never rushed for the ... Read more >

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Flatulent desserts

HONG KONG | Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | Views [1086]

Keen on trying a dessert, I polished off my succulent duck, coconutty steamed buns as white as meringue and obligatory white sticky rice - which was not needed at all. I was indeed the chopstick master and even the locals nodded at my skills. Asking ... Read more >

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Reality strikes a hard blow

HONG KONG | Wednesday, 28 Feb 2007 | Views [878]

Realising that my comfortable life at the Plaza Hotel could not continue I checked out after 6 days.  I was budgetting on 20pounds per night in Asia and this hotel was costing me three times that amount. Opting for another hotel, (hostels are ignored ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


Try some pot

HONG KONG | Wednesday, 28 Feb 2007 | Views [867] | Comments [1]

That was me. One night all things oceanic were presented to me in a cast iron pot of bubbling juice, steam spilling from the rounded sides like a witches cauldron as the lid was ceremoniously lifted.  "Wow," I said out loud to the bemusement ... Read more >

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Jonny eats in MacDonalds

HONG KONG | Monday, 26 Feb 2007 | Views [843]

Yeah rrrrrrrrrrrrrrright!!  I suspected the hideous notion might grab your attention readers.  Although I have been eating in restaurants whose decor remind me of the American giant the food bares no relation.  Last night I achieved something.  I reached ... Read more >

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Gallery: Hong Kong

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 25 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

sights, sounds and smells
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Notes on HK

HONG KONG | Saturday, 24 Feb 2007 | Views [689]

London is sterile compared to Hong Kong, Los Angeles, like an operating theatre.  The senses are driven wherever you are especially smell the intensity of which increases as evening draws on. Its like filling Glade plug-ins with clove, cinnamon, fennel ... Read more >

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