Mexican Hot Sauce…Made in Devon

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There are plenty of Mexican eating joints in London, but Wahaca is in a slightly different league. For a start, it’s so cool that they don’t take reservations. You just turn up and wait in line (outside, on the stairs …

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A Tale of 2 Players – #2

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Wayne Gretzky, on the other hand, needs no introduction. OK, that’s such a lie. Of course I’d never heard of him. What do you think I am, some sort of sports freak? The first time the name ever passed into …

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A Tale of 2 Players – #1

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You know how sometimes you get to a new place, switch on the TV and there’s an advert that just keeps on popping up? So it was with us in Toronto. We’d only been there a few hours and we’d …

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The Heat of the Day

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In Kolkata, I met a man on Park Street who said to me: “You must go to the Botanical Gardens. Today is a very auspicious day. If you touch the Banyan Tree with your right hand, you can make 2 …

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Montmartre: Artists, Writers and Petrolheads

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I didn’t think much of Moulin Rouge as a film, but I did like the depiction of Montmartre. Somehow, the idea of a village within Paris that was home to writers, painters, drinkers and artists seemed incurably romantic. And I’m …

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Life on a Bike Edge (Part II)

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I had a grand plan for my bike trip. In the true tradition of all grand plans, this naturally had one very major flaw. Before I left London, I borrowed Historic Paris Walks from my local library. I quite fancied …

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